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56k modem help

By Acidwinter
Jun 22, 2006
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  1. Im trying to fix a 56k modem problem for a friend and I decided to get a new one because Im pretty sure the other one is fried. So I put it in and I got it to connect and everything but it wont connect above 12k. I mean I know its rare that it ever connects at 56k on a modem but 9k-12k is just frickan crazy. It is extremely slow and wont go any faster. Any thoughts on how to make the connection better?
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Rookie Posts: 1,511

  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Even with the booster, it will be slow. That`s the nature about dial-up. I`ve had it and really hated it. I tried all the "boosters" available, and still it was the same.

    Time to upgrade to broadband, it`s MUCH MUCH better.
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    Did you install the drivers for the modem? also His ISP should have provided him with a disk with a program that has a wizard that configures his modem for connecting with them. did you redo the connection with the new modem?
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    most boosters for dial-up are really a waste of time. All they do is compress or filter out graphics (which tend to take the longest for downloading.) You're really not going to speed it up that much.
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