Um, I don’t know if I have connection problems, but I will explain here and I thought you might know about this or not. Alright, I have Generic Soft56k Modem(Set COM3) and my connection speed is 26.4k. I don’t understand why it is so slow and I thought it should be 56k speed instead 26.4k. When I enter Battlefield 1942 Multiplayer, A lot pings went high like 1111 or 9999, but when I click one, the ping said 375 which it still not good to go. I really need help on this and thanks.
17th November 2003
Definitely the connection speed is causing the high pings.
So, What should I do next?
I would die without GF
20th May 2002
A slow connection can be caused by a number of factors.
1) Your line quality, static or noise on the line will cause the modem to drop to a much slower speed to enable a reliable connection, and will still result in packet loss leading to conenction probelms, lag, high pings ect. It may be a faulty connector in the house OR a faulty junction box outside the house. Most Telecom Services will do a line test free of charge to determine the quality of the connection, call you Telecom Provider (Keep in mind a noisy line may be a modem killer but still provide you with a good quality voice connection - the voice component of a telephone line takes up about 9600 baud)
2) Internal "Software" Modem's are inherently less capable than Internal "Hardware" Modems or External Modems, so simply if you are far away from the nearest exchange (in the country maybe) that will cause problems if you have a internal software modem, try an internal Hardware modem or an external modem if your line tests OK and you still have the same probs.
3) ISP hardware faults. There are instances where your modem is fine, your line is fine, but you will get slow conections. A faulty connection at your ISP can cause probelms with line speeds. If 1 and 2 check out ok consider calling your ISP and discussing it with them.
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Oh yes, forgot to mention, a good connection will get you 48-52kb per second, only an "excellent" connection will get you any faster, and I have NEVER seen a 56k modem actually connect at 56k.
Apocalypse_kid I have to say thank you about Connection information, but Dial up still suck worst and so my parent are getting DSL for me soon. SBC said DSL in our area is not ready to hook until a month or so on, i cant wait to get DSL. Thanks! :) Rafe