Easy points: Does this have a DSL Modem?

Posted on 2005-04-30
Last Modified: 2013-11-30

please have a look at this product:

My knowledge is fairly limited when it comes to routers, etc; does this one have a built-in DSL modem? Or must I attach an existing one to it?

Question by:InteractiveMind
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    I see nothing in the specs to suggest that it has a built in DSL modem.  Further, if it did, I really don't think they'd be calling it a CABLE/DSL router.
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    Assisted Solution

    No, it doesn't.  They just add Cable/DSL router to the name for marketing purposes.

    Look under the "Features" section on the second page.  "connects your DSL or Cable Modem to"

    So you will still need a DSL modem.  Your ISP should provide you with one.  

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    and I always recomend using a modem provided by your ISP as it assures you that if something happens, your ISP will provide support for your device.  If you go aftermarket for a modem, they may tell you ..."sorry it isn't a modem supported by us."

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    Assisted Solution

    No you would need still a modem. This is just to "divide"  the modems connections to dispurse the WAN connection to all of your computers....
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    Author Comment

    Thanks all; I've doubled the points, so Leew gets the 250, and the other 250 split between the other two. :-)

    Thank you.

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