I have Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit with a diaup connection to the internet. Dialup is all that's available in my rural area other than the over priced satellite service (which I'm may be forced to consider). My problem, the connection speed is extraordinarily slow, even for dialup speeds. My other PCs - Vista and XP- generally sustain download times from 3 to 6 kbs (which is still slow by most dialup standards) but much better than my Win 7 machine, which is around .4 to .6 kbs - a factor of 6 or more slower. Its virtually impossible to get anti-virus or OS updates. I tried 2 modems - Encore ENF656 USB and a US Robotics USR5638 PCIe - both with 64 bit Windows 7 compatible drivers
. Both worked, but still with the slow speeds. I'm told by US Robotics that most modems today are designed more for quality of transmission rather that speed, such as for Fax transmissions. The Win 7 PC has an AMD Athlon II 630 quad processor with no serial port in, or I'd definetely try a modem there. I'm beginning to think that maybe there's something intrinsic to the motherboard and processor configuration that's causing the time descrepancies. I'd like to stick my Vista modem (PCI soft modem with SmaptCP) in the Windows 7 pc, but cannot find a compatible driver
. The Encore USB modem did show improved speeds on the Vista, but was still somewhat slow. Has anyone experienced similar problem with Win 7 ? Or, can someone suggest a modem that might solve the problem ?