DrDoc - 6:08 am on May 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
POP QUIZ: Do any of you know the difference between BAUD RATE and BPS? Some modems mentioned above actually have the same BPS and BAUD RATE, but do you know which ones?
Well, I do know that baud is named after Emile Baudot. I also know that older modems had the same baud rate and bps, but I'm not sure when that changed. My guess is they were the same up through 2400.
Hmm, bps = bits per second ... Baud had something to do with the electrical signal itself. I'm from the generation right on the edge between the older and newer modems, so I'm getting a few things mixed up.