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Problems, Problems and More Problems

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Problems, Problems and More Problems

ADSL just doesn't work like the super fast connection its slated to be in my opinion e.g. I don't experience "super-fast" downloading of webpages on the whole. Its had more problems than I would ever have imagined it to, since I signed up.

And now for some ADSL questions:

1. Why is an ADSL modem called a "modem" when its not - its digital all the way isn't it?

2. Why did BT implement ADSL with the same PPPoverATM protocol as existing 56k modems that requires a workaround fake dial-up method to get connected?

3. Why doesn't Plusnet provide any sort of client software for the connection?
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RE: Problems, Problems and More Problems

> 1. Why is an ADSL modem called a "modem" when
> its not - its digital all the way isn't it?

Probably because that's a term easily understood by the user. How many actually know that it's a contraction of "modulator/demodulator", let alone how it works?

> 2. Why did BT implement ADSL with the same
> PPPoverATM protocol as existing 56k modems that
> requires a workaround fake dial-up method to get
> connected?

Afaik dial-up modems don't use PPPoA, simply PPP. As to why they implemented PPPoA specifically, I expect you'll have to seek definitive answers from BT themselves on that one.
I can't comment on the "fake dial-up method", as my router doesn't require such a thing.

> 3. Why doesn't Plusnet provide any sort of
> client software for the connection?

To do what, exactly? What is required over and above that which ships as part of the user's OS?

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Slàinte!
Al

[ADSL Home self-install + Asus 6000EV]