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Anonymous
July 10, 2005 1:52:36 AM

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Greetings,

I read an article that indicated this person was using two 56k modems for
their dial-up. Is this possible with XP sp2?

Were they blowing smoke? They didn't discuss the set up... only that they
were using two modems at the same time and they had a quicker connection
because of it. How would one go about setting up two modems in one machine?
And then, how would you use them simutaneously on the same phone line?

--
howard

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Anonymous
July 10, 2005 2:07:45 AM

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hcross wrote:
> I read an article that indicated this person was using two 56k modems
> for their dial-up. Is this possible with XP sp2?
>
> Were they blowing smoke? They didn't discuss the set up... only that
> they were using two modems at the same time and they had a quicker
> connection because of it. How would one go about setting up two
> modems in one machine? And then, how would you use them simutaneously
> on the same phone line?

You can link modems. However most dial-up ISPs caught onto this and you
cannot logon with the same dial-up account twice - you have to have two
accounts and two phone lines.. Although some providers may actually offer a
"Multilink" package. With broadband available in many places and
inexpensive - it makes little sense unless it is the only choice you have.
You should also be aware that while you might get 112K downloads in some
cases, most will only be 66K downloads.. and definitely not faster than 66K
uploads.

See : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307849/

To use multiple device dialing:
•Your ISP must support synchronization of multiple modems.
•You need to install multiple modems.
•You need a separate phone line for each modem.

Multilink is enabled automatically in Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP
Professional.

Configuring Multiple-Device Dialing
--------------------------------------------
The Network Connections feature performs Point-to-Point (PPP) Multilink
dialing over multiple ISDN, X.25, or modem lines. This feature combines
multiple physical links into a logical bundle; the resulting aggregate link
increases your connection bandwidth. To dial multiple devices, both your
connection and your remote access server must have Multilink enabled.

Network Connections can dynamically control the use of lines that are using
Multilink. By allocating lines only as they are required, excess bandwidth
is eliminated. You can configure the conditions under which extra lines are
dialed, and underused lines are hung up, by changing Network Connections
settings.

Note that if you use Multilink to dial a server that requires callback, only
one of your Multilink devices is called back. This occurs because you can
store only one number in a user account. Therefore, only one device connects
and all other devices do not connect; your connection loses Multilink
functionality. You can avoid this problem:

•If the phonebook entry for the Multilink connection uses a standard modem
configuration, and the remote access server that your connection is calling
uses more than one line for the same number.
•If the phonebook entry for the Multilink connection is ISDN with two
channels that have the same phone number.

To configure a connection:
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections,
and then click Network Connections.
2. Click the connection that you want to configure (for example, a dial-up
connection), and then, under Network Tasks, click Change settings of this
connection.
3. Click the General tab, and then click each device that you want to use
for this connection.
4.Use one or more of the following steps:
•To configure dialing devices, phone numbers, the host address, country or
region codes, or dialing rules, click the General tab.
•To configure dialing and redialing options, or X.25 parameters, click the
Options tab.
•To configure identity authentication, data encryption, or terminal window
and scripting options, click the Security tab.
•To configure the remote access server and protocols that are used for
this connection, click the Networking tab. Also, click Settings and select
the Negotiate multi-link for single link connections check box.
•To enable or disable Internet Connection Sharing, Internet Connection
Firewall, and on-demand dialing, click the Advanced tab.

Notes:
•Depending on the type of connection that you are configuring, different
options and tabs appear in the connection's properties.
•For more information about a specific item on a tab, right-click the
item, and then click What's This?

Hope that helps clear things up...

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
Anonymous
July 10, 2005 3:05:57 AM

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Your ISP has to support this. Most don't.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

Quote from: George Ankner
"If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"

"hcross" <no-spam@No-Spam.com> wrote in message
news:uC2lTpPhFHA.576@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Greetings,
>
> I read an article that indicated this person was using two 56k modems for
> their dial-up. Is this possible with XP sp2?
>
> Were they blowing smoke? They didn't discuss the set up... only that they
> were using two modems at the same time and they had a quicker connection
> because of it. How would one go about setting up two modems in one
> machine? And then, how would you use them simutaneously on the same phone
> line?
>
> --
> howard
>
>
>
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Anonymous
July 10, 2005 1:12:11 PM

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thanks for the replies... i'll have to ask. but, there's only one phone line
and my parents can't afford to have a second line installed.

