Window98 Connected to Internet at Few Hundred Bytes

My computer was recently formatted and installed window98 from window98 also. But when connected to internet only few hundred bytes send/received, whereas earlier (i.e. before harddisk formatting - due to virus infection) connection is normal. Is this due to my software, hardware or ISP ? Please explain. Thank you.
rodziAsked:
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tlikCommented:
Be sure that you use the right driver for your modem. Try Standard modem driver of Windows.
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blueforceCommented:
There's a few things you can do to increase your connection speed.  If they don't help then your problem lies in the phone line, or the ISP.

1. if you're using a dial-up networking
   connection:

Open the DUN folder then right click on the connection you are using.  Select properties.  When the properties box pops up, select SERVER TYPES tab.  On that tab at the bottom under ALLOWED NETWORK PROTOCOLS, uncheck everything except TCP/IP.  That will allow your modem to negotiate quicker with the ISP.
Also, only check LOG ON TO NETWORK under the ADVANCED section.

Now click TCP/IP settings and be sure you have SERVER ASSIGNED IP ADDRESS and SERVER ASSIGNED NAME SERVER ADDRESS.  

2. Under the control panel double click
   the modem icon.

Select the modem you are using then click PROPERTIES.
At the bottom of the GENERAL tab select the MAXIMUM SPEED with the drop down arrow to the highest speed shown in the box - it will vary depending on the modem.

Under the CONNECTION tab under CONNECTION PREFERENCES
DATA BITS = 8
PARITY = NONE
STOP BITS = 1

At the bottom of that tab, click PORT SETTINGS.  Make sure the TRANSMIT BUFFER and RECEIVE BUFFER slider bars are all the way to the right.  Click OK

At the bottom of the CONNECTIONS tab click ADVANCED.  Make sure HARDWARE is checked under FLOW CONTROL.

LASTLY, make sure you are using the most recent modem driver.  

You can monitor your modem through-put with the SYSTEM MONITOR under START\PROGRAMS\ACCESSORIES\SYSTEM TOOLS\SYSTEM MONITOR.  Open the systme monitor then from the EDIT menu select ADD item, choose your dial-up adapter and it will display a list of options to view such as BYTES TRANSMITTED / SECOND.

If none of these suggestions improve your performance, there is a way to change the MTU and RWIN values for the modem (controls the packet size that the modem will transmit.  Since the data may be going through a router, the router may be fragmenting large packets which will slow down connection speed.)  This isn't standard and isn't usually necessary unless the ISP is far away or they recommend a different value.




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