What is ADSL?
ADSL (Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line) is a modern technology that transforms TRADITIONAL telephone lines into high speed, permanently connected lines. ADSL provides high speed Internet access as well as access to corporate networks for telecommuting and on-line multimedia applications like on-line games, video on demand, videoconferencing, voice over IP, etc.
It is important to note that in Spain the ADSL technology has three independent channels on the one telephone line:
- Two high speed channels (one to receive data and the other to send it)
- One channel for normal voice communications, modem, fax, etc..
You should bear in mind that this service is intended for Internet connections, and that the PC in which it is installed must have a processor that is superior to a PENTIUM 233. It should also have an Ethernet network card installed for it to work properly.
When you contract an ADSL line. you can have various services. The installer will also configure an ADSL device, connected to the data socket, that will allow you to connect to the Internet from the PC that is connected to this service, or from any PC on the office network, if the PC is connected to the network HUB of your office.
The voice socket is left free so that you. can install a traditional telephone or fax.