You can connect to the internet using a modem. Two most widely used broadband modems that transmit analog information and convert it to digital for these purposes are DSL and cable, each with different benefits. Most notably, both are faster than dial-up. Therefore, they’re often referred to as high-speed internet access.
A DSL modem connects your computer to a phone line in order to transmit digital data. If your computer already has an internal modem (called a voiceband modem), you can “dial-in” through your telephone landline. Otherwise, you’d need to purchase an external modem. Provider companies sometimes offer these at no charge with your subscription. Those usually connect to your USB port.
The speed at which a DSL modem sends and receives data varies from hundreds of Kilobits per second to many Megabits. Examples of DSL technologies include Asymmetric DSL (ASDL) and ISDN Digital Subscriber Line (IDSL).
A cable modem transmits digital data over existing cable television lines. They can either be internal or external. The speed at which it sends and receives data varies from just a few Megabits per second to many Megabits.
Once you choose your provider, we can help you get you connected to the internet and setup a wireless network. Go to the scheduling page of our website to set up a time for an Agent to come out and set up your network.
To initiate a chat session with a Geek Squad Agent, you will need to have a supported version of Windows.
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