How to Conduct a Modem/ Phone Line Test
Found this page
within the USRobotics support pages, it gives this phone number for
modem V90 modem line test: (847) 330-2780 - (I
do not know if this number still works).
Still have not been able to confirm that the above phone
number works for the modem line test, it is busy everytime I have tried.
There are 3 things
that determine what speed you connect at.
speed (28.8, 33.6, 56k etc)
2) Phone line quality and Capacity
3) Speed of your Internet Service Provider.
To conduct a
phone line capacity test in Windows 95/98/ME
1) Go to
Start>Accessories>Communications>click on Hyperterminal.
click on the Hypertrm .
3) Type in
Line Test at the prompt for name, click OK.
anything in Area Code and leave blank.
5) For phone
number type in : 18473302780 (no
dashes, no spaces) click OK.
6) Next window
to come up, verify that it has the correct phone # just given.
on Connect or Dial
8) In the
white window after connecting you'll be asked how you want to receive
graphics. You won't need graphics for this test, so press [Enter] to
you'll be asked for a user name Simply type Line Test to initiate
the x2/56k test, which will take up to a minute to complete. When it's
finished, US Robotics will tell you what the highest speed you will
be able to attain on your phone line.