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Posted on Saturday, September 20, 2003 - 12:23 pm:   

I bought a Zoom v.92 external modem and it is not ANY FASTER that my v.90 internal modem I had before! Now my ISP does not support v.92 modems, but the external modem should still be faster, right? Do you know how I can make my modem faster?
I am also looking to get a ISP that supports v.92 modems, so please let me know what one you would recommend.
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 - 5:11 am:   

Other factors can limit the modem speed. What is the speed you connect at? Telephone companies often employ technologies such as Pair Gain to maximize the number of subscriber lines in a given area without major overhauls to the wiring infastructure itself. The problem with Pair Gain is it limits the "band width". This often caps your speed at 28k or less. Many times this combined with other factors like line quality translate into a speed of less than 28k. If your problem is line noise they may be able to get your telco to fix it. However if pair gain is the culprit you are probably out of luck.

Hope this helps.

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