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Modem Slowed By Xp


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#1 bob-E

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 10:13 AM

I just installed windows xp and now my 56k modem won't connect any faster than at 28.8k.What gives? I've gone to control panel to try to adjust settings there,the only thing I see is the maximum transfer rate, which I upped but did no good.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 12:15 AM

Dialups are notorious for never connecting at the speed the modem is supposed to be capable of doing.

Various things affect this not the least being how far away you are from the telephone company's switch, how old and the condition the tele wires are in, "noise" on the phone wires, and whether or not your ISP has enough bandwidth to provide max speed and equipment that will do so.

Having said all that, has this modem and phone line ever operated significantly faster (in the location that you are presently in)?

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 12:42 AM

yes.In most cases it operates at close to max,somtimes at around 40k.I really can't remember it ever connecting this slow.And it does it every time.And only since I installed XP.Would re installing the modem do any good?

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 12:17 AM

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 07:38 AM

You could try downloading drivers specifically for XP from the modem manufacturer's support site. (Update modem drivers)




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