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Speed tweaks for dial-ups

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Gun_for_Hire, Jan 8, 2003.

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  1. Gun_for_Hire

    Gun_for_Hire Thread Starter

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    I am looking for any information/freeware for increasing my dial-up connection speed. I have a 56k modem with v.92 but my connection speed is only 45.2 bps. I am running XP home and would appreciate any tips.
     
  2. Rockn

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    NO such thing, if anyone tells you there is such a thing they are pulling your jug. The connection speed you are currently getting is because of the equipment at your ISP, your phone line, noise on the line, etc. In a perfect circuit with the exact same equipment on both ends you might get your modems advertised full speed.
     
  3. Gun_for_Hire

    Gun_for_Hire Thread Starter

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    Rockin,
    Thank you for the information I was hoping since where I live deep in the woods has yet to see cable or dsl, and sat feed is just too expensive. Thanks again.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    There's nothing that will increase your connection speed, but sometimes there are TCP/IP settings that can increase your apparent speed. The most significant one is MTU size, which almost all Internet speed tweakers normally play with. Here's a page on improving dial-up networking performance, might be able to give you some improvement in throughput. Improving Dial-Up Networking Performance
     
  5. Rockn

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    And occaisionally messing with the MTU settings will actually make your connection slower. If you are running 98SE or better tweaking the MTU won't do you any good since the Winsock on these is far better at managing these then you ever could. It might be worth a try if your OS is Win98 or less.
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Well, he won't know what effect it might have without trying it, isn't that true? :rolleyes:
     
  7. Gun_for_Hire

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    I checked out the Mtu and found that I am as efficient as I can be way out here in the woods. thank you for you input.
     
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