Re: Modem speed help
Assuming you are talking about a true modem (for a telephone line) a 56K modem, at best, you will get 40k to 45k down. (Limited by the telephone lines bandwith) Up is slower, I don't remember what the upload max is, it's been to many years since I've used a modem.
For clarification, a DSL modem or a Cable modem arn't true modems. A telephone modem gets it's name because it is a modulator/demodulator. It converts a digital signal to analog and vise versa. A DSL or Cable modem are completely digital so they really arn't modulating or demodulating the signal. They are the DSL or Cable equivelent of a telephone modem so they are commonly called a modem.