ADSL is a broadband networking technology that transmits data over copper telephone lines.

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Which network configuration?

I have a dual core machine at home w/ 8GB RAM and 3 TB HDD. I have a static IP and a couple of registerd domain names.I have a consumer grade ZTE VDSL2 modem/WiFi accesspoint/router/switch that I can ...
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Can you have Fax and ADSL on one line?

I have one phone line, with an ADSL connection on there. If I plug a fax machine into the filter, will it kick me off the Internet when a fax is sent or received?
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ADSL improvement in recent years

Currently I have a 2mb/s ADSL connection. I signed up for the service more than five years ago. Has technology improved much during that time to allow for greater speed using the same wires? The ...
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Route certain programs to different gateways

I own a small network with 15 windows computers, 1 linux server with samba for network storage and 3 aDSL lines of 8Mb/s each. I have set 5 computers in each adsl line. What I want to do, is having ...
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Possible to have 2 ADSL lines in my configuration?

I work from home and have a relatively complicated setup using VMWare ESXi. My kids are using up bandwidth and it's affecting my work connection which isn't good, so I intend to purchase a 2nd line ...
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converting COAX to phone for ADSL

I have a modem that uses COAX as the data line, recently I changed the provider and they said that the internet is ready. They provided a DSL modem that uses phone jack. Can I cut the coax and ...
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How does a DSL modem know which ISP to connect to?

I am terminating my contract with my old ISP, however, because I've already paid my account till the end of the month, this connection is still active. I have also signed up with a new ISP who mailed ...
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Can I use a basic ADSL modem with modem+router?

I have a TP-LINK TD W8951ND wireless Modem+Router which contains one RJ11 (phone line) port and four RJ45 (Ethernet) ports along with wireless N support. Now for some reason, my TP-LINK modem doesn'...
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How does an adsl modem discover the network upon physical setup?

I have some basic knowledge about protocols and the OSI model, i know for example a good deal about how the HTTP works and how FTP works or the diferences between TCP and UDP, but I never studied much ...
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UPDARAfter I moved my dsl modem upstairs it slowed down considerably

I moved my main desktop computer up one floor which unfortunately does not have a WIFI connection and still requires an Ethernet cable. For some reason I am not able to connect my DSL modem to my ...
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Configure router and switch to share internet over network

We have one TP-Link ADSL (Modem/Router) and one D-Link 5-port switch connected via a CAT5 cable. The TP-Link has configured ADSL internet connection and is working. We also have 4 client pc (all ...
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Connecting wireless router to wired ADSL modem

I'm trying to connect a wireless router to a wired ADSL modem. Steps followed: Connected wireless router to PC and configured static IP [192.168.1.20], gateway [192.168.1.1] Connected wireless ...
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Are DSL filters interchangable?

If I have a DSL filter left by AT&T, and use a different ISP now, can I still use AT&T's DSL filter, or do I need to get one from the new ISP? Do all DSL filters do basically the same thing, ...
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VOIP (Skype, Lync) 'stutters' with my ISP. How can I prove it?

When I am on VOIP calls (Skype or Lync) most of the time the calls suffer quality issues where the person on the other end cuts out. 4 perfect seconds, then 1 to 1/2 a second of what the other person ...
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UPNP problems in ADSL Modem and an Access Point

I'm using Windows 7. I'm using a ADSL Modem provided by my ISP to connect to the Internet. I'm using a TP-Link Access Point (WR941ND) to connect to the ADSL Modem and then I connect my computer to the ...
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ADSL Wireless Router Configuration with ethernet(rj45) internet connection

I have this adsl wireless router but my internet connection only has RJ45 directly connected to my PC. My questions is how can I use my ADSL wireless router with this kind of internet connection.. ...
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Slow ADSL connection when connecting to normal socket as opposed to the main phone socket

I have just installed a new modem/router at home and after doing some testing I noticed that if I plug the modem directly into the master socket in my flat I get around 4MBits and the logs look like ...
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ADSL Connections

Can you have two ADSL connections on a single phone line? Or by law of IT, do two Broadband connections require two separate phone lines and BT master sockets?
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Speed Up Adsl in D-Link DSL-2750U

I have a D-Link DSL-2750U adsl modem router, it shows me my Upstream is 1291 Kbps and my Downstream is 4095 Kbps, but download speed is only 20 KB/s, is there any way to change configuration to speed ...
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Why are my downloads up to ~1500KByte/sec only, when the ADSL connection locks at 13611Kbit/s?

