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Posted on 2001-09-17
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I had a computer that was about 3 years old - it was a 233 mhz with 64mb of memory and had a 57k  modem.  I have a local ISP, and every time I dialed up, it always said it was connected at 115,200 bps.  I always wondered about that, as I had only a 57k modem, but I never asked anyone why it was showing 115,200.

I just bought a new computer, custom built to my specs.  It has a 1.0mhz AMD chip, 256mb of RAM and a 57k v.92 modem.  On my dial up, it "seems" faster, but the connect speed varies with each dial-up - I've been connected at 40,333; 45,333; 46,666; 50,333; but never higher.  Normally it is 46K.  One time it actually connected at only 28,800 ( I hung up and reconnected almost immediately).  I called tech support and asked them what was going on, and after discussion, the tech rep said that if I was connected at 45K +, that was "very fast".  My ISP is far from a fly-by-night company (they've been in business at least 6 or 7 years and offer DSL lines and have dial-ups from all across the country)

Here's my questions:

If I have a 57K modem, and my ISP has the latest and greatest equipment, shouldn't I expect to be connected all the time at 57K?

Is 45K+ "very fast" (knowing that it is not DSL), or was the tech guy just trying to blow me off?

What should I be expecting?

Thanks,

Carl
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OK first you have a 56k and not 57k, and yes 45 is a "good" speed for a dial up modem, of course higher is
better but there is many things that can prevent a faster speed, mainly line noise.
I usually connect at 49333 or 50666 (sometimes 52000) but that really is just the initial connect speed, your
actual speed will vary during your online time. You can download a utility program that can monitor your
actual speed at all time if you really want to know your exact speed at all times. Later in the day when more
people are home using the phone can cause a slight noise increase which will lower your connect speed.

As for the 115000 reading you had before, that is normal if you don't have the correct drivers installed for
the modem, you get the port speed displayed instead of the modem speed.

Here is a couple of websights you can check your speed:
http://homepage.tinet.ie/~leslie/testpage.htm
http://www.pcpitstop.com/internet/
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Thanks for a prompt and concise response.
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