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you say your transfer rate is slow.

How do you connect to the internet? dialup? DSL?
Is it always slow, or is it just online games, or email, or all internet apps?

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i connect using dial-up

its not always slow, mainly when im downloading something or installing something

i must admit, everything is running ALOT faster than it was before i got help from you guys, almost everything i posted here was fixed...and i can now prevent alot of things from happening

the only thing that bothers me now is this

just wondering if i can do anything to improve it

thanx :tazz:
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Hi, itsjustme99

What connection speed do you expect form your modem?

What do you usually get when you first connect?

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it says

connected at: 52000 bps

im not sure what i expect from my modem its a

ESS ES56H-PI Data Fax Voice Modem

its set at 115200 maximum speed

under connection preferences it has 8 data bits selected

parity - none

any advice?
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If youre on dialup, thats about the best you can hope for. Last time I checked, 56K was the fastest allowed by the FCC, and you almost never get that speed. For years I had a 56 K modem that typically connected to my one ISP usually around 32k. My present dialup emergency provider usually connects in around 44 k.

One way to test your connection is at this site

http://reviews.cnet....4-7254_7-0.html

Do you know how to monitor your speed in real time in win98? In winME and XP getting into task manager allows you to monitor it real time. I dont know about win 98 as its one of the few Microsoft OS's that Ive skipped.

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if your connection and transfer rate is slower then it should be try this dial-up 56k troubleshooting page:

www.56k.com/trouble/connect.shtml :tazz:

Edited by The_Tiddler, 12 October 2005 - 05:08 PM.

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if u still want to install AVG free grisoft have a forum that specialises in such problems you could try asking them :tazz:

http://forum.grisoft.cz/freeforum/

Edited by The_Tiddler, 12 October 2005 - 05:09 PM.

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thanks for all your help everyone

i think im pretty happy with my computer now

so thats 1 down....how many more to go???

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hey, everything was peachy until i realised that my trail version of zone alarm pro expires today...i thought it was free...but it says i have to pay to get a new liscence key

what should i do...i mainly use zone alarm as a firewall since I have

Spybot
Avast
Adaware
cleanup
hijack this
Cwshredder

so should i just download the plain zone alarm firewall...or do u think i need the pro version?

thanx in advance
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I'd use the free version of Zone alarm. The basic function of the firewall is the same. In fact I believe with others that the free product is better in the sense that its default setup works better for some people.

I had zonealarm pro on my computer (I think i still have a license for it) but it was always giving me problems on my DSL and I could never get it setup correctly, so I found my self shutiing it off alot. Finally I got rid of it and just used the windows firewall for a couple of months. But I missed the outbound control that Zone alarm offered so I went back to the free personal version, and it hasnt given me any trouble.

Thats what I would recommend.

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Edited by EMCguy, 18 October 2005 - 08:37 PM.

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