I have had untold problems with very slow connection speeds with my ISP, (which are always below) 40,000bps. In fact I would be very lucky if I even get any where near 40,000 bps. I am not expecting broadband type speeds but am fed up of the appalling speeds of my ISP. If I change ISP will this improve my connection speeds and overall performance?
I am using: Win98 PIII 550, 128 SDRAM, IE6, and last not least 56K US Robotics Modem.
hi there, I am with freeserve anytime and always connect at either 38,666 or 40,000 - this is with a pentium 3--450mhz. However the same line and same account on my laptop (celeron 1ghz) gives either 42,500 or 45,000? I don't know why this is?? Perhaps someone out there does?
The fact that one machine reports a higher connect speed doesn't really mean anything; the connect speed is the speed of the connection at the point of authentication. Modems change speed (retrain) throughout the call. One of your modems is simply "more aggressive" than the other, the one that connects at the lower speed may well increase its speed during the call and vice versa.
Checking my 38-year-old telephone line on 17070 my system returns an extremely quiet line, even though I've got a cordless phone, two extensions, an answering machine and, of course, the modem on a 15ft extension cord link.
At all times the Pipex link is much superior to Tiscali and remains consistent, whereas Tiscali varies each time I dialup.
This, however, has only arisen since I updated my modem driver - before then I always got 50.7kbps with Tiscali (a friend gets 52 on a "soft" modem) and the same with Pipex. Think I'll go back to the original driver....