Poor Internet connection

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    Poor Internet connection

    Hello everybody,
    My Internet connection speed is always very low than my modem's speed (I use a USB modem). I think this is because the poor telephone signals. Sometimes the connection suddenly breaks up. Can anybody tell me a way to speed up my connection speed a bit.
    Thanks.

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    Talk to your phone company.
    See if they can either test the line for signal quality, or perhaps tweak the line to be more suitable for data transmission
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    if you are using a big big ISP, change. they always rip off some of your bandwidth

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    Thanks for suggestions guys.
    And if anyone no another ways to improve an internet connection's speed please post them too.
    Thanks very much.

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    i had dialup for years, i upgraded to comcast cable and dude, its worth every cent.

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    I believe there is a difference in speed depending on the quality of your modem. Some have better packet recovery than others and while you won't notice a difference on a good phone line on poor lines/switches there will be a big difference. If the modem you are using is a software modem, try a hardware modem generally they are better on poor phone lines.
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    I recommend switching to an internal modem... you may or may not have a slight boost in speed, but part of your problem could be your USB connection.

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    If you go internal, get an intel/ambient 537 chipset modem....cheap, and the best modem you'll ever buy. I have crappy phone lines too, most of my modems connect at 24kbps, but this thing always connects at 44kbs or higher over the same line. I picked mine up for 9 bucks. Well worth it. And they have drivers for linux (if that's why you're using external).
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