Wiring for ADSL

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Nov 6 20:29:20 UTC 2007

--- Bill G <wildgeorgiabill at peoplepc.com> wrote:

> Ok, I've established that ADSL uses an ordinary
> phone line.
> This helps greatly.  Last question is where to get
> quality phone
> line and a jack.  Is Radio Shack stuff acceptable?
> Thanks again.
> Bill Grubbs
> Ubuntu user
> Hey Bill,

I have ATT Yahoo DSL(ADSL) from SBC(now ATT) and they
supply the necessary filters required to prevent
interference on your regular phone line(phones).
I got SBC serviceman to install a separate dedicated
line to my computer room for signal strength which
probably didn't need(requires a separate splitter in
phone box which didn't cost other than the service
fee).  I also used their router/dsl modem, 2Wire 1701
HG Gateway(cost a little extra but wireless networking
is built in) cus I'm a network dummy.  The system has
worked flawlessly except for failure of the first
modem which was still under warranty and replaced free
of charge.  Speed is excellent running a 318 MB/sec or
whatever the units are for the highspeed pro service.
It's what's advertised less a very slight overhead.
The only problem I've had is when the download server
is down or flaky usually Ubuntu's.
I don't know about Radio Shack's stuff. First
impression is not to trust them and the ATT stuff is
all waranted.
Since ATT DSL service was the only service available
in my area and I had to wait for the broadband service
at that, I had no choice but am well satisfied with
it. Of course, any broadband service is infinitely
better the DUN.
Hope this helps and good luck in your endeavor,

Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net

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