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Posted - 2/3/2003 8:39:43 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Message
I own a USR Internet Call Modem 56k. I bought it around a year or so ago. The modem is V.90, but claims to allow call waiting information to show up on your screen while you're on line. It never really worked that well, so I eventually disabled it (*70). I searched this site for information regarding this modem but found none. Am I the only person that ever bought this thing?

On to the real question: The modem has started acting up lately. I usually get connection speeds in the low to mid 30k region with my ISP A little over two weeks ago I started getting connection speeds in the low to mid 40k region. Everything did seem to be working faster and better but this only lasted for a few days. Now the connection speeds are way down in the low 20k region. I did a ATY11 and the data shows significant attenuation across the whole frequency band. Unfortunately, I never did an ATY11 when it was working normally, or when it was working really well just before it started to crap out.

I've had other USR modems in the past that started sliding down this slippery slope of connection speeds. Every time I've replaced them (with another USR modem) and the problem went away. I always attributed the decreased performance to lightning strikes or something. But it's winter in Michigan and we haven't had a lightning strike in several months.

Any advice on what to do? Toss it out and buy another modem. If so, any recommendations? MY ISP (AT&T Worldnet) doesn't seem to have V.92 modems in my area.


Harvey Krodin

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Posted - 2/8/2003 8:42:12 AM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Message  v.Richards Homepage
I don't think you're the only one who bought one of these ----

How about posting here the aty11 as well as the
ati6 and at i11 that you get after an Internet connection of 15 minutes or more.

Low-mid 30k rates aren't what I'd call very good for V.90;
Up to mid 40's implies some sort of positive change in line conditions, down to mid 20's some sort of negative change.

Has the telco been doing work in your area or somewhere between you & the central office that serves you?
If you dial other ISP #s, including toll/toll-free, do you get any different results?

Aloha! Richard.

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