- Up to 24Mbps downstream
- 1 x 10/100Mbps RJ45 Port
- 1 x RJ11 Port
- IEEE Standards: IEEE 802.3, 802.3u ADSL Standards: Full-rate ANSI T1.413 Issue 2, ITU-T G.992.1(G.DMT), ITU-T G.992.2(G.Lite) ITU
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Truly plug-and-play 02/28/2013
No useless stuff, just a plain ADSL modem. Plug and play. Fast and stable connection. Heat well controlled. Cheap.
Do not purchase the device if you need a router or even a PPPoE or PPPoA client. It does not do any of that. The device is a simple RFC 1483 bridge (layer 2), nothing more and nothing less.
I might be weird but I like to tweak my devices. As such I connect to the outside world using a dedicated Linux box which takes care of PPPoE and the such, so all I need is an ADSL modem. I started by using a modem-router with the router part disabled (wasteful). I then switched to a PCI ADSL modem. The card eventually died and the respective company does not make those anymore. I was therefore happy to discover this minimal modem, and even happier to see that it performs as advertised. It is truly a plug-and-play device; the only thing that may be needed is changing the VPI and VCI values but in my case I did not even need to do this, I just put it in between my router and the wall plug and it started to work.
The device is reasonably cool in a partially enclosed server rack (that hosts two server-class machines and a Nortel Baystack switch), meaning that it is slightly warm but does not add significantly to the overall rack temperature.
Overall I would have preferred a PCI modem like I had earlier, but this device is definitely the next best thing. I am very happy.
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