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modem speed

by cvinju / November 15, 2004 7:31 AM PST

If you download the file utility tweak they give you tips on how to speed up your modem. One of those tips is to go into a file on your computer and change the com numbers to something like 981600. Could you tell me the file to do that and if that is the right number?

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Re: modem speed
by Steven Haninger / November 15, 2004 9:06 AM PST
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I can only guess you read or saw something about editing the registry to optimize throughput. You did not mention your operating system, however. There are some tweaks or utilities that will do this for you as I recall with Win98. I cannot speak for XP. The result obtained might be disappointing, however. If you are unfamiliar with the registry and editing it, there is a caveat. You can do harm by making a mistake. You need to back it up first. If you wish, you can post more about what you heard and where. You can use Google key words to search for sites that might help. Words such as modem, speed, registry, tweaks, should get some hits. Good luck.

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Re: modem speed
by holtnr / November 15, 2004 11:13 PM PST
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They are referring to the Hardware setup of COMx. (whichever one connects to the modem) Specific instructions depend on what os you are using, but you need to get to the Communications Port (COMx) Properties page. Go the the Port settings tab, and modify the Bits per second value to the highest available on your machine. A 56K modem will communicate at 9600 baud if this setting is set to 9600, usually this setting is defaulted to it's highest anyway, so it's probably ok.

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Can't do it. . .
by Coryphaeus / November 16, 2004 12:10 AM PST
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Rather, you can change the settings but it won't increase your speed.

The setting you are referring to is the buss speed between the modem and the processor. Set it to 115200 and leave it.

Visit my site below to find out why you cannot increase speed by tweaking settings.

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