View Full Version : Modem with Orcon's new offer

02-11-2006, 09:57 PM

Could anyone out there please give me a reasonable and calm opinion on the modem Orcon is offering with its new deal -

See: http://www.orcon.net.nz/broadband/

"Siemens Speedstream 4200 Broadband Modem
Currently FREE for new broadband connections on a 12 month contract
Features an Ethernet and USB port that allows you to connect this router to an existing network or directly to a single computer. Please note: the USB port is not suitable for all operating systems"

Many thanks
J Harper

03-11-2006, 08:15 AM
DSL modems just became smaller. The SpeedStream 4200
by alexanderaku, Aug 2, 2006

Pros: Small, has wall mount tabs on the bottom

Cons: LED lights are difficult to see unless you are facing the top of the unit.

The Bottom Line: If you need a reliable DSL modem, the Siemens can be easily hidden from view. The Siemens name has been a reliable one for me despite the error in troubleshooting.
http://www10.shopping.com/xPR-Siemens_SIEMENS_4200_USB_BRIDGE_ETHERNET_USB_BRIDG E_ANNEX_A_US

Use it on ethernet - not USB.

03-11-2006, 10:43 AM
Use it on ethernet - not USB.

But if you have to use it on USB make sure your OS supports it. ;)