the old-fashioned way of connecting to the Internet with a modem. Your computer connects at a set speed via a modem connected to a telephone line. Of course, if your computer is on the phone, you can’t be - prompting many people to get second telephone lines. Dialup connections are notoriously slow. Most dialup connections are 56.6 kbps, 33.6 kbps, or 28.8 kbps, though some are considerably slower. Dialup connections are increasingly being replaced by " fast Internet" connections.