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Dialup speed

By draggon_9 ·
Every time I connect to the internet it shows the same speed all the time (115200), thats what I have my modem set at, is that why? Do I need to change something or can I install a widget that takes little resources that reads my internet speed? I have XP pro. Thanks, Bill.

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Try this link

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Dialup speed

http://www.speedtest.net/

What is the 115200 referring to?

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Don't you remember?

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Try this link

What is the 115200 referring to?

Remember? In dial-up modems (those things we used to use), you could set the maximum connect speed in the connection settings. Even though one could never actually attain that speed, the silly things allowed you to set it so you THOUGHT you were connecting AT that speed. You could also set it so the maximum connect speed was set to 300 baud. So, if the hardware/phone line and everything else involved was capable of going faster, the connection speed setting would restrict it. Remember 300 baud? I do!

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300 Baud ? - PAH !! ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Don't you remember?

I was once the proud owner of a 1200/75 modem with little red blinking lights.

It said it could also run at 300/300 (but actually didn't!).

I just wondered if the OP had achieved 115200 - if so, it'll be a first.

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I remember the "dweeble".

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to 300 Baud ? - PAH !! ...

I remember the little red blinking lights. They were a source of entertainment!

But, I also remember, back in the late 70's, manually having to use the phone to dial a number, waiting to see if you heard the "dweeble" sound (a modem on the other end), then placing the handset into the cradle to achieve connection to the remote. THEN, we got to watch white text scroll across the black screen slower than we could actually type. Ahhhhh, the good old days!

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Ahh, memories of the 'Acoustic Coupler' flood back ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to I remember the "dweeble".

1975-1978 I stole hours and hours at College by trading Gym-time for Computer-Room-time: lots of healthy students wanted more time in the gym - I got my exercise elsewhere.

I had access to a Dumb Terminal with the apocryphal Acoustic Coupler: dial the number, wait for the high-pitched screeching then shove the handset into this great big spongy thing and ...hope for the best. Sometimes it would drop the line just as it seemed it would be successful.

You had a SCREEN !!??? X-(

I only had tractor-feed paper and must've looked really geeky wandering around the campus with bundles of continous paper and those little reels of punched paper tape that looked like a spool of bus tickets.

Happy Days indeed. :)

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