Re: 56K Testing

Jeff Binkley ( )
Mon, 21 Jul 1997 07:58:00 -0500

We too tested NetMedic and found that it will probably be more of a
headache than a help to ISPs. Many of the results it gave back were
erroneous and will probably lead to questions that ISPs can't explain or
will have to defend. I'm sure th program will sell well but I question
it's limited value.

Jeff Binkley
ASA Network Computing

R>I am testing the K56 Flex from Rockwell and I am also using
R>NetMedic(what a coincidence). Do you thing the Flex is an inferior
R>technology to X2. Both technologies should achieve the same rate
R>right? I dont see any much of difference
R>between 33.6 and 56K on NetMedic!!


R>> From: Thomas Spaulding <>
R>> To:
R>> Subject: Re: 56K Testing
R>> Date: Monday, July 21, 1997 12:04 AM

R>> I have a USR x2 56kb and the connections my users are getting are 46
R>> and 48 kb/sec.

R>> I talked w/my local phone/network support and they said they have
R>seen that
R>> as an average for the nation.

R>> I also talked w/USR (3COM) and they said the same thing. Some
R>places (like
R>> in a laboratory) can hit 56 kb/sec, but most are 44 kb/sec.

R>> I have been running the NetMedic from VitalSigns to watch the xfer
R>speed of
R>> my phone connections and do see a HUGE increase of speed with the x2
R>> :-)

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