An Overview Of The Dial Up Sound

February 14, 2013 1:21pm
Source: Trash Audio

“If you ever connected to the Internet before the 2000s, you probably remember that it made a peculiar sound. But despite becoming so familiar, it remained a mystery for most of us. What do these sounds mean?”


Click on the link above for a full page illustration walking you through each step of the old school dial up modem handshaking process. Finally, I have figured out what all the beeps mean. I wish it explained why my dial-up game of Command And Conquer would stop working when someone picked up a phone in the house. Want to get real nerdy with your interior decor?

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