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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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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.
The D-Link DSL-100D DSL Modem works over copper telephone lines already installed in the customers walls.
Available in USB versions, Actiontec Home DSL Modems include everything users need to easily install DSL by themselves.
About Helium and Shark Multimedia's Leopard USB DSL Modems
The Actiontec USB Home DSL Modem uses Texas Instruments programmable DSP and analog-based DSL technology, which permits users to surf the Internet at speeds up to 8 Mbps.
Many carriers seek an affordable, easy-to-use DSL modem capable of satisfying the needs of a wide range of small office and residential users," said James Hamilton, vice president of commercial access products.
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.
The ASM-60 is a 4-wire DSL modem with selective data rates of 4, 6 and 10 Mbps.
Centillium is highly focused on developing the most cost-effective integrated DSL modem chipsets in the industry," said Dori Braun, director of marketing for CPE products, Centillium Technology.
The VTech ip8100 plug and play solution does not require a separate router and it works with either a broadband cable or DSL modem.