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Old 08-29-07, 06:37 AM   #1
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Paging Foo Tech Support - Router/Modem for DSL

More technical support needed from the greatest customer support service in the world: The Foo Hotline.

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.

I await enlightenment and green lights.
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Old 08-29-07, 07:07 AM   #2
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Ahh, never mind. I am learning from people here at work that I need to get a DSL modem.

I love it when I ask for the wrong thing at the store.
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Go back to the store and tell them you need a butt plug, which is technogeek slang for a DSL modem. This way the store will know you are not a noob and treat you with the respect you deserve.
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Don't buy netgear. It's crap!
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So.... I need the Geek Sqwaad to get me a butt plug?

It's good to know the proper lingo!
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So.... I need the Greek Sqwaad to get me a butt plug?

It's good to know the proper lingo!
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I'm going to erase that fix from my mind, jsharr.

Feel free to close this thread, mod squadder. I've figured out the solution to my DSL problem with the help of the techmeisters here at work and online.
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Butt I was having funs, I no wants to close the thread.
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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.
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I'm returning the Netgear, don't fret.

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.
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Helz, that's a great service time! We're only in to year seven with our Westell.
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