Cardinal Connecta 3480 56K
& x2 Modems Speeds Tests Results

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Features
Model External External External External Internal Internal Internal
Automatic V.34 Switching Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free Upgrade To Future ITU Standard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Highest x2 Connection Rate 46.6Kbps 42.6Kbps 42.6Kbps 48.6Kbps 46.6Kbps 46.6Kbps 49Kbps
Lowest x2 Connection Rate 44Kbps 33.6Kbps 33.6Kbps 37.3Kbps 46.6Kbps 33.6Kbps 48.6Kbps
Highest Average Transmission Rate 44Kbps 40.3Kbps 40.4kbps 48Kbps 46.6Kbps 46.6Kbps 48.6kbps
Combined Average Throughput 5000bps to 10,600bps 8000bps to 9000bps 7000bps to 8000bps 5750bps to 6750bps 8000bps to 8050bps 5000bps to 7000bps 8000bps to 9000bps
Price
Street Or MSRP $205 (Street) $169 (Street) $199 (Street) $199 (Street) $149 (Street) $169 (MSRP) $189 (MSRP)
Overall Evaluation (out of possible 5)
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Final Solid performance; good software; highest price Mediocre performance; compact design; low price Mediocre performance; good communications software High performance; good software bundle Installation glitch; consistent performance; little software Inconsistent performance; little software Fastest performance; DSVD support; full software bundle

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