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V90 - V92 upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dingus, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. Dingus

    Dingus Thread Starter

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    As I'm stuck with a comms speed of 56K due to my phone company's low level of equipment. (I'm unable to get broadband)
    Can anyone tell me if it's worth the bother of upgrading my modem from V90 to V92.
     
  2. Lurker1

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    Dingus

    Here is some information on V.92. Since download speed seems the same I wouldn't bother upgrading. (My two cents worth)

    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) has announced an improved ITU-T 56K modem standard: V.92. Though the top speed for downloads is still 56K, V.92 has a number of enhancements:

    Startup time - the time needed to establish a connection - has been reduced, making hopping on and off the Internet much easier. This should make it easier to hop on and off the Internet. Reports from months ago claimed that startup time had been reduced from around twenty seconds to about five seconds, though more recent reports put the figure at ten seconds. (One difference in the figures may be whether or not dialing time is included, or if the figures only cover the time when the two modems are screeching at each other during the connection phase.)
    V.92 has a standard method of disconnecting the modem long enough to let you know that someone is trying to call you without losing the connection, a feature being referred to as "Internet call waiting."
    The maximum upload speed has been increased from 33.6K to 48K, which should improve video conferencing and general uploading.
     
  3. Dingus

    Dingus Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your reply Lurker :)
     
  4. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    It's a waste of time updating to V92 in the UK. No major Uk isps support or intend to support V92 as the costs outweigh the benefits for them


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