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Replacing Bellsouth Modem

by goofydiz / August 18, 2008 10:17 PM PDT

I am currently using the modem which was given to me with the purchase of DSL with Bellsouth quite a few years back. Westell C90-610030-06. It is actually referred to as a DSL Router on the bottom of the box, so I'm not sure weather to call it a Modem or Router? Anyway, I am having trouble with it and I am looking to replace it. I am currently using a Linksys Wireless-G Router for my wireless.

Anyway, my questions is: What kind of Modem do I need to purchase to replace the existing Bellsouth Modem? Will ony certain ones work or can I buy anything? Also, I noticed that Netgear makes a Modem/Router. Can this be used in place of a seperate Wireless Router?

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Your choice here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2008 11:04 PM PDT

So far all DSL providers will replace a defective DSL modem for free. I didn't read why you would want to pay for that.

And here's a clue. If you go to the store and see a DSL modem+router the chances it is compatible with your telco is nearly 100%. You simply configure it with your name, password and provisioning information and it works.

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bellsouth dsl modem
by goofydiz / August 19, 2008 8:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Your choice here.

I didn't realize that they would replace it even after 3 years. I'm not sure if its defective though. It works at times and at times it won't.

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What you need to know about DSL is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 19, 2008 8:24 AM PDT
In reply to: bellsouth dsl modem

They have remote diagnostics. Did they run them?

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