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Satellite Internet Vs Dsl Internet Vs Fiber Optic Internet

Satellite Internet Vs Dsl Internet Vs Fiber Optic Internet

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When it comes to choosing which internet connection you should use, you might get confused because of the many available options out there. There is cable internet, DSL, Broadband, Fiber Optics and Satellite Internet connection available for you in the market. Choosing the best one mainly depends on your specific requirements, but location plays a vital role in it as well.

Even though there are a variety of available options, 3 of them are most preferred and used internet connection types, i.e. Satellite, DSL and Fiber Optic. In this article we are going to discuss the differences between these 3 major types of internet connections.

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DSL Internet

DSL stands for Digital Subscribers Line. DSL has been considered as one of the fastest mediums to send and receive data packets. And has been used by millions to access internet around the globe. DSL is fast because of its ability to send huge chunks of data simultaneously through the copper wires. DSL is a far better option, not just because it is faster, but because it does not require your telephone lines to get busy when the internet is being accessed, this is why DSL lines are also known as “Always On” lines.

Two major types of DSL connections are ADSL and SDSL, both are very efficient for individual and corporate usage. However, ADSL is more preferred by home users, as ADSL is simple to use and install. DSL internet provides various benefits but gradually more advanced and faster internet types are replacing it.

Fiber Optic Internet

Fiber Optic Internet is nothing more than just a faster form of DSL connections. The only difference is that instead of using coax telephone lines; these connections use the Fiber Optics cable to connect a DSL modem to the telephone switch. Fiber optics improve the performance of DSL connection largely. It increases the speed and reliability of the connection, which ensures lossless transmission of data signals. However, installing a Fiber Optics connection require both time and technical professional capabilities. There are specialized Fiber Optics engineers who can connect or join fiber optic cables.

You cannot just avail the Fiber Optics Internet in any area. Most of the areas still use the old-fashioned telephone lines to connect, therefore it is critical to first find out whether installation of Fiber Optics is possible in your area or not.

Satellite Internet

Satellite internet is the most advanced form of internet connections that most of the people do not even know about. Satellite internet is the fastest type of connection available. Its main advantage is that it can be used in areas where no DSL, cable or wireless connection works. People living in Rural areas are forced to use Dial-up connections to connect to the internet, but now they can avail satellite internet services and get connected to their family and friends anywhere in the world. However, the cost of Satellite internet connection is a bit higher than that of DSL or Fiber Optic connections because of the usage of expensive equipments and satellite itself.

Author Bio

James is a Technology Consultant and a certified CCNA. He has explored many Internet options over the year and including Satellite Internet. He has found Huges Net to be a reliable satellite internet service provider. Find out more here http://www.satellitestarinternet.com/hughes-net/

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How To Speed Up DSL Connection And Make It Faster

How To Speed Up DSL Connection And Make It Faster

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This is not uncommon to see people blaming their ISPs for their slow internet speed, and cursing because the actual speed they get is not what was promised in the package. Most of such users are non-technical and they need a little education regarding internet connections and how a DSL works. Mostly, the problem is inside your house, and you can tackle it without having to hire any professional service or calling the DSL support line many times. Some of the most common reasons of slow DSL connection, I have seen, in my 10 years long career in this field, are Inappropriate Line Filters, Electrical Interferences, Or old and low quality copper wire.

You would obviously know that DSL uses the legacy copper wiring that are used in telephonic connections for decades. In DSL, both the voice (telephonic conversation) and Data (Internet traffic) routes from the same copper line, and in case these lines are weak or have been deployed for many years, chances are bright that you won’t get the ideal DSL speed at your home. Not only the wiring inside your home, but lines outside your home, that connects your home to the main panel of your area, can play a vital part in decreasing the speed of internet for DSL connections.

First and the foremost thing that a DSL provider checks is that everything is working fine at their end, and if everything is fine there, they tend to visit the location and check the line that connects your home with the main panel of your area, if that is also fine, the problem would probably be in the lines inside your home.

Wires providing connection outside your house is the responsibility of Local Telephone Company or even your ISP, but the wiring inside your house are supposed to be corrected by yourself. And it’s your responsibility to ensure that these lines are as smooth as they are needed to be. Hence it is highly recommended to use high quality and reliable telephones inside your home that connects into the DSL modem, this will, in most cases, solve the speed issue.  However if still the speed of your DSL is not as good as you would want it to be, than follow the below mentioned steps to determine and rectify the problem.

–  Make use of filter, to distinguish the Voice from Data. Since the same line is being used for telephone as well as DSL, it is critical to use a filter to filter out the voice signals, which results in better and faster DSL connection.

–  Try to connect the modem as close to the main wall jack as possible. Try to connect the main telephone line of your home to the DSL Modem, this will ensure that the best signal enters the DSL Modem.

–   Reduce the Electromagnetic “noise” from the room where DSL Modem is in place. Remove some large electronics equipments from nearby and you might see better DSL speed.

There are of course better Internet Connections options available in the market, but if you really want to continue using DSL for internet, following the above mentioned steps would ensure that you get the optimum performance from your DSL connection.

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Jake is a technology blogger who loves to write on internet technologies. DSL vs Dial up connection is his favourite topic for discussion.

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