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    DSL modem

    How much does a basic DSL modem (without any fancy features) cost? Here, DSL prices have dropped by 80% along the last year. So I might be able to get the 128k or 512k connection soon

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    Before you buy a DSL moden, please ensure it is compatible with your DSL provider. Unlike cablemodems, DSL communication protocol / modems are not standardized. For this reason, in the United States, you don't find DSL modems easily online or at the big electronic stores (COMPUSA, Fry's, Best Buy, etc), and accordinly DSL modems are typically purchased directly from the DSL provider. I purchaesd mine for US$99 directly from my provider.

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    Thanks for the info, smartin22.

    That explains why the bastards are charging 165 dinars ($235) for the modem although it shouldn't exceed $100-150 I guess.

    At first I thought it probably had too many features that I don't need. So now I know that's not the case

    Is there any way to check whether it would be compatible 'cause I don't expect any cooperation from them now?

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    Ask the Internet Provider

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    Is there any way to check whether it would be compatible 'cause I don't expect any cooperation from them now?
    My experience is the Internet provider will tell you the features / protocol that are needed. However, even with this info, the DSL modem choices seemed to be very limited (in the US at least) and my ability to discern whether / not the DSL modem had the correct features, was not good. I quickly I didn't want to test / experiment, especially given I was not going to save much money, and I simply bought mine from the DSL provider.

    Good Luck.

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    I appreciate the advice. Thanks!

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    re:

    if your register with aol you get the dsl free of charge i did with mine

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