if you are wondering what broadband is and how it works then we
can give you a basic guide for an answer. Obviously as this is meant
to be a relatively easy to understand guide we won't go into too
much detail so not to confuse people with information that most
won't find useful or interesting.
starters the best thing is to say what Broadband actually is. Broadband
is also known as ADSL) and got
it's name from the term "broad bandwidth".
It is basically a medium that is able to transmit and receive much
larger frequencies and data.
allows users to connect and use the internet and use the telephone
simultaneously on the same telephone line so both can be used at
the same time without interrupting the other. With dial up Internet
this was not able to be achieved as both the telephone and the dial
up Internet were using the same part of the telephone line for the
data. With broadband the telephone data and Internet data can be
separated (by using a microfilter/splitter)
so the data can be channeled to the correct location.
use broadband your telephone
exchange needs to have been enabled, you also need to be within
about 3.5 miles from the exchange for your broadband to work also.
You can check your broadband availability to check if your line
is enabled for free online and it only takes a minute.
start at your computer.
Your computer will be connected to a broadband modem or a router
(if you want to connect more than 1 computer).
From the router you will plug into a micro filter (used to split
the telephone and broadband connections). The micro filter has 2
sockets, one of the cable going to the modem/router and one that
the telephone jack plugs into. The microfilter is then plugged into
the telephone socket.
it's simplest form that is all you are likely to physically see
within your home/office for your broadband connection.
you set up your broadband make sure you add a Micro
Filter to all the phone sockets that share the same line as
the broadband connection (even if they do not have any physical
connected between that socket and the modem/router). You will find
that unless you have these on all the sockets then if a call is
made or received then the broadband connection will get interrupted.
Adding the micro filters to all the phone sockets will mean that
the broadband continues to work even when calls are made or received.
The Micro Filter is designed to separate voice (telephone) and data
(Internet) so they get sent to the correct place with no interruptions.
can find out more about mobile
broadband and the different mobile
broadband providers with these links.