Sunday, June 8, 2008

What is a modem?

A modem is an internal or external computer hardware device that connects your computer to a phone line and, if you wish, to an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that can link you to the Internet.

Here are more opinions and answers:

= A modem is a device that ''mo''dulates and ''dem''odulates data. In most cases, a modem connected to your computer exchanges information via your phone line or cable line with another modem connected to a server. Modems allow this connectivity by converting the binary data from your computer into anaolg signals, transmitting these signals through the line and then converting this analog data back into binary data for the server at the other end.

= A modem a device that accepts a serial stream of bits and produces a modulated carrier as output (or vice versa).

= A modem is a thing that connects your computer to internet.

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