This article will explain the hardware requirements for dialup internet, and what you should expect in terms of speed.
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If dialup was a person, it'd be settling down and starting a family by now (the technology first hit Australia in 1989!) so keep this in mind when it comes to your internet speeds. The standard speed for dialup is just 56kbps (that's nothing compared to ADSL2+ broadband!) but the speed may also be affected by the following:
If you're experiencing line noise on your Home Phone, this may affect your dialup performance.
Your computer system should meet the following minimum requirements:
Unless your computer is over 15 years old, it's probably perfectly suitable for dialup.
The common issue these days is that computers are no longer manufactured with a built-in dialup modem like they used to be. To use dialup, you'll need one of the following:
You should be able to purchase one of these at a computer and/or electronics store.