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When I had my computer set up at my Grandmother's, I was connecting at49900. Now that my computer is back at home, I use the same internet service and I only connect at 24000. What gives? I already tried disconnecting and reconnecting.
 

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The grade phone line that is used in your area has a large impact on the quality of your dial up service. If you live in flordia especially the north eastern portion like me your lucky if you find anything good at all.
 

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If there's noise in the line (ie: a short somewhere) or the jack is loose, the the speed will drop signifacantly. I used to have the same problem when I tried to use a long phone line to run to a room that was 3 rooms away from the phone jack, and it got pinced and for a long time I couldn't figure out what it was. Then I put the pc in the same room as the jack, and my speed was back up. Later when I used the long line to make a regular phone call, I could hear crackling and popping on the line. BTW, the same problem can happen with DSL, not just dial up. That's why we're all on a wireless network here now. :p
 

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I'm using a 25 foot phone line but the actual phone jack is only about a foot away? Does that make a difference?
 

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Test that line by hooking it up to a phone and call someone. If you can hear noise in the line while on that phone call, then that is most likely where the problem is.
 

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Also, make sure the modem is the first thing in the phone jack ( if you also have a phone in it )
 

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There's no phone hooked into it. I'll switch thing phone line with the one out in the living room later on and get back to you guys.
 
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