Join Date: Mar 2003
Hi All ,,
there are a few other things that you may try,,
MB was on the right track with the maxing out of the modem ,, although,, I was under the teaching that 119500 was ok to set it too as well as that would be the "ceiling" of the connection , leaving it wide open to that point,, however, as we know you will never connect with dialup at that speed ,, as we know it,, it allows for a lot of "headroom"
On the other settings,, make sure that "Hardware settings " control your FIFO,, not SOFTWARE
Plus,, in the additional settings,, you are able to add commands there,,,
I did have a listing of what they did,,,
they look like this " s32=ox" and that would change the instructions for the modem,, however, I cant find my list ,,,, so do a search,,
other things i would say are to move to the V92 standard,, which would be found with newer drivers for your hardware,,
further,, to find new drivers,, get the chipset number off the modem itself,, do a search on that , and you should get a return of compatible modem drivers,,
and lastly ,, XP does have some customizable settings that you can change in the registry,,
check in the history for tweaks by a user named "microsoftne" or something like that ,,
Maybe somebody out there can correct me on his sig???
He posted a tweak that worked , but that is on my work laptop ,, and I am at home,, so not quickly helpful there,,, but you should be able to search it on this site,,
Lastly,, You may be getting poor line signal strength,, the houses could be right next to each other, and it is the number of "pins" ( i think they call it) on the BIX that make the available "strength" either better or worse,, 100 divided by 4 is better than 100 divided by 10,, if you understand what i mean,,,
so your neighbour might be on a different panel,, or even newer hardware with the phone company,,,
the variables and tweaks are out there,, you need to get them all sorted and tested,, right now I am connecting at 42.5kbs however,, On other days 33.60kbs,, same phone line,, same modem,, same provider.. so you tell me???
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