How long does a DSL Internet Modem Last?

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asked Sep 9, 2018 in Hardware by Gramopad88 (230 points)
How long does a DSL Internet Modem Last?

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answered Sep 9, 2018 by Grahlu (41,300 points)
I've had DSL Modems last for 2 years and then I had a DSL internet modem last for 10 years without a problem.

I would say that on average you should be prepared to replace your DSL modem within 5 years of purchasing it.

However it may last longer than 5 years but 5 years is a pretty long time for a DSL modem to last.

Power surges can damage a modem sooner than it's expected life expectancy so be sure to put the DSL modem on a surge protector to protect it from power surges.

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