Re: 56K Modems

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Wed, 11 Feb 1998 00:10:40 -0800

Mitchell B. Wagers wrote:
> Jump on someone? Maybe I was a little quick to fire...I apologize. It's
> just hard to sit back and watch, day after day, the malformed information
> that goes across this list.

The information wasn't malformed. It was "real world".

> I've worked with several Telephone Companies (GTE and Sprint to name two)
> that have dedicated lines specifically designed NOT to pass through their
> digital equipment. Although the signal is still switched among various
> locations, it never passes through any digital monitors or muxes, remaining
> completely analog and clipped at well over ~8khz. Basically, what you get
> is miles and miles of continuous pair wire (however many ties or doubling
> that goes on). I, personally, did this with a 56K modem.
> Been there, done that and it is a valid scenario because several state
> networks (I've worked for them) do this exact thing, they just don't use
> it, necessarily, for "56K" access. If it isn't possible, then I suppose
> it's odd that I had a Cisco 2511 up and operating with 16 Cardinal x2
> modems and getting connections (actual, not Win95 DUN lies) well over 4k/sec.

And I have overclocked machines to run faster than what they were designed
to. Just because its possible if you jump through hoops, get special,
circuits, etc, doesn't mean its "possible", since most of us don't work
for telcos and have to use the circuits and technology that is available.

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