Ragnor: If I recall correctly (might be wrong) the Linksys AM300 uses a Texas Instruments chipset which I believe will run into the 7Mbit sync speed issue with Telecom's Alcatel-Lucent DSLAM's (ie: you'll be limited to 7Mbit sync speed even if you line is capable of higher).
Really? I have a Linksys AM300 that i've been using for the past 2 years (I'm using a Cisco 877 now) and the entire time it would sync at ADSL2+ speeds of ~16-17mbit down/~900kbit up. I could pull that through it too (during offpeak, obviously)
This was on Xnet's fusion (naked DSL) plan..
The interface to the ST536 is a bit strange, but where the other routers would disconnect a few times every day, the Thomson has been up for the last 11days (and counting).
cyril7: I dont understand there are any real issues with the Ti (now Siemens) modem pumps other than an issue that was identified sometime ago in the UK relating to noisy lines where they would slowly spiral in speeds rather than maintain a consistent but possibly lower speed due to noise issues.
If the lines not noisy as should be the case in a FTTN enviroment where you would have shorter tails and running on lines with less pairs/wrapper, then it should not show up as a problem.