I am finally making the quantam leap to broadband frankly I am fed up with the speed, reliability and overall performance demonstrated by my V.92 56 Kbps modem.
I will be using an ADSL service with speeds of 512Kbps downstream and 256Kbps upstream; that's around 64 KB download, 32 KB upload. The contention ratio is 50:1.
I am opting with for a "wires-only" service with no-NAT and a static IP address. That means I am buying the equipment sepearately.
What is this VCI and VPI with "0" and "38" values that are being mentioned?
For an ADSL modem, shall I choose ethernet or USB 1.1? Which is better (I don't have USB 2.0)? I have a 10/100Mbps ethernet adaptor, is this what is required?
I am looking for something £30-£40 with perhaps:
-A WAN Port for connection directly to ADSL socket
Something definitely required:
-Solid Firewall Features
Also, where can I get cheap microfilters? And what is a PSU+ filter?