KathyJ

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  1. Should I purchase a router too?

    I would rather just go out and purchase one myself rather than having to deal with AT&T. I've had to do that before and that was when I said, "Never again!". Lesson learned the hard way.
  2. Should I purchase a router too?

    At the time I posted the thread in EIS, I thought it was just a modem because that's how it is labeled on the bottom of it. But, I have another one with the same model # but it is labeled modem/router so I pulled it out and started using it instead. I just figured it should do as well as the modem did all of these years but I could be wrong.
  3. Should I purchase a router too?

    I went back and checked and didn't see any of those settings you recommended for me to turn off. As for the ISP updating the firmware, if they do, I don't know it because I haven't had to reset or do anything that concerned the router/modem. But, it's worked all of these years without giving me problems so maybe it will continue with Microsoft firewall and EAM installed. Thanks for your help!
  4. Should I purchase a router too?

    I'm satisfied with the speed it is now. I have a fast assess account and the speed this modem/router does is fine with me. I've been with them so long, I don't remember what speed I'm suppose to get. Yes, AT&T has a user forum. That is where I had asked this question before was the AT&T forum. https://forums.att.com/t5/AT-T-Internet-Equipment/Westell-Wirespeed-modem-routers/td-p/5254445 and got no replies. I have no complaints. I just wanted to make sure I would have enough protection using EAM & Microsoft firewall instead of another software firewall. I went back into the modem settings and it has a backup/restore menu so I backed up the configuration for it but I will also do as you suggested and take screen shots of them and save them.
  5. Should I purchase a router too?

    That would be a problem if I have to contact AT&T. I hate just the thoughts of doing that and then they won't help me but try to sell me another modem/router. I know this for a fact because they have tried it before and I told them, I didn't need a new one because I have 3 that work fine and obviously, I didn't purchase a new one. They wouldn't tell me a thing because they would lose a sell if they helped me with this one. I guess you and many others have figured out I'm from the "ole school" that says, "if it ain't broke don't fix it". These days the way they make everything, these that I already have will probably outlast a new one if I purchased one today. I appreciate all of your help, your time and patience with me. Thank you very much!!!!
  6. Should I purchase a router too?

    Ok. I've downloaded them so I will look at them too.
  7. Should I purchase a router too?

    I haven't been able to find the firmware version but it does say the software version is: Current Software Version: VER:01.00.17. Unless this is different, firmware and software versions used to be 2 different things. I am using Windows firewall with advanced settings and EAM also. Maybe with all of them put together, it should be enough? It's worked all of these years with other firewalls, EIS and Online Armor.
  8. Should I purchase a router too?

    That is the best news I've heard!!!!! Thank you so much!!!! You have made my day and I promise you, I will not bother anything!!!! Thank you again!!!!!
  9. Should I purchase a router too?

    Ok, this is what I saw but I don't understand it. Maybe it is a router but not setup as one? and then this:
  10. Should I purchase a router too?

    There were provided by my internet service provider. I have logged in and changed the userid and password several times so that is no problem. I just don't know what to look for to determine if one of these is just a modem or a modem/router.
  11. Should I purchase a router too?

    The thread you found at AT&T is me and as you can see, I never received an answer. I have 3. The one I'm using right now is model A90-210030-04 which says on the bottom of it DSL Router. Then I have B90-220030-04 which also has DSL Router on it. But this is when it gets confusing. I also have another one with the model #A90-210030-04 but it only says modem on the back but the one I'm using with the same model number has router on the back of it. I logged in to it but either I don't recognize what I'm seeing as a router or else it's just a modem. What would I see if it is a router? If anyone can figure this out I sure would appreciate it. I hate to purchase a router if I don't need it and then find out I have a router here.
  12. Should I purchase a router too?

    It is a Westell WireSpeed. It has modem/router on the bottom of it but it is old but it still works great though and this is what I've been using all of this time and it has worked.
  13. Should I purchase a router too?

    I use a desktop and I am the only one that uses this computer and modem. I've gotten by all of these years without a router but I understand that things change and I may need one just for the security. If I do, I will purchase it but if I will have the same amount of protection as I did with EIS without a router, I would rather not.
  14. I am one of the rare ones that doesn't have a router and never have. I use a Westell modem that I have owned for many years and have never wanted or needed one and I still don't. I use Windows 7 Pro and EIS and I've never had any problems. I don't want to purchase a router when I don't really need it and can get by without it, so will using Windows firewall with advanced security and EAM be sufficient? I apologize for having to ask this again. I had asked it in the EIS Internet Security forum but someone caused my thread to be closed before I could get an answer. Yes, my modem is old but the speed is fine with it and I've never had any security problems without a router before when I was using EIS, etc. Will Windows firewall using advanced settings, EAM and Malwarebytes Premium be as good as EIS and NOT using a router? It never failed me.
  15. EIS merger and NOT using a router

    Since my last post, I remembered I had 2 more modems around here that my husband had used and is unable to use them now. I found them and they say Westell Wirespeed DSL Router where mine said, Westell WireSpeed DSL modem. If I use his old DSL Router with EAM will this be enough? His equipment is old also but not as old as mine. I already use MalwareBytes Premium also so with all of this together, is it enough? I hope I'm not making a pest of myself and if I am, I apologize because I don't mean to be. I'm just dumb when it comes to routers.