I recently downloaded an internet transfer speed benchmark program. Upon running while I had a connection active it reported that i was only getting 3k/sec for my 56k modem (internal)!!! i'm using this on my old machine that has a 166mmx w/32 megs of ram. Just so you know this test was done at 3am, and even though I know there are other factors such as line quality and ISP throughput, i can't believe it says i'm only getting 3K?? If anybody else has experienced this or know info on how I can improve the speed (i've also used the various "MTU" tweak programs) i'd greatly appriciate it.
Thanx Hambone for educating the ignorant. As Carson would say "I did not know that!" NOw I don't feel so bad, I know the quality of lines here (richmond) is not that great. So I will set myself to be happy with what I have.