56k modem!

I have a 56k modem! But I only connect at 115,200 (33.6k) modem speed when using X-ISP freeware to dail-up! How can I increase the modem speed to 56k?

Thanks!
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j2Connect With a Mentor Commented:
115.200 is NOT 33k6, it is 115k2

But that is the DTE-DCE (Computer to modem) rate. NOT the DCE - DCE (modem to modem) rate. I would assume that you are getting the right speed, but linux sets it to another report mode.
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biardCommented:
That is not really true.  115,200 is actually 112K, not 33.6.  K is kilo which is (roughly) 1000 times the number.  Therefore, 33.6K is equivalent to 33600 (actually a little more b/c K is 1024 rather than 1000).  

That said, the connection speed you are getting is not actually 115,200.  That is the speed of communication internally between the modem and the rest of your system.  External communication speed is limited by the FCC to around 54,600 or so.  Chances are that you are connecting at close to 56K, but are not seeing it.  Try to download a file with Netscape.  What is the transfer rate?  What ever it is, multiply it by 8 and you will have an approximation of your connection speed.  This is because Netscape reports in kilobytes/sec and your 56K modem is actually in kiloBITS, which is a factor of 8 of the number of kilobytes.

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biardCommented:
That is not really true.  115,200 is actually 112K, not 33.6.  K is kilo which is (roughly) 1000 times the number.  Therefore, 33.6K is equivalent to 33600 (actually a little more b/c K is 1024 rather than 1000).  

That said, the connection speed you are getting is not actually 115,200.  That is the speed of communication internally between the modem and the rest of your system.  External communication speed is limited by the FCC to around 54,600 or so.  Chances are that you are connecting at close to 56K, but are not seeing it.  Try to download a file with Netscape.  What is the transfer rate?  What ever it is, multiply it by 8 and you will have an approximation of your connection speed.  This is because Netscape reports in kilobytes/sec and your 56K modem is actually in kiloBITS, which is a factor of 8 of the number of kilobytes.

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biardCommented:
115,200 is actually 112K, not 33.6.  K is kilo which is (roughly) 1000 times the number.  Therefore, 33.6K is equivalent to 33600 (actually a little more b/c K is 1024 rather than 1000).  

That said, the connection speed you are getting is not actually 115,200.  That is the speed of communication internally between the modem and the rest of your system.  External communication speed is limited by the FCC to around 54,600 or so.  Chances are that you are connecting at close to 56K, but are not seeing it.  Try to download a file with Netscape.  What is the transfer rate?  What ever it is, multiply it by 8 and you will have an approximation of your connection speed.  This is because Netscape reports in kilobytes/sec and your 56K modem is actually in kiloBITS, which is a factor of 8 of the number of kilobytes.

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biardCommented:
Sorry for the multiple post.  my machien is acting up.
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EatEmAndSmileCommented:
Run pppsetup, make sure you configure everything correctly and you should be fine. You could also take a look at my Demand-Dialing-HOWTO at the Slackware Forum www.slackware.com

 Good luck!
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