Some DSL Broadband definitions

Written by Steve

Some DSL Broadband definitions,

Often too many people get confused with allrepparttar definitions, here we have explained in easy to understand terms.

ADSL: Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line - asymmetric meaning it's faster downstream than upstream.

ASAM: Advanced Services Access Manager -Whether you have a DSLAM or ASAM in your exchange doesn't really matter. They dorepparttar 137206 same thing. See DSLAM's as well.

ATM: Asynchronous Transfer Mode - a method of encapsulation which is capable of many virtual circuits. With these, providers (ISP's) can split an ATM connection (155Mbit or 622Mbit) up into many connections. ATM isn't just used for DSL but inrepparttar 137207 case of DSL it's used to provision each customer.

Contention Ratios A contention ratio isrepparttar 137208 number of users to xMbit of bandwidth. For example some providers offer 2Mbit DSL, with a ratio of 50:1, meaning 50 users to 1Mbit of bandwidth.

CPE Customer Premises Equipment,repparttar 137209 term that describesrepparttar 137210 equipment used onrepparttar 137211 customer end of a connection, for example your DSL modem/router, cable modem, black box on Wired Country etc.

DSL Digital Subscriber Line.

DSLAM Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer - They are placed in DSL enabled Telecomm exchanges, when your modem syncs up andrepparttar 137212 DSL light comes on, it means you are connected. When data travels down your connection, it goes fromrepparttar 137213 CPE -> DSLAM -> RAN -> ISP

ERX Edge Routing Exchange. See RAN.

Finding the best search engine

Written by Ryan Fyfe

With Billions of pages onrepparttar internet how do you find exactly what is that you are looking for? Chances are you have stumbled across different search engines, and maybe even used and tried out a few of them.

Aside from look and feel which search engine really isrepparttar 137192 best? It used to be that Googleís search results were far superior to any other search engine onrepparttar 137193 internet. With an increase in technology by Googleís closest competitorís Yahoo and Msn, itís getting harder and harder to really sort through and say which one is really better.

With that in mind I would recommend using all ofrepparttar 137194 major search engines to see which one returns what you personally are looking for. Iíve found that a search engine that I use all ofrepparttar 137195 time, and returns what I am looking for will be completely different for someone else searching forrepparttar 137196 exact same thing. Everyone has expectations for what they are looking for when they perform a web search. These expectations are different for everyone, and I believe that with a slight difference inrepparttar 137197 Algorithms ofrepparttar 137198 major search engines, one of them will match what it is that you are looking for.

Features: Due torepparttar 137199 fact that there isnít much that hasnít already been exploited with search engine technology, all ofrepparttar 137200 major sites have been pushing new features, to attract users. Gmail, Googleís free web mail is an example of this. Gmail provides over 2gbís of free storage, and is growing everyday. Withrepparttar 137201 ability to pop email stored onrepparttar 137202 Gmail server itís hard to beat. Yahoo and Msn have offered web based email for a long time, and itís exciting to see Google jump inrepparttar 137203 Game. Gmail is still in a Beta stage, but already itís made a huge push inrepparttar 137204 market; Even convinced Hotmail to raise their storage limit by more than a factor of 10! This is only a small preview I think we will see inrepparttar 137205 next while, asrepparttar 137206 different providers fight for our patronage.

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