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Chaper 13. Computer Networking > Communications Software

Communications Software

In order to use a modem with your computer, you must have a telecommunications program. There are many available, such as the dial-up networking feature available within Microsoft Windows. These programs are often called dialers.

A dialer will let your computer communicate with the modem to perform such functions as dialing or answering the telephone, establishing links with another computer, and automatically checking for errors in data transmissions.


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