Note you don't put your PPPoe user/password IN the modem, they go into your downstream device
3 February 2015
Summary: One thing about setting up this modem I did not see explicitly mentioned that bears mentioning... because this is a simple bridge modem and not a router, you do NOT set your PPPoe user and password on this modem, you set it on the downstream router or computer that you connect to this modem. For Centurylink, the default settings worked just fine... I simply plugged it in and it was up and running.
Summary: This modem was easy enough to work with, the software was straight forward and easy to configure. Unfortunately I had to return it because it did not support CenturyLink's use of VDSL. Four stars for being a good piece of equipment, that didn't meet my needs. Be sure you check what services your provider is using before buying this modem.
Summary: You can't beat the price. I'm giving it 4 stars because, for some unknown reason, I had to do a factory reset on my brand new modem to be able to access it at 192.168.1.1. Plus, its small CD cannot be used in a CD/DVD device that doesn't have a roll-out tray (mine draws the CD/DVD inside - no tray). Fortunately, I didn't need to use the CD. Finally, there's no instructions for Macs. However, a call to their support line solved that.
Totally automatic connection to AT&T, no setup needed for existing account
MildCritter "the critter", Amazon
3 October 2014
Summary: I bought this to replace a 3-year-old Actiontec that was losing connections and overheating. Remembering past experiences, I called their tech support and got my DSL login username and password in case they were needed. To connect new modems in the past I've had to enter setup info, connect, manually enter bridge mode, and only then connect the router. None of that here.
Cheap, fast, small, works with Centurylink in Portland, OR
Wormwood Scrubs, Amazon
10 September 2014
Summary: I've had it for two months and it's working great, so far, in bridge mode with a Netgear WNR3500 router. I am getting 10-12 Mbps down/.75 Mbps up using Centurylink's 12/.75 service. No heat issues. No other problems. Haven't ever had to reboot. - 2-year warrantee - Includes power adapter, splitter/filter, two phone cables, one ethernet cable - Mini CD for set-up, which doesn't work for a lot of computers, but there is also a web-based user interface.
Running it in the basement which is cool even in summer
Amazon Customer, Amazon
31 August 2014
Summary: My previous DSL Modem would get hot and start dropping speed from 6Mbps to 1.5 Mbps. The DSL provider is AT&T. It lasted about 8 years. This one runs cooler but drops speed over time. Running it in the basement which is cool even in summer. Anyway, it is better than running my old DSL modem so I am OK with it.
Summary: Bought this to avoid having to purchase or lease a modem from my ISP. This little guy works great and I have had very, very few interruptions with this box. It just trucks along 24/7. In well over a year of use, I have had to reset it twice. It doesn't get too hot (which can slowly kill off many of these modems) and is a breeze to install and use. Highly recommended.