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V.92 Modem & Features
V.92 modems are the latest in Modem technology - they have several improved features over the V.90 modems. One of the nice features of V.92 modems is something called Modem on Hold. This feature lets you answer incoming calls without disconnecting from the Internet. You can even make a call and remain connected. You must have Call Waiting to use this service. If you do not already have a V.92 modem, some modems can be upgraded to V.92 with a driver download from your modem manufacturer's support page on their website.

V.92 modems will get you online faster because they negotiate server connections faster. With a V.92 modem, the "handshake" noise you hear when you dial in is often significantly decreased. Connect times are 30 percent to 40 percent faster with V.92 than with V.90. Also V.92 modems send data quicker.

Sometimes V.90 modems can be upgraded via modem software that you can download from your modem manufacturer's website. Some v.90 modems cannot be upgraded to v.92 using software.

* V.92 modem service is currently offered if you are calling from these area codes: 408, 415, 510, 650, 661, 707, 831, & 925 --> and may be offered on the 56k national dialup numbers as well.

Check to see what type of Modem you have
If you have Windows 95, 98, ME, 2k or XP you can check to see what type of modem you have by following these steps. 

First go to your control panel via the Start Menu, then double click on Modem & Phone Options (may also say "Phone & Modem Options". You will see a list of COM ports, one of which will list the type of modem you have. 

Recommended Websites
www.V92.com the authoritative website for V.92 technology

www.nwfusion.com/news/tech/2000/0911tech.html article about V.92 

www.modemsite.com/56k/v92.asp

www.modemsite.com/56k/v92s.asp latest news & updates about V.92

   

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