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# 181373 13-Oct-2015 11:06
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Dynalink RTA220 ADSL Modem. Purchased in 2003. Assuming it actually works when I turned it on.

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  # 1404874 13-Oct-2015 11:12
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Work for what? From the look of things it is only and ADSL1 modem.







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  # 1404875 13-Oct-2015 11:14
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I have a family member looking at prepaid ADSL - no idea who offers it. I wondered if this modem would work, save them some $ buying one. I know nothing about ADSL, I haven't used it for a decade or so.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1404879 13-Oct-2015 11:18
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Given the price of ADSL Routers I would not bother going for it if it only offers ADSL1. And given its age it will likely end up causing you a lot of grief trying to support it.

Something like this(http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MODTPL8951&name=TP-Link-TD-W8950N-150M-Wireless-Lite-N-ADSL2+-Mode) Too Much for them?




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  # 1404880 13-Oct-2015 11:19
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It would probably work, but would be restricted to ADSL1 connection speeds. 

There are dozens of $1 reserve ADSL2 modems (and sometimes VDSL capable) auctions on TradeMe, which would be better however.










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  # 1404909 13-Oct-2015 11:31
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When you're on a benefit $5 can be a significant amount of money.

How fast is ADSL1?

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  # 1404921 13-Oct-2015 11:45
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timmmay:

How fast is ADSL1?


Max around 7Mbs down, 128Kbs up



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  # 1404962 13-Oct-2015 12:17
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Wow, that's pretty slow. Right now he's using 3G and expensive data, 128kbps up may actually be ok.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1404964 13-Oct-2015 12:19
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If anyone has an ADSL modem they might like to sell, please let me know. Not sure if it's needed but would like to give my family member the option.

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  # 1404965 13-Oct-2015 12:21
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timmmay: Wow, that's pretty slow. Right now he's using 3G and expensive data, 128kbps up may actually be ok.


128 kbps up for adsl1 is incorrect. I get 7616/960 on Cisco 837.




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  # 1404966 13-Oct-2015 12:22
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Oh that's better, not too bad actually.

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  # 1405059 13-Oct-2015 15:07
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Some of those older Dynalink modems have poor and insecure DNS resolver/relay implementations.



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  # 1405060 13-Oct-2015 15:08
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yitz: Some of those older Dynalink modems have poor and insecure DNS resolver/relay implementations.


What impact does this have? Are there viable workarounds? Say configure DNS manually on the computer rather than let the router do it?

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  # 1405069 13-Oct-2015 15:17
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These routers may handle all their DNS traffic on port 53 rather than use temporary/ephemeral ports.
Say an ISP were to block all inbound traffic on that port for security reasons you may lose DNS resolution.
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=151805&page_no=20#1125821 




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  # 1405084 13-Oct-2015 15:32
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I think that's manageable, given the cost limitations, thanks.

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  # 1405136 13-Oct-2015 17:16
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I should have a few ADSL2+ modem/router around somewhere, so just flick me a PM if you need one.





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