Dialup access can be either analog or digital. A conventional analog modem dials into the service provider over the public telephone network, achieving speeds up to 56 Kbps. A dialup digital connection using Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) achieves a speed of 128 Kbps, better transmission quality, and supports a voice call or fax transmission alongside Internet access. In both analog and digital dialup connections, the connection is established and disconnected (circuit-switched) by the user for each session.
(1) Connection through the public switched telephone network. (2) Means of providing a terminal switched access to a service, network or computer.
The connection through the public switched telephone network from a terminal to a service, network or computer.
Use of the PSTN to connect a terminal to a service, network or computer.
A temporary, as opposed to always-on, connection between PC machines, established over a standard phone line.
A method that enables you to connect your computer to a network via a modem and phone line.