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Using the HPRO200 as a DSL modem

Can I use the HPRO200 as a DSL modem? How?

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Re: Using the HPRO200 as a DSL modem

Unfortunately the unit is not a DSL modem. The unit does use phone lines, and can use the same phone number as your DSL Line, however the unit does not act as a DSL modem.

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