ADSL starters guide

What is ADSL?
ADSL
 (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) is a form of technology used in the telecommunication industry. It enables data transmission at faster speeds over copper lines than a conventional dial-up connection does. The reason it’s capable of doing this is because unlike dial-up (analogue), it utilises higher frequencies on the copper line to transmit data.
What do I need to get connected?

  1. Monthly billed Telkom line.
  2. ADSL Router – A device that allows your computer to communicate with your ADSL line. You can order an ADSL router here.
  3. Micro Filter – A device that splits digital (ADSL) and analogue signal (voice) on your line allowing you to browse the internet while making a telephone call.
  4. An ADSL package 
  5. An ADSL line.

 

How do I get an ADSL line?

 You will require a monthly-billed Telkom line, this can be ordered through Telkom.
If you`ve already got an active Telkom line (monthly-billed), you can call Telkom to activate ADSL on your line or better yet, save yourself time and money and order your ADSL line through Web Africa; we will deal with Telkom and take care of upgrading you to an ADSL line.

What if I have a prepaid line?

Simply contact Telkom and request that they convert your line from a prepaid line to a monthly-billed line.

I`ve got everything I require for my ADSL, now what?

Once your ADSL package has been activated, you will need to setup your router. Refer to our router setup guides.

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