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    Default can't update modem driver

    i have an agere win modem, don't think it is a V.90,

    the last driver update was from 2003,

    i can not find the driver update for this modem,

    can somebody help me with this ?

    thanks,

    larry

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    It can't hurt to download this driver http://www.agere.com/networking/modem_driver2.html . If it doesn't work, do a roll back.

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    thanks canuck,

    already tried it, didn't do anything though,

    larry m.

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    Is the modem not working ?

    It appears to be an older modem and there may be no updates.

    BG

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    hi basementgeek,

    the modem seems to work well, but someone told me it would work better if i updated the driver,

    i am on 56 kbs dial up,

    i usually run at about 45 kbs and only 5 kbs for downloading,

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    Don't know that you'll get much better than that. Suggest you go to PCPitstop at www.pcpitstop.com and run their test. The results will also give pointers on how to get your PC running better.

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    okay, did the scan canuck, at pcpitstop (great name),

    did well, got good marks, but i want to understand this better:

    Setting name Value

    Using a proxy No

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    Check for newer pages turned off No

    Show Pictures No

    Format docs using my style sheet No

    Content Advisor enabled No

    Check Associations Disable No

    Enable Automatic Image Resize Yes

    Enable third-party browser extensions No

    Enable page transitions Yes

    Always use my {colors|fonts|size} No

    what should i do with these settings ? can i adjust them through the Internet Options screen ?

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    You can activate/deactivate most of them through IE > Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab. There are too many to go into, best if you do a Google search on each, check the definitions and make a decision on what to run or not.

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    56K is the theoretical highest speed of a dial up modem. No one has ever achieved that full speed as other factors such as available bandwidth at any given time affect it.
    The 5 is actually kb/s (kilobytes per second) The upload is measured as kbps (kilobits per second). As there are 8 bits in a byte your actual download speed, as it should be with dial up, is close to your upload. ie 40.
    You could use a download manager such as get right. This may help speed up downloads a bit but do not expect miracles.
    Take control of your life. Leave others to control their own.

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    hi canuck and whoohze,

    i think netscape caps the download speed at 8 kbs for some reason, i will try get right,

    i spoke live on live support with a netscape rep and he said 8 kbs for downloading and 4 for uploading,

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