This is the Internet generation, so to speak. With the undeniable impact that Internet has over the present generation, it is no longer far fetched for it to be named after the electronic phenomenon. People’s lives seem to hang on what can be found and what is available through the Internet. Of course it is a stretch to say that but it also underlines how important it has become in our daily lives. From our work to what keeps us entertained, the Internet is at the very forefront.
One of the many aspects or facets of the Internet that so many people are concerned about is about connection. Connectivity is now such a big deal and if your Internet Service provider (ISP) happens to provide sub-par service – slow, or even non-existent – then you’d definitely want to find a better provider. If you happen to doing work through the help of the net, or is researching for something, then you’d understandably want faster service.
About ADSL and ADSL2
Talking about fast Internet connection will undoubtedly lead to DSL technology. DSL actually stands for Digital Subscriber Line and is a type of technology that allows for fast Internet access through the transmission of digital data over the wires of a telephone line. Although there are various kinds of technologies that are connected or actually under DSL service and the most common of those technologies is what is known as Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL).
Considered to be an improvement of ADSL, ADSL2 is also a standard for Internet connections that is supposed to double the speed of its predecessor. The basic principles upon which ADSL2 operates is the same as that of ADSL, although the very technology is somewhat improved to enable it to cope with the supposedly better speeds available. However, users and subscribers of the Internet tend are much more concerned about the speed of their connection and how fast they could download data than concerning themselves with the actual technology behind it.
Download Speed Factors
Anyone who makes use of the Internet a lot is understandably going to be interested in the factors that could affect the download speed of his ADSL2 service. Since more people use the net for downloading as opposed to uploading, this is something that should be expected. Knowing some of the factors that could affect downloading speed would probably be of help in understanding what could be done to increase it, if that’s at all possible.
Some of the more obvious factors that could play a factor in lowering the download speed of your ADSL2 service are the following: the present condition that your telephone line is in, the model type as well as the age of the ADSL2 modem that is being used, the distance of the person who is subscribed to an ISP from where his ADSL2 service is actually connected, and the type of condition that the wiring of the house is in, are all factors that could play major roles in reducing the connection way below what is expected to be its maximum.
Another very important factor on the reduced download speed of your ADSL2 service is the actual speed site that is being accessed and the total amount of bandwidth that is available over the Internet. This is in connection with the fact that your ADSL2 service could actually provide a really substantial Internet connection.