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10-02-2001, 05:02 PM
I have an old 486/100 64 ram. I got a new modem installed and go thru free isp's. It is REAl slow how do i check out it is ok an/or speed it up?

10-02-2001, 08:09 PM
Anything slower than about a Pentium 150 requires an ISA or external modem. Most cheap modems are now PCI ones without 'controllers' - they use the computers CPU a fair bit.
So: is it ISA? And is your 'connect speed' correct. eg. about 52,000 for a 56.6 modem.

11-02-2001, 05:47 AM
How does one go about finding out what sort of modem they have? I am relatively computer illerate.