Sorry for OT, but what the hell is wrong wiht my modem?

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DuronClocker

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Aight guys I know this is OT, but I like you guys the best


Everything has been working fine with my Lucent Winmodem and Windows XP for a few months now. Now, the last two days I can't download stuff anymore. Like I can still view webpages and read my email. I can even download file attachments, but noting from Internet Explorer. However, I couldn't access any downloadable files from other computers on the network either. No hardware or software changes occurred in the last few days either. This is really pissin me cuz I want to download the latest SiSoft as well as some BIOS ROM mod files.

I've run out of ideas to fix this problem. I have already tried changing the driver, reinstalling TCPIP networking etc. I even tried to install IE5.5 over IE6. Nothing. As a last resort, I spent 35minutes "upgrading" Windows XP to Windows XP, hehe. Basically, I just reinstalled it to fix any files. Well, still nothing. Any ideas?! This is really pissin me, and once again I am really sorry for the OT but I know all of the regulars on this particular forum! TIA guys!

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1moreMHZ

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Humm sounds just like my old LTwinmodem

The thing with LT Winmodems is that they suck if you run them the way the factory drivers specify. But they are among the fastest and best overclocking modems i've ever seen when set up right.
By defult They are set to Kflex, what you need to do is modify the init. string to force V.90. Or if you use AOL, I beleave they reconised this problem and include the force V.90 driver in their package.
I cant remember that particulat init. string off hand but it is in the book that came with it, if you dont have the book you can find it in the devicedrivers.com under and Lucent Winmodem search.
Thats what i did and i was able to overclock it to 66K

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Dimarini

Dimarini

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I have had a similar thing happen but it nothing to do with the modem. It was a problem with an Active-X control. I believe I had to reinstall IE to fix it.

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DuronClocker

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Well, today I can't even connect. I'm on my dad's computer right now. I'll try reinstalling different drivers, even though both of the ones I've tried so far worked. I would like to install IE again, but I don't know how. There isn't the option to uninstall (repair) it in the ADD REMOVE PROGRAMS.

Also George, how did you overclock it to 66k? 56k just ain't enough for me!
I know there has to be some way to edit the drivers...

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Baloneyflaps

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You guys aren't going to go over 56k.

There is no 'overclocking' of a modem to be done that in fact, is going to get you over 56k!

When you get right down to it, you're realistically going to be capped at 53K in almost all circumstances.




[This message has been edited by Baloneyflaps (edited 01-24-2002).]
 
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DuronClocker

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I don't see why not. I consistently connect at 53.2kbps. I only download at 6kbps (which is about the usual 1/8 of connect speed, like all dialups). There has to be a way to download at like 12kbps. It only makes sense since I connect at 53.2kbps. DSL uses standard phone lines at can dl at like 1.5mbps. Now thats crazy. There has to be some way to tweak something or other to run faster than what I do!

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Baloneyflaps

Baloneyflaps

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Nope. Unfortunately not.

The 53k for 56K modems limitation is enforced by the FCC at the ISP level.

If you're really getting true 53k connects and sustained 6k/s downloads, then consider yourself extremely lucky! The only way you'll get 12k/s is if you get ISDN or shotgun 2 modems.



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Cleveland

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Those phone lines, DC, that you refer to have to be a CERTAIN length from you to "switch", NO LONGER. AND have to be in PERFECT condition, No taps, Bridges, Splices.... Most of the time the phone Co has to "condition" the line for you if you go to DSL, ISDN, or T1.

BF is correct in saying that DIALUP connections are limited by the FCC to 53K. Again feel VERY priveleged if you can DL at anything over 4kps.
 
RecklessLeper

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I think you buy two modems of the same model (I think that Diamond did this with their SupraExpress model ?) and link them together with an internal cable. I might be wrong, but that's what I heard


Thank God I have a LAN connection...


