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#1 15 years ago

How do you speed up modems??????




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#2 15 years ago

Depends if your talking about dial-up or broadband. It is impossible to speed up your standard dial-up modem past a certain speed. Let me know which modem you are talking about.




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#3 15 years ago

Just tell me about dail-up or broadband.




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#4 15 years ago

Dialup: Stepping up from 33.6 kbps to 56 kbps may not increase your connection speed by that much. For one thing, a true 56.6-kbps connection is against the law. The Federal Communications Commission put a cap on the amount of data you can send through a phone line because more powerful signals bleed over onto adjacent phone lines, causing cross talk. So, for the time being, 53 kbps is your functional limit, but even that speed is tough to achieve. Connection speed depends heavily on phone line quality, which can be a real trouble. Most tests show that throughput in the mid-40s is more the norm, so if you manage to connect at 48, enjoy it.

Here's one way:

For Windows 98

Go to Dial up Networking in My Computer. Right-click on My Connection (or whatever you named the shortcut). Go to Properties. Click on the Server Types tab. Be sure the "Logon to Network" box is unchecked. Under Allowed Network Protocols, be sure that only the TCP/IP box is checked.

For Windows Me

Right-click your dialup connection. Click Properties. Click the Networking tab. Make sure only TCP/IP is checked for Allowed Network Protocols. Click the Security tab and uncheck Logon to Network.

Immediately after your password is accepted you should be online.

Broadband: Apply all operating system updates, particularly any available updates to Windows sockets (WinSock) and dialup networking (DUN). Windows updates are available online.

If you used a tweaking program to optimize your dialup modem connection, find a way to remove the tweaks, particularly MTU settings. Those tweaks could affect your broadband performance.

Set the TCP Receive Window to between 32,000 (enough for typical broadband) and 64,000 (one-way cable modem or satellite). Windows uses defaults of 8K (Windows 95/98/NT) or 16K (Windows Me/2000). These Windows defaults are meant for LANs or dialup connections and are too small for broadband.

Don't tinker with TTL (time to live). If it's too small, you won't be able to reach the remote site. Making TTL larger won't make any difference. The default is usually fine.

Tweaking the IRQ has no effect.

The default MTU (maximum transmission unit) of 1,500 is normally best. However, a value of 1,400 may help with certain PPPoE and/or VPN connections.

There are places on the web to test your speed such as http://bandwidthplace.com/ and CNET's http://webservices.cnet.com/bandwidth/

Of course there are various appz out there but I wouldn't mess with them - they mainly contain spyware.

If you need anymore info let me know! ;)




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#5 15 years ago

good detail shord

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