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By kashifh007 ·
If i have a modem of 56kbps
56kbps is the speed of the modem or capacity of the modem
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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Modems

Hi,

Rather than explain it all here - there's a lot of information for a detailed answer... Check out the following site which explains modems quite well.

Dont be put of by the cutsie look of the site... the information is good and should cover what you want to know. History, facts, everything.

You may want to skip straight to the 56K section but I suggest reading the whole thing if you're so inclined.

http://home.teleport.com/~curt/modems.html

(remove spaces from the above URL)
Cheers,
Tim.

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by kashifh007 In reply to Modems

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by TheChas In reply to Modems

The 56kbps stands for 56,000 baud per second.
This is the "maximum" data transfer rate that can be expected of the modem.
Some people also refer to this as the maximum / rated connection speed.

The phone company usually limits you to a maximum data rate of 53,000 bps.

Other factors can reduce the rate. These include the quality of the phone lines inside your house, the phone line between you and the switch that serves you, the switch itself, and the route that your connection takes through the network of trunklines and switches.

I agree with Tim, go to a web site with good detail and links to learn more.
One I like is www.modemhelp.org

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by kashifh007 In reply to Modems

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by dmiles In reply to Modems

The 56k is the speed of the modem it is specified at 56 kilo bits per second,which takes digital signals and modulate them to analog signals
The maximux transmission of 56k will only be at max46k over a good phone line connection,you will not get the maximum 56k,this is governed by the communications board
You can check the speed by clicking on the double-computer screens in system tray

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by mdl3 In reply to Modems

56K is the MAXIMUM capacity of the moden to receive and transmit data,but you won't be runnig @ 56K every time you connect,the speed that you are running every time you connect will depend on many other facts and it may be varie from time to time some times you may be running at 49K and some other time you may be runing at 42K most likely you will never be running at 56K!

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