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05-07-2001, 12:15 PM
I have a Pentium 133/32M RAM laptop with 33K internal modem. When connected to the internet, the connection speed is 31k which is okay. But when I download (i.e. programs) the download speed is is only 2.5K - 3.2K and seems painfully slow. Is this normal and if not how do I improve it?

05-07-2001, 12:42 PM
Get DSL?

Those download speeds are pretty average for Dial-up and there's not really a lot you can do about it.
They may not help much, but try checking out some of these 'speed-tweaking' apps :-)

'http://partners.yippee.net/pcworld_nz/html/

win/internet/performanceoptimizers.htm'

HTH!
-Mary

05-07-2001, 05:31 PM
The 33.6K modem means a maximum THEORETICAL transfer rate of 33600bps. Allowing for internet traffic, ISP lag, and server conditions this will allow probably a maximum of 2.5 - 3.2 kbs download speed.