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Old 11-30-2003, 10:00 PM   #1
qwijibow
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My Modem is going TOO fast ????


Hey guys...
im downloading fedora (AGAIN !)

and my 56kbps modem (connected at 52kbps) is running at a steady 9kbytes per second !!!

it should not be able to go that fast !

should i be worried ?
its a big download and i would hate to find it got corrupted...

however, i am downloading from a mirror very close to where i live..

anyway, thanks for any opinions.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 10:06 PM   #2
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Wow. I sometimes got 5-6 when I was on dialup - maybe better in spikes, but usually 4.4. I wouldn't complain though. What can you do? Interrupt the download and start over just because it's going great? Let it go and it'll probably be fine. Not real technical advice, but you said 'opinions'.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 10:53 PM   #3
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lol yeah...
just worred about corruption
modems are limited at 56k for a reason.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 01:24 AM   #4
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You could be using compression.

No, phone modems are limited at 53 Kb per second because of FCC regulations.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 01:37 AM   #5
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Really....
then why do they call them 56k modems ???
 
  


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