Modems under a 28k?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by AaronMcarthur, Jun 17, 2002.

  1. I know there are Cable Modems, DSL, T1-3, 56k. and 28k.........but are there any modems under a 28k????
  2. zoloto

    zoloto Guest


    there was.

    History lesson for you

    9000 baud
    3800 baud

    hell, want to get to the nitty gritty. I remember when 20k was a big file!
  3. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    My first modem was a 2400. I believe they made a 900, 1200, 2400, 9000, 14.4, then 28.8......

    I think I'm wrong on a couple of those, but it's close. Can't remember that stuff too well anymore. Haven't wanted to for a long time......

    Ah, forgot the 3800.....:p

    Oh, yea.......first memory purchase: 8mb 30 pin simm......$300
    first Hard Drive purchase: 200mb WD............$200(used)
    first video card purchase: Diamond 1mb........$100

    When I finally bought a 1GB hard drive, they said I'd never fill it.....HAH!!!:p
  4. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

    Tsk, everybodys forgotten the poor old 33.6 :D
  5. Whoa! i hate it for those ppl that still use them!
  6. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    I just figured he knew 28.8 and above.......:eek:
  7. zoloto

    zoloto Guest


    my bad?
    oh yeah, and most people that dial up to the internet use either a 33.6 or 56k anyone that still uses the other ones is a dinosaur that doesn't like change or that small modem suits their needs that haven't changed over the last 10 years
  8. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

    Arlington, TX
    Man... That reminds me of my first computer... 486DX, 4MB RAM, 400MB HD (I think it was 400. It might have been 200).

    Actually, modems went as low as 900 baud (.9Kb!). They were used for faxes. The first network compatible modem was the 1200 (1.2Kb) used to connect to mainframes. So here the list:

    64K ISDN
    128K ISDN
    (256K ISDN was tested. Don't know if it ever came out)

    Those were pretty much the modems at use. We also have:

    xDSL (128K - 1.544Mb on g.lite standard)
    xDSL (1.544Mb - 50Mb on g.mnt standard)
    Cable (128K - 43Mb - Note that port is physically limited to 10Mb)

    T1 - OC192 connections don't neccessarily require a modem. These services can be terminated either at a router, a CSU/DSU (type of modem), or a WAN/LAN switch.
  9. iowaboy

    iowaboy old person

    Iowa, USA
    Unfortunantly there are many of us that have better connect rates with 28.8 modems than 56k cause of the bad phone lines and co equipment. I still install them in all my computers here at home. :(
  10. (.9Kb!), Does this mean 9kb per second? My Toshiba PCKX2200 Cable Modem that I have, whenever I check the speed of it in the Network Connections, it says 10.0 I dont believe that?
  11. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    My first system was a 386 SX16 w/4mb ram, 40mb MFM hard drive, 2400baud modem. It was a used Packard Bell. No CDROM. Bought my first 2XCDROM for $150 (SunMoonStar). 14" EGA Video......

    What a piece of crap!!!! HAHAHA

    But it did run "Chuck Yeager's Air Combat", so WTF?!!!:p
  12. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    That's port speed of the network adapter......[10/100]
  13. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

    Arlington, TX
    Actually, that's the port speed of the modem. Cable modem ports are limited to 10Mb.

    As for the .9Kb, that's .9 kilobits per second. If you wanted to know that in KB, that .1125 kilobytes per second!!
  14. Alrite, so what is the real speed of my modem?
  15. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

  16. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    Then why does my connection under network places report 100Mbps?? Curious, really............
  17. This is what I got?

    2 megabits per second
    How communication devices are rated. Kilo means 1,000 and mega means 1,000,000. Examples include 56k modem and 10Mbit Ethernet

    241.6 kilobytes per second
    The way data is measured on your hard drive and how FTP programs measure transfer speeds. Kilo is 1,024 and mega is 1,048,576.
    1MB file download

    4.2 seconds
    The time it would take you to download a 1 megabyte file at this speed.
  18. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    This is mine with Cox Online.....


    Go to and download TCP Optimizer (top of page), run the program, choose your modem and check "optimal", and then ok. Reboot and see if you do any better........
  19. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

    how'd u get it that high?

    can u tell me wat kinda settings u used??? pleaseee:)
  20. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    I just added a link under my results. check it out......