Hopefully, my situation is not rare....
I am in southeast Michigan with Ameritech for my local telco. I cannot get
anything greater than 26,400 bps connections despite the fact that I am
using a v.90 56k modem. I dial into multiple locations (ISP, work, etc.)
and experience the same limitations. I have conducted the "line test"
offered by USR and the report tells me that my line is not capable of 56k
due to mulitiple D/A conversions between my home and the CO.
I am considering ordering ISDN and then using the POTS ports on a TA to
(hopefully) improve my analog connection speed. I plan to mount the TA in
my ba*t where the demarc is. I will then utilize the two POTS ports for
regular phone service and analog dial-up. At this point, I am not
interested in getting an ISDN account with an ISP - besides, I have to log
in to multiple dial-in points and would be a little happier with a
connection of better than 26,400.
Assuming that the above idea is not too crazy, can the users of this
newsgroup suggest an external TA with 2 POTS ports that will fit the above
solution? I am looking for something that is relatively inexpensive
(<$150). I do not want an ISDN router - just a plain TA with two POTS
Thank you in advance for your recommendations.