external modem : Computer Hardware Buyers’ Glossary


external modem
External modems come in their own small case with winking lights. The advantages over internal modems are:
  1. They are easier to troubleshoot.
  2. They can be used on any brand of computer.
  3. If they get into a snit a freeze up you can reset them without having to turn your whole computer off.
  4. They do not take up a slot inside your computer.

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