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Best adsl modem supported by verizon

What would be the best (fastest) adsl modem for a network of less than 10 users that is supported by Verizon?  Is it difficult to configure a modem that is not supported by Verizon on the Verizon network?

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Verizon uses Westell.   You can integrate this with a router, such as a Linksys BEFSR41.

The answer to your 2nd question is NO.  As long as you have your WAN IP address, subnet, gateway IP, and DNS servers provided by Verizon, it is a less than 5 minute process to configure.
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holyman1Author Commented:
Are some adsl modems faster or better than others for a network of ten or less?
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
ADSL modems and the traditional phone line modems are NOT the same if you are thinking speed.  The speed of which you get your ADSL is regulated by the provider. The ADSL modem is there to convert an digital single off an analog line.

Depending on your service agreement you will get an UP & Download speed which will vary and NOT dependant on the modem.  The usage for 10 users will also vary, are they browsing the web? retrieving emails? downloading large files?  This is something that you need to gauge.  What you could do is get the most economical plan that your provider offers.  Should you determine that you need larger bandwidth, then request more bandwidth from your provider after you have deemed that you need it.
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holyman1Author Commented:
Do some modems modulate and demodulate faster than others?  I don't want my modem to be a weak link.  Understand?

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
ADSL modems..in general NO

Analog dialup phone modems YES.

If you are considering the "weakest link", then get a modem that Verizon specifically uses to avoid that.. as mentioned in my first comment, they provide the Westell.
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holyman1Author Commented:
Could you be more specific about the ADSL modems?  
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
thank you for the quick grading...
Here is a link to an arbitrary ADSL product

http://www.gvntech.co.uk/trustmodspec.htm

Notice in the specifications

Up to 8 Mbps downstream speed (depends on ISP contract)
Up to 1 Mbps upstream speed (depends on ISP contract)

The speed is determined by your ISP.
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