I have been considering ATAs of various order, types and descriptions for
some time. A fair period of reviewing, has concluded, that given key
requirements of supporting multiple simultaneous accounts and at least one
"fully programmable" or "bi-directional" FXO port (as well, obviously, as
one or more FXS ports), together with a wish of some potential longevity of
operation and (ongoing) support, that apparently, in all, I am just about
best off only going (really) for a FritzBox.
To that end, and not feeling inclined toward, or rather extending the budget
to a, full international or UK specification, customised or configured, new
unit, that a German eBay one is the order of the day.
Given the above, the key issue(s):
- Need (minimum): 1 * FXO, 1 * FXS, (correct Annex xDSL), (re-)flashable
to international (English) firmware
- Nice / Extra / Ideal: NAS (USB network storage option), multiple FXS,
Hence, since I am actually perfectly happy to accept or consider a simple
(no wireless) xDSL modem router with only 1 each of FXS and FXO ports, I do
not (so far as I understand or believe) need a 7xxx series model.
If anyone can kindly elucidate, guide, help or indicate which models would
fit within this category, categorisation or criteria, that would be most
In short, (something like) a simple "summary table" would be fantastic
(NOTE: the example entries below are MY GUESSES - NOT RIGHT [or not
necessarily right - lol!]), e.g. :
NOTE: FXO essential, needs to be able to flash to international English
firmware and support relevant xDSL annex (i.e. over POTS / PSTN rather than
Model | xDSL | # FXO | # FXS | English Flash |
(e.g.) 7170 ADSL2+ 1 3 Yes
(e.g.) 5050 ADSL2+ 1 1 No?
Potential models I have reviewed or considered, (which appear to support the
minimum requirements above - but I do not know, and these are examples which
I would dearly appreciate guidance about the criteria [generally, mine, and
as above as well], and suitability, compatibility, etc.) for example,
include, 7xxx series (all of?), 5050, 7113 (etc. custom - often 1&1 branded,
different box or packaging, etc.), 2000 (1668), 5012 (custom? - 1&1, etc.),
2030, etc., etc.
Example listings include:
5050 - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fritzbox-Avm-f...item3a6494e939
7113 - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FRITZ-Box-FON-...item230f8331b6
2000 (1668) - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AVM-FRITZ-Box-...item4cf610cd9e
5012 - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AVM-FRITZ-Box-...7b9c16295#shId
2030 - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fritz-Box-2030...item58882f9856
Thanks in advance (greatly and very much). All input and response greatly
welcomed and appreciated (any and all guidance welcome).