[LMB] OT:AKICOTL - self-starting modem
B. Ross Ashley
redlion at sff.net
Mon Sep 10 23:52:18 BST 2007
On Mon, 10 Sep 2007 11:19:18 -0400, Katrina Knight <kknight at fastmail.fm>
> At 09:58 AM 9/10/2007 PAT MATHEWS wrote:
> >I have MSN-DSL.
> >I'll disconnect and do something else and suddenly see that I
> >am now connected. I'll leave for class and come back to find
> >the connection I disconnected myself has now been 'disconnected
> >for inactivity'. I'll disconnect so I can use the landline and
> >have the interference start up in the middle of the phone call.
> DSL is designed to allow simultaneous use of the
> internet connection and the phone line. There shouldn't be
> any interference on the phone line when connecting.
Absolutely. The telephone line should be "provisioned" by the telco
which owns the landline, and there should be a filter thingie on the
telephone wall connection with one side leading to the aDSL modem and
the other to the 'phone. And particularly if you're running Windows you
should have a hardware router in between your aDSL modem and your computer.
B. Ross Ashley http://brashley46.livejournal.com
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