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Old 06-22-2006, 10:36 PM   #1
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Question how can linux load webpages faster?


I have a computer with a 56k dial up external fax modem made by
usrobotics. I am not sure about the model number because it was rubbed off of
the modem. The modem works fine under Windows xp, but in Linux, the
Internet speed is super slow. I talked to someone about this, and he said,
"Get a driver." I am not sure if usrobitcs supports Linux for all of
the modems, and I'm not sure if there is anything I can do because the
model number can't be read on the modem. I think most of the modems do
not need separate drivers, so they aren't being made. Also, I was not
sure what some of the settings should be for the modem. What should the
speed in numbers be set to? I could also try getting the win-modem to
work. I am not sure if that would be faster. It seemed impossible the last
time I tried. Are there any suggestions to get dial up working faster?
It's about 30 seconds to load some web pages.
 
Old 06-22-2006, 10:40 PM   #2
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if you can, go with an external serial dial up modem. Internal dial up modems and linux dont play to well.
 
Old 06-22-2006, 11:21 PM   #3
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if you can, go with an external serial dial up modem. Internal dial up modems and linux dont play to well.
i said i was using an external serial fax modem. read my post again.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 02:39 AM   #4
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Use setserial to change the baud rate. Also look in the manual and change AT strings that will work with your modem. Include compression if you can. Upgrade the modem to at least V.90 and pick V.90 compatible ISP. Dial up maximum speed is 53 kbps. Depending where you live and the quality of wiring. The speed will vary from 1 KB to 5 KB per second. Unfortunately, most web pages are not dial up friendly.

Either setup squid or increase browser cache, so you do not have to wait a long time to download the site.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 08:22 AM   #5
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Come to Western Carolina University, we have dark fiber lines. I get like 2mb a second off the net.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 08:36 AM   #6
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I seen some places with fiber optic internet in north florida, they get like 15MB connections. Im so jealous, I live in south west florida and in the woods so the best I can get is 512kb DSL.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 10:58 AM   #7
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