MOTOROLA 2210-02 DSL MODEM

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MOTOROLA 2210-02 DSL MODEM

How important is it to set the modem to always on instead of the on demand default setting.

 Thanks

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‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

Re: MOTOROLA 2210-02 DSL MODEM


shoe wrote:

How important is it to set the modem to always on instead of the on demand default setting.

 Thanks



The "Connect on Demand" feature is a throwback (the Apendix if you will) from when modems were still dial-up and you were charged by the minute for your connection. It might help in protecting your network from inbound attacks during the down-time, but it will also cause a delay when you want to get online while the modem recconects.

 

 




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Re: MOTOROLA 2210-02 DSL MODEM

They should make a cooling station for this modem it runs very hot I am afraid it is going to melt down

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Re: MOTOROLA 2210-02 DSL MODEM

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shoe wrote:

They should make a cooling station for this modem it runs very hot I am afraid it is going to melt down



Go to your local Ace or True Value and get some stick-on rubber feet (or felt) (something around a 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick) and stick them to the feet on the modem (maybe stack a few sets for more height), this should raise it up off the surface it's located on and provide better circulation around it which should help keep it cooler. Should only run you 3 to 4 bucks.

 

On the other hand if you have a spare computer fan and an old 12 volt dc wall-wart (power supply), hook them up and set the fan next to the modem.

 




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Re: MOTOROLA 2210-02 DSL MODEM

Thanks

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Re: MOTOROLA 2210-02 DSL MODEM

Joe what is the best bridged DSL modem to buy that will work well with a Dlink 601 router Thanks

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shoe wrote:

Joe what is the best bridged DSL modem to buy that will work well with a Dlink 601 router Thanks



I'm using a Speedstream 4100 that I've had about six years and still runs like a champ, and it's a no-frills, single connection, modem.

 

Not sure about the latest offerings though.

 

Most stores are only going to have 1 or 2 choices for DSL modems.

 

AT&T has this one: http://www.att.com/equipment/accessory-details/?q_categoryid=cat2020062&q_sku=sku5480275&q_manufactu...=

and this one: http://www.att.com/equipment/accessory-details/?q_categoryid=cat2020062&q_sku=sku5520232&q_manufactu...=

 

Both are basic modems and go for $75 and the Netgear model says it is IPv6 ready.

 

 




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Re: MOTOROLA 2210-02 DSL MODEM

I am looking at the Action tec GT701D

http://www.actiontec.com/products/product.php?pid=186

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Re: MOTOROLA 2210-02 DSL MODEM

I was using the 4100 but id died and they do not make it anymore It was a great modem

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shoe wrote:

I am looking at the Action tec GT701D

http://www.actiontec.com/products/product.php?pid=186



It seems like the opposite of what you're looking for. The Actiontec is a full-blown modem/router combo, which could make configuring your own router more diffcult. As well, I saw no mention of IPv6 support or capabilities in the specs for that modem/router.

 

I would also be leary of purchasing non-localized modems. I'm not sure about AT&T's standardization of their protocols across the nation, but it used to be, you could not buy a DSL modem in Georgiia and have it work with DSL in Illinois. That's why I would suggest buying at a local store or from AT&T direct. You might be able to get AT&T to give you some credit to offset the purchase price.

 

 




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Re: MOTOROLA 2210-02 DSL MODEM

It is approved by my ISP

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shoe wrote:

It is approved by my ISP



Well then, it's just a matter of whether you want to deal with trying to park your router behind the Actiontec and then there's the IPv6 questionability (if your worried about future capabilities). I would suggest downloading the manual and seeing whats involved with using your own router behind the Actiontec, and calling them about the IPv6.

 

 




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Re: MOTOROLA 2210-02 DSL MODEM

I talked to the folks at actiontec yesterday got all the instructions  as a matter of fact FedEx delivered it about an hour ago  and looking at the box it states approved by  AT&T anything has to be better than the  MOTOROLA 2210.

 I have been watching the AT&T store and I see they removed the 2210 two weeks ago I wonder why?

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Re: MOTOROLA 2210-02 DSL MODEM

I installed the Actiontec modem what a breeze it installs it's self and after setting it to bridged mode I plugged in my Dlink wireless router and I was off and running not one hick up

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Re: MOTOROLA 2210-02 DSL MODEM

Great to hear that everything worked out. Smiley Happy

 

Just out of curiosity, did you find out whether the Actiontec is IPv6 capable?

 

 

 




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