I'm not sure if the modem is the reason it's so slow, even for dial-up, or if it's my location (A few miles out of a rather small town. Not exactly the middle of no-where, but it's pretty remote none the less.) or if the modem itself is the cause. My computer is very old, about six years, and I think the modem may simply not be built or configured for faster connections.
Is there any way to change it's speed or at least see what it's maximum connection rate is, to see if it needs to be replaced with a better one?
Much as I hate it, I can't get high-speed internet where I live, so my only option is to try and eek more connection speed from my dial-up, and I'd greatly appreciate any help anyone can offer.