I'm obviously asking the wrong question, or the right question but in the wrong way. The type of information I was alluding to is as follows:bernardgreen said:The modem can only provide an indication of the signal level that it is receiving IF it has that capability. It cannot provide information about attenuation without knowing the signal level sent from the exchange.Softus said:TicklyT and bernardgreen (particularly), given that many modems can be encouraged to provide (on a software interface) some figures about line attenuation and noise, can any of this information be used to measure the relative effect of the changes you've been advocating?
Does "NTE5" equate to a master socket? If not, then what does "NTE5" mean?By taking a single pair from his master socket to a second NTE5 by the computer and wiring all phones to that NTE 5 phone side the rate went up to around 3 Meg / second.