Pros: I purchased this to replace my 7th or 8th Westel modem/router (which was Always unreliable & running Hot) that had been provided by Centurylink. (I went through at least 2 Westel modem/routers per year & always a LOT of downtime! So glad I purchased the TP-Link TD-8817 because I've had Zero downt...
Summary: This unit has a many features and works well. It appears to be high quality and the quick start instructions will work well for most people but it also offers the potential to set many application variables.
Summary: I have Centurylink in Colorado, they will first direct you to Best Buy and try to convince you that you need to buy their $100 modem. Not true. You have to badger them a little bit to get the information you need to set it up since they will tell you it is not a "supported" modem, i.e.
Make sure your Centurylink is ADSL and not VDSL before odering this modem
20 October 2014
Summary: Centurylink customers should contact Centurylink Support before ordering this modem and ask, if their account is ADSL or VDSL. Modem won't work with VDSL. I guess it's a great deal for the price. I had to return mine as my acount is VDSL.
Summary: Like many others that have AT&T as their ISP I have a Motorola 2210 DSL Modem. Needless to say, the Motorola is garbage. Like so many others my Motorola Modem has begun to die a slow death after only ONE YEAR and at a cost of $87. I am not happy.
Summary: I had a TP-Link all in one router/modem device which was starting to give me problems. I was getting very slow Verizon DSL speeds at around 1 to 3mpbs. My service is for 3 to 7mpbs but in the past I was getting at least 5mpbs so I decided to try a new modem and gave TP-Link another try.
Summary: After having 3 Motorola att modems burn up on me over the past 5 years I wanted to try something different. This modem has been hooked up for about a week now and performing great. It doesn't cost 75$ like the motorola and doesn't get near as hot. So glad to find an alternative to att modem garbage.
Summary: I tried to replace the ZYXEL unit that Centurylink supplied with this modem. The CD that came with it made set-up easy. Without the CD, setup was a nightmare. This unit would stop working about every 4 days and require a reset. It also had a problem driving a 25 foot ethernet cable.