View Full Version : Modem connection speeds

02-04-2001, 03:10 PM
With a 56k modem my connection speeds with ihug have ranged between 28800bps and a maximum of 44000bps at various times of the day over a recent test period of 6 weeks.Would this be considered satisfactory or should I complain to my ISP?
Great Mag and most informative to a retired beginner.
Thanks. Gordon Shipperlee.

02-04-2001, 09:22 PM
Your connection speed is affected by a number of different things.Its not always your ISP's fault if you have a slow connection. First thing to try is to unplug all phones/answer machines on the same line that your computer is plugged into.This does make a difference. You can get Telecom to do a line check from your house to see if the phone line is the cause of a slower connection.
When I complained of a slow connection to Telecom they came and swapped my phone jacks for a newwer '2 wire' type which increased my connection speed.
Hope this helps

02-04-2001, 09:47 PM
28800 to 44000 does seem to be quite a large span in connection speeds. I use Paradise Net and use an old double adaptor phone jack off a shared telephone line (with a long extension cord) and still consistantly get 50667 connects 90% of the time. The slowest connections I get are 49333.
The same configuration when using Xtra 2 years ago gave me 36000 to 44000, with 42000 around 90% of the time.

02-04-2001, 10:36 PM
you need to determine whether its your phone lines, isp or your own computer. telecom will only test to their standard ie vioce. trying deferent isp's will tell you if it is your isp or not.
try testing actual download speeds off a good site. log on speeds dont mean a lot.

06-04-2001, 12:35 PM
I found that changing the modem line speed to 115200 bytes and then matching the speed of the com port (within control panel and system) to this same speed works.

You could also investigate error correction INIT strings from your modem manufacturer.