|Tips about DSL Filters
Making a DSL Filter Purchase
More about DSL filters: SL filters can purchase from a variety
of locations. Your local electronics store should have some,
though if DSL is new the area, they might not. Though a DSL
filter website can be an excellent place to buy from, shipping
costs can nearly double the price of such an inexpensive device.
Your DSL provider may offer filters for free, or may be able
to get you a deal on a filter through another company. Also,
try checking with a friend or neighbor who has a DSL internet
connection, and see of they have any extra filters for you to use.
How DSL Filters Work
Voice signals and DSL data signals are carried to a given user
on the same segment of copper wire. This is possible because
the voice and data signals are carried over different frequencies.
This works very well on paper, but in real world applications,
when both phone and data signals are coming to a user simultaneously,
there is some moderate interference. A DSL filter works by minimizing
this interference, making for a faster DSL connection.
About DSL filters: A DSL filter is a simple piece of hardware that
improves service over unfiltered DSL. DSL Filers are relatively simple
devices that can installed by a user without professional supervision.
Despite this, most of them come with owner's manuals to ease the
installation process for the less-tech savvy. They are also inexpensive.
As a result, making use of a DSL filter is one of the best ways to
optimize your DSL performance
Selecting a DSL Filter
A DSL filter can be an excellent upgrade. But there are several
things to think about before choosing one. First of all, DSL filters
do not actually hook up to your DSL connection. Instead, they go
on devices that use the phone line. Though some recommend buying
a filter for every phone device you own, it is important to realize that
it's highly unlikely you will be using your DSL and dial-up modem
connections simultaneously. Also, some DSL filters provide
additional services, such as surge protection, or signal splitting.
Before buying, weigh all the features of each filter to determine
which is best for you.
One of the most promising of DSL's technologies is naked DSL.
Conventional DSL connections share a cable with a voice connection.
Naked DSL, however, does not. Like the ultimate DSL filter,
with naked DSL, there's no interference to speak of. Additionally,
naked DSL is far more competitive against cable internet in terms
of speed. But, for a variety of reasons, local phone companies are
unwilling to offer naked DSL to most users.
Obtaining Naked DSL
Regular DSL is widely available today, and can be accelerated using
DSL filters. However, its faster cousin, naked DSL, is far harder to
come by. This is because most DSL providers are phone companies.
Unlike regular DSL, which comes with a phone connection,
naked DSL does not. Unfortunately, phone companies make a good
profit margin off local service, and are unwilling to offer customers
broadband access without it. As cable internet surges in popularity,
though, it may force DSL providers to start offering naked DSL in earnest.