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Modem Init String Question - Mac Networking

Yes, some of us out here still use the og modem; I am laboring along with old hardware and older knowledge. I have a US Robotics modem but do not get the best connection speeds. I looked at the US R site and a bit around Apple - I have tried to select various options in my modem init script (I tried various Control Panel options and then I turned it into a text file, edited it, and saved it again as a modem init script) but no joy. Can anyone point me to a reliable site where I can ...

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    Yes, some of us out here still use the og modem; I am
    laboring along with old hardware and older knowledge. I have
    a US Robotics modem but do not get the best connection
    speeds.

    I looked at the US R site and a bit around Apple - I have
    tried to select various options in my modem init script (I
    tried various Control Panel options and then I turned it
    into a text file, edited it, and saved it again as a modem
    init script) but no joy.

    Can anyone point me to a reliable site where I can ask about
    the script and try to refresh my memory of what it is doing?
    Maybe get a better script and try to boost my connection
    speeds? I would prefer to limp along a bit with my current
    hardware (but getting the most out of it) before getting
    modern.

    Have Pity On Me!!


    Charles Phillips
    "Drink Upstream Of The Herd, Get A Macintosh"
    note feeble anti-spam attempt on Reply-To address
    triples Guest

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    In article <40c4dff5.268.41news2>, triples
    <ev1.net.invalid> wrote:
     

    What are you trying to achieve by changing the modem script?
    My 56K US Robotics is usually connected at 49333 bps.
    Iskandar Guest

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    > In article <40c4dff5.268.41news2>, triples [/ref]

    Very old but used to help me a couple of times:
    <http://www.tidbits.com/iskm/modems.html>

    It only has Init strings though that I used with FreePPP - those were
    the days! :-)

    --
    Cheers Martin
    Martin Guest

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    > In article <40c4dff5.268.41news2>, triples [/ref]
     

    Changing the init script will allow me to connect faster.
    All I can figure is that the script limits me - but there is
    one way to find out.


    Charles Phillips
    "Drink Upstream Of The Herd, Get A Macintosh"
    note feeble anti-spam attempt on Reply-To address
    triples Guest

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    triples <ev1.net.invalid> wrote:
     

    How fast are you connecting now?
    I'll be happy to uplaod my init file, let me know.
    Iskandar Guest

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    In article <40c5f5ca.3d8.41news2>,
    "triples" <ev1.net.invalid> wrote:
     

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Try

    AT&F

    or

    AT&F1

    This will allow you to connect at the highest available speed. Sort
    of a generic init string that I always used.

    Your connection speed will be limited to what is possible base don
    your lines to the central office and from there the hunt line to the
    actual point of presence.

    On a 56K V90 modem the best you may expect is about 50.6. If you get
    over that raise the flag. 49.3 is more average depending on line
    quality.

    I am lucky in that I have a good copper pair to the C/O and was
    usually able to connect at 50.6 with regularity.
    D. Guest

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    > triples <ev1.net.invalid> wrote: 
    > faster.
    > How fast are you connecting now?
    > I'll be happy to uplaod my init file, let me know.[/ref]

    I am currently connecting at 28.8 with a USR 56k modem!!!
    Ack!!

    I see the init string (write
    "AT&FE0&D2&H1&R1&B1Q0X4&A3S7=75S0=0\13") but wonder how all
    the other stuff in the file affects it, and how a change
    might send the modem off into a coma.

    Do you know what all the lines in the script do?


    Charles Phillips
    "Drink Upstream Of The Herd, Get A Macintosh"
    note feeble anti-spam attempt on Reply-To address
    triples Guest

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