2014-11-13 06:27:36 UTC
I've been using a BroadMax HSA300A-2 for years.
Today my office mate offered me his old Speedstream 4100, which I
accepted so I would have a backup. (He was forced to convert to UVerse by
his ISP -- no extra charge!) I tried it and it works, after I figured out
how to reconfigure from ATT/PPPoE to work with DSL Extreme. I left it
going to see how it holds up. Since it's always on, I'm wondering which
one is more economical to run. They both seem to have similar power
consumption ratings, around 6 watts, but the Speedstream seems to run
noticeably cooler to the touch, so I figure that would be the preferred
one. Does anyone have any solid, actual, power consumption data? Is there
any reason other than power to use one vs. the other? A modem's a modem,
right? Or is it?