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Bridge vs modem!

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Jakeman, Mar 28, 2001.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I hate that peeps get these confused. Maybe I'm just anal. :suspect: :D

    Modem: accronym for "modulate demodulate". It stands for this because a modem must modulate and demodulate from analog on the outside line to digital on the computer.

    Bridge: unit that connects two network segments and can also adapt between two different networking mediums. DSL is a good example.

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    With DSL you are using a bridge, NOT a modem. DSL = digital subscriber line... it's already digital, there's no "modem" about it! So next time some one says "DSL modem" slap them in the face. It's a "DSL bridge" as it simply adapts RJ11 (phone line) to RJ45 (ethernet), the signal is digital the whole time. k? k.
     
  2. cowofwar

    cowofwar Peasant

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    well duh!
     
  3. Lurk

    Lurk Peasant and Donator

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    Yes. You are anal. :D

    You sound like Rob Lowe in Wayne's World talking about how the word "champagne" is mistakenly used to describe all sparkling white wines, when in fact it really only applies to sparkling white from the Champagne region of France. It doesn't really matter, since all sparkling whites go great with every mac-gamer's favorite snack: CHEESE!:burger:
     

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