Re: K56Flex vs. X2 (Boardwatch article)

Mitchell B. Wagers ( (no email) )
Wed, 25 Mar 1998 13:48:27 -0800

Thank you, Josh...I am still lost why everyone is making claims, the point
of telco and phone line issues doesn't seem to stun them.

At 01:02 PM 3/25/98 -0500, you wrote:
>> From: rkm <>
>> I also like the ASCEND MAX but just read an article at the BOARDWATCH
>> where the X2 series (supported by the 3com/USR product) regularly
>> 40k+ connections but the Kflex modems rarely got over 35k.
>This isn't being directed to you, RKM, but you brought up something that I
>think everyone who deals with 56k (K56Flex, X2, or V.90) ought to
>read--especially because it concerns the Boardwatch article that you
>I received this letter as snail-mail last week and I guess a few days later
>Rockwell Semiconductor Systems put it on their website.
>We have 3 Ascend Maxes (4004, 4048, 4002); two of which are K56Flex (6.0.0
>and K56Flex version 1.160). The 4002 is V.34 unfortunately.
>The highest initial connection speeds that we've logged are 48000 bps. If
>we were to go into some other city, they might be higher; they might be
>lower. The phone companies' phone lines have a great deal to do with
>connection speeds and reliability. In some areas K56Flex is better than
>X2; in others, it's the other way around.
>Josh Hillman
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