AceWeb is a V.92 compatible ISP
V.92 presents key enhancements to the V.90 56K technology, including V.44 compression, Quick Connect, Modem on Hold and PCM Upstream, not all access numbers will support these featuers. Please check the Access Numbers list for detailed information on each access number.
STANDARD v.92 FEATURES:
- v.44 compression (v.92v.44) allows you to get greater effective transmission rates than without v.44 even though the electrical connection remains the same. In tests comparing v.42bis - the current compression protocol - and v.44 in normal web-browsing conditions, v.44 outperformed v.42 by up to 60%. This extra compression allows you to achieve greater data throughput even though your connection speed remains the same.
- Quick Connect (v.92QC) shortens the length of time it takes your modem to negotiate its connection to your ISP by about half.
- Modem on Hold (v.92MOH) allows you to put your internet connection on hold while you take or make a telephone call. Modem on Hold enables "broadband-like" voice and data services over the same telephone lines, at a much more reasonable dial-up price.
- PCM Upstream boosts the upstream data rates between the user and ISP to reduce upload times for large files and email attachments. A maximum of 48 Kbps upstream rates is supported. PCM Upstream will work particularly well with new equipment such as Internet-connected digital cameras, which primarily upload rather than download information.
Requirement for using this new technology:
- You must have v.92/v.44 modem
- Use the AceWeb Internet's access numbers that have v.92 mark next to it.
Is your modem v.92/v.44 capable?
Possibly. v.92-capable modems have been on the market since this past winter (2000/2001), so if you have a new modem it may already have support for v.92. Even if your modem doesn't currently support v.92, several of the most popular modem manufacturers already have v.92/v.44 equipped drivers available for their modems. If you have an upgradable modem manufactured by one of these companies, all you need to do is download and install the driver update and you're ready to go.
MODEM ON HOLD:
What do you need for Modem-on-Hold?
Call waiting on your line, as provided by your local telephone company, a v.92-capable modem, and a software modem-on-hold client installed on your computer. You can probably expect this software to come packaged with your modem's drivers.
How does Modem-on-Hold work?
Modem-on-Hold works much like the current call-waiting used in voice conversations. If you receive a call while you're online, the modem-on-hold client will prompt you to take or ignore the call. If you choose to take the call, just pick up the telephone. If you want to make a call, the modem-on-hold client will allow you to suspend your modem connection in the same way. Your modem connection will hold for 6 minutes while you're on the phone. If this time is exceeded your internet connection will be lost. When you're finished with your conversation, just hang up the telephone and your modem connection will resume.