Testing 56K — Looking to buy a 56K modem? Before you purchase, there is something you can do to find out whether or not your current phone line will support a faster speed (see Speed Jockeys on the Internet: Flying at 56K in NetBITS-008). Stan Teters <[email protected]> wrote in to tell us about several Web pages with testing phone numbers for both kinds of 56K modems. The test isn’t perfect, but it’s easier than buying a modem first, finding it won’t go very fast, and returning it. [GF]
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