Dial up connection and your telephone
The dial up connection is
most common way to access internet. It is easy, simple and economic
for simple home user as it could be established through your telephone
line. However, a dial up connection also inherits some limitations
as it connects through phone lines.
The general complain that the dial up connection users have is
that their connection sometimes runs very slow. Many users experience
heavy fluctuations and disturbances in the dial up connection.
This kind of fluctuation mainly occurs in the initial stages.
They connect at a quite impressive speed initially but the speed
quickly goes down due to distortions or errors in the line. Sometimes
accessing web sites could be done at a relatively good speed but
when it comes to download some data the speed achieved is very
As the dial up connection is dependent on telephone lines, over
some distance on the telephone line, some performance could always
be lost. For example, if you are using a 56k modem, with good
quality of telephone line and other network devices, the maximum
speed that you may get may not be greater then 52k to 53k. In
this case, you may not be able to do much to boost the dial up
connection speed. However, if you consistently connect at lower
speeds then this could be due to some problem with your telephone
line. here are some steps that you can try to solve the problem
occurring due to phone line…
If your connection is running slow then the possibility is that
the problem is in your telephone wiring. Most of the houses or
premises have telephone wiring installed over the years. If they
are connecting through them then they may get a limited speed.
Remember that the wiring was done to facilitate the telephone
lines initially. They did not take in account for a dial
up connection. In this case, you could test and identify the
premise problem. Test for premises problems by disconnecting all
your premises wiring and equipment from the incoming and hooking
your modem directly to it. If your connections are better, you
have a premises problem that you may be able to isolate and fix.
The quality of your voice connections will also tell you about
the quality of the telephone line. Note that good phone lines
may make high pitch noise until you actually connect. After you
connect, if you hear still hear more than a faint hiss or hum
or a cracking sound then you probably have a line problem.
There are other line problems that can reduce your speed, mainly
a bandwidth distortion. It is difficult to test for this kind
of problem without proper test equipment. Here what you can do
is to try and connect to an access number that will send you test
tones. If the line has problem, it may be audible. Listen carefully
the sound of the connection for audible problems.
Overall, keeping your phone line healthy could help you to get
a better speed on your dial up connection.
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