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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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!