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NewsThe sound of the dialup, pictured Pin
Terrence Dorsey31-Jan-13 9:42
staffTerrence Dorsey31-Jan-13 9:42 
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? As many already know, what you're hearing is often called a handshake, the start of a telephone conversation between two modems. The modems are trying to find a common language and determine the weaknesses of the telephone channel originally meant for human speech. Below is a spectrogram of the handshake audio.
It's an older article, but when was the last time you had to dial up?

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