I had purchased a DSL modem from a Canadian based ISP called www.Bell.ca (Toronto, Canada). I have now brought that modem to Pakistan and want to use it with an ISP here preferably Link DOT Net.
My question is that will I be able to use this very modem with DSL providers as is Pakistan? I ask this is because I am certain that every modem provided by an ISP has their own version of firmware installed in it to work effectively with their network. Thus, if I were to use the Bell's version of firmware installed modem with another ISP, will it work? Or have I wasted my money in purchasing this device?
Secondly, if I were to install a generic firmware for this modem, would that make it more capable of using with another ISP in Pakistan?
Full details of my modem are as following:
Bought from: www.Bell.ca
Name: Siemens SpeedStream 4200 Ethernet/USB ADSL Modem
Assembled and Made in: China
Thanks for your replies in advance!