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Dialup Speed

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by RetiredCA, Mar 14, 2007.

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  1. RetiredCA

    RetiredCA Thread Starter

    Nov 16, 2006
    I'm stuck on dialup because of my location in the wilds of Pennsylvania. When I first log on in the morning I usually only hit at about 14.4 kbps:mad: I have a dedicated line for the computer. After downloading mail I will log off and reconnect. Slowly over the course of the day as I click off and reconnect the speed slowly goes up. The best I've done so far is 44 kbps but that was after logging on and off 4 or 5 times. The modem has been checked and it's ok. The connections and wire in the house seem ok and so far Verizon refuses to come out and check further. I can't replace the inhouse wire since the phone company has to connect it at the box. I think it's the connection at the box outside since my other line connects at around 50kbps. Any suggestions short of shooting myself?:eek:
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    Jul 17, 2006
  3. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

    Sep 10, 2006
    Tweaking MAX MTU and RWIN are a good start: http://www.dslreports.com/drtcp
    Windows default for MAX MTU is typically 1500. You want 576 for dialup.

    If your ISP provides several dialup numbers, try another one. I remember when I had dialup the number 15 miles away worked better that the one 3 miles away.
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