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Luds

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I don't see why not. I consistently connect at 53.2kbps. I only download at 6kbps (which is about the usual 1/8 of connect speed, like all dialups). There has to be a way to download at like 12kbps. It only makes sense since I connect at 53.2kbps. DSL uses standard phone lines at can dl at like 1.5mbps. Now thats crazy. There has to be some way to tweak something or other to run faster than what I do!
Duronclocker,

you're getting confused with kilobits per second and kilobytes per second. Baud rate and modem speeds are in kbits/s while your web broser and everything else is in terms of kbytes/s. 8 bits in a byte, do the math. 53 kbits/s divided by 8 will give you just over 6 kbytes/s.

Hope that clears that up. And I agree with others. You are very lucky to be getting those speeds. Must be some very clean lines you have there. The most I ever see is usually around a 48.8 connection, at other peoples homes of course. Nothing but DSL for me!
 
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DuronClocker

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Originally posted by Luds:
Duronclocker,

you're getting confused with kilobits per second and kilobytes per second. Baud rate and modem speeds are in kbits/s while your web broser and everything else is in terms of kbytes/s. 8 bits in a byte, do the math. 53 kbits/s divided by 8 will give you just over 6 kbytes/s.

Hope that clears that up. And I agree with others. You are very lucky to be getting those speeds. Must be some very clean lines you have there. The most I ever see is usually around a 48.8 connection, at other peoples homes of course. Nothing but DSL for me!
Heh...oh yeah...oops...I knew that...just..yea lol. Anyways, about the shotgunning, I recommend AGAINST using two winmodems to do it. I've done it with a 56k winmodem and 33.6k USR and it worked fine, but not much improvement. (mind you my 33.6k by itself normally gets 4kbps+ x-fer rates). The other downside of that is that it takes two phonelines, which we have but one is for phone. I could do it at night when no one calls, but I have no ISA slots in my new board. I might just throw that 33.6k in the server along with my 56k though. But that would require removing the sound card (no biggie though really)...hehe 3 network cards take up a lot of slots real fast! I'm too cheap to buy a hub, so I'm throwing together a P2 233 system to act as a hub for me..I know this can work with 2 cards, but I'm goin for 2 100baseTX connections and an old BNC co-ax 10mbps (the P200 isn't fast enough to deserve 100mbps).

As for my original downloading problem, I don't know how to reinstall IE in WinXP, so I think I'm just going to scratch it and start over. But that can wait til my video card upgrade(few weeks/months) because I'll just connect through the server.

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grover

grover

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My sister-in-law's computer has this problem- it ended up being a virus that had infected the winsock. (As a mattor of fact, *8* viruses, three of which were different versions of the same core and attacked various winsock files. And every single one was a trojan horse. Damn AOLers! She didn't even care about not having IE, since all she ever did was chat on AIM. Too much damage was done on her PC from 2 years of this; I had to reinstall windows from scratch.)

So, if you haven't already, run an up-to-date viroscan...

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DuronClocker

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No, DSL is not available. And cable internet isn't going to be ever (as far as ATT is concerned). This really sucks because I live in a semi-densely populated area (suburbs of Chicago), and we don't have any of these featrures that I wish we had. I would to satellite, but that would be pointless because I play some games online and the lag would really suck.

As for the virus thing, that was my first idea. I never installed my virus scan on this computer (none of my hacked AV2k, AV2k1, AV2k2) oops did I say 'hacked'..er hem..I didn't mean it
And with all those popups I get, maybe one sneaked in. I guess I'll run it and see what happens. It would be kind of nice to be able to download some stuff until my server is running tomorrow!

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Baloneyflaps

Baloneyflaps

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The sock files are often prone to corruption even in the abscence of a virus.

If I ever start having internet connection/ page viewing problems one of the first things I check is my winsock.dll and wsock32.dll files...



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DuronClocker

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Well...no viruses...425 problems with Windows using Norton Windoctor 2002, all were fixed, still no resolve. CHKDSK does nothing. Gettin pissed, but hell I got my server up and am in the process of setting up my networks. Hopefully my 3 network cards don't kill my poor 233mhz Win2k Server system. Actually, I already have 2 set up (DEAN1 to SERVER, KENT1 to SERVER). Just have to bridge them now, anyone know how to dothis on Win2k Server? Connecting to the inet using the server as a gateway is as simple as shutting this machine down, yanking modem, placing modem, and go! hehe


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