[lug] Qwest DSL modem

Bill Jorgensen jorg at sysmgrs.com
Tue Jun 24 08:41:46 MDT 2003

On Mon, 23 Jun 2003, Jeff wrote:

> Ben Luey wrote:
> > 
> > I'm going to get DSL from Qwest and they want to charge me $5/month to
> > rent a DSL modem (ActionTec 1520). They claim that only this modem (and
> > two intel internal models) work with their dsl service. Is this true? Can
> > I buy a (any?) dsl modem and save the $5/month? If so, any recommendations
> > on modems to get (ideally something with two ethernet ports, so I don't
> > need to buy a hub also)?

I chose to rent also. I did that primarily for modem failure. My
understanding is that the hardware is durable. If it is not I notify and they
ship. My understanding is that just about any modem/router would work, but
Actiontec is their partner so they will pitch Actiontec.


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