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I recently purchased an emachine T6212. I installed a 1 gig memory stick. When I connect to the internet with Juno, the best speed I can get is 28.8 bps. With my old box, 300mhz, windows 98, and 64 meg main mem, I could consistently get 46.6 bps. Any ideas?

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e machine - T6212

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Is this a hardware or software problem?

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56k is only 28.8.

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In my old machine, I got 46.6 bps with a 56k modem. Sometimes I get 31k bps. I wonder if there is a setting I need to change?

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Check your modem settings. There is a good chance you have the modem set at to receive data at 28.8bps. you can increase it. I believe there is also an auto setting. Check your setttings in Control Panel.

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back to Volt consultant

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It was set to 115.2bps, I set to 57.6.

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No joy!

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Setting the access speed in the modem properties to 57.6 bps didn't work. I still got 28.8.


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What type of modem are you using? If you are not sure, go to START, ALL Applications, ACCESSORIES, and then SYSTEM TOOLS. From this menu select SYSTEM INFORMATION. Once this has loaded, from the tree on the left side, select COMPONENTS. You will see MODEMS, click this component. This will give you your modem name and other information related to this piece of hardware.

Also, do you use any type of firewall?

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If you need more, let me know.


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Here are some facts. . .

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All modems are not created equal. Some are Win-modems (software controlled), some are hardware modems with their own on-board controllers. No two modems will ever connect exactly the same. They each have their own software and noise rejection properties. A hardware modem will usually connect faster than a software modem.

The speed you changed is not involved with your connect speed. It is the buss speed between the modem and the processor and changing it has no effect on connect speed. Put it at 115200 and leave it.

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Thank you for your sight. It is very informative. I did reset back to 115k bps. My old modem was an LT WIN, and I got 46.6k bps, if not faster, most of the time. Maybe its time to download drivers and see if that will help.

Thanks again!

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Got it!

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Thanks to all who contributed to my dilemma. I dumped down a driver and got 52k bps.

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Good for you. . .

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I forgot to mention that new drivers sometimes help.

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To tweak the modem try

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dowloading cablenut and apply the tweaks

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Same problem

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Dear slowinternet,

I am currently having the same problem with my internet connection on my T6212. Which version of the modem driver did you use? Thanks

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RE: Same problem.

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This is what I did. Hope it helps.

Control Panel
Printers and other Hardware
Phone and Modem Options
Modems Tab
Properties Button
Driver Tab
Update Driver Button
'Hardware Update Wizard' appears
click 'Install the Software Automatically (Recommended)' button
click 'Next' button
Wizard will search the hard drive for the newest driver, and install it
no more choices, except maybe 'Finish' button

this last little sequence may be a bit different

click 'Close' button
click 'Apply' button
click 'Close' button
Restart PC and give it a whirl.

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