--
howard


"hcross" <no-spam@No-Spam.com> wrote in message
news:uC2lTpPhFHA.576@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Greetings,
>
> I read an article that indicated this person was using two 56k modems for
> their dial-up. Is this possible with XP sp2?
>
> Were they blowing smoke? They didn't discuss the set up... only that they
> were using two modems at the same time and they had a quicker connection
> because of it. How would one go about setting up two modems in one
> machine? And then, how would you use them simutaneously on the same phone
> line?
>
> --
> howard
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 2:38:56 AM

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"hcross" <no-spam@No-Spam.com> writes:
>thanks for the replies... i'll have to ask. but, there's only one phone line
>and my parents can't afford to have a second line installed.

I happened to see a silly gadget marked down for closeout at Radio Shack.
It is the reverse, one modem that two computers can connect to, at
the same time or not. Either computer can provoke it to make the call,
once the call is made one or both can be using the net connect, etc.
That doesn't double your speed but might make competing for the open
phone line a thing of the past. $50 on sale, I think.

>"hcross" <no-spam@No-Spam.com> wrote in message
>news:uC2lTpPhFHA.576@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> I read an article that indicated this person was using two 56k modems for
>> their dial-up. Is this possible with XP sp2?
>>
>> Were they blowing smoke? They didn't discuss the set up... only that they
>> were using two modems at the same time and they had a quicker connection
>> because of it. How would one go about setting up two modems in one
>> machine? And then, how would you use them simutaneously on the same phone
>> line?
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 2:52:50 AM

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hcross writes:
> thanks for the replies... i'll have to ask. but, there's only one
> phone line and my parents can't afford to have a second line
> installed.

Don Taylor wrote:
> I happened to see a silly gadget marked down for closeout at Radio
> Shack. It is the reverse, one modem that two computers can connect
> to, at
> the same time or not. Either computer can provoke it to make the
> call, once the call is made one or both can be using the net connect,
> etc. That doesn't double your speed but might make competing for the
> open phone line a thing of the past. $50 on sale, I think.

How to configure Internet Connection Sharing in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 4:16:11 AM

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"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> writes:
>hcross writes:
>> thanks for the replies... i'll have to ask. but, there's only one
>> phone line and my parents can't afford to have a second line
>> installed.

>Don Taylor wrote:
>> I happened to see a silly gadget marked down for closeout at Radio
>> Shack. It is the reverse, one modem that two computers can connect
>> to, at
>> the same time or not. Either computer can provoke it to make the
>> call, once the call is made one or both can be using the net connect,
>> etc. That doesn't double your speed but might make competing for the
>> open phone line a thing of the past. $50 on sale, I think.

>How to configure Internet Connection Sharing in Windows XP
>http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126

And XP Internet Connection Sharing has a reputation for being
cranky and difficult for many people to make work dependably.

Search the net and find people's problems with this one.

I tried for a month or more and finally gave up on making it work,
even after using kb, books, the newsgroup, etc,...

>--
>Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
>--
>How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
>http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 4:47:03 AM

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"Don Taylor" <dont@agora.rdrop.com> wrote in message
news:D PidnSkvkt8GnU_fRVn-2Q@scnresearch.com...
> "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> writes:
>>hcross writes:
>>> thanks for the replies... i'll have to ask. but, there's only one
>>> phone line and my parents can't afford to have a second line
>>> installed.
>
>>Don Taylor wrote:
>>> I happened to see a silly gadget marked down for closeout at Radio
>>> Shack. It is the reverse, one modem that two computers can connect
>>> to, at
>>> the same time or not. Either computer can provoke it to make the
>>> call, once the call is made one or both can be using the net connect,
>>> etc. That doesn't double your speed but might make competing for the
>>> open phone line a thing of the past. $50 on sale, I think.
>
>>How to configure Internet Connection Sharing in Windows XP
>>http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126
>
> And XP Internet Connection Sharing has a reputation for being
> cranky and difficult for many people to make work dependably.
>
> Search the net and find people's problems with this one.
>
> I tried for a month or more and finally gave up on making it work,
> even after using kb, books, the newsgroup, etc,...
>
>>--
>>Shenan Stanley
>> MS-MVP
>>--
>>How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
>>http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

One thing that many people don't consider is whether their ISP will allow 2
simultaneous logins. The big ones usually don't. If that's the case, then
you need to have 2 accounts. So you're paying for 2 phone lines, and 2 ISP
accounts and you're tying up 2 phone lines at once. Broadband starts looking
like a better bargain.

