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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 Broadband High-Speed DSL Modem (DM200) is available now from major retailers in stores and online at an MSRP of $59.
Other Actiontec products for DSL service providers include the Actiontec USB Home DSL Modem, a full-rate ADSL USB modem that allows users to simultaneously talk and surf the Internet on the same phone line; the Actiontec USB/Ethernet Home DSL Modem (bridge only), which gives users the option of connecting either to a USB or an Ethernet port; and the Actiontec Wireless-Ready DSL Gateway, an ADSL modem with a 4-port 10/100 Mbps Ethernet router and a USB LAN port that can be used to connect five PCs in a wired network.
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The Actiontec Home DSL Modem uses Texas Instruments programmable DSP and analog-based DSL technology, which permits the modem to be marketed through retail channels for use in the service provider's networks in North America.
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DSL service providers have until now been installing DSL modems in subscribers' households, at a cost of over 10,000 yen, and then charging a monthly rental fee.
And DSL modems can cost anywhere from $100 to $400.