An Overview Of The Dial Up Sound

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“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 graphic 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? The image above is now for sale in poster form.

The Sound Of Dial Up via Absorptions

2 Responses to “An Overview Of The Dial Up Sound”

  1. Killbot February 14, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    Wow. Very interesting. Thanks!

  2. Ivo February 21, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    Nice work, Justin! This is great..

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