Broadband connection required. I take it DSL isn't supported?

I only have DSL internet. Can I use it to install Lion or do I have to move my Macs to a location with broadband?

  • Asked by Patrick M from Rochester
  • Aug 18, 2011
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8 Answers from the Community

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    Broadband is a class of Internet service that includes both DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) from the phone company as well as cable company offerings. Your DSL service should be fine.

    • Answered by Charles R from Hartland
    • Aug 20, 2011
  • Be aware that some DSL modems will not allow downloads larger than 2G. Check with your provider first to make sure that your connection will allow the download. Centurylink's 2wire series does not work for this download.

    • Answered by Kerry M from Hibbing
    • Aug 24, 2011
  • DSL is considered broadband.

    • Answered by David H from Colorado Springs
    • Aug 22, 2011
  • Yes, DSL is broadband.

    • Answered by Ken H from Ypsilanti
    • Aug 22, 2011
  • I believe this is for people wanting to install that do not have any internet access. One presumes that after the install, the internet is only needed to download updates, which are more manageable than a 4gig download, which is not always easy for people to get hold of.

    • Answered by James S
    • Aug 20, 2011
  • Yes, but it will be slower. The whole file size is 3.6 GB, so plan some time to download it (overnight, at work, ect.)

    • Answered by Logan T from Grayson
    • Aug 23, 2011
  • DSL is considered broadband. You should be fine.

    • Answered by Mark S from Marietta
    • Aug 21, 2011
  • DSL Internet will work. I used it to Install Mac OS X Lion. It will also work with broadband as long as your Mac is connected to the Internet.

    • Answered by Myles T
    • Aug 19, 2011