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Re: connection speed when using pon

On Sunday 30 January 2005 17:55, Paul wrote:
>Is there a way to get the modem connection speed when using
> pppconfig's pon?
>I've tried this tip (by googling):
>but it doesn't work .. maybe pppd and pppconfig are different now
> than in 1998.

Generally speaking, such an option is not available because the 
protocol between the modems automaticly selects the fastest, 
reasonably error free speed that can be obtained from that line.  All 
this takes place in the background, and if the line proves to be too 
noisey, a 'retrain' session may interrupt your download while the 
modems re-negotiate a slower, less error prone speed.  The speed 
options you see on your side of the modem generally are confined to 
the seriel port to modem linkage, and for a 57kilobaud connection 
between the modems, it can be as high as 230kilobaud, but this is 
only up and down the cable.  The modems do the buffering there.

Cheers, Gene
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