I have a HSP micromodem 56. It came with a FREE e-machine [compuserve signup required . . . ] Apparently this is a 'soft-modem' where the CPU does all the signal processing. On a message-boards I found a debate regarding how I can dramatically enhance it's ability by adding the following line to the control panel/modems/properties/connection/advanced/extra settings:
People were claiming that their modem went from 31,300 to 115,200 MANY people were claiming this incredible feat, then I came upon this :
People people people. If your modem connects
at 115,200 it's NOT the real speed. It's the port
speed, the speed that your computer talks to your
modem. If all phone lines were capable of that
speed, we wouldn't even have dial ups, everyone
would be ISDN.
My MAIN GOAL is to get my cheapo modem to release control of my phone line after I sign-off from my ISP. But If I could convince my 'soft-modem' to go faster than a hardware-controlled modem it would be GREAT. Then again, if it is too good to be true, . . .