Best ADSL Modem

Hi There

Our internet modem, a Vodafone Huawei HG556a has now died twice, and vodafone have agreed to give us back the cost of the modem to buy a new (hopefully) better one with. Does anyone have any recommendations! All I need is an ADSL(2) modem, no wireless or anything needed. I would like it to work all of the time, and not need restarting. :)


geek_timtec, Sep 30, 8:04 am

In my personal experience, stay away from linksys and D-Link has been very very reliable. That is for myself and on numerous occasions. Having said that, there are others who would have a completely opposite experience (just from the couple of threads that I can think of here) so hard to say.

I think someone was saying that tplink was really good on here.

geek_volkier, Sep 30, 9:02 am

Yeah get on trademe and pick up one of the telecom single port ones, should be able to get one for less than $20, just make sure its got ADSL2+ on the box coz exchanges are being upgraded around the country (without notice i might add) and older modems are suddenly ceasing to work.

geek_graeme, Sep 30, 9:37 am

Yeah TP-Link is very good value for money.!p=399204

geek_lostdude, Sep 30, 9:44 am

Thanks for that. Does anyone know of one that I could get for under $150 that is above home/consumer grade! Thanks :)

geek_timtec, Sep 30, 7:21 pm

Bought a TP-Link a few weeks ago and it's fantastic. It's even dropped price since I bought it. It doesn't matter if you don't need the wifi, you can just disable it.!partid=12370

$89 and free shipping. Was recommended to me by another MB user.

geek_puddleduck00, Sep 30, 7:34 pm