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I am switching from Comcast to Qwest. From what I understand qwest requires a DLS modem/router and allowed you to rent one; however, I would rather just buy one and not pay the $5/mo rental.

So what I need is a recommendation for a modem that will work for me. I already have a wireless N router so I don't need it to be a fancy modem, but it will need to support a 20meg connection.
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It seems these days that it's getting harder to find a basic modem. No sense in getting a router combo since you'd just have to bridge it.

I was going to recommend a Motorola/Netopia 2210. We have quite a few of these in service at my work and they are the most dependable. However, after doing a bit of research, I see that QWest might be a little more proprietary than most.

I did find one fairly recent post that said that you can request to purchase a modem only from Qwest and as a new customer you can get their "house brand" Q100 for $19.95 ($59.95 regularly).

If I were you, I would call them up and ask a few questions...

Hope this helps,

Rich
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Honestly, with Qwest you're better off just renting their cheapo modem. Yeah, it's going to cost you slightly more in the long run. However, you'll have their warranty on the modem, so if it dies (which it will with Qwest), they have to replace it for free.
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IDK why you're dropping Comcast for qwest, up here qwest service is horrible, however I agree with pioneer. It's easier to complain to them and have them replace.
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I did find one fairly recent post that said that you can request to purchase a modem only from Qwest and as a new customer you can get their "house brand" Q100 for $19.95 ($59.95 regularly).

If I were you, I would call them up and ask a few questions...

Hope this helps,

Rich
I'll have to look into that. One of the sales people I have talked to so far said that they don't sell them; but theres always a little more digging that can be done.

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Honestly, with Qwest you're better off just renting their cheapo modem. Yeah, it's going to cost you slightly more in the long run. However, you'll have their warranty on the modem, so if it dies (which it will with Qwest), they have to replace it for free.
I do like the idea of the warranty being on there backs; However, I am looking at a 2 year bundled contract and over that period the rental plus shipping price end up being $135, if i can cut that down by buying one even if it fails I am sure I could get another and still be in it for less.

But in regards to the first post I will call them again and see what kind of information I can extract from the sales people.

I have learned when dealing with companies like this to call them several times and keep data mining different sales people for more and more info.
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IDK why you're dropping Comcast for qwest, up here qwest service is horrible, however I agree with pioneer. It's easier to complain to them and have them replace.
Down here comcast has become quite terrible, its more of leaving them than going to Qwest. Comcast has been pointed down hill since they went 'digital'. Snails paced internet, ridiculously over priced cable, porn channels integrated into normal channels (seriously channel 242 is Nickelodeon and 254 after 11pm is order porn by remote. I don't need that.) I may end up hating qwest eventually too but with a regulated cable industry there are very limited choices.
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You can usually buy a Qwest branded modem from Walmart. then it should automatically set up and you won't have to rent it
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