No uploading is going on other than the overhead of downloading which appears to be not high for the abilities of the connection: Only about 30-40KByte/s when the router locks at 1012Kb/s and other ...
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Can't connect to router behind other router from outside

I have the following setup: Internet ⟷ ADSL internet router ⟷ TP-LINK wireless router I want to access this TP-LINK router through the internet. I've tried to access it by DynDNS or No-IP, but I ...
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Capture data that my ADSL modem send

I'd like to capture the data sent by my ADSL modem (what's really sent on the RJ11 cable). I have no access to my modem (no ssh), so I'd like to build a mini-computer with 2 RJ11 plug, one connected ...
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aDSL dropped packets, but only when more than one computer is connected

I'm having problems connecting my LAN to aDSL. I run a Mac Mini server with a fixed IP address, and my own named, smtpd, httpd, etc. There are two other Ethernet computers, and an Airport Extreme ...
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How do I share one ADSL router between two different bandwidth accounts?

My previous housemate configured his ADSL router so that we both shared the line, but connected to our own bandwidth accounts. Our login details were tied to our network connections on individual ...
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ADSL upload speed low on PC, but good with phone over wifi

on PC over LAN: on Android phone over wifi: ADSL status on my router: These speed tests were run on the same time on same router. My router brand is TPLink. I have tried new cables with all ...
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ADSL with RFC 2684 Bridging

My new ADSL line is now enabled, I can finally use my Netgear DM111Pv2 to use to the Internet. My ISP has told me a big surprise : I don't need to use a login and a password to connect to the Internet,...
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Downstream rate goes suddenly from 12000 kbps to 500-0 kbps- excellent line attenuation and snr margin

As the title says the line drops for hours or days to unworkable speeds or goes downright offline. I tried to change cables and filters but nothing changed. I should mention the phone also does not ...
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Two connections in Ubuntu

I have one wire that goes to my laptop. I can connect local network and adsl internet in Windows simultaneously. I created adsl-connection and it works well (I can browse Internet). But I can't ...
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ADSL router - data rate and max rate [closed]

My ADSL2+ router gives me the following statistics: SNR Margin: 16.8 Line Attenuation: 25.0 Data Rate: 8192 kbps Max Rate: 16972 kbps I don't quite understand Data Rate and Max Rate? Is Data Rate ...
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Why is PPPoE used for DSL rather than EAPoL?

While learning for my IT Security exam I wonder why PPPoE is used for establishing DSL connections instead of EAPoL? In PPPoE, the authentication is embedded in PPP frames, which are embedded in ...
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High data rate detected but slow speed

I have an ADSL2+ modem and my max download speed tends to be ~170kb/s (1300 kbps), instead my modem stats claim that it should be almost 5x faster: Downstream Upstream SNR ...
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How can I use ADSL line with a broadband router?

I have a broadband router (Linksys E1000) which I've flashed with a DD-WRT firmware. After doing so I realized that this router doesn't have an interface for ADSL port(RJ-11). How can I use the ...
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how to ssh virtualbox guest with host in bridged adsl connection

I have an ADSL bridged internet connection. My virtualbox host is windows 7 and guest is archlinux. (a) my guest ip is 192.168.1.x subnet 24 (b) Internet is available to both guest and host if host ...
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Share ADSL Internet connection between two computers 40 meters away (straight) from each other

I have a box with a working ADSL Internet connection. About 40 meters away (straight), in another house, there is another, older box. There are two houses in between. Would there be some practical ...
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Why is my ADSL modem not listed as a gateway (chaining two routers)?

