well i dunno if this has been talked about before, but if you have a compaq modem, get rid of it! i belive this cause when i did, i went from connections of 29,000bps to 49,000bps!!!!! i just bought a modem blaster isa..... for $40! and its got voice!
this modem is TWICE as fast as that comcrap thing.... well... hehe, now i have a compaq computer with a different modem, different video card, different soundcard, and different cd rom so much for being a compaq!