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Chapter 17. Installing and Configuring a... > Understanding Modems and Telephone C...

Understanding Modems and Telephone Communication

When you shop for amodem, you find a mind-boggling variety of brands and features; sorting it all out can be overwhelming. Check the documentation that came with your Windows NT Workstation software to see the list of compatible modems, which will help you make the choice.

The one choice that is unconnected to compatibility is speed. The decision is strictly the buyer's when it comes to speed. You should always buy the fastest modem you can afford. In fact, if the next highest speed is slightly over your budget, try to squeeze it into your budget anyway. Today, you might not dial out and reach lots of 28,800 modems, but the day after tomorrow you probably will.


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