What does ADSL stand for ?
Digital Subscriber Line.
What does ADSL do ? ADSL do ?
allows you to use a normal telephone line to access the internet
much faster than a normal modem (10 to 40 times the speed)
How does it work ?
service is made available by British Telecom by splitting the signal
on your telephone line in two. High speed data connection uses a
frequency range not used by voice communication.
What are the benefits of installing ADSL ?
Will your telephone be affected ?
Un-metered internet access.
connection to the internet which then becomes a seamless extension
of your network.
known in advance.
research and browsing.
and receiving large e-mail attachments at high speed.
e-mail addresses if you have your own domain.
static IP address.
are the choices ?
packages offer varying access speeds to suit your specific requirements.
telephone number will not change and your voice and fax lines will
not give an engaged tone by using ADSL.
What does contention mean ?
connection to the local exchange is shared by other users. Contention
as a ratio (50:1 means that 50 people will be sharing your allocated
What will I need to connect my PC to the ADSL service ?
will I need to connect my Mac to the ADSL service ?
PC with the following minimum specifications is recommended:
II or above
bit sound card
speed CD ROM player
card/display capable of 800x600, 256 colours, SVGA monitor
free on the hard drive
95B,98,98SE,ME,XP,NT4 Workstation SP3 or 2000 Professional
dedicated wall mains socket for the ADSL Modem/Router
available 10baseT compatible Ethernet interface with an RJ45 connector.
Who installs the ADSL equipment ?
601 or equivalent (200 MHz or faster)
OS 8.6 or OS 9.X
MB free space on hard drive
free USB port
driver and display capable of 800 x 600,256 colours or higher
speed CD ROM player
British Telecom engineer installs the line and the router. MR
Systems configures your computer network to make the system function
Is there a minimum contract period ?
minimum contract period is one year.
Will your system pass the whoosh test ?
is available in most metropolitan areas but all installations are
subject to BT's`whoosh' test both before and after installation
to ensure the availability and quality of the service. ADSL works
better if you are located within 3.5 Kms of your telephone exchange.