Different Dial up Speeds? uneducated questions !!

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nutnhuny

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i've recently relocated to a remote area where only dial up is available...

i have two laptops that show two different speeds...one is consistent between 41-44 Kbps and this is my older Dell
My newer one..you would think would be a little faster...nope that one is always between 31-32Kbps,,,what does that depend on..? and why is it called 56k ..if it never reaches 56?...!!
 
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56k is the theoretical top speed of a dial up connection.
The best one can attain in ideal circumstances is in the range of 52-53k
Your differences could be due to a number of different variables.
Different modems/capabilities
Different operating systems consuming differing amounts of ram/storage.
Different amounts of ram installed.
Different workloads or programs running, consuming a different % of available resources
Have you tried swapping the phone jacks.Plug the fast pc into the slower pc's phone jack.Same result.
Try a different phone cable on the slow pc.Any change.
Display the modems in device manager.Check the port speed.Are they the same ?
In modems,check the advanced tab.Any init strings there ?
Just too many things could be at play here.
 

nutnhuny

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wow...had no idea..thanks for that info...

tried the swapping..no difference...
 

TerryNet

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Make sure you have the latest driver for the modem in your newer machine. Look first on the PC manufacturer's web site.

Have you checked for actual difference using a test such as speedtest.net or Speakeasy?
 

nutnhuny

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wow..no i didnt know i could do that! ever cool!!! not the results though!!! thanks a bunch
 

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Many times, the differences are simply the quality of the modems in question. Newer doesn't always mean better. :)
 
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