Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Modem Advice Please

  1. #1
    I am in Thailand with very dirty phone lines, very slow connection, and non-existent bandwidth. Thought I might improve things a bit if I got an external hardware modem, such as USR.
    Can anyone recommend a model, or maybe another brand that might help my speed here? Have heard USR is good, but do not have any experience of them or any others.
    Many Thanks.

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    Broken's Avatar Obama Supporter
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    2,059
    If it's the whole network around there that bad, I don't see how a new modem would help. You can't fix an external problem with an internal solution.

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    Well thats true new modems dont really... make a difference but... try getting a Linksys modem and a CAT-5E cable maybe you can make a difference.

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    Yes, I know a new modem will not fix the outside system, but a hardware modem will certaily improve the internal connction over the existing software modem.

    I will have a look at a Linsky. Thanks for that.

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    lynx's Avatar .
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Yorkshire, England
    Posts
    9,810
    Forget the Linksys, that's a broadband modem, not 56k.

    No external modem can improve your speed or your connection, but it may take some load off your processor.
    .
    Political correctness is based on the principle that it's possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    can I curse? FUCK!
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    1,295
    Well actually.. nope!.. i had an AOpen dial up before i had dsl and well lemme tell ya.. HORRIBLE MODEM.. it couldnt even connect at full speed all the time.. then i got an intel modem and it connected a little bit over full speed all the time.. which was great!

  7. Software & Hardware   -   #7
    *Grunt*
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Newcastle, United Kingdom
    Posts
    867
    I can recomend Netgear or D link for modems.

    While we are on the subject does anyone know if you can connect to dial up with a ADSL modem?

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    Smith's Avatar Since 1989.. BT Rep: +1
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    in a plane, high as fuck
    Posts
    5,637
    i got a idea. for downloading stuff use download excelerator plus.

    google "DAP"

    it will speed u up pretty well. i used 2 get dl speeds of 30kb/s, now i get speeds of 200-300kb/s

    try it. if u do dl it pm me ill give u crack

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •