To connect to a computer via a telephone circuit. As an adjective, refers to the kind of connection you establish when using communications software and a modem over a phone line; i.e., a temporary, as opposed to dedicated, network connection.
A connection between computers or to the Internet established by dialing a telephone number through a modem Dial Up connections have a maximum speed of 56Kbs and tie up the phone line so you cannot talk on the phone and be on the Internet at the same time. ADSL solves this problem by using filters (usually an additional expense) and has greater speeds. See also : Cable, Broadband
Dialup access is method of connecting your computer to the Internet. This type of access is the slowest ones compared to ISDN, DSL, etc. Also when you are connected to the Internet - your phone line is busy as well.
Dial-up Internet access was the original method of connecting to the Internet for the mass market via connecting by a phone line. Transfer speeds were a maximum of 56k and it was not possible to connect to the Internet and make telephone calls simultaneously.
Connection to the Internet made through a phone call from a computer to an ISP (Internet Service Provider). A slower connection than DSL or Cable means that web sites will load more slowly. Be sensitive about the amount of graphics on your web site to ensure that dial up visitors are not discouraged by slow loading web pages.
A dial-up connection uses a telephone line to connect to the Internet. A modem is used to turn data into audio signals so that it can literally 'dial' the number of your internet service provider (ISP) and communicate with their computers.
Dial-up access refers to Internet access using a telephone line, as opposed to using broadband DSL or cable access. To connect to the Internet, a computer modem will dial up the number assigned to an Internet service provider (ISP). See also DSL.
A low-speed internet connection that works via a telephone line. Maximum speeds reach around 47Kbits (5.8Kbytes) per second. Most sites are still designed to meet the specifications of this delivery method.
A term used to refer to slower Internet Access using a phone modem. Usually, the user dials a telephone number and using the computer in order to connect to the Internet. The maximum bandwidth of a dial up connection is 56kbit/s.
To use communications software and a modem to call up another computer and connect for a period of time. To access the Internet through dialing up, you can call a service provider directly and access services.
Dial up is the term used to describe connection to the Internet using a modem. Since the modem transmits information across a normal telephone line, you actually have to instruct the modem to dial a telephone number to establish a connection. For more information, please see our Dial up Consumer Guide.
'Dialup Access' or a 'Dialup Account' is when a modem is used to gain access to the Internet via a network. This is commonly used to identify the connection of a computer to another using a simple Modem "Dial Up". This is a very common method of computer to computer access. Although this is now being replaced by ISDN and more recently by ADSL.