said by tru2au:
I was told by AT&T that I would have to purchase the Gateway modem(3800/3801) from them for $100 to be able to use their service. Believe it or not I found that to be a LIE. There are a few including the 2Wire/Pace 3600, Moto NVG-510, Moto 2210 and the Moto 2310.
says. AT&T "DSL" isn't just ADSL any more. From a little digging on the Internet I found the following:
• 2Wire 3600HGV, 3800HGV/3800HGV-B, 3801HGV - VDSL
• Motorola NVG-510 - ADSL2+
• Motorola 2210-02-1002 - ADSL
• Motorola 2210-02-1006 - ADSL2+
• Motorola 2310 - VDSL
Further, while generic ADSL and generic ADSL2+ are somewhat interchangeable (an ADSL2+ device will fall back to ADSL if the device on the other end is only ADSL), the newer AT&T IP-DSL ADSL2+ service requires an AT&T issue ADSL2+ IP-DSL modem. My Sonic.net-issue ADSL2+ modems will not work with AT&T IP-DSL. Some older Bellsouth-issue ADSL2+ modems, like mine, will also not work with AT&T IP-DSL.
VDSL is not interchangeable with ADSL/ADSL2+; and, again, AT&T VDSL IP-DSL modems will not work on generic VDSL circuits, nor will generic VDSL modems work with AT&T IP-DSL.
And I haven't explored the issues with AT&T FTTP (because it is so rare, and I have no knowledge of how it works).
You can't blindly buy any old "AT&T DSL" modem off of eBay, or Craigs List, with the expectation that it will "just work" when you hook it up.
The AT&T rep wasn't lying to you.
BTW, my list is not comprehensive, and may have some errors. It was compiled from a quick-and-dirty search.--
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