56k Modem Technologies

This document is intended to help users better understand what kind of performance they can expect with 56k modems. It outlines what the primary reasons for poor performance and connection problems are and offers basic advice on what can be done to improve performance. Why do some people have problems? 56k modem technologies (K56flex and X2) are relatively young and make use of the telephone network in ways that it was not designed to be used. As a result, 56k connections can only work in situations which meet the criteria for these technologies. Because the phone networks weren’t designed...

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