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LastDon

join:2002-08-13

good DSL modem..

what is a good dsl modem to buy these days?

I have a tp link 8816 but my SRN is low and I was told to try a different modem ..


Mike2009

join:2009-01-13
Ottawa, ON
kudos:3
»www.canadacomputers.com/product_···d=036727

Broadcom chipset and works well on higher ADSL2+ profiles.


FiReSTaRT
Premium
join:2010-02-26
Canada
Reviews:
·Velcom
»www.canadacomputers.com/product_···d=024301

Another good choice, a bit cheaper, they don't like to get as cute with their firmware as D-Link does, also bcm chipset. Same interface as your 8816 or close enough to it. Warning: The only other TP-Link modems worth buying are the 8950 and the 8960 and they've been disco'd in favour of inferior devices.


Mike2009

join:2009-01-13
Ottawa, ON
kudos:3
The 8840T is Trendchip same as the 8816 but with 4 ports. The old 8840 without the T was broadcom based.


FiReSTaRT
Premium
join:2010-02-26
Canada
Reviews:
·Velcom
said by Mike2009:

The 8840T is Trendchip same as the 8816 but with 4 ports. The old 8840 without the T was broadcom based.

Thanks for the warning, they slipped that one past me. Ok, so there's only one choice on the market now (reasonably priced BCM modem).
--
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
—George Bernard Shaw

Cloneman

join:2002-08-29
Montreal
kudos:4
reply to LastDon
since the time bell moved me to an IKNS device, oddly enough the Bell Sagemcom F@st has been more stable for me on 19/0.8 then both the tp-link 8816 and the ST516.


tristen1230

join:2010-12-26
Belleville, ON
reply to LastDon
When I had DSL I used a Thomson 516 and it worked good.


Mike2009

join:2009-01-13
Ottawa, ON
kudos:3
Reviews:
·TekSavvy DSL
said by tristen1230:

When I had DSL I used a Thomson 516 and it worked good.

It's overpriced. The D-Link uses the same chipset and costs less.


Quake110
Premium
join:2003-12-20
Ottawa, ON
reply to LastDon
I ABSOLUTELY recommend my the D-Link, it's handles my line better than the the Thomson 516. And yes, the TP 8816 just can't handle ADSL2 in my opinion.


Mike2009

join:2009-01-13
Ottawa, ON
kudos:3
The 8816 handles the lower ADSL2+ profiles but some people reports problems on the 19455/1085 profile. Depends on your line. The Broadcom modems seem to handle the higher profile better.

Another good choice is an unlocked 2wire.


Quake110
Premium
join:2003-12-20
Ottawa, ON
That's my experience, My profile is 19455/797 and the 8816 couldn't handle it. And I find the ST516 overrated because it's not reliable (overheating).

The D-Link on the other hand fills its purpose since it's a set it and forget it device.


Mike2009

join:2009-01-13
Ottawa, ON
kudos:3
Exactly. Best $28 I ever spent.