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In article <9509070848 -dot- AA29310 -at- sd -dot- co -dot- il>, Mark Levinson <mark -at- sd -dot- co -dot- il> writes:
>Karen Kay says:
> I really can't think of a situation
> where 'set', 'modem', and 'for' all co-occur. It sounds colloquially
> inaccurate to my ear.
>The way you set your electric iron for wool or for cotton, I can
>imagine you might think of setting a modem "for" a particular
>speed. It means thinking of the speed more as a characteristic
>of the data that the modem handles than as a characteristic of
>the modem itself. I can understand such a point of view, but
>I'm not sure I'd promote it...
> mark -at- sd -dot- co -dot- il
So, would it then be accurate to say "set your modem for CTS/RTS flow