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Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)

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A tutorial on how DSL works.
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: November 01, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 09, 2010
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
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Language: English
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Avatar for Lianna Wright
7 years ago

Lianna Wright (Faculty)

First let me thank the author for introducing me to howstuffworks.com. What a useful site. It has videos to show how stuff works. The DSL tutorial was very simply written, easy to understand, and can be used in a classroom for beginning computer classes as well as by the general public. The only downside was the advertisements placed in the margins on the page. But we understand that advertisements on a website are a necessary evil. The explanation was done precisely and took up one page.

Technical Remarks:

Easy to navigate the page. Links worked. Search engine powered by google which makes it reliable.

Avatar for david haring
13 years ago

david haring (Student)

Great article on providing information on DSL. The article gave a balance of
graphic and text. This site seemed user-friendly and links were very useful. I
would go back to view this site again.

Avatar for Barbara Gaal
13 years ago

Barbara Gaal (Student)

This article clearly describes how DSL works in an easy to understand format.
The site was easy to navigate and has many links to other information.

Technical Remarks:

Some pages have a lot of scrolling.

Avatar for   Solorio
13 years ago

Solorio (Student)

I liked the amount of information the pages gave and the extra links they gave
for more information.

Technical Remarks:

I didn't like the way the page was setup. It was like I was looking at a sales
page.

Avatar for Nicole Gray
13 years ago

Nicole Gray (Student)

While viewing the site I found that it provides informative information with
visual aid. Also giving advatagtes and disadvantages on the topic. Although this
site is How DSL Works the author could have given a brief history on DSL.

Technical Remarks:

I found the site to be user friendly and well put togehter.

Avatar for Victor Pantoja
13 years ago

Victor Pantoja (Student)

This a great article to learn about DSL. It is not too technical and has helpful
illustrations, along with the advantages and disadvantages of DSL.

Avatar for Tonda Johnson
13 years ago

Tonda Johnson (Student)

This site mixes a good balance of graphics and information.

Technical Remarks:

The links were placed in good locations on the home page. The layout of the
homepage was very user-friendly.

Avatar for Susan Treble
13 years ago

Susan Treble (Student)

This site is laid out well and easy to use. There is alot of good info about DSL
and links to get more info. It contains some good diagrams and explains
concepts in simple terms while providing enough technical info.

Avatar for Scott Goult
13 years ago

Scott Goult (Student)

This site offers a good explanation of how DSL works and I even learned a little
bit. The explanation is good for all experience levels because it offers
technical information in a straightforward manner.