initialization string

A string of characters that sets a modem into action, usually starting with "AT," for "attention." You must configure the initialization string on old computers for Internet access (on modern computers, a wizard usually guides you through this process). These strings vary according to type of computer and type of modem, so read the manual (RTM) and follow the wizard before you call the computer company's tech support people.

See also : string  
NetLingo Classification: Technical Terms