slow connection

.I can not get over 31.2k dial up connection with any of several 56k modems on an ASUS P2-99 motherboard, windows 2000 OS
HaddpcAsked:
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
The connection speed can be limited by other factors than just the modem. Though the service provider may advertise 56K, often they do not provide services in the real world that will achieve that speed. Also the physical infrastructure over which you are connecting can affect the speed. I find rural areas seldom achieve anywhere near the anticipated speed. Is there a chance you can move the computer to another location to see if there is any difference.


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HaddpcAuthor Commented:
I have tried the same provider and the same phone line on another computer, i get 52k
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi Haddpc,

maybe try updating your driver... i used to have machine at home that would never connect above 30 and yet a new computer with an update modem gave me full speed...

Cheers!
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
It can be a driver issue as well, but you have tried different modems, so I would think that has nothing to do with it. Sorry I have no other suggestions at this time. I assume some others will have some advise for you.

You might want to point a 20 point question in the hardware/modem forum pointing to this question. It might bring it to the attention of folks who specialize more with hardware. Following link explains a pointer question:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hi262
Hardware/Modem topic area:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Modems/
--Rob
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Sorry James, I see you already suggested drivers while I was typing.
--Rob
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Thats cool rob :)  least i know i wasnt flying in a crazy direction!
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