Not really sure what is going on here...
Posted on 2000-04-24
With my desktop computer I'm able to pretty well connect at speeds up to about 53,000. I recently started using my laptop for internet (because I am in the process of moving and the desktop is all packed up). Anyway, I have a nice IBM Thinkpad with a (upgraded V-90) USR "Megahertz" PCMCIA modem card that I am using. I can not get any better than a 2400 connection EXCEPT FOR AOL WHICH WILL GET ME IN THE 40,000'S REPEATEDLY. I'm really confused. My regular ISP and a free one (ISP) called "FreeLane" that I use will not get me a better connection than 2400! But AOL will???????
I'm lost - Please advise as to what might be my problem.
I know that with my desktop I could get at least 33,600 to 53,000 with both of these ISP's???????
Do I maybe need to change the modem "string"?