The service slowing during the evening hours is not at all unusual, though if it gets very low on a regular basis, that's something where they may be able to jiggle a thing or two to get it a little faster.
The system only has so much throughput, and with the evening time period being the time when the highest number of people are on the service, including on your gateway and beam, it's inevitable that there is going to be some degree of slowing. Again, though, if it gets very low on a regular basis, they may be able to do a tweak or two to alleviate some of it.
It's not unusual for me to see speed drops to nearly 10% of my normal, of peak speeds during this time period.
If you would truly rather have dialup, there's not much I can say about that. Good luck with a Windows 10 update on 56K.
If you would like to address the speed issue, you should run some speed tests. The instructions are here...
Make sure to use a single device connected directly to the modem with a LAN cable, NO ROUTER, when performing the speed tests.
It's not unusual for me to see speed drops to nearly 10% of my normal, of peak speeds during this time period.That should be "off peak", not "of peak". Ugh.
Yep, dial-up is "up to" 56 kbpsI wonder if they advertise it as "blazing slow speeds."
the internet is practically unusable with dialup today.I can't even imagine trying to use the internet on dialup. I wonder, though, if a text-only browser would work.