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    Modem transfer rates

    On my Windows 98 modem connection I'm conneted at 115,200 bps but on my Windows Me connection (separate computer) I get a connection reported at 40, 000 bps. Both modems are 56k and set for the maximum speed of 115,200 bps. My question is does Win98 ME report actual connection throughput as opposed to connect at speed? I also noticed that the box for 'Only connect at this speed' is greyed out on Win98 Me.

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    Re: Modem transfer rates

    You're seeing two different numbers most likely due to the modem driver. Cut the 115,200 in half and you arrive at 57,600, which is the theoretical limit of your modem.

    Try cutting the maximum speed down on the "problem" machine and see if it reports a correct number. All flavors of Windows display the negotiated speed that you are connecting at - not the throughput. If they showed you the throughput, people everywhere would be screaming.... <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    -Mark

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