said by Katmeat:
I just had U-verse service installed at my small business office, and had been promised speeds of 18 down and 2 up. After struggling for two days to integrate the VNG510 into my existing business network with little success, AT&T Support advised me this morning that their network available to my office only supports upload speeds capping at 800kbps, which is a big disappointment.
In looking at the configuration screen of the NVG501, I see:
Does anyone know whether that means that I can ditch the worthless VNG510 and use any ADSL2+ modem with my U-verse service, so that I can put it into true bridge mode?
1. If you were being told the truth, and your local CO is indeed not able to supply faster than 800 kbps upstream, then it won't matter what modem/gateway device you use; you need to find another ISP. Try going to »business.comcast.com/
to find out if Comcast offers Business Class service to your location.
2. As NormanS
already mentioned, your U-verse service to your NVG510 (I assume that is the "modem" you have even if you spelled it several other ways in your post) is an IPDSL modem, not an ATM modem; your only source for a "modem" is AT&T. You might be able to find a used AT&T issued IPDSL "modem" on Craigslist or eBay, but there is no guarantee that they would work, and they are all just as brain dead as the NVG510 (actually some are even more brain dead).
If you pay for a static IP block, you can get the same effect as a bridge modem by just assigning the static IP block to another router behind the NVG510 (but once again, that is not going to magically provide you with more upstream speed than AT&T can supply to your location).--
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