Join Date: May 2003
Location: Below the stars.
Most of them (if not all) are bollocks. Your bandwidth is determined by your ISP when you dial up, and that's pretty much the end of it. The other things that can affect your connection speed are your modems drivers - make sure you have the most up-to-date ones you can get - and the gain on the phone line. If you're getting a slow connection, like 36kpbs on a 56k modem, you can ask BT (or whoever) to turn up the gain. Although I did that, and it didn't make that much difference.