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    I'm in the country & dial up is ssssssslow.
    I will be purchasing another external modem.
    Speed Demon at present.
    I am thinking of a Maestro Woomera they are very
    expensive not a lot of places stock them & i havent seen any reviews ect .
    any ideas
    pdv

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    What speed is your current modem?

    Also, I've got some relatives that cannot connect any faster that 33.6k and they are in a small, rual town. Just something to keep in mind.

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    M_L
    I WOULD LOVE TO CONNECT AT 33.6
    TRY 14.00
    PDV:)

    EDIT 56K MODEM

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    Sounds like it's your connection more than yer modem. Try replacing the line that goes from your modem to the surge protector to the wall. If that doesn't mark improvement, see of the telephone company can do anything. If not, then you're SOL.

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    M_L
    Ya telstra are working on the lines at present but they will never be any good unless they are replased.I will be getting another modem any way!!! so after some ideas.
    I'm not saying my current modem is no good, im getting another pc & need 2 modems
    I'm 7 k's from the exchange
    pdv

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    Don't be to surprised if another modem won't do any better as it's probably Hell$tra's phoneline quality that is the problem. :smokin:
    <center>:cheers:</center>

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    Wiggo
    ya i know the lines are bad connected at 12k's now
    i do need ANOTHER modem [external] ANYWAY what are good types for bad lines
    Maestro WOOMERA are aussie [i think] developed in oz for improved remote connection would they help improve poor lines EQUAL to or better than others as they cost over $250-00
    PDV

    :)

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    The Woomera is reputed to b the best one for bad conditions though I've never use 1 myself but know of a few who have and swear by them. :smokin:
    <center>:cheers:</center>

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    thankx Wiggo & M_L
    Hell$tra corporation sucks
    but the guy's that work on the
    lines for me are great :D

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    Just thinking out loud here;
    If your line conditions are that bad, an increase in performance is rather unlikely at any price. The most likely benefit from a costlier/better-made modem would be a decrease in the number of dropped connections.

    You have my complete sympathy dude

    I wonder if I could get a Woomera here stateside?
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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