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LAwrence2240

@telus.com

[DSL] New to TSI modem recomendation

Hello I signed up to TSI high speed DSL 6 about two weeks ago, looks like my line has been activated since I have a dial tone on it. I need to now buy a modem, can anyone suggest one that is easy to hook up, I am technologically challenged and will probably need all the help I can get.
I was looking at the TP-LINK SOHO TD-8616, ADSL2/2+ Ethernet Modem would this work?
Cheers everyone.

ShetiPhian

join:2011-12-29
Belleville, ON
I haven't used the 8616 but I have used the 8816 and 8840 both work well.

Here is another post you might find helpful.
»::: Is it a Good ADSL Modem ~ TP-Link TD-8616..?

"The TD-8616 is simply a modem. You will have to manage your PPPoE connection from a router or from a computer. The TD8816 can handle PPPoE."

Scycotic

join:2012-12-10
Personally I prefer having my own router handle the PPPoE, but up to you.


Mike2009

join:2009-01-13
Ottawa, ON
kudos:3
reply to LAwrence2240
What type of service did you sign up for? 6, 10 or 15 meg?


LAwrence2240

@telus.com
reply to LAwrence2240
Are there any simple modems that are just plug and play with TSI, the whole PPPoE connection thingy scares the bejesus out of me, I am almost guaranteed to mess that up.


LAwrence2240

@telus.com
reply to Mike2009
Highest speed for my neck of the woods coming in at a blazing mind numbing 6 MBPS. YEEHAW!


TSI Alan
Premium
join:2012-11-22
Chatham, ON
kudos:6
reply to LAwrence2240
I use the TD-8816 at home myself. It's worth the few dollars more over the TD-8616 to have the flexibility of setting it in PPPOE or Bridge mode.

As for plug-and-play, we can send you the modem preconfigured if you purchase it through us.

Alternatively, you can reach out to us on Direct, via email, or via phone to help you with the setup. Once you've gone through the setup once or twice, you will have it mastered!
--
TSI Alan (E-Services) - TekSavvy Solutions Inc.
Authorized TSI employee
Follow us on Twitter: @TekSavvyCSR; @TekSavvyNetwork


Mike2009

join:2009-01-13
Ottawa, ON
kudos:3
Reviews:
·TekSavvy DSL
reply to LAwrence2240
said by LAwrence2240 :

Highest speed for my neck of the woods coming in at a blazing mind numbing 6 MBPS. YEEHAW!

I would go for the 8816 or 8840T for the reasons mentioned by Alan.

$19.99 at NCIX right now.
»www.ncix.com/products/?sku=41338···P%20Link


andyb
Premium
join:2003-05-29
SW Ontario
kudos:1
reply to LAwrence2240
I have/use the TP-Link 8840T and its been workin great for 2 years.Cant got wrong for ~ $25


LAwrence2240

@telus.com
reply to TSI Alan
Hi Alan I wasn't able to find the TD-8816 on the TSI website, how would I go about ordering it through you? Would it be a lot more expensive buying it through you?


Mike2009

join:2009-01-13
Ottawa, ON
kudos:3
They don't sell the TP-Link only the Speedtouch.


cognizantt

join:2009-06-13
Montreal, QC
reply to LAwrence2240
i bought speedtouch off tsi when i joined.
the first unit wasn't very good, tech support determined the modem was at fault.
as i purchased it through them, they sent a replacement for free.
ever since then, it's been smooth sailing.
if you can get them, as alan said, to configure it for you, then it's just plug it in and off you go.
i'd recommend it.


LAwrence2240

@telus.com
reply to Mike2009
I went to Canada Computer today and purchased the TD-8816 ADSL2 + Modem Router. I was assuming since I bought the 8816 with a router that I would have 4 LAN connectors at the back, which it turns out I don't have. It has 1 LAN and 1 DSL connector. Not really sure why this would be called a router, I thought a router is like a switch thingy?
Did I buy the wrong one!?


ekster
Hi there
Premium
join:2010-07-16
Lachine, QC
kudos:3
TD-8816 is a router and modem. Just not all routers have 4 LAN ports.


TypeS

join:2012-12-17
London, ON
kudos:1
Reviews:
·TekSavvy DSL
·TekSavvy Cable
reply to LAwrence2240
What Linksys, D-Link and the rest sell as consumer "routers" is a misconception the actual term. A router's one function is to connect LAN segments (or connect a LAN to a WAN such as DSL/Cable to your home network) and route between them.

What we buy from Linksys, D-Link, ASUS, etc, is a router + switch + access point.

So the TP-Link 8816 is modem + router, with no typical 4 port switch.


AkFubar
Admittedly, A Teksavvy Fan

join:2005-02-28
Toronto CAN.
reply to LAwrence2240
Been using TD 8816 for a while now. It has been reliable and problem free. Can't beat the price.
--
BHell... A Public Futility.


Mike2009

join:2009-01-13
Ottawa, ON
kudos:3
Reviews:
·TekSavvy DSL
reply to LAwrence2240
said by LAwrence2240 :

I went to Canada Computer today and purchased the TD-8816 ADSL2 + Modem Router. I was assuming since I bought the 8816 with a router that I would have 4 LAN connectors at the back, which it turns out I don't have. It has 1 LAN and 1 DSL connector. Not really sure why this would be called a router, I thought a router is like a switch thingy?
Did I buy the wrong one!?

Exchange it for the 8840T which has 4 ports if that's what you need.