And depending on what you're doing with the computer, those 2 connections
may not make a difference. It doesn't speed up anything if you're just
browsing because the 2 lines aren't really combined, you're really just
connected twice. So if you're, for example browsing while you're
downloading, you'll probably see some improvement because one connection is
doing the browsing while the other is downloading.
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 9:49:03 AM

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Google for "modem bonding" to find out about the obsolete
technique. It is twice as fast as using a single modem, but
DSL and cable are 25-100 times as fast. The ISP must
support it and will charge extra for the service.


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm



"D.Currie" <dmbcurrie.nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:3jeivhFpg98mU1@individual.net...
|
| "Don Taylor" <dont@agora.rdrop.com> wrote in message
| news:D PidnSkvkt8GnU_fRVn-2Q@scnresearch.com...
| > "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> writes:
| >>hcross writes:
| >>> thanks for the replies... i'll have to ask. but,
there's only one
| >>> phone line and my parents can't afford to have a
second line
| >>> installed.
| >
| >>Don Taylor wrote:
| >>> I happened to see a silly gadget marked down for
closeout at Radio
| >>> Shack. It is the reverse, one modem that two computers
can connect
| >>> to, at
| >>> the same time or not. Either computer can provoke it
to make the
| >>> call, once the call is made one or both can be using
the net connect,
| >>> etc. That doesn't double your speed but might make
competing for the
| >>> open phone line a thing of the past. $50 on sale, I
think.
| >
| >>How to configure Internet Connection Sharing in Windows
XP
| >>http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126
| >
| > And XP Internet Connection Sharing has a reputation for
being
| > cranky and difficult for many people to make work
dependably.
| >
| > Search the net and find people's problems with this one.
| >
| > I tried for a month or more and finally gave up on
making it work,
| > even after using kb, books, the newsgroup, etc,...
| >
| >>--
| >>Shenan Stanley
| >> MS-MVP
| >>--
| >>How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
| >>http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
|
| One thing that many people don't consider is whether their
ISP will allow 2
| simultaneous logins. The big ones usually don't. If that's
the case, then
| you need to have 2 accounts. So you're paying for 2 phone
lines, and 2 ISP
| accounts and you're tying up 2 phone lines at once.
Broadband starts looking
| like a better bargain.
|
| And depending on what you're doing with the computer,
those 2 connections
| may not make a difference. It doesn't speed up anything if
you're just
| browsing because the 2 lines aren't really combined,
you're really just
| connected twice. So if you're, for example browsing while
you're
| downloading, you'll probably see some improvement because
one connection is
| doing the browsing while the other is downloading.
|
|
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 5:11:02 PM

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There's always that software that is claimed to speed up downloads
(depending on what you are getting).
www.onspeed.com



"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
news:ud9d6ZghFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Google for "modem bonding" to find out about the obsolete
> technique. It is twice as fast as using a single modem, but
> DSL and cable are 25-100 times as fast. The ISP must
> support it and will charge extra for the service.
>
>
> --
> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> some support
> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>
>
>
> "D.Currie" <dmbcurrie.nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:3jeivhFpg98mU1@individual.net...
> |
> | "Don Taylor" <dont@agora.rdrop.com> wrote in message
> | news:D PidnSkvkt8GnU_fRVn-2Q@scnresearch.com...
> | > "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> writes:
> | >>hcross writes:
> | >>> thanks for the replies... i'll have to ask. but,
> there's only one
> | >>> phone line and my parents can't afford to have a
> second line
> | >>> installed.
> | >
> | >>Don Taylor wrote:
> | >>> I happened to see a silly gadget marked down for
> closeout at Radio
> | >>> Shack. It is the reverse, one modem that two computers
> can connect
> | >>> to, at
> | >>> the same time or not. Either computer can provoke it
> to make the
> | >>> call, once the call is made one or both can be using
> the net connect,
> | >>> etc. That doesn't double your speed but might make
> competing for the
> | >>> open phone line a thing of the past. $50 on sale, I
> think.
> | >
> | >>How to configure Internet Connection Sharing in Windows
> XP
> | >>http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126
> | >
> | > And XP Internet Connection Sharing has a reputation for
> being
> | > cranky and difficult for many people to make work
> dependably.
> | >
> | > Search the net and find people's problems with this one.
> | >
> | > I tried for a month or more and finally gave up on
> making it work,
> | > even after using kb, books, the newsgroup, etc,...
> | >
> | >>--
> | >>Shenan Stanley
> | >> MS-MVP
> | >>--
> | >>How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> | >>http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> |
> | One thing that many people don't consider is whether their
> ISP will allow 2
> | simultaneous logins. The big ones usually don't. If that's
> the case, then
> | you need to have 2 accounts. So you're paying for 2 phone
> lines, and 2 ISP
> | accounts and you're tying up 2 phone lines at once.
> Broadband starts looking
> | like a better bargain.
> |
> | And depending on what you're doing with the computer,
> those 2 connections
> | may not make a difference. It doesn't speed up anything if
> you're just
> | browsing because the 2 lines aren't really combined,
> you're really just
> | connected twice. So if you're, for example browsing while
> you're
> | downloading, you'll probably see some improvement because
> one connection is
> | doing the browsing while the other is downloading.
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 9:21:20 PM

