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Subject:Re: Gentlepersons, set your modems! From:Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG> Date:Fri, 8 Sep 1995 11:06:22 -0700
>"Baud" refers to the frequency of signal with which modems talk to each other.
> All high-speed modems communicate at 4800 baud. Higher BPS (bits per second)
>rates are achieved through modulation and phase-shifting of that signal.
When I learned this stuff, back in the 1960s, most folks used "baud" and
"bits per second" interchangeably. I guess that's not true anymore.
Of course, in those days, 110 baud was standard, and 300 baud was for
high-speed transmission. ...RM