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Getting 8Kb of data in a second also depends on the external tool to provide that much of data. The fact that some amount of data can be transferred doesn't mean that there is really so much data sent. It's like reading a device as a file - you need to wait for input. Not reaching the 8Kb limit is actually a good thing: it means that you have no data loss.
Thanks for your reply.
I have connected a modem to a serial port. The modem is able to send 8kb in a sec. I have checked it using minicom on linux and hyperterminal on windows.
But I observed a different behaviour when the modem is connected to my h/w device. The same h/w device can receive the data sent from another PC. so I don't think,ther's problem with h/w device(driver).
Any suggestions or pointers regarding this observation will be helpful.