Hi guys I use a standard 56k modem and my conection speed never goes above 28.6kbs but my brother in law regularly surfs at 40+ so does my next door neighbour what could be the matter, I now have a very high end speck PC p4 2.2 with a gig of ram, the only thing I can think of is that over the last cuple of years the one thing I have never changed is the modem cable could this be the problem, I also use a 15" extintion cable to get me to the phone socket, has any body got any Ideas
you may be corect but what I failed to point out is that since I first started surfing some 3 years ogo I mooved houses and changed PCs but still no faster conection but the guy who lives next door to me has a conection speed of 40+ kbs, the only thing that has never changed it the cable I use.
Yes, trying a new extension and phone cable is a good idea.
I was asked to look at an X\P machine that had varying connection speeds. The telephone extension lead had been fed under the hall carpet. I tried the extension out by plugging the house phone in the socket. The distortion was terrible.
A new telephone extension, £4.75, was fixed to the skirting board. It is now surfing at 45.2kbs, always. I also put a spare, unused, modem cable in.
Would normally agree with you,but this sounds like a Dacs line. I bet the house is a newish semi. I had one in my house Hado buy Homehighway from Bt. What ripoff!! I basicly paid £30 per month for a year +£100 install with modem=£460, to get a similar speed to my brothers down the road. You darent use 128K as the bills were astrinomical. After a year, I dumped it but they told me that my line would no longer be shared.Old story..now with BBand. Bliss!!
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