Is faster dial up browsing possible?

Dell Dimension e521 desktop customizable
July 26, 2009 at 05:31:03
Specs: Windows XP, amd sempron3400+ 180 GHz/1Gig
Hi all,
I am just wondering if browsing and downloading on the internet can be faster than my present status.

I am using Dial up connection with a speed of 54.6Kbps maximum. While typing this message on the internet, my activity shows something like this:

Sent Received
Bytes: 2,434,000 20,988,806
Compression: 44% 12%
Errors: 0 0

Willing to give more information if necessary.
Are there any changes I can do to make it better?
Thanks
Brian

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#1
July 26, 2009 at 05:48:58
No, there aren't any tweaks or changes you can make to your OS, modem or dialing software to make it faster.

The only thing you could do, and your provider would have to support it, would be to add a second phone line (expensive) and modem and combine two dialup connections. But again, this would mean having your ISP support it and to be honest, I can't even remember what that's called anymore it's been so long since I even thought about it.


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#2
July 26, 2009 at 06:07:53
MODEM teaming I believe it iwas called but in this age of broadband I doubt if any ISP will support it. If they did it would be expensive.

At 54.6 kbs you are doing better than most and is the best you can expect on a dail-up.

Stuart


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#3
July 26, 2009 at 07:34:13
Thanks guys

What about the compression part?

Some of my friends say their sent and received figures are like 40% to 15%, I can recall one time seeing something like 63% to 15%.

Which one is better?
Plz dont laugh at me
Thanks Again

Brian

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#4
July 26, 2009 at 08:17:18
The amount of compression you get is entirley dependant on the data being transmitted. Plain text tends to compress more than bianary files. If the file you are recieving is already compressed like a ZIP file or a JPG picture file there is not going to be much compression at all as it is already in a compressed format.

63% to 15%. is better than 40% to 15% but that is becasue you may have recieved some data that is highly compressible.

Stuart


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#5
July 26, 2009 at 08:29:56
Thank you Curt R and StuartS

Thats all for now.

Very Informative.

Enjoy your day by answering more questions. LOL

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