Computer Centre's provision of the 28.8K HKUPPP modem pool will be terminated effective from 1st August, 2000.
The 28.8K modem pool is the oldest modem server in Computer Centre and can only support a transmission speed of 28.8Kbps for dial-up connections from home to the HKU network.
In the last two years, Computer Centre has installed many 56Kbps v.90 standard modems and there are now over 800 56K modem lines in total. Most of our users have upgraded their modems and are using only the 56K modem lines to access the HKU network. Since the usage of the 28.8K PPP modem pool is very low, this modem pool and the associated dial-up telephone numbers (28030202, 25480590, 28578650 and 28597992) will be permanently removed from our modem service starting from 1st August, 2000.
Users who are still using 28.8K modems in their PCs should now dial in the 56K lines instead. Of course, the transmission speed will still be 28.8K kbps as limited by the their modems. Procedures for configuring Windows 95/98 or Macintosh for the 56K lines can be found at http://www.its.hku.hk/services/ppp56k.htm.
Telephone numbers of the 56K modem lines are listed in the table below:
|60-minute lines||30-minute lines|
|56Kbps PPP Lines
(24-hour service and support modems of all speeds)
Please click here to see how to configure the settings to use the lines.
|408 "V.90 or x2" 56Kbps lines for all users||29757000||144 "V.90 or x2" 56Kbps lines for all users||29647000|
|72 "V.90 or x2" 56Kbps lines for staff only||28595100||96 "V.90 or x2" 56Kbps lines for all users||21057100|
|48 "V.90 or x2" 56Kbps lines for HKU Graduate Account users||22497100||48 "V.90 or x2" 56Kbps lines for staff only||29642300|
Users who may have any special needs to continue using the 28.8K modem pool or have any questions regarding the arrangement described above, please contact the undersigned immediately.
Tel : 28592497
Email : email@example.com