Speeding Internet Access I have discovered an inexpensive way to speed internet access. It works for BOTH 56K modems and DSL. The results are dramatic and permanent. Go to your favorite computer store (perhaps online) and buy SHIELDED telephone cables. The line from your wall plug to your modem is likely to be flat, non-twisted-pair. This introduces a lot of loss and picks up interference as well. Replace your wall to modem cable with SHIELDED cable. Voila! For most 56K modems there will be a significant speed increase (often double) due to reduced number of re-tries. The same is true for DSL. The details of the results depend on details of wiring. I first tried it for 56K and then later for DSL and the results are MOST SATISFACTORY. I will not mention any brand names, since that is a violation of BB policy, but just go to the computer store. Seek and ye shall find. I even replaced the wire from the outside telephone box to the inside of my house with shielded cable, and it helped. The more shielded cable, the faster the transmission rate.