Like any advanced technology, DSL requires specific equipment and conditions to function.
In addition to the hardware required by the telephone companies and an Ethernet card, your personal PC
must meet some minimum requirements, as well. These minimums are detailed here. Fortunately, they are
not stringent and should be met by most computers today.
The following guidelines are the minimum configuration specifications for PCs, Apple Macintosh
and Linux computers to use DSL service. More memory and faster CPU speed will enhance your computer's
Debian, Mandrake, RedHat, Slackware, Suse, Ubuntu or any other modern distribution
486/25SX; 16MB RAM; Ethernet adapter (or free PCI slot for the adapter)
Mac Centris 650/Quadra 650 with 68040 processor at 25Megahertz (MHz) or better; System 7.1 or greater;
8 MB RAM or greater; Video: 256 colors or better; Apple Ethernet-built-in-10 Base-T port; Mac TCP 2.06
Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP, Windows 3.x, Windows NT, and Windows for Workgroups; 486 class, 33 Megahertz
(MHz) or better [CPU](Pentium-class highly recommended); 16 MB RAM or greater; multimedia preferred, but
not required (sound card, CD-ROM, etc.); VGA graphics at 256 colors or better; PCI expansion slot; Microsoft
TCP/IP or equivalent TCP/IP protocol stack (for non-Win 95 users)