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Win 98 Connection speed

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I recently upgraded my US Robotics x2 modem to v.90 (It was a free upgrade from there site) When I connected to my isp my connection used to say "connected at 31200" Since i upgraded it now says "connected at 115200"  Is that 56K and if it is, how can I cahnge it to say logged on at 48K or whatever the connection speed is and not the port speed?  It did the same thing in Windows 95
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This will happen if you use the default windows modem driver and not the usr 56k modem driver,  I recommend that you install the usr 56k Modem driver.

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Or you can play with the INIT string in your modem manual.
To show the actual speed, it is based on INIT String (which is why specified in the driver)
the driver is actually a inf with INIT string, nothing else. each string tell your modem to
do certain things. You can always e-mail usr and ask them the string or search
the manual. Try www.56k.com for info if any

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Finding out what the X2 modem reports as its connection speed will not actually tell you the connection speed. X2 estimates what the current line conditions will allow and tells win95 that it connects at a higher speed then it actually connects at. X2s always initially connect at 32000 and then upgrade the connection speed as line conditions permit.

So the real answer is that you can't make windows tell you the real connect speed, unless you edit the inf file to always report back the connect speed as 32000.
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