from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device for transmitting usually digital data over telephone wires by modulating the data into an audio signal to send it and demodulating an audio signal into data to receive it.
- transitive v. To transmit or be transmitted by a modem.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device that encodes digital computer signals into analog/analogue telephone signals and vice versa and allows computers to communicate over a phone line.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An electronic device that converts electronic signals into sound waves, and sound waves into electronic signals, used to transmit information between computers by the use of ordinary telephone lines; also called modulator-demodulator. The speed of transmission of information by a modem is usually measured in units of baud, equivalent to bits per second.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (from a combination of MOdulate and DEModulate) electronic equipment consisting of a device used to connect computers by a telephone line
The modem is $20 with a two-year contract commitment, so the difference is $110.
With a Comcast user interface called Grand Slam, Eliason can enter the phone number to check whether PrinceValiant's modem is functioning, But before the exploration begins, PrinceValiant tweets that his service is working again.
They also determined that our DSL modem is out of date, and overnighted us a new modem to arrive tomorrow.
I am hoping that the DSL modem is going to protect the computer probably wishful thinking.
Data plans suck though as I am paying $5 for only 5Mb on my mobile but if you want full wireless broadband to your PC via a USB modem from the same company, you can get 5Gb for $39 – go figure.
So, after another call to Comcast, they seem to think that my modem is going bad.
Palm may also not be aware, but a laptop using a treo as a modem is really great but the mobile carriers are preventing that from happening.
On my wireless service I have discovered, however that I have 54 Mbps in the room in which the modem is located and the two adjoining rooms, but it drops to 24 Mbps in the next room and even lower in the next two rooms.
For example, the prices you quoted from the Verizon site require one to have a "qualified voice package" from Verizon and sign up for a year of service (and the modem is provided free).
He claims that my modem is hitting the network, so it's a problem on my end.
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