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Best DSL modem to go with?

We have AT&T DSL at the house, but our modem is really old (Alcatel Speed Touch Home) and we have been having connection issues lately that AT&T is blaming on our modem (they said it's too old to handle our line upgrade).

This is the modem that they offer customers now: http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-2210-...pr_product_top but it has terrible reviews on Amazon, so I don't want to go with that.

What do you guys think is best for a new DSL modem? I already have a router, so I want to avoid getting a 2-in-1 set-up, I just need a modem by itself.
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I work for a DSL company, IMO the best DSL modem you can buy is the Netgear unit. Sure it comes with extra shit but you can disable it as needed.

http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CDAQ8wIwAg
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I've got the Actiontec unit from BestBuy, I went from at&t's branded unit (lasted just over a year), to a D-Link I got from a friend (6 months), to this (over a year now and still going strong). Nice unit, nice price, works well.
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Those are both combo units though and I don't need a router, I already have a brand new router running. No one makes just a standalone modem anymore?

Plus, I have very limited knowledge when it comes to setting this stuff up, so I probably wouldn't know where to start when it comes to disabling features.

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No one makes just a standalone modem anymore?

Plus, I have very limited knowledge when it comes to setting this stuff up, so I probably wouldn't know where to start when it comes to disabling features.

not really. You can however disable the router and put it in bridge mode, so that it acts only as a modem and passes on directly to your router.

The biggest compliant against the modem you listed is not that it's slow, just that it dies. Sometimes a few months, sometimes a couple of years. Mine lasted 2 years (same modem) and just replaced it with the modem/router combo.

The modem you listed is $38, it has a one year warranty. I'd go with that.
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I have replaced many a motorola silver modem. Just whatever you do, do not let them give you a 2wire. I have had numerous network issues caused by those things.
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not really. You can however disable the router and put it in bridge mode, so that it acts only as a modem and passes on directly to your router.

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You can only be in bridge in the bridge is available from the ISP itself.

But I am guessing at&t is bridged all over the nation.
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You can only be in bridge in the bridge is available from the ISP itself.

But I am guessing at&t is bridged all over the nation.

able to bridge in the bay area, kali - don't know about anywhere else
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