I just got a new Wifi Router and connected it to my ADSL modem. The Wifi router assigns IPs in the range 192.168.0.xxx and the ADSL modem assigns IPs in the range 192.168.1.xxx. The ADSL modem is ...
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No IP address given to router until after cloning MAC address from another computer

This problem had me occupied most of the day until I finally solved it just a little while ago. Unfortunately I still don't understand why the problem surfaced in the first place or why my final "...
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Why is ADSL speed dependent on location? [closed]

Why does my ADSL connection only reach 1Mbps when my neighbours just a few blocks away reach 3Mbps with the same provider? Someone suggested that it's likely that the local exchange is oversubscribed....
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adsl modem/router with “ssh” server

Any recommendation re a good ADSL 2+ modem/router for home that has support for running an SSH server? Would ideally want the ssh support to include: custom port can be defined (not standard ssh ...
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TP-LINK TD-W8151N Modem/router as just wi-fi router

I am planning to buy TP-LINK ADSL wifi router (model TD-W8151N) for my Internet connection which provides Internet through ADSL telephone line. I am also planning to take cable internet in a few ...
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How to use NetLimiter to regulate my upload bandwidth load?

Per a recommendation on why my uploading was killing my downloading I've installed NetLimiter. I keep tweaking the configuration and haven't found something I am completely happy with. I couldn't find ...
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Are modems, made for a more recent DSL standard, downwards compatible with older DSL technology?

I understand that older DSL modems aren't compatible with newer technology, but is the case same the other way around? I.e.: Is VDSL2 modem compatible with a VDSL connection? What about with ADSL or ...
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How to tell a router from a switch/hub?

I recently got a ADSL modem with Ethernet ports for providing Internet to more than one client, So how can i tell my ADSL modem is acting as a switch ,router or hub. The function that I have noticed ...
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Connecting a wireless wimax modem to Huawei HG8245?

I have a Fiber optics ADSL connection which is connected to a Huawei HG8245 modem. Its IP is 192.168.100.1. I have given my friend a connection from that modem though a cat 5 cable and he wants to ...
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DSL modem connects to unknown IP address

I'm on day TWENTY...working with my IP provider to figure out this oddity. I wanted to upgrade my dsl speed with my provider, so they contacted our phone company to make the switch. Instead of an ...
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Laptop wireless connection drops ADSL router Internet connection

I have a laptop, when I try to connect it to the Internet using wireless connection it doesn't get connected and the wireless router (SMC) drops the ADSL Internet connection, and I have to reboot the ...
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ZyXEL ADSL home router showing up as 4 WLAN networks

When I enable WLAN in my new ZyXEL ADSL modem/router and configure it with the SSID and WPA2-PSK password that I want, it works just fine. The problem is that instead of the single WLAN access point ...
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Why is net much slower if computer is plugged in it via a wireless router?

I have a computer which is plugged directly in the net via the ADSL modem provided by the ISP. Sometimes there is need to connect other computers on the net. Then I add a TP-LINK wireless router to ...
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Would the ethernet card be damaged if the other end of the cable was left hanging loose?

I'm possessed of an ADSL modem that can take either ethernet / USB cable. Every once in a while, say, visitors/colleagues drop by ; at which point my ethernet cable is unplugged from the modem ... and ...
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Apple TimeCapsule not working with ADSL

I have just got a Time Capsule for christmas. I plugged the ADSL cable from the filter into the circle slot thats the "internet ethernet port". However, it doesnt register, the little light doesnt ...
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Could shorting wires on a phone line cause intermittent DSL problems?

We've got DSL which is generally pretty solid, but right now we're in the midst of a big kitchen remodel. We've also been recently having some DSL reliability problems; I didn't note exactly when they ...