[rescue] DSL Modem question, is it worth getting a Cisco?
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Mon Nov 27 07:24:41 CST 2006
Peter Porter wrote:
> Somewhat unrelated to the topic of rescue, but I'm hoping someone can
> offer some advice anyway (and these modems seems harder to come by, so
> maybe it is rescue... hmm...)
> I have Qwest ADSL service in Colorado with an Actiontec 701-WG modem
> with a block of static IP's. I've had pretty reliable issues with
> needing to hard reset the modem once or twice a week and high enough
> packet loss to make VOIP irritating at times. I'm wondering if anyone
> has experience with other perhaps more reliable ADSL modems. I've seen
> a few from Cisco that look promising (a consumer 678 and higher end
> 827/837), but don't really want to throw my money away on something that
> may not be particularly better than what I have. Also, it seems
> impossibly difficult to find straightforward information on ADSL hardware...
> Does anyone have any experience with these or otherwise helpful
> knowledge? I'd greatly appreciate it!
No experience with Cisco, but I've been using a Zyxel 645M (bridge-mode
only) for going on 4 years with no problems. It originally came with my
Covad installation kit, but I've been using it since I moved to
SBC/AT&T/Yahoo DSL. I've had to reset the modem once or twice a year
since I've had it.
I've considered getting a Cisco 678 cheaply off epay, but the Zyxel has
been so solid that I'd be leery to replace it before it dies.
As another datapoint, $WORK uses a Netopia/Cayman DSL router, also on
AT&T/Yahoo DSL. This router has to be hard reset anywhere from several
times a week to once a month, and sometimes it has what I assume to be
packet loss - dropped SSH sessions, etc.
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