56k? I can't get past 26.4 :(
I have an U.S. Robotics 56k internal PnP modem and when I try to connect to my isp I dial in and I here the double "bong" noises,but I can't logon faster than 26.4. My isp does allow 56k connections.I emailed my isp about this and they said it might be a line noise problem. They also gave me this connect string AT&F1S32=34&W&W1, but all it does is reset my modem over and over. Anybody know what the problem might be?
When you set up the dial up networking in your PC control Panel set it to try at the Max. possible speed. May be it is set to try only up to 26.4
Any how upload will be only at 28.6. Only download can be at 56.4.
No I checked its at max speed
Look to see if your ISP has different login #'s and test them out. Some of the servers may be further away than others and I belive that will cause slower connections.
Check this post www.sysopt.com/forum/Forum1/HTML/000723.html
You may be able to use the Courier string.
[This message has been edited by Bleeding Edge (edited 06-09-99).]
Nope I'm dialing the closest 56k number
Thanks Edge you have been most helpful. I couldn't connect at any of those numbers at a higher baud rate than 26.x,so is it my modem then?
It may have a lot to do with the condition of your phone company's lines and equipment. It could also be related to other devices on your phone line-extention phones, caller id devices, etc. Disconnect everything except your modem line and try. IT is possible your phone lines won't support 56k. Good luck
Ok here's your solution This is straight from an article on connection speed.
If you live more than 3.5 miles you will never connect at 56k or if you have too many Digital to Analog Converters between you and the phone company and you ISP.
To read more on this goto this Web Site and read it yourself.
this is almost without a doubt a phone line issue and there in really nothing you can do about it. I moved from my apartment where I was connecting at 50,000 to my house where I get 26.4. The phone company is only concerned that you get voice service (telephone). If it really bugs you, consider a cable modem (and a 2nd job to afford it)
Well thanks all for the help, looks like i'm gonna be stuck with this problem.I'll just wait untill we get cable modem service in our area. You have all been most helpful
Did you happen to try another modem, "just in case"? A 33.6 will do just to see if the connection gets better or stays the same.
Connection speeds are so hard to predict.
I had the same problem as you on several occasions. I hear you about the dying modem sounds and finally connecting at 26k or 12k or 4.8k. In the past, I always ended up reformating hd. Now, I run msconfig (at the run line) and uncheck all the bootup startups like system.ini, win.ini and etc. I reboot and then recheck those startups that I want again and it works. I am not sure why, but under the startup page (in msconfig), some redundant commands are gone and the order gets rearranged. If I can remember and the softeware is not too important, I usually uninstall the last software that I installed. Somehow as I install the different types of software, something disagrees. Usually the msconfig does the job.
I also moved my modem from the shared slot to the just isa slot. It seemed to be 10 times less troublesome on my abit bx6-2 MB and more resistant to this 26k problem. It also averaged a 2k faster connection. Don't know why though.
I also tried these fancy AT command lines, they didn't really do anything.
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