On Thursday, September 20, 2001, at 10:29 PM, Paul Mc Auley wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Sep 2001 15:40:27 +0100 Martin Feeney <martin at tuatha.org>
> | On Tue, 18 Sep 2001 15:34:18 Brendan Halpin wrote:
>> | > How do I find out the speed at which I have connected? It doesn't
> | > appear in the wvdial output, nor in /var/log/messages.
>> | If you can grok modem sounds, then just listen. If not, then add
> | to your /etc/ppp/options and it should spit out much more detail.
> Look for
> | lines saying CONNECT or CARRIER.
>> Which raises a sort of interesting question:
>> If I get "CONNECT 115200", is that the rate negotiated between -
> a) My machine and its modem
> b) My modem and the ISPs modem
> c) Some notional figure I might as well ignore
>> I can observe the actual download rate using pload. I can tweak it
> by using the bsdcomp and/or deflate options, but is there any reliable
> to determine the connect rate?
time to break out the hayes command set :)
just trying to remember for definte, but ATW2 I think is what you want.
W takes number 0, 1, 2, and each one does a different thing.
One of them is the rate from the PC to the modem. One is the actual
connect speed. One is something else :)
And I suspect that winmodems lie. At least, I've had better performance
from a hardware modem at 43888 than a winmodem which claimed 48888.
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