Sorry if this is the wrong spot or the question has been asked before, please redirect me then.
I recently moved from Romania to Germany and the internet connection here is via DSL, which I’m not used to.
My contract is with Telekom, the one for the 175Mb/s line.
To use this I need to get a special router with integrated modem (Fritzbox starting from a certain model) or one from them, the Speedport Smart 3. The landline phone would be connected to the router. I was told the router/modem should support super-vectoring.
As I had a Wi-Fi Router (both a TPLink TL-WR841ND and a TL-WR1043ND), I figured I could get a DSL modem and use my own router. In the local store I only found a D-Link ADSL2+ DSL-321B modem.
Should this solution work? I tried configuring the modem and accessing the web (the PC was connected via ethernet cable to the modem) and couldn’t. What would I need to change? The modem isn’t a fit, or is it just not good enough? Do I need a splitter between the phone socket and the modem (I am not planning to using a phone)? Or did I just mess something while setting up the modem?