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Part VI: Going Online with Windows NT Wo... > Installing and Configuring a Modem

Chapter 17. Installing and Configuring a Modem

by Kathy Ivens

A modem translates computer data (which is digital) into a form that can be handled by the telephone line (which is analog). From the computer, it sends an analog translation to the telephone wire (this is called modulating). At the other end, a modem takes the analog stream of data from the telephone line and changes it to digital information for the receiving computer (this is calleddemodulating). The word modem comes from these two tasks a modem performs: modulating and demodulating


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