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No program is going to speed up a download through a modem. You get what the
ISP and modem deliver - period. There are services that can speed up web
page loading, because they cache the most looked at web pages on a local
server. Therefore your computer does not have to go searching for it - going
through a million (slightly exaggerated for emphasis) interconnects to find
it!

--
Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

Quote from: George Ankner
"If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"

"Alan Smith" <alan@hidden.email> wrote in message
news:D atnko$2oe$1@newsg3.svr.pol.co.uk...
> There's always that software that is claimed to speed up downloads
> (depending on what you are getting).
> www.onspeed.com
>
>
>
> "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
> news:ud9d6ZghFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Google for "modem bonding" to find out about the obsolete
>> technique. It is twice as fast as using a single modem, but
>> DSL and cable are 25-100 times as fast. The ISP must
>> support it and will charge extra for the service.
>>
>>
>> --
>> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
>> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>> some support
>> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>>
>>
>>
>> "D.Currie" <dmbcurrie.nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:3jeivhFpg98mU1@individual.net...
>> |
>> | "Don Taylor" <dont@agora.rdrop.com> wrote in message
>> | news:D PidnSkvkt8GnU_fRVn-2Q@scnresearch.com...
>> | > "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> writes:
>> | >>hcross writes:
>> | >>> thanks for the replies... i'll have to ask. but,
>> there's only one
>> | >>> phone line and my parents can't afford to have a
>> second line
>> | >>> installed.
>> | >
>> | >>Don Taylor wrote:
>> | >>> I happened to see a silly gadget marked down for
>> closeout at Radio
>> | >>> Shack. It is the reverse, one modem that two computers
>> can connect
>> | >>> to, at
>> | >>> the same time or not. Either computer can provoke it
>> to make the
>> | >>> call, once the call is made one or both can be using
>> the net connect,
>> | >>> etc. That doesn't double your speed but might make
>> competing for the
>> | >>> open phone line a thing of the past. $50 on sale, I
>> think.
>> | >
>> | >>How to configure Internet Connection Sharing in Windows
>> XP
>> | >>http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126
>> | >
>> | > And XP Internet Connection Sharing has a reputation for
>> being
>> | > cranky and difficult for many people to make work
>> dependably.
>> | >
>> | > Search the net and find people's problems with this one.
>> | >
>> | > I tried for a month or more and finally gave up on
>> making it work,
>> | > even after using kb, books, the newsgroup, etc,...
>> | >
>> | >>--
>> | >>Shenan Stanley
>> | >> MS-MVP
>> | >>--
>> | >>How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
>> | >>http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>> |
>> | One thing that many people don't consider is whether their
>> ISP will allow 2
>> | simultaneous logins. The big ones usually don't. If that's
>> the case, then
>> | you need to have 2 accounts. So you're paying for 2 phone
>> lines, and 2 ISP
>> | accounts and you're tying up 2 phone lines at once.
>> Broadband starts looking
>> | like a better bargain.
>> |
>> | And depending on what you're doing with the computer,
>> those 2 connections
>> | may not make a difference. It doesn't speed up anything if
>> you're just
>> | browsing because the 2 lines aren't really combined,
>> you're really just
>> | connected twice. So if you're, for example browsing while
>> you're
>> | downloading, you'll probably see some improvement because
>> one connection is
>> | doing the browsing while the other is downloading.
>> |
>> |
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
July 12, 2005 4:56:12 AM

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It's not my claim.

