Programs for improving Download speed?

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Gary R

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my comp uses a 56Kb Intel HaM Modem, and general download speed ranges between 4.9 & 5.2 Kb/sec. with a connect speed of 49333 bps, but slower than that at times; for example it took 54 minutes to download Adobe Reader 5.0, a 8.1 Mb file :(
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SO, I am wondering if there's a (freeware?) program (non-adware!) compatible with W98SE (Ver. 4.10.2222A), Internet Explorer 5.50 that would improve the download speed a bit.
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:NOTE ... file download's will begin with a speed around 6.9 to 8 kb/sec, but as the program loads the speed drops steadily, & by time it gets to the 30% point or so the speed has dropped to the 4.9 - 5.2 Kb/sec level. The drop occurs no matter how large a download is :(
 

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Ok thanks for info re the program, will give it a try.
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I was talking to a Tech at a computer store a few days before I posted my question about download speeds, & he said in effect, "All Dial-ups are slow, the best you can do with any 56K dialer is 6 or 7 Kb/second, so don't worry about it."
I didn't quite agree with his assessment of the situation....
 

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Ouch! re speed from the articles :(
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Looks like I'd have to get cable if I want to improve things--if I could afford it :)
$50 (US) per month (about 124 Guilders if the currency chart I found is correct), & $150 hookp fee's charged locally...
 
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the d/l manager from Fresh Devices probably won't increase your speed, but it will resume broken d/ls, something windows default should do, but does not. ...Rhett
 
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This here is for cable but says it will increased the data transfer by 40 times.

http://www.affiliated-network.com/speed/index.html

Not free but cost $14.95 and you get it says...


"Surf Faster than a speeding bullet... or DOUBLE your money back!"

Email and ask if it help with a dial up modem.

hehe had to post that image.:D
 
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