Dial-up internet

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  1. dudenator
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    I am forced to use a dial up internet connection that goes at about 48kbps. But I can only get it going at about 4kbps in utorrent or direct download. This is horrible as it takes about 10 minutes to get 1mb. Please help.
     
  2. Hatsu

    Hatsu Someone's been killing, eh?

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    Get a new ISP or get ADSL2+
     
  3. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    There's not much that can be done for dialup; the best you could get with a standard modem is about 6KB/second download. This is because in order to get higher speeds the modem would have to put too much voltage on the line, which violates telecom regulations.
     
  4. flameiguana

    flameiguana that's not me

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    Dialup cannot go 48 kilbytes per second. kpbs are kilobits. The highest download speed you can get with a 56kpbs connection is a about 5-6KB/s. There is no way to increase the speed.
     
  5. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

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    Dialup?

    What ISP do you use? According to your 'profile country', you're in Canada.
     
  6. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    ^THIS
     
  7. Elritha

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    Change isp as others have said. If adsl isn't available, then look into other alternatives such as wireless, or satellite (as a last resort). You won't get any faster on a dialup connection.
     
  8. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    Windows had (I don't know if it still has) an option to double the speed by connecting 2 dial-up adapter on 2 different phone lines at the same time.
    but, I'm sure this is not an acceptable solution for you [​IMG]
     
  9. InuYasha

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    Yeah but I think most isps don't allow you to do that anymore or they charge extra.....
     
  10. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    Use Opera Turbo to make the web seem faster
     
  11. flameiguana

    flameiguana that's not me

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    And uglier :< It compresses images.


    When I was on dialup (not long ago), I used Opera without Turbo boost and got some decent page loading speeds. Don't use Firefox with a dialup connection, as it is a bandwidth whore and pages will occasionally not load at all.
     
  12. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    Ouch, dial-up......I remember those days. I didn't know people were still using that as their primary way of connecting to the net anymore, only as an emergency backup for when their real connection's modem died or something.

    I feel for ya man.
     
  13. ProtoKun7

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    XVolution is still on dial-up.