modem

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modem

a device used to connect a COMPUTER to the public telephone network to enable the computer to transmit or receive information from other computers sited some distance away.
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The 400e is an external modem that transmits at 9,600 bps.
has released its 2400 Series MNP internal and external modems.
The peak of the external modem market will be in 2010 when revenues crescendo at over US$2.
11b Access Point with a 4-port Ethernet switch, a complete VPN pass-through, a Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall and an ADSL modem (Netopia 3347W-ENT) or an Ethernet interface which connects to an external modem (Netopia 3387W-ENT).
Featuring an onboard controller and support for the latest dial-up modem standards, Actiontec's USB/Serial 56K External Modem ensures that users will connect faster, surf and download easier, and experience fewer drop offs, making their Internet activities far more enjoyable and productive.
Unlike conventional RF data products requiring an external modem, the CDM819 provides a complete, ready-to-use RS-232 data interface that is compatible with all AMPS, 800MHz cellular, and 1.
Remote access is achieved via SSH, PPP or through an external modem.