Acme How To Logo Acme How To Logo
Related Articles
PC Repair

Home Theater

Electrical Repairs

Tool Reviews

Q & A Forums


Sign up to receive our free Maintenance Reminder Newsletter

Learn More

The Modem

The modem is a device that enables the PC to use a telephone line to communicate with other PCs and connect to the Internet. The name comes from "MOdulation DEModulation".

The modem plugs into a slot on the motherboard or is incorporated directly into the electronics of the motherboard. It converts data into signals that can be transmitted over the telephone line and receives data to convert back for the PC to use.

I want more detailed information about modems

Overview Case Power Supply Motherboard CPU
Memory Hard Disk Floppy Disk CD & DVD Video
Sound Modem Mouse Keyboard Network

Search for Articles on Acme How To