suggest a Good Modem?

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    MSM Guest

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    I have a D-Link DFM-562IS HSFi PCI Modem
    it works good but connects only at 46.6 kb
    can any1 suggest me a better one?
    I have P4-1.7 Celeron -GA-8SD533 with 256 MB RAM Running WIN ME


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    Stevo Guest

    I'd recommend an external modem rather than an internal which are usually
    software modems.

    Hayes, USR etc would be worth a try but it depends what is available where
    you are.

    Even then, you might not notice a great improvement in connect speed, if
    there is one at all. All sorts of factors, external to the modem and your PC
    affect that.
    Stevo, Sep 17, 2003
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  3. 46.6K is pretty good. You could do better with some fiddling with the
    settings. A new modem will probably make no difference unless, by chance,
    its out-of-the-box configuration has a couple of tweaks in it which make it
    connect better. (Bear in mind that your connection speed is limited to
    53.3K because of a law; it's capable of 56K but it doesn't run that fast.)
    Gary G. Taylor, Sep 17, 2003
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    Ron Martell Guest

    I doubt if a new modem is going to give you much more connection speed
    than you are getting. 56K is a *theoretical* maximum and there are
    legal considerations that limit the practical maximum to around 53K.
    I see a lot of dial-up connections on different brands of modems and
    cannot recall seeing a connection speed higher than 48K anywhere.

    Good luck

    Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
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    Ron Martell, Sep 17, 2003
  5. Agreed - but don't forget: more important than actual connect speed is

    If you get more throughput at 44kbps than at 50kbps, stick with 44.
    (I know you didn't mention either of these speeds, but I needed an example.)
    BuffNET Tech Support - MichaelJ, Sep 17, 2003
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