Modem Compression vs. Software Compression

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by RagnaroK, May 7, 2002.

  1. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Hello,
    Which is more better for an average 56k modem, for a speed freak like me (who, by the way, can't afford cable)... Modem (hardware) compression, or software? Or none?

    Thanks :D
     
  2. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Modem, Hardware is better because sofware uses system pocessing to work, which slows down overall performance whereas hardware is done by the modem and therefore shouldn't effect performance
     
  3. Decepshun

    Decepshun Guest

    I use zippo compression altogether.....ie nada, zip, zilch and zero.

    no hardware or software compession.

    using XP home and the data rate has increased dramatically by doing this
     
  4. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Cool, thanks for that Khayman and Decepshun!
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I have hardware compression turned on, but according to the status thing there is no compression being used.


    Modem

    Nokia 6210e (UK Orange Network)

    Speed

    Recieving Speed up to 28.8 kbps
    Sending Speed up to 28.8 kbps / 9.6 kbps

    Nokia 6210 used HSCSD (High Speed Ciruit Switched Data) this means it uses more than 1 Cell Block for data transmission provided there are enough spare blocks free.
     
  6. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    gtgarside, I noticed the same thing with my Diamond Supra Express 56k Pro v cc PCI hardware modem. the staus always said compression none.

    So I turned off both software & hardware compression, modem properties, and dialup properties.

    I have now noticed a slight speed increase.

    I'm waiting till august, my local cable company is supposedly rolling out broadband then. Although last time I phoned them, they said April :rolleyes: and nothing happened!!

    By the f***ing time I get it, another faster system will come out, knowing my luck :(!