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#1 hannah9

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 04:27 PM

Can you use an ADSL Modem to connect to a dial up connection? I want to donate my modem to someone in a country where they only have dial up.

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 04:41 PM

If dialup service is all that's available...what would be gained by connecting anything but a dialup modem?

ADSL is a paid service, requiring special equipment. The functionality without the service...doesn't exist.

A piece of equipment designed for Connection Type A...is of no value is the system only accommodates Connection Type B. The equipment item is of no value without the proper signal, in the proper way.

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 04:51 PM

Please understand. I realize they won't use the features of the ADSL/wireless etc. If I had a dial up modem I would give it to them - I don't. But I do have my old ADSL modem. I simply want to know if one can use an ADSL modem to connect to a dial up connection. Of course they would not have the features of ADSL etc. I just want to know - can this modem be used to make the connection? Even though it would still be a slow dial up connection?

Edited by hannah9, 22 November 2009 - 04:52 PM.


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Posted 22 November 2009 - 07:34 PM

No.

A dialup modem is constructed to receive dialup phone signals and properly pass such on to the system, while an ADSL modem is constructed to receive signals of a different type from a different source and communicate those to the system.

Most, if not every, computer system has a built-in dialup modem in it.

If not, you can simply purchase one for dialup connections and install it in the PC. These are dirt cheap, since they are considered obsolete technology by many.

Example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...4-003-_-Product

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 07:57 PM

Thank you! :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 09:37 PM

Easily done, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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