are all dsl modems the same?

Steve Hovey shovey at
Thu Aug 7 10:20:33 PDT 2003

It all depends on the provider - the tech they use - for instance, we use
MVL for sdsl, whereas verizon uses something else for adsl.

On Thu, 7 Aug 2003, David Banning wrote:

> I am looking at buying a dsl modem used but I am not aware of
> the differences from one to the next. I am using a G-net which seems
> to work fine, and I used a Nortel Networks one when I was with another
> DSL supplier. 
> Is the operation of most DSL modems the same, and if so, can a
> specific DSL modem used with one DSL service supplier be used with
> another DSL service supplier?
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