do you have to use your phone providers modem

Posted on 2009-12-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Can you buy our own modem for home DSL or must you use the phone companies?
Question by:jrsitman
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    Yes you can use a modem that you buy elswhere

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    I have a Linksys Router.  Any modem you recommend?
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    If you call your ISP they might recommend one that works good with their service.  I would probably use a Netgear or Linksys
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    Depends on lot of factors and the usage that you have :
    Wired / Wireless

    1. Service Provider
    2. Speed
    3. No. of people using
    4. Location
    5. Range required as per location and distance of users
    6. Security

    and many more. Make a checklist as per the requirement or give your requirement and accordingly can suggest you the best.

    Since i see you using it for home purposes Linksys is good bet.

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