Hello Victor, Friday, June 6, 2003, 12:32:02 AM, you wrote: VF> One is called an "external" modem and is not inside your comp as the name VF> says - it has all the parts integrated into it and does not use any VF> resources of your computer at all, including power which it is hooked up to VF> independently of your comp. VF> The second is an internal modem - it sits in a slot inside your computer - VF> and although it is a card it uses power and CPU resources from your comp. VF> Though the amount of resources is not all that much - it does and can slow VF> down your comp - especially if you are using almost all your resources in VF> any case. An internal hardware modem does not use any more CPU resources than an external hardware modem does. They are hard to find nowadays, and can often be recognized by the noticeably higher price. If you tried to get one at your local WalMart or where-ever, the folks there probably wouldn't have any idea what you were talking about, and would happily sell you a standard internal modem ("see, it's a card, that means it's hardware!"). Modems used by ISPs are typically hardware modems. --Scott. To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.