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my modem is always connects to  internet at the speed of 26 or 28 i don't know why?
i have 56k modem
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by:sorgie
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Ok it can be anything from the number you dial for your connect.
Your phone line itself may not handle the speed.
Your modem drivers may have to be updated. is it a V90 standard. Go to the Website of your modem manufacturer and check for updates on drivers and flash bios
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Check with your ISP if they have seperate numbers for the 56k, x2 and V90 standards.

If you are using the correct phone number, it may be due to interferance on the phone line, from nearby electrical cables.

Hope this helps,
Paul
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by:Ellee
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IN Control Panel>Modem>Diagnostics click "More Info..". If the "highest speed shown is higher than the actual connection speed, you may be having a phoneline problem. If the speed shown is lower than the specified speed,  your modem may need service/upgrade.
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dhanota,

Your modem may be 56K, but is can't connect at 56K for one or several reasons, which are listed below.

1.) If you live in an older neighborhood, chances are that you have old wiring that wasn't meant for todays high speed modems -- in other words, the line's quality can only handle that speed effectively. Radios used by private companies and radiation from the earth plus a whole bunch of other differing factors add to this problem, which varies everywhere. If this is the case, there is no solution.

2.) YOU WILL NEVER GET 56K. The FCC has placed a limit of something around 53.3K on modems operating on public telephone networks for several reasons which i'm not sure of. Modem manufacturers cannot make modems any faster in the future, your only option for ACTUAL 56K or faster is either ISDN, DSL or Cable service or a dual-56K modem configuration (gives about a 90K connection using 2 phone lines).

3.) Your ISP may have different phone numbers for 33.6, 28.8 and 56K modems, not to mention the different protocols these modems use. You should call or email your ISP for this information and/or details.

4.) If this is still all you can get (28.8/33.6) for a connection, you could try a program like TweakDUN off of SoftSeek to optimize your Windows TCP settings. These may add a slight increase in the transfer of data to your computer.

I hope this helps you -- if you need some more help, please let me know, I am more than happy to help :)

mr_black
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by:dhanota
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thanks mr_black's you send me the different solution. i am very glad.i read your all reasons.i tought your first reason help me alot.the old wiring
may be the reason of slow speed.
           thanks alot .
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No problem :)
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