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How can an ADSL modem support more than 16 mbps?


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#1 frusciante54

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 11:34 AM

In a couple months I will sign an internet service. The speed is 35 mbps and they say "if you have a modem that only supports ADSL you will only get ADSL speeds" which is I assume 16 mbps?

 

However, when I was looking at ADSL modems, they seemed cheaper than VDSL modems AND they supported up to 300 mbps. How is that possible if ADSL only supports up to only 16?

 

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So the real question is this. If I buy this, will I be able to get to 35 mbps? Because it says it's up to 300 but the ISP says if I have ADSL modem it'll only get me ADSL speeds.

Thanks in advance.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:10 AM

If you sign with an ISP, they should supply you with a capable router/modem according to the plan you sign with!


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#3 frusciante54

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:20 AM

If you sign with an ISP, they should supply you with a capable router/modem according to the plan you sign with!

 

They do, for an extra charge of course. They give a VDSL modem for an average price but I was looking at ADSL modems because they are cheaper



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:28 PM

Not addressing your topic question, just a thought:

Our own ISP offered their own as well, with a nominal monthly fee. I purchased one instead, but since upgrading to their 100 Mbps, I will have to upgrade that now as well to take full advantage of the speed.

Your ISP may (as ours does) have a page at their website that suggests capable router/modems for customer's own purchase compatible with speed.

If so, and yours charges monthly, then some math of purchase price and charges over your projected time frame that you'll be utilizing their connection will help in cost comparisons, easing the sting.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:24 AM

ADSL2+ (offered in some countries) supports up to 24 mbps download speed.  300 mbps is referring to the maximum theoretical speed of the WiFi connection on that particular router, not the internet connection speed.  That is the maximum speed at which devices can connect wirelessly with the router, and communicate with each other on the local network.  It's important to note that theoretical maximum speeds are never achieved in real world use, and WiFi performance is strongly influenced by conditions and the distance from the router of the devices.


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