[Tfug] DSL modem of choice?

Michael Salivar ethyriel at nerdshack.com
Wed Apr 5 18:06:32 MST 2006

The 1524?

I have some issues with my Actiontec GT701, both on wireless and wired I sometimes have to
ping a server before I can connect (mostly ftp and oscar).  That's probably a NAT issue,
though, and as soon as I have a chance I'll look into grabbing more static IP's or start
playing with DMZ.

It's horrid with bittorrent, pretty much bringing down all other traffic on the network.
I imagine the Cisco 827 will be worlds better, or you could get another router and just
use the DSL router as a gateway (or get a plain ol' DSL gateway).  If that's important to
you, the network forum over at Ars recently had a thread on bittorrent friendly routers.

On Wed, 05 Apr 2006 14:56:35 -0700
Paul Scott <waterhorse at ultrasw.com> wrote:

> Brian Murphy wrote:
> > If I'm going to start new DSL (commercial) service with quest, what is
> > the best modem to get so that it works with linux?  I remember you guys
> > having a bunch of trouble with the actiontec stuff.
> >   
> I have had no problems with the previous Actiontec DSL box that was also 
> a 4 port router.  I don't have its model number here.  You could 
> probably get one on eBay.
> Paul Scott
> _______________________________________________
> Tucson Free Unix Group - tfug at tfug.org
> Subscription Options:
> http://www.tfug.org/mailman/listinfo/tfug

More information about the tfug mailing list