|"You wouldn't like to think about that again. If you can get 44,000 |
bps through a modem you have to be able to get at least that
much down a serial cable. A serial cable will always be faster
than a modem because it is digital all the way, no digital to
analogue conversation necessary as in a modem."
I knew someone would try to challenge that, but all I can tell you
is that I have personally noticed that using 2 modems is faster
than a serial cable. I'm just taking it at face value. I've used both
methods and the modem is definitely faster. Windows even said
that I was connected at 44000 bps, while the serial cable
connection was only 19.2 kbps (not bps like I mistakenly said
above), which comes to roughly 19,661 bps. Note that I'm not
basing my assessment on just what Windows says alone, but
mostly on what I've actually seen. There may be a simple reason as to why the serial cable seems slower, such as a setting in Windows that needs to be adjusted, or it may just be that an RJ-11 connection is faster than a serial cable, or that the modem can convert the data faster than the UART chip can, who knows.