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aestheticxxlove 10-09-2011 05:41 AM

What is the best dsl modem w/ Time Capsule?
 
Hello!

I currently have a Netgear all-in-one setup (Modem+Router) with DSL CenturyLink. I don't have any issues with it but I am considering getting the 2TB Time Capsule to eliminating having to remember to back everything up. Being in college I am constantly having to back up assignments. I have done some research and it seems that getting a standalone modem would be best rather than keeping my all-in-one setup. My question is, what is best dsl modem (for CenturyLink) that will give me the best with the time capsule? Or what is the best dsl modem in general? My internet connection is only 7MP but I use it for everything, Macbook Pro, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Xbox. So reliability is very important. I also would like something a little more up to date. I am not concerned about the price, just looking to get the best setup.

Your help is appreciated!

Britney

osxx 10-09-2011 10:36 AM

When clients don't want the providers modem and its compatible we use the Motorola Surfboard. You could try the TC in bridge mode before you spend any money and see how you like it with your existing gear just a thought.

aestheticxxlove 10-09-2011 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by osxx (Post 1307119)
When clients don't want the providers modem and its compatible we use the Motorola Surfboard. You could try the TC in bridge mode before you spend any money and see how you like it with your existing gear just a thought.

My DSL is not compatible with the Surfboard.I may try just bridging it but would really prefer to have a standalone modem. :Confused:

JohnCL 10-09-2011 05:52 PM

As suggested try it in bridge mode first and see how it goes for you. I have run one that way many times without issue. If you do get a standalone modem just make sure that your VPI/VCI settings are correct in your config. This varies by provider and can cause headaches if set wrong.

As far as brands go, Speedstream, Netopia, and Motorola boxes should work just fine.

aestheticxxlove 10-10-2011 03:42 AM

Does anybody here have CenturyLink? What modem do you have?

Also does anyone know where I can get the newest 2TB time capsule for a good price? I would like a new one or at least like new. I am keeping an eye out on craigslist and Ebay but nothing really seems to be the "great buy".

Thanks!

JohnCL 10-10-2011 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by aestheticxxlove (Post 1307423)
Also does anyone know where I can get the newest 2TB time capsule for a good price?
Thanks!

What is a good price to you? You can get the refurb models from Apple for $249 (2009 model) and $259 for the current model.

aestheticxxlove 10-10-2011 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by JohnCL (Post 1307546)
What is a good price to you? You can get the refurb models from Apple for $249 (2009 model) and $259 for the current model.

I want the most recent version. I found one on Ebay for $255.00, so I will probably go with that.

JohnCL 10-10-2011 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by aestheticxxlove (Post 1307641)
I want the most recent version. I found one on Ebay for $255.00, so I will probably go with that.

Remember that the refurb model from Apple for $4 more will give you a full warranty.

aestheticxxlove 10-10-2011 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by JohnCL (Post 1307642)
Remember that the refurb model from Apple for $4 more will give you a full warranty.

On Ebay I don't have to pay for taxes. What do you mean by full warranty? The one on Ebay is brand new never opened, so wouldn't it have a year warranty on it?

aestheticxxlove 10-11-2011 03:32 AM

Of course- I missed the deal on eBay! The search continues..


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