communications software

Also referred to as telecommunications software, it is software that enables one computer to connect with another, across telephone lines (via modems), to share information. Communications software transmits instructions to your modem and directs it to make connections, transfer files, and carry out other procedures. An operating system such as Windows 95 has communications software built into it, but it must be configured for using a modem and connecting to an ISP.

See also : monitoring software  
NetLingo Classification: Net Software
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