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1.1 General Questions
TELCOs set "caps" on their lines to bring you their advertised rates and no more. AOL does not set caps. Different TELCOs have different caps:
got feedback?Distance Finder. This will tell you the approximate distance from your home to the CO. Also note that it will give you some information about local companies in your area that supply DSL as well.
If you do not wish to check the distance with the Distance Finder, you may also find out if you qualify for DSL by going to keyword: DSL in AOL to check if you qualify or by going to another DSL provider and checking with their systems.
DSL requires a landline w/ a dial-tone, meaning physical lines and not airways like on a cell phone.
If you don't want to get phone service on your line just to get ADSL, consider SDSL because SDSL is only used on a "dry line".
How much is it for DSL in Morton Illinois???
I am inquiring for my sister-in-law who lives at 25 Sheila Court, Morton, Il 61550. What does she have to do to get DSL. Presently she has dial up and and using another ISP other than AOL?? Does she e mail a particular address and someone will tell her what to do?? Or does she call someone? She lives approximately 4 miles from the telephone company.
Pressing the distance finder doesn't work. Why do you keep it on this page?
* Load Web pages and download files much faster,
* You're instantly on - no need to dial an access #*,
* Talk on the phone and be online at the same time,
* Works with your existing phone line & screen name,
* Improved gameplay, and
* Watch streaming Music and Videos better.
*AOL DSL Customers - Signing on through the AOL client is optional. You may use a PPPoE client as another means of connecting online on AOL services.
* AOL Cable Customers - You need the AOL client to connect to the internet. It should take at most 5-10 seconds to establish a connection to the CO.
Note that your ISP/TELCO operator may not lift your cap if your line is unstable because:
•You will keep getting dropped•Synch errors•Line noise is too low•You are far from your CO•You live in a large city (bandwidth issues).
Keep this in mind when calling (3 P's):
The filters supplied with your DSL kit are used to channel the DSL signal directly towards the DSL modem. Without the filters in place, your DSL signal would travel and interact with every telephone device in your house before getting to the DSL modem. This would result in either a loss of synchronization with the DSL signal or very poor performance. Make sure you have all phone lines with devices attached filtered, EXCEPT for the line connected to the DSL modem from the wall jack.
You can plug your modem into micro-filters (ADSL side because otherwise you won't get sync), not in-line filters. On a wall mount filter, the DSL goes in "Line" if it has two. Examples of the two:
If you need to purchase micro-filters, I recommend Excelsus Technologies or 2Wire.
A splitter at your NID recommended if you have 4+ phones in your house.
This comment: "The filters supplied with your DSL kit are used to channel the DSL signal directly towards the DSL modem. Without the filters in place, your DSL signal would travel and interact with every telephone device in your house before getting to the DSL modem" Can you provide a little more explanation? Particularly, can you answer what effect an unfiltered phone might have on the DSL signal?
If you don't use filters on your phone devices, you may experience static when you use your phone. You may also experience some degradation on your DSL service. Slows speeds and loss of synch on the DSL modem are common examples of this.
I just found out that I've been installing the in line filters backwards for years! Does this really matter or is a passive device that works either way despite the markings on the filter? In NYC, it's rare to find the place where the cable comes from the wall because it's always behind furniture that cant be moved from some reason. I've been connecting them inline at the phone. Same thing with wall phones, hard enough to squeeze the filter in there without having to have reversing cables in there. I've never heard anybody complain about noise on phone or bad dsl service, so I wonder if it really matters or not.
When making a new screen name:
- Never use a profile. (It's easy to search for and is spammable)
- Always use a disposable email address eg. hotmail.com if you sign up for offers.
- Never enter chat rooms with your master account.
- Use your email address for personal friends and family only.
- Never give out your AOL screen name to anyone you don't know.
- Change your passwords often and use a combination of letters, numbers, and uppercase eg. Up234gaSPed.
- If you ever get unsolicited emails that "claim to remove you", simple ignore them and delete it. This is their new way of spamming.
Thanks to RoyBob for confirmation.
To use PPPoE, when prompted for login information
Under user name --Type your screen name followed by @aol.com
For example: johndoe123 is your screen name, type firstname.lastname@example.org
Under password -- type in your your aol password.
For information about PPPoE, refer to Carrick Solutions