Of course you are allowed your opinion, but it opinion without any
experience of this software system.

Magazine reviews suggest it does work for particular data types. They have
had the software and they have tested the software.

imho that puts more weight behind what the magazines say from experience and
testing than you do without any experience of that particular software.


Richard Urban [MVP]" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:o R1t75lhFHA.1164@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> No program is going to speed up a download through a modem. You get what
> the ISP and modem deliver - period. There are services that can speed up
> web page loading, because they cache the most looked at web pages on a
> local server. Therefore your computer does not have to go searching for
> it - going through a million (slightly exaggerated for emphasis)
> interconnects to find it!
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> Quote from: George Ankner
> "If you knew as much as you thought you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"
>
> "Alan Smith" <alan@hidden.email> wrote in message
> news:D atnko$2oe$1@newsg3.svr.pol.co.uk...
>> There's always that software that is claimed to speed up downloads
>> (depending on what you are getting).
>> www.onspeed.com
>>
>>
>>
>> "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
>> news:ud9d6ZghFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>> Google for "modem bonding" to find out about the obsolete
>>> technique. It is twice as fast as using a single modem, but
>>> DSL and cable are 25-100 times as fast. The ISP must
>>> support it and will charge extra for the service.
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
>>> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>>> some support
>>> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "D.Currie" <dmbcurrie.nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:3jeivhFpg98mU1@individual.net...
>>> |
>>> | "Don Taylor" <dont@agora.rdrop.com> wrote in message
>>> | news:D PidnSkvkt8GnU_fRVn-2Q@scnresearch.com...
>>> | > "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> writes:
>>> | >>hcross writes:
>>> | >>> thanks for the replies... i'll have to ask. but,
>>> there's only one
>>> | >>> phone line and my parents can't afford to have a
>>> second line
>>> | >>> installed.
>>> | >
>>> | >>Don Taylor wrote:
>>> | >>> I happened to see a silly gadget marked down for
>>> closeout at Radio
>>> | >>> Shack. It is the reverse, one modem that two computers
>>> can connect
>>> | >>> to, at
>>> | >>> the same time or not. Either computer can provoke it
>>> to make the
>>> | >>> call, once the call is made one or both can be using
>>> the net connect,
>>> | >>> etc. That doesn't double your speed but might make
>>> competing for the
>>> | >>> open phone line a thing of the past. $50 on sale, I
>>> think.
>>> | >
>>> | >>How to configure Internet Connection Sharing in Windows
>>> XP
>>> | >>http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126
>>> | >
>>> | > And XP Internet Connection Sharing has a reputation for
>>> being
>>> | > cranky and difficult for many people to make work
>>> dependably.
>>> | >
>>> | > Search the net and find people's problems with this one.
>>> | >
>>> | > I tried for a month or more and finally gave up on
>>> making it work,
>>> | > even after using kb, books, the newsgroup, etc,...
>>> | >
>>> | >>--
>>> | >>Shenan Stanley
>>> | >> MS-MVP
>>> | >>--
>>> | >>How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
>>> | >>http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>>> |
>>> | One thing that many people don't consider is whether their
>>> ISP will allow 2
>>> | simultaneous logins. The big ones usually don't. If that's
>>> the case, then
>>> | you need to have 2 accounts. So you're paying for 2 phone
>>> lines, and 2 ISP
>>> | accounts and you're tying up 2 phone lines at once.
>>> Broadband starts looking
>>> | like a better bargain.
>>> |
>>> | And depending on what you're doing with the computer,
>>> those 2 connections
>>> | may not make a difference. It doesn't speed up anything if
>>> you're just
>>> | browsing because the 2 lines aren't really combined,
>>> you're really just
>>> | connected twice. So if you're, for example browsing while
>>> you're
>>> | downloading, you'll probably see some improvement because
>>> one connection is
>>> | doing the browsing while the other is downloading.
>>> |
>>> |
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
July 12, 2005 4:56:13 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

I just read the review at this site.
http://www.netmag.co.uk/reviews/default.asp?pagetypeid=...

It says, pretty much as I said. It downloads "WEB SITES" considerably
faster. It doesn't work with pure downloads that are already compressed,
such as .exe files, mp3's, zip files, jpegs, video files etc.

So, for the privilege of paying $3.95 you get web pages faster.



