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!HELP! Trying to replace my ISP modem with a new one. Have no idea what im doing. :)

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4 minutes ago, mynameisjuan said:

ADSL2+ can handle 30mbps on the best connection but tapers off from there. Much worse than cable and fiber.

So i just checked my download speed, it was between 40 Mbps and 50 Mbps. 

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2 minutes ago, Jackwasp said:

So i just checked my download speed, it was between 40 Mbps and 50 Mbps. 

 

3 minutes ago, mynameisjuan said:

30 is the hard cap for ADSL2+ real world.

Do I need somethings faster than if the cap is 30 Mbps?

 

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Just now, Jackwasp said:

 

Do I need somethings faster than if the cap is 30 Mbps?

 

Nope just make sure you check which kind of DSL signal windstream uses with VoIP to keep your phones.

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2 minutes ago, Zonther said:

Nope just make sure you check which kind of DSL signal windstream uses with VoIP to keep your phones.

What kind of signals are there and how would that effect what I should look for?

 

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Just now, Jackwasp said:

What kind of signals are there and how would that effect what I should look for?

 

You will need to call them to find out. Some areas are different than others.

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Just now, mynameisjuan said:

So then that is either VDSL or you have cable.

I dont have cable so i must have VDSL. Do I still use a DSL modem for VDSL?

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9 minutes ago, Jackwasp said:

I dont have cable so i must have VDSL. Do I still use a DSL modem for VDSL?

Yes you can use an ADSL2+ modem with VDSL...But you only going to get that to link up at like 15mbps IF the port on their side is auto and not VDSL. If its configured to VDSL your ISP will need to give you the info needed.

8 minutes ago, Zonther said:

He doesn't have cable internet

Just making sure

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18 minutes ago, mynameisjuan said:

Yes you can use an ADSL2+ modem with VDSL...But you only going to get that to link up at like 15mbps IF the port on their side is auto and not VDSL. If its configured to VDSL your ISP will need to give you the info needed.

Just making sure

So i just called my ISP, they said that i dont have VoIP and that whatever router I end up getting needs a V-bond chipset. Any idea what that is?

 

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1 minute ago, Jackwasp said:

So i just called my ISP, they said that i dont have VoIP and that whatever router I end up getting needs a V-bond chipset. Any idea what that is?

 

Ok so you just have a LAN for phone and V-bond is VDSL. You just need a VDSL modem then without the VoIP

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3 minutes ago, Jackwasp said:

So i just called my ISP, they said that i dont have VoIP and that whatever router I end up getting needs a V-bond chipset. Any idea what that is?

 

Never even heard of it and I am a tier 3 DSL tech for an ISP. All I can suggest is its a VDSL bonding modem, basically at that point it will become a bigger problem that you would like. I would just call them and ask them to bridge the modem and hook up your own router behind it and call it a day.

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Just now, mynameisjuan said:

Never even heard of it and I am a tier 3 DSL tech for an ISP. All I can suggest is its a VDSL bonding modem.

Sweet dude, glad to have someone with your experience helping. :)

 

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34 minutes ago, Jackwasp said:

Thanks Donut, whats the difference between ADSL and DSL?

 

32 minutes ago, Donut417 said:

Ones better than the other.

 

33 minutes ago, Zonther said:

ADSL is faster. 

 

umm ... no ... ADSL stands for Asymmetric digital subscriber line

 

that means it is a version of DSL where the download and upload speeds are not equal - as opposed to Symmetric digital subscriber line

 

there are different subversions of DSL that differ in speed (ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL, and a hand full of SDSL flavors) but it's all DSL

 

saying ADSL is faster than DSL is like saying "a camaro is faster than a car" 

 

anyways, back to topic .....

 

this arris thing does not look like a dumb ol' modem to me, more like a full reatured router with DHCP, wifi and everything. 

 

are you looking for a single device modem-router or just a modem and a seperate router ? 

 

you don't necessarily need to keep your ISPs modemrouter for phone line IF you have or can get the VOIP credentials from your ISP and get either a VOIP compatible router, VOIP-to-POTS converter box or a VOIP home phone 

 

 

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1 minute ago, KenjiUmino said:

 

 

 

umm ... no ... ADSL stands for Asymmetric digital subscriber line

 

that means it is a version of DSL where the download and upload speeds are not equal - as opposed to Symmetric digital subscriber line

 

there are different subversions of DSL that differ in speed (ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL, and a hand full of SDSL flavors) but it's all DSL

 

saying ADSL is faster than DSL is like saying "a camaro is faster than a car" 

 

anyways, back to topic .....

 

this arris thing does not look like a dumb ol' modem to me, more like a full reatured router with DHCP, wifi and everything. 

 

are you looking for a single device modem-router or just a modem and a seperate router ? 

 

you don't necessarily need to keep your ISPs modemrouter for phone line IF you have or can get the VOIP credentials from your ISP and get either a VOIP compatible router, VOIP-to-POTS converter box or a VOIP home phone 

 

 

First of all I got a laugh outta the car joke. Anyway, I dont have VoIP and I am looking for a modem with Wifi built in.

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Just now, Jackwasp said:

So just to clarify, any DSL modem will work with VDSL internet. My down is 75 and my up is 10

Yes and no. If the port is set to auto on their cards then yes but will only link up at what the modem supports. If its configured for only VDSL then only a VDSL modem will work and needs special provisioning. 

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3 minutes ago, mynameisjuan said:

Yes and no. If the port is set to auto on their cards then yes but will only link up at what the modem supports. If its configured for only VDSL then only a VDSL modem will work and needs special provisioning. 

What do you mean special provisioning?

 

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7 hours ago, Jackwasp said:

What do you mean special provisioning?

 

 

6 hours ago, mynameisjuan said:

Settings that are required  that your ISP is probably not willing to give out. 

Like the PPPoE user name and password and VLAN, if they require one that you will need to get information from them and set it up yourself.

I set up this form to explain how to do this.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-3205297/set-isp-pppoe-asus-ac66u-router.html

Fiber and DSL can require the same steps.

Hope this helps.

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9 hours ago, Zonther said:

 

Like the PPPoE user name and password and VLAN, if they require one that you will need to get information from them and set it up yourself.

I set up this form to explain how to do this.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-3205297/set-isp-pppoe-asus-ac66u-router.html

Fiber and DSL can require the same steps.

Hope this helps.

Which is exactly the info some ISPs will not give out. I wouldnt give it out to any customer and from the guest login to the modem you cannot see that info either. 

 

This is not hard to setup its just up to the ISP to assist and almost anytime they will not help setup equipment that is not theirs.

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