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IS THE N300 WIRELESS ROUTER VDSL2 COMPATABLE?

tucsonbil
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IS THE N300 WIRELESS ROUTER VDSL2 COMPATABLE?

Happy Saturday!

 

Switching from Cox cable to Century Link and they want to sell us a new wireless router. They claim that our router has to be "VDSL2" compliant ... I can't determine if the WNR2000v3 is (or not). Can you help?

 

Thank you for your assistance.

 

Bill Arnold

tucsonbil@cox.net

Model: WNR2000v3|N300 Wireless Router|EOL
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antinode
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Re: IS THE N300 WIRELESS ROUTER VDSL2 COMPATABLE?

> Switching from Cox cable to Century Link and they want to sell us a
> new wireless router. [...]

 

   Presumably you had some kind of cable modem for your old Cox service.
Whatever it was, it won't work as a DSL modem for your new CenturyLink
VDSL2 service.  What you need for that is an appropriate DSL modem (with
or without an integral router).

 

> [...] I can't determine if the WNR2000v3 is (or not). [...]

 

   A WNR2000v3 is a router, without any kind of modem.  By itself, it
won't do the job of a modem.  It barely does the job of a router.  It's
a roughly ten-year-old design, with slow (single-band) wireless
networking, slow (10/100MHz, "Fast") Ethernet wired networking, and not
much else to recommend it.

 

   Knowing nothing about it, I'd seriously consider getting whatever
CenturyLink suggests, but I'd press them not to charge you for it.
Sounding disappointed about the extra cost, and hesitant about the
service, can work wonders in such cases.

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antinode
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Re: IS THE N300 WIRELESS ROUTER VDSL2 COMPATABLE?

> Switching from Cox cable to Century Link and they want to sell us a
> new wireless router. [...]

 

   Presumably you had some kind of cable modem for your old Cox service.
Whatever it was, it won't work as a DSL modem for your new CenturyLink
VDSL2 service.  What you need for that is an appropriate DSL modem (with
or without an integral router).

 

> [...] I can't determine if the WNR2000v3 is (or not). [...]

 

   A WNR2000v3 is a router, without any kind of modem.  By itself, it
won't do the job of a modem.  It barely does the job of a router.  It's
a roughly ten-year-old design, with slow (single-band) wireless
networking, slow (10/100MHz, "Fast") Ethernet wired networking, and not
much else to recommend it.

 

   Knowing nothing about it, I'd seriously consider getting whatever
CenturyLink suggests, but I'd press them not to charge you for it.
Sounding disappointed about the extra cost, and hesitant about the
service, can work wonders in such cases.

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tucsonbil
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Re: IS THE N300 WIRELESS ROUTER VDSL2 COMPATABLE?

Thanking you ....

 

Not what I wanted to hear, but understood.

 

Bill Arnold

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