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By k.e.moreland ·
Is there any way to speed up a modem to modem conection between two PC's, the speed of the connection is 33kb/s using BT phone lines. I have Win98se and the other PC has Windows ME , both have 56k V90 modems

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by sprocket99 In reply to Connection speed

Sorry but connection speed is based on the lines. Telco lines are really only rated for 28.8kb/s. So 33kb/s is better then most. You can speed up your throughput by adjusting the MaxMTU of the Dial-up TCP/IP connection. I recommend using a utility like MTUSpeed which can be found at:
http://www.mjs.u-net.com/download.htm
You can change the regestry yourself but you should only do that if your comfortable.

Hope this helps.

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by k.e.moreland In reply to Connection speed

I can connect to a ISP at 50-58Kb/s. If the lines aren't rated for this speed how can this speed be possible ?

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by McKayTech In reply to Connection speed

The v.90 standard does not support 56k from one modem to another but only from a modem to a fully digital ISP. Among other reasons for this, the v.90 standard only allows for one analog-to-digital conversion along the way.

Also, v.90 is not symmetrical. That is, you may well get downloads (and reported connection speeds) of 52k, but the upload speed is still just 33.6k.

Either way, a modem-to-modem connection has a practical limitation of 33.6k and you will only achieve v.90 speeds between a modem and an ISP (and assuming that your telephone circut doesn't have any multiplexers between you and the C.O.).

Any speed optimization will have to occur by tweaking the MTU or other TCP/IP parameters because the bits just aren't going tofly any faster than 33.6k.

paul

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