Monday, September 13, 2010

Improve your Dialup Modem Preformance

In India lots of peoples still using a dial-up connections for browsing the internet. The reasons for this is its cheaper then Broadband or less usage of internet.. I was using dial-up connections about 6 months ago and it really irritated me surfing with a dial-up connection.You can't assume that just because you connected at a speed like 48.3KBps that you will stay there. Today's modems automatically fall back to a lower speed if the line noise is too high to maintain a faster connection, but sometimes they fall back too soon or too far.
  Here's how to do it:

1. Click Start the button.
Select Settings.
Click Control Panel.
Double-click on the Modems icon.
Select your modem.
Click the Properties button.
Click the Connections tab.
Click the Advanced button.
In the "Extra settings" field, type S36=7
Click OK to save your settings.
This will force your modem to try to stay connected at high speeds in two different ways before dropping back to an asynchronous mode with auto speed buffering.

Block Images From Sites:

A single image is better than many words.But when it comes to dial-upits good 4 u to stick to words or you will have to wait for thousands of hours to load an image! You can block images getting loaded by changing your browser settings.
If you are a Firefox user, go to > Tools> >Page Info>> Permissions>> Load Images>> Uncheck “Use Default”>>Select “Block”.

Increasing Browser Cache Size:

This can be a best way to increase your connection speed! Let me explain you how this can help. When you visit any website, your computer stores some information from the website as cache memory. The more space you give for cache, the more it will store, and your internet surfing will become much speedy. 

Using Opera Turbo:

Opera has a good feature for slow internet connections is Opera Turbo. This uses a unique compression technology while loading a web page. You could check out more on this concept.
These are some tips, I have used while on a dial-up connection.

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