Optimizing Your Dial-up Connection

Update your Modem Driver
An easy way to improve your system performance is to run the correct modem driver for your connection. About 75% of all chronically slow connections are attributed to an incorrect modem driver. Fortunately, changing your modem driver is simple. To see if you need the correct modem driver, follow these steps.

  1. On your desktop, double click My Computer then Dial up Networking
  2. Highlight the Cybersouth icon by single left clicking on it once. Choose File then Properties.
  3. Look for a box titled Connect Using. If the text in the box below says Standard Modem anywhere, you need a different driver.

Download your Modem Driver
Visit the website of your modem manufacturer. Follow your modem manufacturer’s instructions for installing the new modem driver. Once the driver is installed, you need to configure it in Dial Up Networking.

Reconfiguring your Modem Driver

  1. On your desktop, double click My Computer then Dial up Networking
  2. Highlight the Cybersouth icon by single left clicking on it once. Choose File then Properties.
  3. Find the box labeled Connect Using and change the modem used. Simply click inside the box to display the list of installed modems, then choose your newly installed modem. Click OK to save your changes.

Tuning Windows95/98
Dial Up Networking, bundled with Microsoft Windows and used to connect to the Internet, has settings you can change to improve your connection speed. Speed up your connection with 5 easy steps!

  1. On your desktop, double click My Computer then Dial up Networking
  2. Highlight the Cybersouth icon by single left clicking on it once. Choose File then Properties.
  3. Either a button or tab called Server Types is now visible. Click it.
  4. Uncheck every box EXCEPT the bottom one. (That is, leave TCP/IP checked and clear the other 5 boxes). Click OK.
  5. Depending on your system, you may have to click OK one more time to return to your desktop. That’s it!