Analogue connection

Dial-up

A dial-up modem converts digital signals from a computer to analogue signals that are then sent down the telephone line. A modem on the other end converts the analogue signal back to a digital signal the computer can understand.

Devices required to complete and analogue connection to the internet

The maximum theoretical connection speed is 56 Kbps. Dial-up is very slow by today’s standards and in real world use will typically result in a download speed of roughly 5 KBps.

Phone calls cannot be made whilst connected to the internet.