ADSL Modem/Router

If you have multiple computers around the home or office and want to network them together to share an ADSL Internet connection then this guide is for you. In the pages to follow we investigate the main technology required to share broadband Internet - that is the ADSL Modem, router and/or switch - and how to connect it all together. By the end, you will know whether you need a modem, router, access point or all three rolled into one unit. There is also an exhaustive glossary of the terms that you will encounter while choosing the right hardware.

Fast connections are worth sharing

Before the popularisation of broadband, there was little demand for Internet connection sharing. Surfing the Web with a dial-up modem is slow enough when you're not sharing it, let alone when you have two or three computers using it at the same time. Because broadband is much faster, sharing the connection amongst a few computers is not just feasible, it's recommended. Consequently, a wide range of routers and combination devices have hit the market making it not only possible, but also easy, to set up broadband connection sharing. Once your connection is shared, all your computers will be able to use the Web, e-mail, instant messaging and any other Internet application you can think of - anytime and all the time.

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Comments

Anonymous

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adsl

thank for information adsl

Anonymous

2

HOW CAN I USE MY ADSL MODEM AQS FAX MODEM WITH OUT BRODBAND CONECTION?

jafar jalali

4

adsl modem

hi
may name is jafar jalali.i am from iran.i have a network company . i will give a modem adsl device.

mike

5

modem

I'm on Optus ADSL: Modem is Speedstream 4200..P4 desktop
my internet keeps dropping out...freezing...pain in the butt...
would it work any better with a more expensive modem?...does a modem make much difference?

Thanks

Mike

ghost

6

enemy tactical nuke its all over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amit

7

Informative article with simple yet clear explanations on the options and technologies available.

Angela

8

can u give which adsl modem is suit for network
i need it in hurry
thanks a lot

sundar

9

hi this is sundar

i have a ADSL modem it says ADSL2+modem/router with single ethernet

i can get connected with my desktop or my laptop any 1 at a time...

when i approached my service provider there is no proper response
my question is...

can i get connected with my desktop(wired) an with my laptop (wireless)

please help me and leme know what to do

thankyou in advance

JABEER

10

i have an adsl modem.i am not using for internet at the moment because i have an internet dongle. my question is, is it possible to use adsl modem as a fax modem and is there any software for it to convert it? please reply me to my email as soon as possible.

Thank You

Dr. R.P.Shrestha

11

Are Modem routers for ADSL and broadband different, can one would not work for another? Thanks

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