56k Info Page
If you would like help with X2 or v.90, take a look at our 56k Help page.
EPUD.net is pleased to announce that it supports US Robotics X2 digital modems with v.90/56k compatibility. You must know that even if you have an X2 or v.90 modem, you will NOT get a 56k connection. The first reason is that the FCC regulates power restrictions on phone lines, so the maximum that can be obtained is 53.3k. But the reality is that most people will connect at much slower speeds.
There is still much to gain from having a 56k modem. Most users report that they get connections in the 40-45k range with X2 and up to 50k with v.90. This is about the same improvement that you would see if you were going from a 14.4k modem to a 28.8k one.
Here are some specific points about 56k at Epud.net that you need to know:
- EPUD.net supports X2 compatible modems and v.90 compatible modems. Epud.net does NOT support K56Flex from Rockwell or Lucent.
- Even if you have an X2 modem, we strongly suggest that you upgrade to the newest version of the modem software. For the current time period, users may upgrade to v.90 (which has new X2 code), for FREE.
- EPUD.net does not guarantee that you will acheive a connection rate any greater than that of a v.34+ modem. We offer up to 56k speeds to all of our users for no extra charge.
- The Eugene/Springfield area has a lot of old phone line copper and other problems with US West in this area, which means you may or may not be able to get up to 56k even though your neighbor can.
- We are constantly working with 3Com/US Robotics to make sure we have the newest version of the modem software on our end, to correct compatibility problems with any previous versions.
Here are some important links about 56k technology:
- 3Com/US Robotics 56k Central
- General page about X2/K56Flex/v.90
- v.90 Modem Standard Information
- Boardwatch has had some good articles about 56k.
- C|Net has done a comparison study of many 56k modems.