Chapter 10. BlackBerry as a Modem

The World at Your Fingertips...

All of us have at some point come across the word "modem." For some, it might just be a gadget that in some way helps to connect to the Internet. Though partly true, this definition is far too sketchy as compared to its capabilities. So, what is a modem? A modem—short for modulator-demodulator—is an electronic device that provides a communication interface, connecting your home network to the Internet through an Internet service provider. It encodes and decodes digital information that is sent and received, thus reproducing the original data.

Now, you can use your BlackBerry smartphone as a modem to connect your laptop or computer to the Internet. This process of using your cell phone ...

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