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can i just replace my dsl router with something else?

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So my power brick thing on my westell router is being a POS and loose and stuff. Want to look into something else.

Can I just replace it with any other thing?

Im using verizon dsl
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I know Cable Modems exist (like the motorola surfboard) however, if i remember correctly DSL models are a whole 'nother bother and aren't easily replaceable the same way.

Have you tried giving verizon a call?
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I know Cable Modems exist (like the motorola surfboard) however, if i remember correctly DSL models are a whole 'nother bother and aren't easily replaceable the same way.

Have you tried giving verizon a call?
i dread that because the router is like uh 5+ years old maybe

manufacturers have gotta stop using stupid bricks
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post #4 of 8
if you call them and tell them the issue they will send you another one.
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i dread that because the router is like uh 5+ years old maybe

manufacturers have gotta stop using stupid bricks
I don't the age of the device matters. The point is that it's their device used to provide you a service that you pay for. If something is acting up I would expect them to provide a replacement so that it is functioning properly again.

Shoot them a call--I'm sure they would be more than happy to replace the unit for a loyal customer.

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post #6 of 8
really any adsl modem/router should work as long as its adsl+ or somthing i had a few differt ones when i had at&t dsl i just had to put in my login and password and they worked for me.
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post #7 of 8
DSL modems are just as easy to replace. The only thing you have to do is type in your username and password to your account.
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post #8 of 8
As stated you'd probably have luck calling Verizon and getting a replacement.

The downfall of replacing with a standard non-Westell ADSL modem is that they will refuse to support you if you ever have any issues and call in. I believe one time I called in and the service was out for the entire neighborhood including my coworker who lives about 2 blocks away. They still wanted to blame my Cisco router (3660) as the reason I couldn't connect...
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