An ADSL stands for the Asymmetric digital subscriber line. ADSL Modems are ideal for a single PC/MAC user looking for a cost-effective way to connect to ADSL Broadband.
It is a data communication technology for faster transmission over copper telephone lines rather than a conventional voiceband modem can provide.
For an ADSL to operate it requires this special ADSL modem. A Subscriber location and the provider’s central offices must come under same geographical location. He should be within 2 to 2.5 miles.
To get the best data rates while receiving data 1.5 to 9 Mbps (Downstream rate) and 16 to 6 kbps when sending data (Upstream rate). They comply with all the IEEE standards for ADSL and are compatible with all the leading ISPs. Also, take a look at the Default IP Address 192.168.1.1
ADSL Modem Download Speed
This is completely theoretical for the maximum download speed is based on the distance from the user’s modem to the DSLAM.
- 25.0 Mbit/s at 0.3 km
- 24.0 Mbit/s at 0.6 km
- 23.0 Mbit/s at 0.9 km
- 22.0 Mbit/s at 1.2 km
- 21.0 Mbit/s at 1.5 km
- 19.0 Mbit/s at 1.8 km
- 16.0 Mbit/s at 2.1 km
- 8.0 Mbit/s at 3.0 km
- 3.0 Mbit/s at 4.5 km
- 1.5 Mbit/s at 5.2 km
Real download speeds are a little lower.(Source)
Benefits of ADSL Modem
- Enjoy the experience of talking to Phone while surfing on the Internet since the voice and data are in separate bands which are applied to a different channel.
- works well with the existing basic telephone network infrastructure. Since Operators doesn’t need to have a large operational cost for Implementation of this new technology to its users. For making this new service available to the users the cost and service incurred are less for the operators undertake to build the new infrastructure.
- Any ADSL users have open access to the Internet, unlike the other users who dial up or signal the network to establish a connection.
- The Line between PBX and users is not shared so it ensures a dedicated bandwidth to each user and increases the QOS this is because of the Point-to-point service.
- Provides connection speeds much higher than the one made by dial-up Internet. This is the most interesting to users.
ADSL Modem Drawbacks
- If you had taken a look at the download speed it works well when you are actually close to the telephone exchange.
- Even though the connection is faster to download But the service is not available in all locations.