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Modems under a 28k?

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AaronMcarthur

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

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#2
yes...

there was.

History lesson for you

56
28.8
14.4
9000 baud
3800 baud

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

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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
 
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zoloto

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hehe

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
 

Reg

eXperienced!
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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:

900
1200
2400
3800
9000
14.4K
28.8K
33.6K
56K
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
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. :(
 
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AaronMcarthur

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#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 Mbps........now I dont believe that?
 
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Eolis

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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
 
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Eolis

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Originally posted by AaronMcarthur
(.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 Mbps........now I dont believe that?
That's port speed of the network adapter......[10/100]
 

Reg

eXperienced!
#13
Originally posted by Eolis


That's port speed of the network adapter......[10/100]
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!!
 
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Eolis

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#16
Originally posted by Reg


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


Then why does my connection under network places report 100Mbps?? Curious, really............
 
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AaronMcarthur

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#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
Storage

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.
 
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Eolis

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#18
This is mine with Cox Online.....



Go to www.speedguide.com 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........
 

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