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Dumb quesion

by jimdaddy / October 23, 2003 12:57 AM PDT

We have 2 computers.
#1 is a desktop with amd xp 2100 cpu,512 ram.xp-pro,lucent v92 modem.
#2 is a compaq presario 2178cl laptop with amd xp2400,512 ram, and xp-home and a v-92 modem.
The laptop always connects at 50.6 or 52Kbps
The desktop always connects at 46.6 or 48Kbps both using the sqame connection. Just wondering if there is a way to get the desktop to connect at same rate as laptop.Thanks in advance. Jim

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Re:Dumb quesion
by Berfert / October 24, 2003 4:14 AM PDT
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try looking for updated drivers for the desktop.

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Re:Re:Dumb quesion
by jimdaddy / October 25, 2003 3:52 AM PDT
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Done did that, and have the latest. I was just thinking that some dumb tweek would do it. Thanks
Jim

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All modems are not created equal.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 27, 2003 9:35 AM PST
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Re:All modems are not created equal.
by SumerBrez / October 27, 2003 12:01 PM PST

What in your opinion is the Better of the Modems?What is your opinion on the USRobotics?

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Better? Any hardware modem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2003 11:31 PM PST

If a PCI Modem glitches in any way, we fetch any hardware modem and move along. If price is an issue, we just get another PCI Modem.

I can't comment which is best since vendors have pretty much turned this into a commodity item with modems being under 20 dollars and even less.

Even if I picked a model, the makers will change the modem in a cost cutting redesign and there goes your choice.

In short, if the modem works, great. If it works oddly, check the house and count up how many things they plugged in. What's your record count? Mine was about 40 devices on the phone line.

Bob

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Re:Dumb quesion/WINMODEMs
by UNiRAC40 / October 27, 2003 3:29 PM PST
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I suspect that the faster PC has a cheap Lucent Winmodem which means that the BETTEr one is HARDware controlled and the [old architecture] Software[proprietery] M$ Win modem is BOGGED down from crappy software driven control! BUY ANOTHER $10 56 kb modem w/ hardware control. BOLuck

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Re:Dumb quesion
by foelock / February 29, 2004 9:40 PM PST
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It is very likely that you will not notices any different, with speed, it is down to the type of modem they are using some are more tolerant then others, having a modem connecting at 48k will not guarantee an upload or download at that speed, the through rate will depend on your ISP, and time off day. Some ISP is better then others.
Foelock

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Re:Re:Dumb quesion
by jimdaddy / March 4, 2004 1:06 AM PST
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Geez here it is 5 months later. I read the site Mr Proffit enclosed in a post and i guess slower connect doesn't mean slower throughput. We only have 1 isp here in Baja California Sur Mexico which is prodigy. I have checked actual up/down load rates and guess what? They are about the same.So I guess connect speed isn't important as long as it is above 40k as the article stated.Thanks for all of the help in resolving this seemingly peculiar situation. Jim

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