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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 1 September 2003 
  • Editor Welcome
  • Turbo v3.0 Available
  • Customer Rewards
  • Viruses-How to Protect
  • Modem Information
  • Internet Taxation
  • Question of the Month

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  • Modem Information
    by Victor Luna
    September 2003
    How does a modem work?
    A modem is used to send digital data over a phone line. Since most phone lines are analog, information inside your computer is in digital format, all of the data is stored as 1s and 0s. Your modem modulates outgoing data from digital to analog and demodulates incoming data from analog to digital. Modems can either be external, a device that plugs into the computer, or internal; a component inside the computer in a expansion slot. When your modem initially connects, it attempts to analyze the line conditions and select the highest reliable transmission rate. If the modem can't maintain the initial rate, it will fallback to a lower rate, or retrain, or disconnect. For more information on modems and troubleshooting, Click here for Modem Help
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