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Need modem help

Sanmarty
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Need modem help

Not sure what to do so I am here looking for help.

My current internet system is an older Verizon modem/router setup. Maybe 10years old or more, not sure. I have only DSL (telephone cable) for internet access. My son gave this router to me for Xmas hopping to increase our very sloooooow internet speed. I believe I need a new modem to work with this router but have no idea what to purchase. I could return this router but my son purchased it in Ky and I live in PA. What should I do? THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP.

Sanmarty

Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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antinode
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Re: Need modem help

> [...] My current internet system is an older Verizon modem/router
> setup. [...]

   Does it have a maker and model number?

> [...] My son gave this router to me [...]

   Where "this router" is this router?:

> Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router

> [...] to increase our very sloooooow internet speed. [...]

   Not likely to help much.  Your Internet speed is most likely limited
by your ISP (and its infrastructure), not by your (unspecified)
modem+router.  Also, "very sloooooow" is not a very detailed
description.

   Connecting a three-inch-diameter water pipe to feed your kitchen sink
won't greatly increase the maximum flow rate through your water meter.

> [...] I believe I need a new modem to work with this router [...]

   The fastest DSL modem in the world won't help you if your ISP service
is incompatible with it.  An R6700 might have better wireless-network
capability than your old gizmo, but that may help little if the
bottleneck is the modem-ISP link.

> [...] What should I do? [...]

   Ask your ISP what levels of service they can provide, what they cost,
and what sort of modem(s) they support/tolerate at each level.   Then
you should be able to determine what your "an older Verizon
modem/router" can do as a modem.  (For example, if some particular
service level uses VDSL, but your old modem is limited to ADSL, then
you'd need to replace your modem to get that level of service.)

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