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A dial-up modem should download up to 50 Kbits/second, on a "clean" telephone-line, and should upload (send from your computer to some site) up to 28.8 Kbits/second.
So, if you're only getting 17 Kbits/second, you have a "noisy" telephone-line -- contact Bell, and get them to measure the line-quality.
When placing a "voice" call over that telephone-line, does it sound scratchy, or otherwise "bad" ? If so, then tell Bell that your voice-quality is "bad". A friend recently got the local telephone-company to replace the wires all the way from the telephone-pole on the street to the junction-box on the side of their house, at *NO* cost to the friend.
The wires were between 30 and 90 years old.
DSL uses one wire pair since it runs off a POTS line (plain old telephone service).
The Nortel modems are very old - they were some of the first DSL systems that came out almost 15 years ago. They were designed to work with their own proprietary Nortel back-end (DSLAM) equipment. Since they use proprietary and now way outdated transmission protocols, they will not work with modern DSL connections since they do not support the standard DSL protocols. Unless there was somekind of firmware upgrade I wasn't aware of, its pretty much junk.
Nortel went bankrupt a couple of years ago. I used to work for them and some of the guys who designed their DSL modems worked a few cubicles away from me. I had a couple of them in the early days (we got free DSL as beta testers back in the mid-90's) - the modems are useless now, but I found the power supply worked well with my cordless drill charger.
I had the same issue with my RCA DCW615R. First time my ISP Comcast flashed it back to the old version. This time I could not find anyone who new how to do that. I used to have the software and I have searched the net. Seems they provider RCA does not have it.
This time I called Comcast because I noticed that the 192.168.0.1 brought me to their software update. They supplied me with the user name and password. I was able to get into the firmware and change all the settings using the new firmware. I think the only reason they gave it to me is because my printer is a network printer and it would not work unless I could access the firmware.
The old 192.168.100.1 does not work anymore because that was Cable Modem mode or CM mode. The new address 192.168.0.1 does work but you will need the user name and password from your ISP, this is RG mode or residential gateway mode.
Liked the old firmware better but they both do the same thing. Seems the Gateway works better with the new update. Still I would like to find the old firmware not sure why RCA doesn’t have it.