DSL modem

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DSL modem

A device used to connect a single computer or a network to a telephone company digital subscriber line (DSL) service for Internet access. Compared to analog dial-up, DSL significantly increases the bandwidth between the user's computer and the Internet. Download speeds have reached 10 Mbps and beyond, but the connection is asynchronous. In order to prevent users with lower-cost cable access from hosting high-traffic Web servers, the upload speed is approximately 10 times slower. Like cable Internet providers, telephone companies routinely change the user's IP address to prevent Web hosting (see DDNS).

Connect Via Ethernet or USB
DSL modems typically connect to the computer or network router via an Ethernet port; however, some DSL modems have a USB port for hookup to the computer but not the network. See DSL and cable/DSL gateway.


DSL Modem and Wireless Router
This Qwest DSL modem includes a wireless router. After installation, users can connect their computers to the Internet via Wi-Fi or an Ethernet cable. See wireless router.
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The NETGEAR D6000, AC750 Wi-Fi ADSL Modem Router with dual band Gigabit has been developed for bigger homes and for home environments supporting devices like smartphones, notebooks, tablets, laptops, computers, smart TVs, gaming consoles, and Blu-ray players.
Computer peripherals and accessories manufacturer Belkin Components has announced the immediate availability of its ADSL modem with built-in wireless router.
Immediately available in two models, the Smart One DSL540 ADSL modem features a four-port Ethernet switch that supports up to four computers with traditional phone-line Internet access.
These problems can be identified prior to the installation of an ADSL modem by submitting the telephone number of the prospective subscriber to the Local Exchange Carriers (LEC) database; however, there is yet another problem.
Net to Net has successfully shown two levels of interoperability with ADSL modem vendors, which correlate to two core technologies used by Net to Net.
The new products include two residential gateways that combine an ADSL modem with an integrated local area network (LAN) router, a peripheral component interconnect (PCI) internal ADSL modem and a universal serial bus (USB) external ADSL modem for Windows computers.
Worldwide Computer Products News-3 April 2001-Eicon Networks launches new external ADSL modem (C)1995-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Internet service providers have enjoyed faster installation and provisioning -- potentially leading to more customer installations per day -- thanks to a new ADSL modem from 3Com Corp.
Linksys(R), a leading manufacturer of broadband and networking hardware for the home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small/Medium Business (SMB) and enterprise markets, today announced the Instant Broadband(TM) USB ADSL Modem, its first broadband modem in the series.
Corinex's equipment will be used to connect an ADSL modem, sending IP TV signals, to a TV set top box via the existing electrical wiring.
We are pleased that QxComm has selected our popular Apollo 3 chipset to accelerate ADSL modem deployment in China," said Mr.