Free UK Dial-up Access - Nippy Internet
Free UK Dialup Internet Access High Speed Dialup ISP 0844 Dialup

  Site Navigation

  Help & Support
  About Us
  Contact Us

  Configure Computer

  Windows 95
  Windows 98
  Windows NT
  Windows ME
  Windows 2000
  Windows XP
  Windows Vista
  Mac OSX

  Free Email Account

  Sign up
  Log in
Introduction to dial up connection

Internet is the largest network in the world that has abundance of data and information. There are several ways to access internet. The most used way is a dial up connection. Here, we introduce the oldest and the most used internet access technology...

Dial up connection is a process in which a device is connected to a network via a modem and a public telephone network. Here, for most people the device to be connected is their computer. Dial up connection is more or less like a phone connection. The main difference is that in a telephone connection, people directly converse at both ends. In a dial up connection, parties at the two ends are computer devices rather than people. This makes a dial up connection a primary mode of access to internet for most people.

Technically, dial up access is a form of internet access in which the end user uses a modem to dial the internet service provider's central computer. It uses a dialup server type such as the PPP and TCP/IP protocols to establish a modem to modem link, which is then routed to the internet. Dial up Internet connections requires an access number provided by your local ISP that a modem dials in to get on to the network. The user must submit a username and password to authenticate the entry.

The main advantage of dial up connection is that it could be connected through telephone lines. As most people have phone line in their houses or offices, dial up connection is easy to set up. It has now become legacy technology in the advent of widely available broadband internet access.

Like most of the modern technologies dial up connection has its limitations. The most visible limitation is that the dial up connection system uses normal telephone lines. In most of the premises, the phone lines are not as good as the dial up connection could have to transmit maximum data. The main reason is that the telephone lines were installed over many years. They did not specifically installed for dial up connections. Hence, the quality of the connection is not always good and data rates are limited.

Though the speed of dial up connection has increased in last two decades, the maximum data rate with normal dial up access is limited to 56 Kbps (56,000 bits per second). Overall, the dial up connection is slower than other non dial up forms. It is also not dedicated. It means that it is not always on. You must dial the service provider every time you want to connect to the Internet.

The new non dials up technologies such as ISDN are providing faster rates. An alternative way to connect two computers is through a leased line, which establishes permanent connection between two devices. Leased lines provide faster throughput and better quality connections. Their negative point is that they are very expensive. The dial up connection is still established as the most popular option to access internet.


More Useful Information on Free Dialup Connections, Internet, Broadband, Modems..

  1. ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) FAQ's
  2. What is ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line)?
  3. Choosing Correct ISP.
  4. Data Transfer in Dialup Modem.
  5. Dialup Connection Modem Issues.
  6. Dialup Connection Speed and Throughput.
  7. Dialup Connection and your Telephone Line..
  8. Dialup Connection with V.92 Modem.
  9. Effect of Additional Phone Equipment on Dialup.
  10. Effect of Electromagnetic Interference on Dialup Connection.
  11. Evolution of Dialup Connection Speed.
  12. The Evolution of Dialup Modems.
  13. Features of Dialup Internet Access.
  14. What is ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network)?
  15. Introduction to Dialup Connection.
  16. Minor Issues Causing Dialup Connection Failure.
  17. Main Features of a Good ISP?
  18. Main Types of Hardware Modems.
  19. Modem and Dialup Connection Speed.
  20. Non Dialup Connections.
  21. Premium Rate Dialup Connection Fraud.
  22. Remote Access Numbers Dialup Scam.
  23. Speed up the Initial Connection Process.
  24. Steps To Check if your Modem does not Dial.
  25. Steps to Troubleshoot Slow Dialup Connection Speed.
  26. Types of Modem.
  27. Understanding the High Speed Dialup Connection.
  28. Understanding Internet Connection Terminology.
  29. Understanding the Working of a Modem.
  30. V.92 Modem Technology FAQ.

© Nippy Internet

Get online now:

0844 535 2000

What does it cost?
0844 calls cost 3.95p/minute peak, 1p/minute off-peak (6pm-6am) and 1p/minute at weekends from BT lines

0844 Dialup Internet Access

Why us?
Works instantly
Super fast browsing
No ads or spyware
No usage limits
No engaged tones

We support:

All modems up to
56k V90 / V92
Network modems & routers

We charge:
No set up fee
No monthly charge
no hidden extras
No contracts