DSL modem

Updated: 05/14/2017 by Computer Hope

DSL modemDSL modems are hardware devices that allow your computer to communicate with an Internet service provider over a DSL connection. A traditional phone line (RJ-11) connects to the back of the DSL modem, and a Cat 5 (Ethernet) cable connects the modem to router or computer. The picture is an example of a traditional DSL modem from Motorola.

DSL offers a significant speed increase in Internet performance when compared to a dial-up connection although is not as fast as most Cable broadband connections.

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