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I am on Dial-UP with an internal modem. I don't know how to tell you how slow or fast it runs -- I just know that when I've checked it using internet sites that test the on-line speed it always comes up "very slow."
Just today I used the microsoft diagnostic tool which recommended I change Maximum Port Speed to 9600. I did that -- not much has changed.
I've been looking around for some software options to boost the speed and found webROCKET and Zilla Internet Connection 22.214.171.124.
Any ideas or recommendations (other than to go to DSL).