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only one usable ethernet but the wireless is good
on July 7, 2012
I bought this ATT DSL modem from AT&T for one hundred dollars since I wasn't clear on which DSL modems were compatible with the AT&T uverse DSL copper line. In June they shipped me this AT&T uverse DSL modem (Motorola nvg510).
The hardware was easy to setup but the AT&T web link setup was somewhat time consuming. There are four ethernet outputs but only the computer configured with AT&T proprietary software works on any of them after being configured. The wireless setup was trivial and uses the wireless standard, so if you have other devices you'll probably have to set them up as wireless clients or get a wireless to ethernet adapter for them. You may want to make your computer wireless, too, and just leave the modem by itself connected to the AT&T wall phone jack.
AT&T is completely clueless but it is cheap DSL and I got consistent 350k upload and 670k download speeds in Valley Center, CA near Escondido and San Diego, which is better than the fly-by-night local wireless provider I had before so I'm satisfied.
The web setup asked for any of five modems so I assume any (new or used) will work with their software on AT&T u-verse DSL in CA:
19 Aug 2012 update:
AT&T has this modem's firewall setup by default to block everything but the basics like web browsing and email (they don't trust you to have a proper firewall on your Windows OS), so if you need to do Windows Remote Desktop and probably Ooma VOIP phone service, you'll have to configure Port Forwarding. It is deep in their firewall setup where you'll never find it on your own, but they do have directions on the AT&T website specific to the NVG510 modem.