What speed am I ACTUALLY connected at?
Posted on 2000-02-21
I recently purchased a new computer and with it came an ISA non-win modem. (I have intention of looking at Linux). What didn't come with the modem was a driver disk.
The idiots at the tech support for the company I purchased it from simply stated that I didn't NEED drivers that Windows 98 standard modem driver would be fine.
Of course we all know that that driver does not allow for any tweaking. In other words, we can't turn the volume down and the modem reports that it is connecting at 115,200. I can turn this to 56,600 and it will always report that speed. (I have not checked "Only Connect at this speed")
So digging I went. I grabbed Chip IDs and FCC IDs and every possible piece of data I had available to me. The FCC search produced nothing, so I went looking for data on my chips. Turns out the main chip is Cirrus Logic, so I went to their site and downloaded the best driver for my chip.
Works Great. I now get connections of 46,666! (Of course this is now ALL THE TIME!?!)
Previously using the same ISP dialup, I got either 28,800 or 31,200 with an equal percentage of both. Now that I am getting 46,666, I should be thrilled, but I can't help wondering if my connection speed is THAT consistent?
My Question is: How can I determine what speed I am ACTUALLY connected at? I would like to know if the 46,666 is just a more accurate representation of the 115,200 I was getting earlier?
This probably will not be too tough, but if you stick with me and help me out, including possibly getting better drivers, I will increase the points
OH...the Chip in question is MD5650DT-SC-C
FCC was 5LOTAI-33175-M5-E
On the Back is Model #I200 and 951-07000602