The Modem Reference: The Complete Guide to PC Communications
Most Internet users barely understand their PC’s full data and fax capabilities. This book takes readers “behind the scenes” in PC data and fax communications, providing its history and a complete explanation of how data is transmitted from modem and port encoding/decoding to computers all around the world. Readers will learn how to improve their online operations with in-depth information on applications for modems and fax systems. This book can serve as a textbook or reference for computer students, professional PC data and fax users, and home computer users who want to maximize their PC’s and modem’s capabilities. A technical book for nontechnical readers, it has complete graphic explanations, a section devoted to troubleshooting, and a buyer’s guide.
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