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December 1, 2010 12:45:24 AM

Hi all, my parents are looking at getting DSL from Century Link and I'm hoping that someone might have a suggestion as to a good DSL modem I can get for them to avoid the monthly rental fee. They only need a basic modem, no WIFI or built in router, I am currently looking at the Actiontec GT701D based on reviews from the web.

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December 1, 2010 2:56:44 AM

I would advice you to spend the extra $10 and get a modem/router for additional security.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you connect a computer straight to the modem, the computer is directly accessible to anybody on the internet.

On a different note I was wondering if you have any other ISP available in the area since that provider is not getting great reviews on reliability of speed?

http://www.broadbandreports.com/comments/1566
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December 1, 2010 1:51:48 PM

Actually I should have said I don't need a modem with a built in hub, the actiontec gt701d is a modem/router and no there is nothing else available for HSI except Cox cable and it is too expensive for what they offer, my parents would only need the slowest which is 768k, my main concern is compatibility, Centurylink said any modem would work on their system.
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December 1, 2010 2:58:41 PM

As you said it seems to be the best modem on the marked and said to be compatible with the ISP.
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December 1, 2010 11:29:48 PM

Emerald said:
As you said it seems to be the best modem on the marked and said to be compatible with the ISP.


Well at least I hope it's compatible, I was hoping someone out there that has Centurylink in Nevada would possibly have some insight.
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December 9, 2010 12:27:00 AM

Best answer selected by magnumquick.
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