DSL Connection in Microsoft® Windows® Vista
Things to keep in mind while setting up DSL connection in Windows Vista.
DSL is the abbreviation of Digital Subscriber Line. It is a group of technologies used to provide digital data transmission over local telephone network. To set-up a digital subscriber connection, you should have an account with Internet Service Provider. You will also need a modem, a router and a device that joins the two. Some ISPs will send you these devices through mail; otherwise, you will have to purchase them. In case of the availability of modem and router, follow the instructions provided by your ISP. If you have a combined modem and router, plug the device into an electric connector. Then connect the phone cord or cable to a wireless network and wall jack. After this, connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the local area network and the other end to the network port of the PC with which you want to connect the Internet. By selecting the set-up network connection in the ‘Control Panel’, you can connect to the Internet. If you have two devices, the only difference from the other is the connection of router to an electrical outlet. The important tip to set-up the connection is to make sure that you buy both the devices from the same manufacturer. You should buy these products from a trusted company. Also the compatibility of devices should be checked.
Things to be kept in mind while performing DSL connection set-up in Windows Vista are:
- Location of devices
- Chance of interference
Location of devices
Before setting-up the connection, you need to check whether the devices are placed in the proper location. Ensure that, it must be placed at such a location where almost the entire place comes in the range of the router. Most of the routers only have 25-30 feet of range capacity.
Chance of interference
Many wireless networks might fail because of the interference from other network devices. For example, the signals from the wireless phones might interrupt the connection. So, before setting-up the connection, do take care of other possible devices.
The compatibility of network devices should also be ensured before setting-up DSL connection. The most important device you need to check is the compatibility of the network interface card.