In Windows, select Settings, Control Panel, System, Device Manager.
Then select Ports.
Right-click the Modem's Port and make sure that the following settings exist (make a note of what they currently are, so if problems arise, you can easily put them back): Click Port Settings and make sure that the Bits Per Second is as high as possible.
Then make sure Flow Control is set for Hardware. Click Advanced and make sure the FIFO buffer is checked.
Also make sure the Receive and Transmit buffers are as high as possible.
Note: Windows Me uses a dropdown list and other versions use a slider control.
Just click on the button to access my home page. Just click on the CD for the Hardware Tip Page.