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. DSL is faster than analog dial-up but significantly slower than cable service. Download speeds have reached 10 Mbps and beyond, but the connection is asynchronous. In order to prevent users with low-cost DSL access from hosting high-traffic Web servers, the upload speed is generally much slower than the download speed. Like cable Internet providers, telephone companies may routinely change the user's IP address to prevent Web hosting (see DDNS). See DSL.

Connect Via Ethernet or USB
DSL modems typically connect to the computer or router via Ethernet; however, some DSL modems connect to one computer via USB. In addition, the DSL modem is often combined with the router (see cable/DSL gateway). 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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Customers need a Batelco fixed line and any ADSL router to start using the service with a Broadband for All prepaid card.
This ADSL router features an RJ-11 WAN port for the ADSL connection, and both an RJ-45 Ethernet LAN port and a USB port for wired connections with other network devices.
The request will be answered by a DNS server from the Internet which will point to the static IP address of the ADSL Router.
When we consider an ADSL router, which is one of the most used devices in households to access services such as Internet or IP television, with a RGW that router could be converted into a much more "intelligent" and versatile device, with the goal of giving more and better service to users, the researchers point out.
Aztech Electronics Pte Ltd, a consumer electronics company, announced on Wednesday its intention to showcase the Aztech HW550-3G, a 4-port 802.11n ADSL router with the ability to accept any compatible 3G/3.5G USB modem as an alternative source of wide area connectivity.
The DR-200 is an industrial ADSL router, compatible with current and future requirements in remote telemetry and intended for industrial control system applications.
The host processor can be one of several home network processors offered by Conexant, including the CX82100 and the CX86202, or one of the company's ADSL router solutions.
FRITZ!Box brings several advantages over the usual "default ADSL modem", including safer surfing, networking with multiple PCs, and the ability to function as an ADSL router. With two Ethernet ports and a USB interface, the new ADSL device connects three computers directly to the ADSL line.
A possible setup would be a D-Link DSL-604 Wireless ADSL Router, plus one D-Link PCI Wireless Adapter for each PC, but there are others.
The designs, which are based on the company's single-chip CX82310 ADSL router, CX82320 ADSL USB modem and ADSL endpoint, include a performance-improving hybrid filter that results in superior upstream and downstream data rates.
The new Smart One 500 ADSL router series greatly simplifies DSL, WAN and LAN connectivity without the need for a separate Ethernet device.
The Prestige 645R ADSL router supports autosensing between full-rate and G.Lite standards, with transmission speeds of up to 8 Mbps or 1.5 Mbps, respectively.