Category: USB DSL driver
Manufacturer: Gateway Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Operating System: Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Release Date: 07 Apr 2001
Actiontec Home DSL USB adapter boot device is Gateway's response to the growing demand for Home DSL peripheral drivers. The form of data transmission used in Actiontec Home DSL USB adapter boot device is through DSL technology. DSL originally meant Digital Subscriber Loop but was consequently renamed as digital subscriber line. It is a technological innovation that allows transmission of digital data through local telephone network wires and cables. One practical advantage of this family of technologies is the fact that they can be simultaneously used along the same phone line with the regular phone without affecting the relative rate of transfer of digital data. Various protocols and configurations are being implemented in DSL technology such as the one being used by Actiontec Home DSL USB adapter boot device. Some DSL technology for instance makes use of ATM layer situated just over the low-level bitstream to allow incorporation of various technologies on the same link.
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A DSL also establishes routed networks as well as bridged networks. In its early days, DSL implementations are usually done by using DHCP to create network details like IP address to the user equipment. This is followed by an authentication through MAC address or a host name. In the more recent time, DSL implementations generally make use of PPP over Ethernet to provide network details. DHCP or Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol refers to a network application protocol used by computer devices to acquire configuration data for operation in a given set up of any Internet protocol network. This system configuration lessens system administration workload enabling the devices to connect to network easily. Most DSL services typically have a download rate that ranges from 256 kilobits per seconds to 24,000 kilobits per second. The upload speed is normally lower than download speed. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Actiontec Home DSL USB Adapter Boot Device errors before installing any driver updates.