extreme modem slowness
I got myself a Zoom External 56k modem. When i first connected to the internet i noticed that the speed that pages loaded at were wildly varying, going from 2.5kb/s down to about 250 b/s.
This performance degraded steadily until i could connect "to the network" but not actually receive any data at all.
So i switched to root and tried again. Everything was back to 2-3Kb/s. Switching back to my user account things were a little slow but not too bad.
This raises some obvious questions.....
under Windows the speed of the modem reads as 115,200 (approx) yet the slider on the device tab in KPPP is set to 57600. Is this, a)normal, b) changeable ? ( i know the slider can be moved, but will it damage the modem?)
Are these overall speeds the kind of performance i can expect ?
Any help would be most appreciated.
If it helps, the last thing i installed was Opera.