Super slow connect speed

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by laptop, Oct 3, 2002.

  1. laptop

    laptop Guest

    Hi, my dial up connects me at an average of 26-28 Kbps
    and not a bit faster. I moved to what is considered a
    "rural area" and the phone lines are ancient with no
    plans from the telephone company to replace them soon.

    The phone lines are Analog, and there is a loss of
    attenuation as it comes down the line into the house.

    I have a v.92 modem on both computers and run XP.

    I have done the following to try to connect faster:

    Had a new drop wire from the over head lines to the house.

    Had a new phone box wired where the drop wire comes in.

    Had all new phone jacks put in, inside the house.

    Tried major ISP's, all gave me a slow connect.

    Looked for an updated V.92 driver, none out yet.

    Configured my Modem speed to maximum.

    Am I stuck with this slow connect? Due to financial
    constraints, I can't go to DSL, etc. as in my industry
    I'm subject to lay-offs and just got back to work
    after almost 6 months of unemployment.
    (I try and keep the bills to a minimum)

    Thanks in advance. :) "laptop"
  2. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    ring up your phone company and see if they do signal amplification (if they haven't already) for your line.

    In australia, thats what i did to get a few more kbps.
  3. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

    Good advice from mbunny ;)

    Here in the UK, I called BT & asked them to increase the gain on my line, within two days the job was done & my download speeds tripled :D

    heres a few tips that should speed it up a bit

    56K Internet Connection Tweaking

  4. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    Henyman goes 2 get bt 2 do his line so he can conect above 44kbps:p
  5. iowaboy

    iowaboy old person

    Iowa, USA
    chances are that is the fastest you will get. I should know as I have tried every trick in the book. Till the phone company decides to upgrade the lines and depending on how far you are away from the central office you will never connect above 28800. You may check to make sure there is no excess noise on your line. If there is complain to the phone company. Noise is the greatest deterent for slow speeds other than the length from the c.o.
  6. laptop

    laptop Guest

    Thanks for the replies, I think I may be stuck at this
    slow connect speed. The newest ISP supports the
    V.92 modem and it's still slow.

    I am going to call the phone company and
    see what can be done, as there is noise
    on the lines. I bet though they will tell
    me it's the internal wiring in my house
    as they like to pass the buck on problems.

    I downloaded this free (no spyware) download
    manager program and I did increase the speed
    on a big download I took last night.

    The phone lines here won't be replaced
    for a long, long time and the line man once
    told me too that if a line has a split or a
    crack in it 1/4th mile away I will lose speed.

    Maybe my lotto ticket will win this Saturday
    and I can move. :D
  7. laptop

    laptop Guest

    For anyone reading this thread who has a slow
    connect speed, read this thread (see link below)

    dealer posted a free download program (no spyware)
    and the program speeds up web page opening
    like you wouldn't believe!!

    It's called fastnet 99 and tell all your friends
    and family to get it. :)

    Thanks again dealer, I'm smiling now instead
    of clenching my teeth in frustration waiting
    and waiting and waiting for a website to open. :D