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Re: [LUG] DIY router


On Fri, 29 Apr 2016, Tremayne, Steve wrote:

(remember I'm on *A*DSL at the moment) ...

Remember that "A" in ADSL means asymmetric. Almost all Digital Subscriber Lines are asymmetric including the FTTC connection I have.

Acronyms get abused though, so VDSL, ADSL2, 2+, etc. Mostly for marketing purposes.

I don't think it's possible to order the old (up to) 2Mb SDSL lines anymore either. (Symmetric)

Even Virgin Media cable could technically be called ADSL - It's still an Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line... Although the term "subscriber line" may now be an anachronism to really mean telephone line.

Marketing. Bah.


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