hi all, i have windows xp and a 56k modem, this modem never achieves that and sometimes connects as slow as 28k, i know this can be down to the phone line, isp etc, but my question is that the maximum speed (bps) is set to 115200. now i have changed this to 921600, and i might be imagining it but things are loading quicker than usual and i connected at 44k. so with me having it set to 921600 could this cause any damage or problems, as i guess the modem is supposed to support 115200
if you want to know where to find this option, on xp
open Ie/tools/options/connections/settings/properties/general tab/configure
That setting is the port speed, xtreme_computing, it's the speed at which your computer "talks" to your modem. I honestly don't know why it has improved your performance, unless it's coincidental. It's usually, as you've said, your ISP, the line quality and the traffic that dictates your connection speed.
myself and my dad think it is an improve ment, i have emptied the cache and loaded up pages that we normally find slow and they have improved, but as you say and probably think, (it is a coinsident), you may be right. as it is quite late at night this could also have an effect as the amount of traffic etc, but as it stands i am keeping the settings as it is. and hopefull, fingers crossed that it will stay this quick (as i can't get broadband round here), i did say it had got quicker but not as quick as broadband, i wish