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    finally found the driver i need for the laptop modem (to try increase speed)

    but i have'nt installed one b4 - hopefully it's straightforward - any tips?

  • #2
    Originally posted by cYcLoNe@Sep 20 2005, 11:36 PM
    finally found the driver i need for the laptop modem (to try increase speed)

    but i have'nt installed one b4 - hopefully it's straightforward - any tips?
    [snapback]161709[/snapback]
    I'll assume Windows XP and not Linux, Unix, BSD, DOS, AmigaOS, BEOS etc.
    It's straightforward, right-click on the device in Device Manger, and follow the update drive promts. Piece of piss.

    Unless you're old driver is totally inappropriate you're unlikely to get any more speed.




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    • #3
      If you're talking download speed, I doubt you're going to be able to improve it unless the current drivers suck arse big time.
      If you're trying to improve latency (gaming?) you will be in with a chance though

      Goodluck!

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      • #4
        didn't expect any replies but thanx

        the laptop in running windozeME

        your right! - the driver made NO difference (in fact I got 28.8kbps tonight!)

        bloody windoze bloody microsoft bloody PC's bloody internet bloody bloody bloody

        the old pooter I borrowed wont even go on-line - the modem is working - the software is loading (win98se) but their not talking to one another!!! WTF

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        • #5
          Modems are picky things at the best of times.

          You can try checking your phone line quality. Pick up a handset and listen to an open line. If its hissing/crackiling, then the line quality is bad.You can try to improve this your end by cleaning any contacts on the plugs/sockets with a bit of fine emery cloth etc, stripping back ends and re-making connections, making sure screws are tight. This may help you get higher connection speeds.
          Other options are to get Telstra/whoever to increase line gain, this will make the voice call quality deteriorate a bit (hardly noticeable), but should help data transmission (you can even say the line is a dedicated fax line and see if it improves).

          Finally, check the speed of the modem. If its old it may only be 28.8K. Go to control panel-modems-highlight the modem youve installed and click diagnostics. it will tell you the max speed of the modem. YOu wont, no matter how hard you try get faster than the modem can go.

          Hope it helps

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          • #6
            ^^^WHS^^^

            Dialup sucks at the best of times. Drivers for ya modem aint going to make an ounce of difference unless they were completely wrong to start with.

            The speed you connect at is almost always due to the phoneline quality (unless of course the modem is not capable of any more or it has a string limiting it). What is the modem you are using? Is it a 56K modem? If it is, and you have reinstalled the drivers (hence getting rid of any string even if it was there), then it looks to be a line quality issue.

            Ring Telstra and get a MOLDS test done. Telstra only guarentee 19Kbps from memory though so they probably wont want to know about it since you are already getting more then that.

            Have you always connected at 28k? Or has it got worse in the last few weeks etc?

            Also different modems handle line quality different. USB dialup modems are utter crap. Hence if you are using one of them then thats the issue. If you can, borrow a 56k external modem from somewhere and give that a shot. In general an external modem will *usually* handle line quality issues better then an internal. That said, there are some shitheap external ones also.

            Also try a shorter phone cable (short as possible), plus any other phone sockets in your house to rule out the problem being on your end.

            If all else fails, call Westnet (yes I work for them ) and sign up with ADSL. That will make all your problems go away

            EDIT: While you are at it get rid of windows ME. It is the devil.

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            • #7
              Forget all that other crap. Your problem is Windows ME, Do you dial up and connect to the internet and then the internet pages dont work. Its a common problem with WinME. Fixing it requires editing the registry. or reinstalling or rollback. I recommend purchasing a copy of XP home for a couple of hundred dollars. oh and get DSL for fast internet porn.

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              • #8
                If you always connect at 28k with a 56k modem etc, its possible you're on a pair gains exchange.. in which 28k is the fastest you'll get... Telstra are obliged to tell you if you're on PG these days.. i spent shitloads of time trying to find out why my net was so slow..

                My solution, a big fuckoff antenna on my roof and I lan with my mate a suburb over and use his net... a month later telstra finally upgraded my phone line cuase i had been on their backs for yonks and my house is now adsl ready... dicks.

                If you're on pair gains pm me and ill give you the lowdown.

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                • #9
                  You can also try uninstalling the drivers and using the default standard drivers for 56K FLex.

                  Or if you want to troubleshoot a bit before that click start - settings- control panel - modems - diagnostics. click on the modem - click more info and the modem will communicate to the modem if it is working, if not it will produce an error along the lines that it can't open the port.
                  Feed 'em to the pigs, Errol....

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                  • #10
                    Can try feeding the modem a command string to force it to connect higher; but if the SNR value for the line quality is crap then the modem will just continuously renegotiate till it hits a stable speed.

                    AT+MS=,,,,44000 (Standard V.90 with connexant chip)

                    AT&v1 (connexant) and ATi11(others).

                    Only a rough guide, more details will be availabe from the internet oracle....google

                    Ads.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pete_026@Sep 22 2005, 02:00 PM
                      Forget all that other crap. Your problem is Windows ME, Do you dial up and connect to the internet and then the internet pages dont work. Its a common problem with WinME. Fixing it requires editing the registry. or reinstalling or rollback. I recommend purchasing a copy of XP home for a couple of hundred dollars. oh and get DSL for fast internet porn.
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                      Yep Window ME or 98se are F*cked
                      the man is right.......

                      Upgrade
                      "Sometimes I do stupid stuff, and I don't even know why...
                      it's as if my body was being controlled by some sadistic, immoral puppet-master."

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                      • #12
                        wow, thanx for all the "input"

                        it seems i should have given more info

                        i have learnt so much about PC's since then (through necesity)

                        i'm on the laptop (wimME) now - the other phone plug in the house and boom 56k again! (so a suspect phone line in the kitchen?)

                        i also killed hundreds of mall/add/spy-ware crap (best results)

                        the REAL problem now is with the older (AND BORROWED!) pc (WIN98SE)

                        I managed to find the CORRECT driver (YAY!) and re-install the PCI modem

                        yet - even though the modem works (and connects to server) the internet explorer tells me to check settings while outlook express tells me I have a DNS problem "socket error: 11001" "error number: 0x800ccc0d"

                        i am praying it's just a simple setup prob...

                        any takers?

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                        • #13
                          ALL FIXED - BOTH POOTERS ARE GOOD TO GO...

                          CHEERS FOR THE HELP PEOPLE

                          A BIG T.Y.V.M. FOR ALL THE HELP FROM THE GUYS @ WWW.MAJORGEEKS.COM

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