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Old 10-05-2006, 07:01 PM   #1
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newbie dialup speed 37333 under linux why?

can somebody help me find a how-to or some thing on connection speed for linux

machine is dual boot mandrake 9.2 and winxp
dial up speed is 37333 under linux
and 40kps to 52kps under windoze

am i missing something

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Old 10-06-2006, 03:27 AM   #2
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How are you connecting? Are you using kppp? pppd from bash?

All I know about dial-up using pppd that you might wanna check out is the files in /etc/pppd/peers these are scripts that get parsed to pppd and contain the necessary AT commands for your modem, including settings the baud rate for the connection.

You probably want to set the baud rate to either 57600 or 115200, something like that.
Old 10-06-2006, 11:07 AM   #3
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i've been reading about kppp and setting and i just been trying differnt ones to see what works the best fastest i've been able to connect at are 41333

thanks for the reply mickyg
ive been using kppp and i had the baud rate 115200 all ready but i just changed some other setting (flow control)

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Old 10-09-2006, 06:55 AM   #4
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I use a 56k modem but the provider sets the data rate to 30k or 40k, I forgot which exactly. Upon initialisation of the connection you will get a response string from your provider which tells you your maximum speed. Alternatively you can use a program like minicom to talk to your modem via AT (Hayes) commands and ask for its internal setting.

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Old 10-03-2007, 01:11 AM   #5
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"Kppp" is configurable. The tutorial is in KDE Handbook. After clicking "Setup" button; go to "Modem" tab, and fiddle around with the three/four adjustable lines for numerical settings. I used 71 and 52 instead of the defaults for "Kppp". Top down it looked like, "yada...71...yada...52...yada...71...yada...52...yada". There are two types of dial-up numbers. V-90 and V-92. Please go to YOUR ISP web site and write down two columns. Match up the Hardware with the dial-up numbers and better speed will be there. IMHO an external serial modem is mandatory. Better technology; time saver, and less bottle-necking during usage. Especially if YOUR neighborhood has "rush hour" draining with band width usage. Please understand that changing YOUR schedule could result in better experiences on the internet. If YOUR near Wi-Fi Hot Spots, YOUR ISP might not be the best one for YOU and shopping around for better services could be beneficial.


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