San Ramon, CA
[General] Best DSL modem for AT&T
Hi... My Dad's 2Wire AT&T DSL modem has failed. AT&T has told him he needs to get a new one. He needs a modem that can support both wired and wireless devices connected to/through it. I see on the AT&T site that they call out two models that could accommodate wired and wireless, the
Netgear DSL Gateway Model 7550 or,
Pace DSL Gateway Model 4111N
Can anyone recommend either one of those??? Or should we consider perhaps buying some other 3rd party Gateway??? Any help would be much appreciated.... thanks...
Davidhours are m-th 1130-10p centralPremium,VIPReviews:
Granite City, IL
I have heard good things about the new pace models, and the netgears. Most of them have a pretty straight forward interface. I think the pace 4111n still allows you to see all the management features like the old 2wires did.
I do know the pace 4111n is a dual core processing and has more memory.
if you are in to rolling your own router and want to put in IP passthru easily the 2wire/pace unit I thought was the easiest to make this happen. The netgear is a bit more trickier to configure in that dept. The netgear I am never sure if I did it right till the person confirms. the 2wire/pace unit you know it's done cause you see it there on the screen.
Don't get me wrong, they both do IP Passthru just fine, one is just a bit different about it.
San Ramon, CA
|reply to diitto |
Hi... Thanks much for the feedback... Turns out we will need to use the Netgear unit because that is the one AT&T supports (not the Pace) and my 85 year old dad needs AT&T to be able to help him over the phone... I help when I can but I live 2000 miles away...
Again, thanks for the feedback... bob...
NormanSI gave her time to steal my mind awayPremium,MVMReviews:
San Jose, CA
|reply to diitto | said by diitto:
Can anyone recommend either one of those??? Or should we consider perhaps buying some other 3rd party Gateway???
I can't say my Pace 4111N-030 is junk, or awful. But mine is not running the AT&T firmware:
Pace 4111N-030 for Sonic.net
It just doesn't have logging, and some of the extra features I like when running my own router.
The Pace 4111M-030 is ADSL2+ capable, when connected with an ADSL2+ DSLAM; but mine is for ATM circuits, so it is not IPDSL.--
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