AOL 7.0 / USB Cable Modem Question
Posted on 2002-05-24
Here's the gist of the problem. I just recently signed up for AOL/TW Cable Service..I know, poor me.. Anyway.. I've done everything to get the pings to be outstanding:
1. Change the rg59 cable to rg6
2. Made the necessary treaks in the system registry
But the pings are still less than amazing, and online games are anywhere from 700 to 2800 pings on the average (but I know this is a different issue)
The question I have is 3 part:
1. Would my Toshiba cable modem have better performance connected to a network card on my computer rather than via USB cable?
2. In my network settings under TCP/IP, there are two icons that represent 'dial-up' connections put there by AOL 7.0 software, but I've fully remove my PCI dial-up modem and software. Why does AOL 7.0 do this? Is it slowing me down?
3. My computer doesn't recognize the Toshiba USB modem as a PNP device. It's listed under USB devices, but the modem detection software built into Win-ME doesn't see it as a modem? When I log into news websites, the streaming snoopers don't detect a broadband connection either and set me to 56k. How do I get my PC to recognize the USB modem as a MODEM and not just a casual USB device? Sorry, rookies.. I've already reinstalled the modem drivers twice, reinstalled-WinME, and tried a forced install using the drivers from the Toshiba website.
AOL/Time Warner sent a tech to my house, and he did all he could (or would) to fix the issue. His response was that they don't support internet gaming, and gave no suggestion how to better the latency.
Thanks for your suggestions in advance..