Many internet service providers in Canada will give you a free rental modem when you sign up. In some unique cases, you can use your old modem if it can work with their technology. For example:
- If you want to use your old modem to connect to cable internet, it must be a DOCSIS-3 compatible modem.
- For DSL connection, you will need a DSL or ADSL modem.
- If you have purchased an FTTN plan from 7-15Mbps, you will need an ADSL modem. For a higher bandwidth plan (25-50Mbps) you will need a VDSL modem.
Many ISPs will not recommend you to use an old modem because it’s not one of their own and it might cause complications during troubleshooting. But if you’re a techie, then you’re good to go.
Benefits of using your old Modem or Router