geewis357 16:52 21 May 2004

could anybody tell me what a dacs box on your phone line stands for

any takers

  Old Shep 16:57 21 May 2004

Digital Access Carrier System

  Fruit Bat 16:57 21 May 2004

click here but it didn't mean a thing to me!

  Old Shep 16:59 21 May 2004

If you have two phone lines or more in your house, you may find that they have been installed using a DACS box, which effectively splits your phone line into two, each of half the bandwidth. This is fine for voice calls but completely ruins the speed of an internet connection. If you have more than one phone line, ask your phone company if they have used a DACS box, and if they have, enquire about the possibility of having two *full* phone lines, i.e. two actual cables from your house to your exchange, instead of a DACS box.

  Old Shep 17:01 21 May 2004

Oh come on Fruit Bat it was in plain english!!!!!!

  Graham ® 17:08 21 May 2004
  TBH1 21:20 21 May 2004

one more thing here, you may have a DACS installed on your line even if you only have the one line - -still the same effect, effectively cutting your internet connection to a max 33600, or maybe 28000.

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