Re: Is 28.8 too slow?

Craig Kalpakjian (craigk@thing.net)
Thu, 28 Sep 1995 12:31:23 -0400


>I can't seem to get any Cuseeme windows to open completely when I
>connect to a test reflector. I can get partial images, but there
>dosen't seem to be enough packets transmitted to provide me with
>info to decode.
>
>System: 486DX2 w/28.8 modem
>Internet Provider: Netcom
>Connection: SLIP 28.8 w/Cuseeme compliant winsock
>
>Is this because my connection is too slow? I can get a switched 56
>or a ISDN line in my area, but is this really necessary? If I can
>get 28.8 to work it would be the most economical way to communicate
>with my sister at the NCSA.
>
>Keith
>kbfinn@ix.netcom.com

I have been using a 28.8 modem (often actully connecting at 21 or 24) and
have found that, although there is a lag time, and audio is almost always
incomprehensable, Video is not so bad - even with as many as six windows
open.
Often it is slower if the reflector is overcrowded (Cornell especially),
But if its working correctly I think 28.8 is definately NOT too slow.