--
Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

Quote from: George Ankner
"If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"

"Alan Smith" <alan@hidden.email> wrote in message
news:D av0uu$8cl$2@news5.svr.pol.co.uk...
> It's not my claim.
>
> Of course you are allowed your opinion, but it opinion without any
> experience of this software system.
>
> Magazine reviews suggest it does work for particular data types. They have
> had the software and they have tested the software.
>
> imho that puts more weight behind what the magazines say from experience
> and testing than you do without any experience of that particular
> software.
>
>
> Richard Urban [MVP]" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o R1t75lhFHA.1164@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> No program is going to speed up a download through a modem. You get what
>> the ISP and modem deliver - period. There are services that can speed up
>> web page loading, because they cache the most looked at web pages on a
>> local server. Therefore your computer does not have to go searching for
>> it - going through a million (slightly exaggerated for emphasis)
>> interconnects to find it!
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Richard Urban
>> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> Quote from: George Ankner
>> "If you knew as much as you thought you know,
>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"
>>
>> "Alan Smith" <alan@hidden.email> wrote in message
>> news:D atnko$2oe$1@newsg3.svr.pol.co.uk...
>>> There's always that software that is claimed to speed up downloads
>>> (depending on what you are getting).
>>> www.onspeed.com
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
>>> news:ud9d6ZghFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>> Google for "modem bonding" to find out about the obsolete
>>>> technique. It is twice as fast as using a single modem, but
>>>> DSL and cable are 25-100 times as fast. The ISP must
>>>> support it and will charge extra for the service.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
>>>> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>>>> some support
>>>> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "D.Currie" <dmbcurrie.nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:3jeivhFpg98mU1@individual.net...
>>>> |
>>>> | "Don Taylor" <dont@agora.rdrop.com> wrote in message
>>>> | news:D PidnSkvkt8GnU_fRVn-2Q@scnresearch.com...
>>>> | > "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> writes:
>>>> | >>hcross writes:
>>>> | >>> thanks for the replies... i'll have to ask. but,
>>>> there's only one
>>>> | >>> phone line and my parents can't afford to have a
>>>> second line
>>>> | >>> installed.
>>>> | >
>>>> | >>Don Taylor wrote:
>>>> | >>> I happened to see a silly gadget marked down for
>>>> closeout at Radio
>>>> | >>> Shack. It is the reverse, one modem that two computers
>>>> can connect
>>>> | >>> to, at
>>>> | >>> the same time or not. Either computer can provoke it
>>>> to make the
>>>> | >>> call, once the call is made one or both can be using
>>>> the net connect,
>>>> | >>> etc. That doesn't double your speed but might make
>>>> competing for the
>>>> | >>> open phone line a thing of the past. $50 on sale, I
>>>> think.
>>>> | >
>>>> | >>How to configure Internet Connection Sharing in Windows
>>>> XP
>>>> | >>http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126
>>>> | >
>>>> | > And XP Internet Connection Sharing has a reputation for
>>>> being
>>>> | > cranky and difficult for many people to make work
>>>> dependably.
>>>> | >
>>>> | > Search the net and find people's problems with this one.
>>>> | >
>>>> | > I tried for a month or more and finally gave up on
>>>> making it work,
>>>> | > even after using kb, books, the newsgroup, etc,...
>>>> | >
>>>> | >>--
>>>> | >>Shenan Stanley
>>>> | >> MS-MVP
>>>> | >>--
>>>> | >>How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
>>>> | >>http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>>>> |
>>>> | One thing that many people don't consider is whether their
>>>> ISP will allow 2
>>>> | simultaneous logins. The big ones usually don't. If that's
>>>> the case, then
>>>> | you need to have 2 accounts. So you're paying for 2 phone
>>>> lines, and 2 ISP
>>>> | accounts and you're tying up 2 phone lines at once.
>>>> Broadband starts looking
>>>> | like a better bargain.
>>>> |
>>>> | And depending on what you're doing with the computer,
>>>> those 2 connections
>>>> | may not make a difference. It doesn't speed up anything if
>>>> you're just
>>>> | browsing because the 2 lines aren't really combined,
>>>> you're really just
>>>> | connected twice. So if you're, for example browsing while
>>>> you're
>>>> | downloading, you'll probably see some improvement because
>>>> one connection is
>>>> | doing the browsing while the other is downloading.
>>>> |
>>>> |
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 12, 2005 12:14:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

According to the article (in part quoted)It would appear that we have
content reduction to generate the "speed".

