slow connection speed with a 56k modem with XP
Posted 19 April 2005 - 06:22 PM
Posted 19 April 2005 - 06:59 PM
That said, here's one thing you should do...WinXp is optimized for networking, which means it has a mtu of 1500---dial up works much better with a smaller maximum transmission unit....usually about 576.
Here are some directions on that...
Here are some other things you may wish to try
Posted 20 April 2005 - 08:57 AM
Posted 20 April 2005 - 09:25 AM
Start > run type
click the +, and what folders do you see beneath it?
Posted 20 April 2005 - 11:30 AM
1) Line noise (pick up the phone that your computer's on and press the 1 button. Listen closely. Any crackling, poping, buzing will be "heard" twice as bad by a modem.
2) Modem driver. What type of modem is listed in device manager (control panel -> system -> device manager -> modem). If it says "standard modem" or if there's a ? mark in front of PCI communications device then the modem hasn't loaded properly in device manager. Find the right driver and update. Make sure it's the latest date.
3) Modem firmware - if you installed the modem seperately, go to the modem's website (lucent, 3com, etc) and get the latest firmware. Otherwise, go to HP's website and see if they offer a firmware update for your modem.
4) Most (not all) internal modems are software controlled, these IMHO are very bad to use on the internet. Get a hardware controlled modem (some are external, some are internal). Make sure the package does not say WINmodem.
Posted 19 May 2005 - 04:05 AM
hope it works
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