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By gweber ·
I had the Modem connection problem with my ISP (US WEST). I could only get connected at about 28800 by having my modem emulate a V34. Adding the "extra setting" of +MS=V34. I figured out what the real problem was by performing a line test for my phone line using Hyperterminal and a dial-up number from US Robotics. I don't have a 56k compatible phone line!! I must admit this possibility never even occured to me! I assumed all phone lines are 56k capable, but not so... I only figured this out after installing new modem drivers and all my dial-up protocols. Does anyone know init string settings or anything I can do to make the modem connection faster on this line, or am I basically stuck unless I pay for DSL or ISDN or something like that? By the way, thank you all for your responses. None of the suggestions actually solved the problem, but at least they got me thinking logically and eliminating possibilities and made me do some much needed research. I have never claimed to bethe sharpest tool in

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by dmiles In reply to Solved it....

You can try web site www.windrivers.com and then search thru the modem updates for to find modem stings that may be of help.I have yet to see any improvement in connections other than using using S11=50
Click on the modems icon in control panel
click the connections tab
click advanced button
next line under standard add S11=50

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by ilkopaunov In reply to Solved it....

go to www.teleport.com/~curt/modems.html
maybe you will find something

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by ec364 In reply to Solved it....

The bottle neck is your phone line (your telco's phone trunk). Luckily, you can double your internet access. Go to the link below: (Highlight and copy then paste to your URL field then press Enter.)

http://www1.netsetter.com/r/ns/value/default.asp

Enjoy!

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by stevenreedsr In reply to Solved it....

My Mother had the same problem and also had phone service and internet through USWest, They upgraded her phoneline for her at no extra charge she was told that since she used US West for both there was no charge to modernize the line, it may be worth checking out.

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