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The 2-Wire router/modem that came with our DSL service two years back completely crapped out last night. Being the fool I am, I hustle out at 9 pm last night to Best Circuit Buy City and pick up a Netgear router. The idiots there say I'm good to go. Well, no.... I'm not. They sold me a Netgear super-G router w/o an integrated modem like what I had. I get the thing home, plug it in and figure out that the DSL connection port is an RJ-45, while the connection from the wall is RJ-11. Yeah, no modem in this thing. Sonuvab!tch! No working from home today....
So, help me out. Should I just buy a modem and use the router I already bought, or should I return the router and get an integrated modem/router? Recommendations?
The router's just got to support one home desktop PC (internet use mostly) and have good wireless coverage for my work laptop, which I use in different parts of the house.
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Stacey and trsidn have it right, return that Netgear pronto. I made the mistake of buying one as a spare.. well when my Linksys finally went out (surge I believe) I used the netgear... for about a week. It's not in a box somewhere waiting for the next time I go to the shooting range. Haven't decided if a 7mm Mag or a 12 gauge is the proper way of disposing of that piece of crap yet.
I'm discovering, though, that my DSL provider (whose name rhymes with AT&T) has specific supported equipment, so I may just go with the 2Wire that they support. Found one at a local store and will most likely pick one up on the way home tonight.
I had good luck with the first 2Wire. It was reliable and fast for my work. It just conked out after 2 years.