Updated on September 18, 2000 by Thomas
McGuire - Page 4/10
This tweak can reduce the amount of Timeouts you may experience when online.
Open Regedit (Click on Start,
Run, type in regedit
& hit Enter),
go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\Net\000x].
represents the folder with the Slownet
In the right hand pane, right click on Slownet
& select Modify,
change the value from 01
I'd recommend making these changes in both Device
Manager & system.ini,
although seeing as an internal modems COM Port won't show up
appear in Device Manager it is much easier to set both type
of modems (Internal & External) COM settings in the system.ini.
Next, click on Start,
Run. Type in win.ini
& hit Enter. Scroll down until you reach the [Ports] heading.
should edit your port speed as shown above, e.g. if your
modem is on COM2 set it as shown in the picture above.
equals Bits per
second. Set this value as you set the Maximum
speed for the Modem above. Again Winmodem
& 33.6K or below
modem users should be set to 57600,
& non-winmodem users select 115200
this will minimize disconnections. Owners of modems with a
25Hz clock speed should select 230400
as these modems support such high COM Port speeds, e.g.
Courier V. Everything & certain Diamond Supra models.
equals Data bits.
equals Stop bits.
equals setting Hardware
flow control. Users of Winmodems
should set it to x
to enable Software flow control instead. This will minimize disconnections.
this tweak is fairly debatable in its usefulness, it is has
helped some users.
Personally I'd recommend ignoring
this, but feel free to try it out & see if you notice
any improvements online. Using this tweak you can increase
your modems cache size by allowing RAM to be used for
on Start, Run, and type in system.ini
& hit Enter.
Under the [386Enh]
section & insert the following line.
X represents the COM Port your modem is installed on.
Z represents the IRQ your modem is
Y represents the Buffer
size in KB you wish to use. I'd recommend setting this
no higher than 1024 (1MB).
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