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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Some modem chipset manufacturers took this idea to the next step by completely implementing all of processing functions through the host CPU, achieving a true "software modem.
The external modem plugs into a standard socket in the back of a personal computer.
The articles are also gatewayed to the Fidonet ABLED conference where over 400 computer bulletin boards allow anyone with a modem to reach out to other handicapped/disabled people in many, many countries.