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Old Mar 19th, 2004, 09:23 PM   #1
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I have a question about ADSL modems. Can I swap an ADSL modem for another model without having to reconfigure everything with my ISP?

The reason I'm asking is that I bought a used ADSL modem and tried to test it by swapping it into my setup. I couldn't get a connection with my ISP but it seemed to be working otherwise. Do I have a piece of scrap or is there modem configuration that needs to be done? Does my ISP only recognize one modem address? I put the original modem back in and it works fine.

The original ADSL modem was provided by my ISP and I don't remember having to do any configuration for it.
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It depends on the type of DSLAM your provider is using. Certain DSLAMs use different endoding schemes. You need to have the correct modem for the particular equipment your provider (or telco) is using.

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Old Mar 20th, 2004, 06:10 PM   #3
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Isn't everyone using ADSL in Ontario getting it from Bell even though it may be through a third party? If so, would the DSLAM be the same for everyone?

Are modems configurable for DSLAM? This is getting a lot more complicated than I expected.

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The 3Com DSL modem that I have lying around can be configured, the D-Link one that Telus is selling now can't (I think).

In other words, some can some can't.
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Why not ask your ISP if their service is compatible with your modem ?
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Old Mar 20th, 2004, 08:44 PM   #6
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I found another used modem today. It's an Alcatel Speed Touch Home. This one seems to work fine.

The first used one I tried was a D-Link model but it's not at this location and I can't remember the model number.

I guess I'll just write off the D-Link to experience.

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Hello,

I use here in France a Speed Touch Home from Alcatel. If you want some details on this apparatus you can read in french Forpage web page.

For your D-Link, which model did you try ?
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guess I'll just write off the D-Link to experience
when i was testing ADSL i had purchased a D-Link ADSL modem and it worked fine
mind you, it was brand new
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The D-Link model that I couldn't get to connect is a DSL-300G (Generation II). Anyone using this model?
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I'm going to DSL with Telus BC. Telus wanted $150 for the modem so I looked into buying one from a retailer. I found that D-link DSL modems come in two versions. 300G/CE and 300G/CW [E=Eastern Canada, W=Western Canada} but I'm not sure why!!!??? They both have the same specs!
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