Modem terms

Definition of a computer modem
Number

56-k line

A

Acoustic coupler
Analog loopback
Answer mode
ARQ
Auto answer
Automatic repeat request

B

BAUD
BBS
Bits Per Second
BPS
Bulletin Board System

C

Carrier
CCITT
Characters per second
COM
Command state
Communications
Communications port
Communications program
Communications server
CPS
CTS

D

Data Communication Equipment
Data mode
Data Terminal Ready
Data transfer
Data transfer rate
Dataphone
DCE
Demodulation
Detect phase
Dial-up
Dial-Up Network
Digital loopback
Digital Simultaneous Voice Data
Download
DSVD
DTR
DUN

E

ESI
External modem

F

Fax/modem
Fax modem
FDHP
Flex
Flow control

G
Currently no listings
H

Handshake
Hayes compatible

I

Internal modem

J
Currently no listings
K

K56flex
KFlex
Kilobaud

L

LAPM
Line adapter
Line speed
LNP
Local bypass
Local echo

M

MNP
Modem
MODIO
Modulate
Modulator

N

Null Modem
Null-modem cable

O

Off-hook
Offline
On-hook
Online

P

PEP
Phone connector
PSTN
Public carrier
Python

Q
Currently no listings
R

RJ-11

S

Send-receive fax modem
Short-haul
Splitter

T

TAPI
Telecommunications
Telephone
Telephoney
Terminal
Throughput
Transmit
TXD

U

UART
Unimodem
Upload

V

V.21
V.22
V.22bis
V.22bps
V.23
V.24
V.25
V.26
V.26
V.26bis
V.27
V.27bis
V.27ter
V.28
V.29
V.32
V.32bis
V.34
V.42
V.42bis
V86 mode
V.90
V.92

W
Currently no listings
X

Xmodem
XMT

Y

Ymodem

Z

Zmodem

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