V.92 ready modem?


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Old 08-02-04, 01:20 PM
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V.92 ready modem?

i have a rather new emachines w2646 pc running windows xp home edition and i was wondeing how to setup my modem to be a v.92? i know that my modem is a conexant softk56 modem and it is pci but i cannot figure out how to make it v.92 so i can use modem-on-hold. any help is appreciated and will my internet run faster then 45.6kps if i do convert it? thanks!
 
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Old 08-02-04, 01:27 PM
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The modem has to BE V.92, if it is not you can't make it. It should say in the documentation if it is or not. You also need an ISP that supports V.92 for it to work I believe.
 
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Old 08-02-04, 02:37 PM
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Cool

i have www.heartoftn.net internet or hot for short. on the front of my computer it says v.92 ready so i thought that meant it is a v.92 but i do not know how to set it up. thanks for the fast reply i hope this helps.
 
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Old 08-02-04, 05:58 PM
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From the link you provided;

Get rid of your second phone line:
If you have Call Waiting, your V.92 modem with its 'Modem On Hold' software can let you know you have a call. You will be able to put your modem 'on-hold', up to 4 minutes and answer your phone without losing your Internet connection!* If you have Caller ID, your Modem-On-Hold software will let you know who is calling!

Get online faster:
Your V.92 modem learns and remembers how you most often connect to the Internet. This shortens the time it takes for your modem to connect by remembering ("training") the phone line characteristics and storing them for later usage. Typically, the modem handshake (all that noise you hear) takes about 20 or 35 seconds. V.92 modems will cut the modem handshake time in half for most calls.

V.44 Compression:
A new link-layer compression standard based on technology developed by Hughes Network Systems. V.44 offers a higher compression ratio than older V.42bis compression routines. Higher compression ratios mean that more data can be downloaded in the same amount of time. The most significant improvement will be noticed when you are browsing and searching the web, since HTML text files are highly compressible. For most users, data throughput will be increased by 20 to 60%.

Looks like you must subscribe to call waiting and also locate the modem on hold software to help configure the modem. Perhaps the ISP and Emachines tech support would be a good place to start.
 
 

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