Dial-up: "Life in The Fast Lane..."

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by SG1, Jan 7, 2006.

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  1. SG1

    SG1 Registered Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    Hope this is the right spot, on forums, for a hardware question(?)

    Still poking along with inexpensive "speed-demon" dial-up for now; but the connecet speed (33.6 at best normally, on a 56K modem), sometimes drops - from one day to next - to 24.0 Kbps and then stays there. Ideas on why this happens? Can I somehow remedy this, assuming I can fiddle with settings to perk it up again, a bit?

    I know, I know - get cable modem... that's on the agenda, before long but for now - living with slow/cheap net connectivity.

    Thanks, SG1 (Pat)
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Jul 21, 2003

    After living with dialup for several years, spending a small fortune on "optimizers", cache programs, etc, I can tell you this: if there is any way to get cable or dsl in any form, do it. :D
    Dialup speed simply cannot be improved enough as far as downloading, rendering web sites, etc.

    There are a lot of plans around for dsl or cable that can match dialup in cost in a lot of cases.

    My opinion only.
  3. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    The land of no identity :D
    The speed of the net connection on dialup is determined by the number of analog switches the signals have to pass through. I think that the more the number, the less the speed.

    I'm lucky to have 46.6kbps minimum (and 48kbps max) on my Dialup connection...:)
  4. Arup

    Arup Guest

    As a last resort, try TCP Optimizer and see if you can get any boost, otherwise you can always revert back to the original Windows setting with a click.
  5. im curious what is ur isp?
  6. Arup

    Arup Guest

    Actually on GPRS, I would get 45kbps with no drops at all, day in day out.
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