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Internet slowing down

my internet connection is a 56 kbps with a 26.4 speed in a older HP Pavilion 6553 with very little runtime. I use Win 2000 Sp4. I seems like when I dial up a website it takes up to 2 Min. to get to the requested site. Also frequently my modem drops the connection, which is a PCI softV92 Modem. What can I do to speed things up, DSL is not possible.Thank you

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You're probably looking at line noise or

a flaky modem. Your telco may be able to do a remote test of your line. I've not used dial-up in a long time but our line was subject to noise occasionally. It was worse during rain. I always had better luck with external modems as well. The "soft" type were commonly flaky as I recall.

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Internet slowing down

this is the second time this happened, same thing was with another PC, I would suspect the Phone Line first, The Modem in this Unit works fine fro time to time, acts up frequently.

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The clue I saw was the two different speeds

presuming both are V.92, it's probable that one modem handles the noise better than the other. I went through problems with my phone company as they only work with audible noise and would only guarantee fax modem (14.4) speed. I found the best modem to be the US Robotics Courier which gave me the best and most reliable connection which still was only about 50 k. I wish you luck but dial up is painful these days unless you go text only.

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Internet slowing down

I just installed a US Robotics Courier Dual Standard Modem and found a speed loss with it. I hooked up with 24Kbps. What is undesirable is the dial up noise, loud and noisy, is there anyway to eliminate this?

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it depends..

if your using IE you have to clear the cache once and a while and if your using another internet browser try deleting temporary files they lag the internet up..OR if your using IE addons for it can cause significant lag...


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