1) A device (modulator/demodulator) that allows computer information to be sent over a telephone line.
2) Equipment that converts digital signals into analog signals for
purpose of transmission over a telephone line. Signal is then converted
back to digital form so that it can be processed by a receiving
computer. Modems are typically used to link computers via telephone
3) Acronym for MODulator/DEModulator. A device that transforms digital
signals from the computer into electrical impulses for transmission
over telephone lines, and does the reverse in reception.
4) A modem (from modulate and demodulate) is a device that modulates an
analog carrier signal to encode digital information, and also
demodulates such a carrier signal to decode the transmitted
information. A device that transmits digital data in tones over a phone
IN GENERAL IT IS A DEVICE TO CONNECT THE COMPUTER TO THE INTERNET.
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