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DSL router. which is better

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I have the option between an actiontec GT724wg from actiotnec vs the 2701HG from 2 wire.

I have the actiontec one now as my old modem died and I wanted to get back online but I can return it within 30 days here. My only thing though is I admit I am slightly biased against actiontec due to me previously working at qwest and that is their modem of choice and the GT701wg they used to offer was a hunk of junk. though this new one seems to be a little better. I have no experience with the 2wires so I can't really say which I would prefer.

do you guys have any idea as to which one would be the better option?
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I've dealt with many 2701HG's as a lot of my clients in the area have AT&T DSL. I'm not sure about the actiontec, but the 2wire is very limited in functionality. Plus, I don't like that it has an internal antenna. At least you'd be able to replace the actiontec's antenna with a higher db model if need be.

In all honesty, I'd go with either one, set it in "bridge mode" to just use it as a modem and then piggyback another, more robust wireless router on top of it.

That's IF you have the $ for it though.
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don't really have the money to do that kind of setup. honestly didn't even really have the money to buy the one I currently have now but eh that's the way life goes sometimes .

wireless isn't a huge deal to me as I'm hardwired to the modem and then my wife's PC is hardwired to mine. only reason for wireless would be if my friend comes over so he could use his laptop a little easier.
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You should be fine with your actiontec then. It seems to be doing everything you need so far.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it....right?

HA!

Of course not.
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