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Thread: Modem won't connect at 56K




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    I have a Modem Blaster v90 56K and whenever I connect, I can only manage to connect at 26.4. I doubt my ISP would be that slow cause I go through my college so what's the deal here?

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    That is only indicating the initial connect speed.
    The modem will constantly negotiate for a better connection, so that shouldn't be a problem. Often is the time I have a similar connect speed, but still DL at 4 t0 5Kb with a decent connection.
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    I've looked at the transfer speed while downloading using GoZilla and it's always hovered around 2.6. Some of my settings have got to be wrong, but I can't figure out which ones.

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    The connection speed is still a fair indication that something is wrong. On the phone like you use, is there any static or crackling noises? If the line sounds a little dodgy, get it checked out.

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    I've hooked up a laptop to the same line and connected at a lot faster speeds so I don't think it's the phone line. Plus they sound clear when I talk on the phone.

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    hmm.. that's interesting then.. Could be a few things:

    a) your modem is crap

    b) your settings are wrong

    c) your ISP and your modem don't like each other.

    d) There's a strange connection / intereference from something in / around your PC.


    Just a few more questions: Are you using a long telephone cable to connect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy
    hmm.. that's interesting then.. Could be a few things:

    a) your modem is crap

    b) your settings are wrong

    c) your ISP and your modem don't like each other.

    d) There's a strange connection / intereference from something in / around your PC.


    Just a few more questions: Are you using a long telephone cable to connect?
    a.) my modem is a Creative Labs Modem Blaster so at least i don't think it's crap
    b.) i'm using the settings that my computer set up so i wouldn't have a clue if they're right
    c.) i hope they make up
    d.) i have a bunch of wires and speakers under my desk by my computer

    and my telephone line goes about 2 or 3 feet to the wall

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    The cable length is good then. Does the cable run past any of the speakers or anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagCynic
    I've hooked up a laptop to the same line and connected at a lot faster speeds so I don't think it's the phone line.

    How much faster? If it's over 33.6Kbps, then chances are you are not on a pair gained line, because that often restricts the connection speed to less than 33.6Kbps. However, if the laptop's modem is showing a connection of "56,667bps" or 115,200bps" then it is reporting the Data Terminal Rate - the rate the modem and computer are talking to each other - not the actual connection rate.

    Other than that, my experiences with Creative modems is that they are very conservative when connecting, for instance one at my place connected at 46,667bps when a Banksia Wave 56 SP Dual connected at 53,333bps first go.

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