Well, on the Dell (The new computer, I'm using it now.) we have a 56k Modem.. But it only connects at 45.2Kbps, downlads at about 4.5K/sec (Wow..) at average.
But now the Gateway..
Thats another story. Its supposed to be 56k but it connects at 26Kbps and downloads at about 2.0K/sec, At average.
I'm not sure about uploading.. I've never paid much attention to that, sorry.