"With compression set to maximum levels, most Web images are extremely
blocky. But if you want to make page images look a bit clearer, then
you'll pay a penalty in download speeds."

Alan Smith wrote:

> It's not my claim.
>
> Of course you are allowed your opinion, but it opinion without any
> experience of this software system.
>
> Magazine reviews suggest it does work for particular data types. They have
> had the software and they have tested the software.
>
> imho that puts more weight behind what the magazines say from experience and
> testing than you do without any experience of that particular software.
>
>
> Richard Urban [MVP]" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o R1t75lhFHA.1164@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>
>>No program is going to speed up a download through a modem. You get what
>>the ISP and modem deliver - period. There are services that can speed up
>>web page loading, because they cache the most looked at web pages on a
>>local server. Therefore your computer does not have to go searching for
>>it - going through a million (slightly exaggerated for emphasis)
>>interconnects to find it!
>>
>>--
>>Regards,
>>
>>Richard Urban
>>Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>>Quote from: George Ankner
>>"If you knew as much as you thought you know,
>>You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"
>>
>>"Alan Smith" <alan@hidden.email> wrote in message
>>news:D atnko$2oe$1@newsg3.svr.pol.co.uk...
>>
>>>There's always that software that is claimed to speed up downloads
>>>(depending on what you are getting).
>>>www.onspeed.com
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
>>>news:ud9d6ZghFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>
>>>>Google for "modem bonding" to find out about the obsolete
>>>>technique. It is twice as fast as using a single modem, but
>>>>DSL and cable are 25-100 times as fast. The ISP must
>>>>support it and will charge extra for the service.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>--
>>>>The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
>>>>But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>>>>some support
>>>>http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>"D.Currie" <dmbcurrie.nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>news:3jeivhFpg98mU1@individual.net...
>>>>|
>>>>| "Don Taylor" <dont@agora.rdrop.com> wrote in message
>>>>| news:D PidnSkvkt8GnU_fRVn-2Q@scnresearch.com...
>>>>| > "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> writes:
>>>>| >>hcross writes:
>>>>| >>> thanks for the replies... i'll have to ask. but,
>>>>there's only one
>>>>| >>> phone line and my parents can't afford to have a
>>>>second line
>>>>| >>> installed.
>>>>| >
>>>>| >>Don Taylor wrote:
>>>>| >>> I happened to see a silly gadget marked down for
>>>>closeout at Radio
>>>>| >>> Shack. It is the reverse, one modem that two computers
>>>>can connect
>>>>| >>> to, at
>>>>| >>> the same time or not. Either computer can provoke it
>>>>to make the
>>>>| >>> call, once the call is made one or both can be using
>>>>the net connect,
>>>>| >>> etc. That doesn't double your speed but might make
>>>>competing for the
>>>>| >>> open phone line a thing of the past. $50 on sale, I
>>>>think.
>>>>| >
>>>>| >>How to configure Internet Connection Sharing in Windows
>>>>XP
>>>>| >>http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126
>>>>| >
>>>>| > And XP Internet Connection Sharing has a reputation for
>>>>being
>>>>| > cranky and difficult for many people to make work
>>>>dependably.
>>>>| >
>>>>| > Search the net and find people's problems with this one.
>>>>| >
>>>>| > I tried for a month or more and finally gave up on
>>>>making it work,
>>>>| > even after using kb, books, the newsgroup, etc,...
>>>>| >
>>>>| >>--
>>>>| >>Shenan Stanley
>>>>| >> MS-MVP
>>>>| >>--
>>>>| >>How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
>>>>| >>http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>>>>|
>>>>| One thing that many people don't consider is whether their
>>>>ISP will allow 2
>>>>| simultaneous logins. The big ones usually don't. If that's
>>>>the case, then
>>>>| you need to have 2 accounts. So you're paying for 2 phone
>>>>lines, and 2 ISP
>>>>| accounts and you're tying up 2 phone lines at once.
>>>>Broadband starts looking
>>>>| like a better bargain.
>>>>|
>>>>| And depending on what you're doing with the computer,
>>>>those 2 connections
>>>>| may not make a difference. It doesn't speed up anything if
>>>>you're just
>>>>| browsing because the 2 lines aren't really combined,
>>>>you're really just
>>>>| connected twice. So if you're, for example browsing while
>>>>you're
>>>>| downloading, you'll probably see some improvement because
>>>>one connection is
>>>>| doing the browsing while the other is downloading.
>>>>|
>>>>|
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
>
!