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Re: The last time I used a dial-up modem was...

by DrHyde (Prior)
on Aug 14, 2006 at 11:23 UTC ( #567196=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The last time I used a dial-up modem was...

Believe it or not, the last time I used a modem I really did use an acoustic coupler! It was in a holiday cottage in deepest darkest rural Cornwall, where the only phone was an old rotary job wired into the wall, so I couldn't just unplug it and plug in my laptop.

update: that was in 2001 IIRC

PPP setup and ssh key exchange takes a loooooooooooooooooong time at 300bps.

Since then I've done dialup on a mobile phone (9600bps) and using a 3G data card (300+ Kbps) but seeing that those are entirely digital there's no modem involved.

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