I have bought an Intel modem which only connects at 22k or 33 max and when I queried the speeds was told that it is a silent software modem and I should get an Hardware modem which will connect around 46k on dialup and only downside on startup is it is noisy which does not bother me. But where do I purchase from as on checking on the net they all appear to be software modems.
Am going over to Maplins to have a look. The intel modem connects as stated at maximun of 32K and keeps disconnecting which I am told is a weakness of software modems. Using same machine I borrowed an old 4 year old Best Data modem Hardware and it connects at 48k and no disconnections. When I put back in the intel it connects at 22k and no higher apart from occasionally 32k. I then put back Best modem and it connects always at 48K. Will borrow it for a while till I sort myself out.