RE: Weird Modem issue

greg Lowthian ( (no email) )
Sun, 23 Aug 1998 09:20:07 -0700

We had a similar situation with a customer doing large data transfers
I ran SNMP on our end and found that although both modems were connected
at 31.2 one was more efficient and took up more bandwidth. This was a Win 95
computer on his end so I had him play with his MTU and everything improved
on both modems.

> I have a dedicated connection from my house to our office. 28.8 This
> connection runs a couple of mailing lists. So at sometimes the
> bandwidth is
> saturated. I have 16 IPs at home, and use RRAS on NT to handle routing.
> The problem I have is when mail starts sending high volumes of mail. If I
> use a USR at home, I can still get out. It is just really slow.
> IE (If the
> mail server is delivering mail, I can ping -w 20000 and it
> usually takes about 15000.) If I change the modem at home to a
> zoom I can't
> get out at all when the mail server is sending. IE (The mail server sends
> it mail, but when I try to ping something the request times out. I have
> tried all the way up to a -w 50000)
> The modem at the office is a USR Courier.
> Does anyone have any ideas or solutions for this problem?
> Thanks,
> Matthew