The Internet is changing the way we work, the way we relax and the way we live. More than just the World Wide Web, the Internet can provide access to a whole range of data and multimedia services. Many new applications are now available and users can begin to enjoy running more audio, video and graphic intensive applications from the Internet as well as a whole new world of interactive 3-dimensional applications that can't be realized with today's slower access technologies. DSL uses the existing copper network to inexpensively and efficiently deliver these new applications.

Thomson offers high-speed DSL solutions for telecom partners, including a full range of DSL modems for the end-users, suited for residential as well as for business needs: USB, internal and external modems, ADSL and SHDSL routers, and even wireless DSL routers now!


Step 1:

Several SpeedTouch modems are easily identifiable by means of their unique design. Check the product photos to see if you can recognize your modem:

Step 2:

In case you have a "black box": SpeedTouch Home, SpeedTouch 350i, SpeedTouch 570, SpeedTouch Pro, SpeedTouch Pro with firewall or SpeedTouch Pro with firewall SHDSL, you can always recognize your model by checking the product label on the bottom of the modem.

NB! SpeedTouch 570 Wireless ADSL Router is easily recognizable by having an extra button at the back of the modem (the association button).

Step 3:

One exception is the distinction between the SpeedTouch Pro and SpeedTouch Pro with firewall: "with firewall" is not mentioned on the product label.

How to recognize your model then? By looking up the PRL code in the top right corner of the product label.

This is a number made up of "3EC" then 5 digits and 4 letters
e.g. 3EC 18607 CAAA.

Here you need to concentrate on the last 4 letters. If the first of them is "C" or "G" your model is definitely a "Pro". If it is a "D" of a "J" - then you got yourself a Pro with firewall.

Step 4:

Very important is the difference between the ISDN and POTS models. Plugging in a wrong modem into a wrong connection will prevent your modem from functioning.

How to check which one you have? In the very same PRL code in the top right corner on the product label you need to check the 5 digits in the middle of the code. If they end on "623" or "624" your modem is an ISDN one. Otherwise it is a POTS model.