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Modem Help is primarily geared towards assisting techs or people with some technical basis/background. If you need modem help or info, check here.

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Before you subscribe, get the DSL info here for learning more about picking a provider, what's possible and what's not, read reviews, speed tips etc. Also, take speed tests, line tests and more.
EXCELLENT INFO. These pages contain Richard Gamberg's views (often at odds with vendor hype) about 56k modems, plus extensive troubleshooting information. Great WinModem dirt. Connect speed slow? Do some reading here.

Sharing a Cable/DSL or Dial-up Connection
These pages describe how to share a single dial-up, ISDN, cable or xDSL internet connection among multiple computers on your LAN. (Windows and Mac OS configurations are covered!)
203 test sites, broken down by location world wide. Choose a server location closest to you  to get the best results from your modem connection speed test. 

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Speed Guide
Excellent DSL and cable modem site with links, performance tips, and answers to common questions, security and much more. You will also find a lot of  other info regarding optimizing, troubleshooting, and customizing your system.

56K Modem Home Page
Buyer's Guide -Upgrade Guide -Troubleshooting Guide -Inits and Drivers -Firmware Updates -ISPs Offering 56K -Modem Link Board -Free Modem Manuals

Universal Serial Bus Implementers Forum
USB is the new Universal Serial Bus, USB connects more than computers and peripherals. It has the power to connect you with a whole new world of PC experiences.

Modem Speed Test Page
Measure how long it takes to load a test page and display it on your browser. Processor speed, operating system, video card speed and many other factors can affect the 'download time'. Should still be a good indication of how fast or slow your data transfer rate over the Internet really is.

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