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    I need more speed!

    I know its practicaly a sin, but I am still using an old 56k modem to connect to my ISP. The speed is so frustrating! Can anyone recomend a prog or something that could possibly boost my performance a little? (besides a cable modem!)
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    Priapistic Monk KorpDeath's Avatar
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    Check your MTU size. With dialup that's pretty much the only place you can tweak to get better speed.

    Dr TCP is a good lil' prog for that.
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    There was a thread about this not too long ago...I forget which(lotta help I am, eh), but from what I remember you would need a significant amout of hardware plus another phone line to implement it...

    Ouroboros

    edit... Here's that thread http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=223300
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    Depending what OS you are using, TweakNow has both Customizer XP (for 2000 & XP machines) and Customizer 2000 (for 95-ME machines). Both of these programs have a large number of tweaks, including the ability to optimize your Internet for your specific connection. Otherwise, you may want to look into getting either some other form of Internet access (DSL, Cable, Satellite) or getting a second modem and set them up to work together (see the following for info on that: http://www.antionline.com/showthread...ht=Dual+modems)

    AJ

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    Oops...you found that link before I did, avdven...

    I'm off to try Customizer2000, but will that interfere with TweakUI in any way?

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    TweakUI and Customizer (in my experience) do not interfere with each other at all. Customizer has many more features than TweakUI, and the new interfaces that they've added over the last few months, have greatly improved its usability and functionality.

    BTW: Here's a link to TweakNow (for those who can't find it themselves):
    http://www.tweaknow.com

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    Whats wrong with 56K? I still use it. I mean, I still use it at work, shared between 30 other people, so it can't be that bad, now can it?
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    Re: I need more speed!

    Originally posted here by Adam_459
    I know its practicaly a sin, but I am still using an old 56k modem to connect to my ISP. The speed is so frustrating! Can anyone recomend a prog or something that could possibly boost my performance a little? (besides a cable modem!)

    What you need you can find at http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0...0.html?tag=dir
    i m gone,thx everyone for so much fun and good info.
    cheers and good bye

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    http://www.antionline.com/showthread...396#post488396

    Check out this thread....it should prove usfull to your cause,Or add AT&FX to your modem's advanced settings. Heheheh
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    The tool I use and recommend to twaek my poor tired old modem is Morpheous Internet Accelerator. You can get it here. Best of all, it's FREE!

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