DSL Modem Question

iamwhoiamtoday

Limp Gawd
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In the ongoing search to get away from Comcast, I've been looking up alternatives in my area. (Portland OR)

Right now I have 50mbps through comcast, which keeps dropping and never goes higher than 30mbps even during off-peak hours.

Centurylink offers 40mbps DSL at my house, for significantly cheaper.

Is there a standalone DSL modem that you would recommend? I already have an Edgerouter Lite / Unifi AP to handle everything else. I somewhat hate the "all in one" craptastic devices that Centurylink offers / wants me to buy. I'm not leasing a modem.

I've only ever used Cable internet before, never DSL. Is there a 3rd party modem without any bells or whistles that you would recommend?
 

/usr/home

Supreme [H]ardness
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Most DSL providers don't let you use your own since they use certificates to authenticate the modem to the DSLAM.
 

Ur_Mom

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For the 40 Mbps, I believe you need the bonding modem. I'm using the all in one Technicolor one that CenturyLink provided. I need to upgrade, but looking at DSLReports, it's one of the better ones.

You can use your own, though. No certs or anything needed. I used to use a Cisco modem until I went with a bonded connection (30Mbps where I'm at).
 
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