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Extremely Slow Modem

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Last Modified: 2013-12-27
My brother just got a new computer (PII, 64M ram, Win98) and uses AOL to connect to the web.  When connecting, AOL reports that it has connected at 56k.  However, whenever I try to download anything, the download transfer rate is rarely higher than 5 kbits/sec. Yes, 5 k!!!  I also used a progrsm (DU Meter) to monitor the port and it verified the rate.  What gives?  Is something set wrong?

Modem info:
Manufacturer - ASKEY
HCF 56k data Fax Speakerphone PCI Modem

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thanks a lot ... i've always been used to high speed connections at school and at work.  i've never actually had to use a modem until now (to telnet into my account).  it's pretty horrendous when i have to wait hours to download Netscape, not to mention the random disconnections

i'm never going to complain about the "slow" speed of my Ultra10 at school anymore :)


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