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Dial up I can't speed up

Hello can someone give me a hand, I have dial up I live in an area where theres no hope of fast connection and satellite well the price is a killer. The problem is that I have a US robotics 56k win voice modem but no matter what connection speed I have it always downloads at 5kbs maybe a little higher 5.34 but never higher can someone help me?

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Nope. . .

That's the nature of dial-up. Connect speed is measured in bits per second, b/s and upload/download is measured in Bytes per second B/s. Since dial-up is analog and asynchronous (no timing bits) there are 10 bits in a Byte. If you get 5KB/s download that's 50 Kb/s, directly in the range of a 56K modem.

Visit my site below for plain English explanation on dial-up. And please don't try any of those "speed up programs", they can't change the physics of the telephone cable pair.

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There are 8 bits per byte.

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Right. . .

Eight bits in a byte. But because analog data is asyncronous (no timing) one start bit and one stop bit is added.

I should have mentioned this, sorry.

Eight data bits plus two overhead bits equals ten bits. Put another way, 20% of analog data is overhead.

All analog data is asyncronous and has overhead. Dial-up, ADSL, cable.

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(NT) (NT) A byte is normally defined as Eight bits

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