Details about a dial-up modem connection
Read on to know more about dial up connection and method to speed up a dial up modem connection.
A connection between two devices using a telephone service is called a dial-up connection. It is a method for connecting a computer to another device and it is used for connecting the computer to the Internet. In a dial-up connection when the connection is initiated, it will pick up the telephone line signal and will dial-up the telephone number of a receiving device such as an Internet-connected modem. A dial-up connection is useful when high speed Internet access is not available. Dial-up connections can connect at a speed up to 56kbps. You can manually or automatically initiate a dial-up connection with a computer's modem or another device. A dial-up connection includes phone line and requires a modem which helps to connect the system to Internet. In order to connect to the Internet, dial-up uses analog signals. One of the main disadvantages of dial-up connection is its speed.
Here are the methods to speed up a dial-up modem connection:
- Remove large programs from start up menu
- Remove spyware
- Check modem speed
Remove large programs from start-up menu
In order to speed up a dial-up modem connection, you need to remove large programs which are on the start up menu. For that, select ‘Programs’ and go to Startup. From that you can see which programs are loaded during start up. Graphic intensive programs such as greeting card programs or photo program will slow down a dial-up connection. It is usually loaded automatically on the Start menu and you need to remove it from the start up menu. Now you can enhance the speed of your computer.
Spyware are malicious programs which will slow your computer, and as a result cause the slow down of a dial-up connection. In order to resolve these issues, you need to install a good antispyware program that effectively removes spyware from the system and speed up a dial-up modem connection.
You need to ensure that the modem is properly installed, and verify that the modem has the latest firmware. For checking modem speed select ‘Control Panel’ and choose ‘Modem’ icon. Select ‘Properties’ by right-clicking on it and ensure that modem is set to 56K. You need to update the driver for the modem, and then you can speed up a dial-up modem connection.
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