Category: Network and Modem
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 14.0 MB
Operating System: Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT3.51, Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 4218 188.8.131.52 / 11/26/2000
Digital Subscriber Line or DSL is a general term referencing service being provided over copper lines and is normally associated with high speed Internet access or sometimes generically referred to as broadband. The Asymmetric Digital Subscriber or ADSL as supported by the 3Com ADSL-150 Device Loader on the other hand is a variant of the DSL connection. With ADSL connections the subscriber also gains access to high speed Internet connections but is not assured that the speed for the receive and transmit signals are equal. This means that in this type of setup the download speed may be faster than the upload speed. The result is that the computer user is able to access remote websites and network servers faster compared to sending or uploading files to them. This process is the complete opposite of the Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line or SDSL wherein the speed both ways are always equal.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
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The in an ADSL infrastructure the computer user gains the benefit of being able to use the telephone line despite being simultaneously connected to the Internet. This is far better compared to a dial-up connection wherein the telephone line is tied to the Internet service exclusively and often gets disconnected when an incoming voice call arrives. The 3Com ADSL-150 Device Loader and its corresponding device driver helps to segregate the voice and data signals that flow along the same pathway. Essentially with this type of service the conventional telephone line is used for both voice and data but in different frequencies. The role of devices like the ADSL modem it to allow the host computer system to differentiate between the data and the voice signals being transmitted on the same line. It also protects both signals by preventing them from interfering with each other. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and 3Com ADSL-150 Device Loader errors before installing any driver updates.