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By IamPud ·
I am having a modem speed issue. I am unable to connect at speeds any higher the 24400. I have a good modem, phones lines are good, and yes the isp has tons of 56 modems with the same protocol. I am running win98se and have office 2000 installed which I was told might be causing the problem. Any suggestions?

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by calves In reply to modem speed question

Look at the properties of your modem and where it tells the maximum connection speed, usually for the new modem 115.000 or 224.000 reduce it to 57.600 and try it again.

Good luck!

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by sbybee In reply to modem speed question

Also download a program called "ISPEED". It is a program that will make the neccesary registry changes, it will change the MAXMTU, NETRANS ect.. so it will run at full bore as to say.

http://www.hms.com

Steve

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by mphoffar In reply to modem speed question

Your phone line may be good as far as what you expect and what the phone company requires and a minimum standard, but as far as your modem is concerned, the line isn't so great. Usually when I see speeds below 26400, it's because the line has been split. Basically two or three phone connections sharing the one one line that goes to the pedistal. When this happens you lose a one band that is used for higher speed connections, and you lose line voltage which is necessary for anything higher then 19200 to work.

Best way for you to check this would be to go to a friends house who is getting higher speeds and connect there to see what kind of connections you get there.

Mark

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by McKayTech In reply to modem speed question

I can't imagine how Win98SE/Office2000 have anything to do with modem speed unless you have a dog-slow computer that is just plain overloaded.
US Robotics (now 3Com) has a test line you can dial to see if your phone line is capable of supporting 56k. One of the aspects of the v.90 standard that doesn't get much press is that there can only be one analog/digital translation between you and the other end. Many times, when the phone company runs out of trunk capacity going to a particular neighborhood, they will install a multiplexer that piggybacks more calls on the existing trunk and the extra A/D translation involved brings v.90 to a halt.

I'm inclined to think the problem is the phone line and I think it would be interesting to knowif your computer will connect at higher speeds from another location.

paul

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by OutlawX In reply to modem speed question

Just because you are connecting at 24400 does not mean that is what your modem is going to download at. all that means is thats what the 2 modems hand shaked at you can check your actual speed at this url it will check speed and the bandwidth along with other things the url is: http://computingcentral.msn.com/topics/bandwidth/speedtest50.asp
I hope this helps..

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