Let's Go Faster!

 

As the internet progresses and the speed gets faster a lot of people are switching to high speed access such as DSL or Cable services. And while your ISP is working to extend access to these connections in some areas dial-up speed is the best way to connect.

To maximize the most out of your dial-up connection's speed, try these simple steps..


1) Check your Copper

Your computer accesses the internet via a normal household phone cord plugged into its modem jack and eventually into a phone jack in your house.

Make sure that this cord is as short as possible and not bundled or wrapped up with other wiring. Keep it free from kinks and objects that might puncture it.

Finally make sure that this cable is plugged directly into the phone jack on the wall. Dont plug it into other devices that split or share the wiring. The less separations in the wire the better.


2) Hit the Accelerator!

Airstream Communications offers acceleration services that condense and optimize popular online content. With smaller files to download you save time but experience the same content.

To learn more about this easy to use service click here.


3) String it Along

On many systems (Windows XP and above) you can use a modem string to adjust the maximum throughput of your connection. This may lead to a slower top speed but it will make for a much more consistent connection which will react faster since it wont have to make several retries.
  1. Open up the modem icon in your Control Panel folder.
  2. Select the "Modem" tab.
  3. Click the "Properties" button.
  4. Click on the "Advanced" tab.
  5. Enter one of these lines in the "Extra Initialization Commands"
    • +MS=11,1
    • +MS=V34
    • -V90=0S38=0
  6. Click OK on all the screens and close everything else up. Restart your computer and try the connection again. If you receive an error or the string doesnt seem to help repeat these steps and try the next string. Make sure you restart after every change.

If none of this seems to help or you'd like assistance in completing any of these steps please contact us for further assistance. We're available 24 hours a day everyday.