Dial Up Internet


What Is Dial-Up Internet?

DSL is a form of dial-up Internet stands for Digital Subscriber Line and one of the popular technologies to deployed to send digital signals using telephone lines. This technology is widely used in residential and commercial premises. What makes DSL more powerful is the higher bandwidth capacity of the telephone line. Utilizing this extra bandwidth, DSL moves data at high speed without any additional equipment. The frequency on which DSL operates is not used by telephone hence, you can make phone calls while using the Internet.


How does DSL work?

DSL can be considered as an evolved form of dial-up. You can easily avail DSL technology from your local providers and access high-speed Internet through existing telephone networks. Telephone wires carry thousands of different frequencies where only a few of them are utilized for telecommunication. There are two main types of DSL-

Symmetric DSL- Symmetric DSL has equal bandwidth for upload and download speeds.

Asymmetric DSL- It is a common browsing behavior of the people that they download more often than uploading. Due to this, asymmetric DSL has more downstream bandwidth as compared to upstream bandwidth.

Advantages of DSL-

  • You can use the Internet connection and make voice calls simultaneously.
  • It offers much faster speed as compared to any regular modem.
  • DSL doesn't always require new wiring and can be accessed through the existing phone line.
  • Most of the DSL connection providers offer modem as an integral part of the installation.

Disadvantages of DSL-

  • DSL connections start getting weaker as you move far from the provider's central office and can't be accessed with the same signal strength everywhere.
  • The speed is higher while receiving the data and gets weaker when it comes to sending the data over the Internet.
  • You can't avail the DSL service everywhere.

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