A modem is typically used to send digital data over a phone line.
The sending modem modulates the data into a signal that is compatible with the phone line, and the receiving modem demodulates the signal back into digital data.
Wireless modems convert digital data into radio signals and back.
What does a telephone modem do?
Simple: they use modems, devices that turn digital information into analog sound signals for the telephone journey and then turn it back again at the other end. Think of modems as translators. Computers speak digital, and telephones speak analog, so you need modems to translate between the two.
How do I connect my modem to my phone line?
Connect your modem to a wall phone jack – Ethernet connection
- Plug the phone splitter into the wall jack.
- Plug one end of the phone cable into the DSL port on the back of the modem.
- Plug the other end into one side of the splitter.
- Plug your phone’s cable into a filter.
What is a cable modem and how does it work?
It converts an analog signal to a digital signal for the purpose of granting access to broadband Internet. A cable modem works by connecting a coaxial cable to a jack in the wall and then a Cat 5 (Ethernet) cord from the modem to a computer or a network router.
How does a wireless modem work?
Wireless modems connect to a wireless network instead of a telephone system. A wireless network is accomplished and powered via a device called a wireless router. The modem receives and transmits the signal to permit access to the Internet.