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Chapter 44. Upgrading Your Modem

Modems are items formerly considered an extravagance but that have long since been seen as standard equipment. Originally brought to prominence by online services such as CompuServe and AOL, the modem became indispensable with the rise in popularity of the Internet.

With the development of 56K modems, this technology seems to have reached its technological limit over standard telephone lines. If you're considering upgrading your modem, this chapter should prove valuable to you in deciding whether to get a 56K modem or one of the other newer communications technologies.


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