Dont bother trying to use the Pearl as a modem as your going to get speeds LESS than a 56k modem does.
I decided to try it seeing the threads here and on other boards and the speed tests I ran "multiple times" with a 1/2 meg file, the larger the file the more accurate the tests, were only average 30-40k at best. I did get one slighly higher around 50k but averaging is 30-40k.
When you connect the Pearl to the PC, it says connecting at 115k (I forgot to write it down but its 115 or 118k) but its VERY slow. Way to slow for any kind of graphics, music or video downloads. So slow that I aborted the loading of many pages as it was so frustrating.
I ran a few tests using: http://infospeed.verizon.net/speedte...edtest500k.asp
and the best I did was 46k for a 1/2 meg file. It took 86.81 seconds to download.
I dont think its my PC as this is only a 4-5 month old Dell running at 2.8 with a gig of ram.