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Hi, i found a Nortel Networks Ntex-35 External (DSL?) modem at my local recycling center, with no adapter, manual or software disc. i've tried hooking it up to my PC, running Vista Home Premium, and couldn't get online with it.
Here's the specs on the sticker on the bottem of said modem:
'Nortel Networks 1 Meg Modem HSA
Model - Ntex35 BAAB
For use with only with Class 2 Power supply
16VAC 500 mA'
Another sticker near the front has this:
'Ntex35BAAB R02 B0253518
Mfg. date: 2000-03-17'
If this is too much, just go by the specs at the beginning .
Plus, is it still possible to use MSN through DSL? I'm currently using dial-up and i've read online that they discontinued the DSL branch of their service.
DSL uses one wire pair since it runs off a POTS line (plain old telephone service).
The Nortel modems are very old - they were some of the first DSL systems that came out almost 15 years ago. They were designed to work with their own proprietary Nortel back-end (DSLAM) equipment. Since they use proprietary and now way outdated transmission protocols, they will not work with modern DSL connections since they do not support the standard DSL protocols. Unless there was somekind of firmware upgrade I wasn't aware of, its pretty much junk.
Nortel went bankrupt a couple of years ago. I used to work for them and some of the guys who designed their DSL modems worked a few cubicles away from me. I had a couple of them in the early days (we got free DSL as beta testers back in the mid-90's) - the modems are useless now, but I found the power supply worked well with my cordless drill charger.
Sep. 2010, Ottawa
Posted on Sep 25, 2010
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