I have pointed so many people to the article you posted Z about the Puma chipset and the issues with it.
And the thing is pinned for all to see but people continue to either A... ignore it or B...don't believe it.
It's to bad when MoD is just trying to give people the heads up and share his experience with all the modems he's used and the issues he's had with said modems.
It would be screwed up to have to lock this HELP thread due to people getting out of hand...it's a helpful thread to most from a legit guy sharing his experiences and trying to help others...SMH
Hmm I am pretty sure everyone for the most part is doing that exact same thing, sharing their OWN experiences with modems they have used with the R1. No reason to lock this thread, it got heated there for awhile but has since calmed down except for some recent name calling.
It is bad when there other honest R1 owners trying to help out but since they are not part of the good ole boys club their opinion is quickly shunned and don't know what they are talking about.
At the end of the day even though the 7610 did not work out for me i still recommend it to other users. Because i am the minority and not ignorant of the fact something could have been a miss when i tested.
You have to realize if a potential buyer is considering buying the R1 and sees this thread stating only 5 modems work with it. They may not buy it, actually if i saw this that before i purchased mine, i never would have.
Also the fact some people don't have money to buy a new modem even if it is only $40.
I agree the puma modems are junk and would not ever buy one but lets try and help the users if they are stuck with one.
Right now I'm using the Motorola mb7220 with real good results but have yet to post any data because the good ole boy club would say i don't know what I'm talking about and that right there is sad. Especially since no one here knows my technical or gaming background.