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Chapter 1. Hardware Basics for the Absol... > Modems: Getting Connected

Modems: Getting Connected

Almost all PC systems today include a modem. A modem enables your computer to connect to a telephone or cable line and transmit data to and from the Internet.

Modems come in either internal (card-based) or external models that hook up to an open port on the back of your system. If you connect to the Internet via a broadband connection, you probably have an external cable or DSL modem. These devices work just like traditional phone line modems, but are specifically designed to work with the data transmitted over digital cable and DSL lines.


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