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DSL is a high-speed Internet service that runs over existing telephone lines. Unfortunately, getting it installed in your home is often a trying experience. David Angell addresses the problems typically associated with installing DSL service and provides helpful hints regarding what you should look for in a service provider.
Angell also deftly explains the equipment involved in obtaining DSL access, particularly the DSL modem, and gives a solid overview of the different types of modem available and the installation issues involved. (Although he mentions that notebook users can use PC Card network interface cards (NICs) for connection with a modem, he doesn't point out that USB, because it doesn't require additional equipment, is the better option.) He also does a good job of explaining DSL issues specific to Windows NT and Windows 2000, as well as how to share DSL access in homes or offices that have more than one computer.
If you're considering upgrading your plodding dial-up connection to DSL, you'd do well to consult DSL for Dummies before taking the plunge. --John Frederick Moore
DSL for Dummies was disappointing. It was pre-ownership material. I was hoping for tricks to help navigate DSL which had already been installed on my computer. Read morePublished on September 30, 2005 by MYRA RUNYON
Good for Intro & overall picture of the xDSL how-to in the Windows platform prospective-straight to the point. Read morePublished on September 30, 2001 by J. Lim
I think most of the reviewers who gave this book a low rating were annoyed because they already knew material covered in the book. Read morePublished on June 13, 2001
I read this book mainly because I needed a quick overview of DSL technology before investing in it for home use. Read morePublished on April 21, 2001 by Joe Buchberger
This is probably one of the most dry dummies books out there. The author has a lot of good information, however it has multiple errors throughout. Read morePublished on March 23, 2001
The author was struggling to fill an entire book with information. The pertinent stuff could have been condensed into an article. Read morePublished on October 31, 2000 by chris