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Modem Dialing In At Low Speeds


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#1 ComputerMan23

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 12:17 PM

Starting today, my modem started dialing in at low speeds when I went to get online. It used to be around 46kb Id get and now I get 24-28kb. Which is terrible. Any ideas if its just a fluke thing or if something is wrong?

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#2 Joshuacat

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 01:00 PM

Could be just a fluke thing if it just started happening today. When I used dial-up, I would experience the same issue from time to time. Could be anything that is affecting the line conditions in your house(or to your telco). Personally, I would let it go unless it becomes a consistant everyday issue. If so, your telco could probably run a line test - if you insisted it was a problem with their lines.

As I mentioned, on the rare day that my connection speed was low, I would disconnect and try again right away, and usually I would connect at a better speed.

Good-luck.

Edited by Joshuacat, 07 August 2006 - 01:00 PM.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 01:26 PM

Hrmmm, check if your modems overheating. My old one and my new one would lower in speed after overheating.
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Posted 07 August 2006 - 01:38 PM

Yu can also experiment by trying to connect to other phone numbers if your ISP has more than one available in your area. Often, the low connexion speed is determined by the number of users on a particular server, and moving to a different one will yield higher speeds.
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Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:01 PM

I will search for new numbers and post how it goes.




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