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Standard User wwwalter
(newbie) Sat 27-Aug-16 20:30:20
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Question about Annex Type and hardware requirements


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I live in Austria, where ADSL connections are of the type Annex-A.

As I understand, an ADSL modem has to match the Annex Type of the local infrastructure in order for it to work properly. For instance a Annex-B modem would not work with Annex-A infrastructure.

My existing modem-router provided by the phone company is about 6 years old. I’m thinking of using this existing modem-router, disabling its onboard wlan, and pairing it with a new router that supports better wlan speeds. So basically, I will be looking for a wireless access point and not a new modem.

At what point does Annex Type become irrelevant in selecting hardware? For instance, as far as I understand, if I were to use an ethernet switch behind my existing modem-router, it wouldn’t matter what Annex were in place.

When selecting a wlan router that will be used only as an wireless access point, do I have to ensure that the wlan router matches the Annex Type of the internet connection? Or is it irrelevant?
Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Sat 27-Aug-16 20:33:39
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Re: Question about Annex Type and hardware requirements


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It's irrelevant. Annexe A is simply ADSL over PSTN.

Edited by micksharpe (Sat 27-Aug-16 20:36:50)

Standard User wwwalter
(newbie) Sat 27-Aug-16 21:04:57
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Re: Question about Annex Type and hardware requirements


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Thanks Mick for the quick reply!


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