Enable Hardware-based Modem Compression
Updated: February 7, 2008
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
You can use this procedure to configure your modem to use hardware-based data compression.
Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.
To specify hardware data compression
In Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound, and then click Phone and Modem Options.
On the Modems tab, click the modem that you want to configure, and then click Properties.
On the Advanced tab, click Change Default Preferences.
In Data Connection Preferences, in the Compression list, click Enabled or Disabled.
Some communications programs provide efficient software-based data compression. If you are using a program that provides software-based data compression, turning off hardware-based data compression can often provide the highest data throughput speed.