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DSL modem connection question...

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ingrl31, Sep 7, 2004.

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  1. ingrl31

    ingrl31 Thread Starter

    Sep 16, 2003
    Hi, I am wondering if it would be a faster connection if I connected my dsl modem from Verizon thru a USB cord rather than via the Ethernet? Lately my dsl connection seems very sluggish (I have no spyware or virus issues)...wanting to get the best connection possible...anyone have any ideas how I might do that (besides getting a cable modem )...

  2. bil4hire


    Apr 29, 2004
    The biggest thing is to keep your Internet cache cleared out.
    Switching to USB connection may slow you even further than you already are, the USB-1 port can only run at a max of 12 Mbps, and 100base-T can run up to 100 Mbps. If your DSL modem can support USB-2.0 and you have it in your PC it will run up to a max of 480Mbps, but I haven't seen a DSL modem that had support for USB-2.0 yet but I haven't looked too hard for one either.
    There are some sites on the net that have downloads that claim they can increase to speed (http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php)
    but I never had much luck using the software tweaks on my PC.
    I have heard of problems with DSL speed changing daily in towns around our area and actually fixed a problem with one DSL user by having the Tele company swap out a DSL modem with a new model and things ran faster.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    The only thing that switching to USB will do is lower your reliability! That is not your problem!
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