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I have a 33600 modem, and i rarely connect at this speed.  It's usually 31200.  I belive the phone lines in my area are analog, but other people i know get 33.6 connections.  I belive that all of my settings are maxed out, but what is the MTU stuff i hear??  Is there any good freeware, or demo programs that let you adjust settings??  Also, should i update my drivers if that is possible??  My modem is two years old, and is a brand called "Thunder Link."  If i can update my driver, what will this do and how can i do it.I'm satisfied with my connections already, but if there is a chance i can go faster, i'd like to know.  

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Your connection-speed depends on the quality of your telephone-
companies copper-wires between your modem and their exchange.
Beyond that point, the telephone-company transmits digital data
to your ISP, so that does not affect your connection-speed.
When the ISP's modem answers the call initiated by your modem,
the noises you hear are the two modems "negotiating" the best-
possible line-speed for the connection.  After the completion
of the negotations, you see the 'CONNECT xxxxx/yyy/zzz' message.
Getting 31200 (out of 333600) indicates near-perfect conditions.
Unless you get the telephone-company to replace their
copper-wires, you cannot get any better.

Unplug any extension-phones, and try replacing the cable
between your modem and the wall-jack.

This "negotation" has nothing in common with the 'MAXMTU' tweak,
which is freely-available on the WWW -- just search for 'MAXMTU'.

Updating the driver won't help.

Also, note that modem-connections are like a baseball-pitcher.
Usually, the catcher only receives 2 or 3 pitches per minute,
so it really doesn't matter if the pitcher is throwing
at a speed of 31200 or 33600 -- the "gaps" between pitches
occupy most of the time.

Finally, note that some modems are capable of "compression",
i.e., the ISP's modem will grab several bytes off the Internet,
compresss them, and send the compressed data to your modem,
so that your modem can then decompress it.
So, if you request "compressible" data, such as the text of
a web-page, your "effective" data-rate could be 2 or 3 times
the rated-speed of the modem.

P.S.  See:  http://WWW.56K.COM   for much information about modems.




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If i tweak my MTU settings, what should i set it at.  What is better, lower or higher.  My default is 576.


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The argument is that "smaller" is better,
i.e., 576 versus 1000 (or 1500).
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