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category: Software
RAM: 64
Processor: Pentium
MHz: 233
Operating System: Windows 95
Date: 24 Oct 1999
Time: 19:34:41


How can I find out what baud my phone line is?

The Answer

Be careful what you are asking for.  Much of the time people interchange baud and bits per second (bps), but they are quite different.  Baud rate it the maximum number of changes that can occur per second in the electrical state of a communication circuit.  With lower communication rates the baud rate is likely to equal the bps rate but at high baud rates, the number of bps transmitted is usually twice the baud rate because two bits of data can be sent with each change.  Therefore the transfer rate of modems is usually stated in bps.

Enough back ground.  What you are probably trying to ask is how can I tell how fast I am connected to my ISP?  After you connect to your ISP, a icon will appear in the lower right hand corner of your screen next to the clock.  It will look like two monitor with green screens.  Double click on the icon and it will tell you how fast you are connected in bps.


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