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maintaining a fast internet connection

By ekebeauty ·
my internet connection seems to be experiencing slow downs.i'm using a Motorola SM56 modem,which i beleived to be the cause of this problem.
is there any problem with the use of Hubs? is it possible to improve this with a supportive software.
i need an urgent reply on the best way of maintaining a fast internet connection through an analogue network.

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by TheChas In reply to maintaining a fast intern ...

A lot of factors control your internet performance.

In reality, the modem is a minor player in this.
I believe that the SM56 is a controller-less modem. As long as you have at least a 500MHz CPU, and the CPU is not over-tasked with other duties,you should not expect a significant performance boost from a different modem.

The biggest factors are:

Phone lines between you and the phone switch, and between the phone switch and your ISP

The switch itself

How your ISP is setup to handle service

The connection from the ISP to the Internet backbone.

If you are getting a 48K to 52K connection to your ISP, any speed issues are between the ISP and the internet backbone.

Let's say that your ISP has a 1M connection to the internet.
That supports 20 users at 50K each.
To make a profit, the average ISP will have several times that number of users per 1M of bandwidth.
That means at peak usage times, you WILL see a reduction in data transfer.
The only way around this, is for you to pay extra for dedicated bandwidth.

Chas

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by ekebeauty In reply to maintaining a fast intern ...

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