An internal modem plugs into a PCI slot, or, on an old mobo, an ISA slot.
An external modem plugs into a com port on the back of the PC, as well as
into a power source.
There's really no difference between the way they operate, but external
modems have two advantages - They can be switched off, which is a handy and
fast way to disconnect from the net, and they can be easily changed, in the
event of upgrading or replacement.
However, they're usually more expensive, probably because there's more to
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From: "Huonga3TCV" Subject: [PCBUILD] External and Internal Modem
> Hi list,
> Could any of you tell me, please,what external and internal modems are?And
> what is difference between them?When what is needed to be used?Thank you
> Huynh Minh Huong
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