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ADSL FAQ

Chariot ADSL Technology

ADSL, or Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, is a revolutionary new way of connecting to the Internet. While traditional modem-based dial-up services transfer data to your computer via an analogue signal, ADSL uses the latest broadband technology to transfer data digitally, at up to 1500k per second - almost 30 times faster than via 56K modem. Not only is high-speed Internet a reality, ADSL provides near-permanent connectivity, saving you the hassle and cost of regular dialing and call charges. Better still, you can use your telephone and fax simultaneously with ADSL, without the need for a separate telephone line.

The asymmetric component of ADSL refers to the unequal download and upload capability of the service. ADSL allows data to be downloaded (from the Internet to your computer) at a greater rate than it can be uploaded (from your computer to the Internet).

How Fast is ADSL??

Whether you use the Internet in a shared-access office environment or for personal home use, Chariot ADSL provides the best possible performance-price compromise for the online enthusiast.

Chariot provides ADSL services at speeds that eclipse the bandwidth of ISDN cable and approach that of satellite, at a fraction of the cost. Chariot ADSL is available at three access speeds:

  • 8000kb/s download / 384kb/s upload

  • Download data from the Internet at up to 8 Megabits per second. Upload data to the Internet at up to 384 Kilobits per second.

  • 1500kb/s download / 256kb/s upload

  • Download data from the Internet at up to 1.5 Megabits per second. Upload data to the Internet at up to 256 Kilobits per second.

  • 512kb/s download / 128kb/s upload

  • Download data from the Internet at up to 512 Kilobits per second. Upload data to the Internet at up to 128 Kilobits per second.

  • 256kb/s download / 64kb/s upload

  • Download data from the Internet at up to 256 Kilobits per second. Upload data to the Internet at up to 64 Kilobits per second.

    Compare the download time of a 50 Megabyte file using a 56k Dial-up service versus ADSL:

    ConnectionDownload Time
    56kb/s Modem 1 hour, 49 minute, 13 seconds
    256kb/s ADSL 27 minutes, 18 seconds
    512kb/s ADSL 13 minutes, 39 seconds
    1500kb/s ADSL 4 minutes, 40 seconds
    8000kb/s ADSL 51 seconds

    ...and the download time of a 2 Megabyte file at 56K versus ADSL:

    ConnectionDownload Time
    56kb/s Modem 4 minutes, 22 seconds
    256kb/s ADSL 1 minute, 5 seconds
    512kb/s ADSL 32 seconds
    1500kb/s ADSL 11 seconds
    8000kb/s ADSL ~2 seconds

    A 50Mb file, more than a two-hour proposition using the fastest 56k dial-up connection, can be complete in less than 5 minutes using ADSL. The audio files you used to wait 5 minutes for can now be playing away in around 11 seconds!

    ADSL is an excellent alternative for the networked environment. An office of networked computers can share a single ADSL connection simultaneously, while each machine receives bandwidth well in excess of that offered by a dedicated dial-up connection.

    For the home user, Chariot ADSL is the ultimate alternative for high-quality streaming video and audio, low-latency gaming, and huge download capacity*.

    ADSL offers performance well in excess of traditional broadband services, and will meet your highest expectations.

    What are the Benefits of ADSL??

    ADSL equipment permits the simultaneous transfer of digital Internet and analogue telephone information, at different frequencies on the same line. This allows you to remain connected to the Internet whilst making and receiving telephone calls and faxes. ADSL does away with the need for a dedicated 'Internet' line, and the connection costs associated with it.

    As ADSL uses your telephone line discreetly, you can remain connected to the Internet continuously, day after day*. Not only is the Internet available instantaneously, there is no need to place a call each time you use it. This can amount to significant savings off your telephone bill each month.

    ADSL services are far more reliable than their dial-up equivalents. While continuous connections cannot be guaranteed due to the physical restraints of your telephone line, dropouts occur far less frequently, resulting in fewer frustrations and call charges.

    What are the Requirements of ADSL??

    In order to connect to the Internet using ADSL, your telephone service must be linked to an ADSL-capable telephone exchange. To find out if your local exchange is ADSL-capable, click here.

    To receive an ADSL service, your computer must be equipped with an ADSL-compatible modem. These modems differ significantly from those analogue devices used to support traditional dial-up access. Chariot offers a number of ADSL-capable modems to suit your personal requirements. We can also arrange for the necessary ADSL splitter/filter equipment to be installed at your premises, if required. To find out more about ADSL modems and installation options, click here.

    Once you have decided to step up to ADSL, all you need to do is select the plan that best suits your needs. To learn about the Chariot ADSL packages available now, click here.

    If you have any questions about ADSL technology or Chariot's range of products and services, feel free to call our Customer Support at service@chariot.net.au or on 1300 137 425.


    * Download and upload rates, byte allocations and connection duration are dependent upon your subscribed ADSL service.

     

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