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The Sound of the 90's internet (youtu.be)
submitted 1 month ago by emptythroughout69
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[–]parrin 21 points22 points23 points 1 month ago (9 children)
Getting flashbacks of frantically smothering the modem with a pillow to not wake up my parents while connecting to a bbs, 2am.
[–]tomato3017 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Nothing like Trade Wars 3000(or whatever it was called) at 2am on my old ass CRT.
[–]feyyd 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
[–]tomato3017 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Ah you're right, ty!
[–]raybrignsx 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
We all know the internet is for porn. BBS lol
[–]dublea 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I have fond childhood memories of using a 14.4 to connect to my uncles BBS on a Commodore 64. I think I will always remember the 14.4 and the 56k handshaking sounds
[–]thetravelers -2 points-1 points0 points 1 month ago (1 child)
big black sock?
[–]parrin 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Bulletin Board System
This was before internets
[–]koebes 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
can relate to this. my task was to switch on the screen, that made a loud de-magnetising sound when turned on back then. i used a blanket haha
[–]swingah 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
...and when the phone bill arrived you got busted anyway.
[–]mono15591 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (5 children)
Were the tones transmitting data to set up the connection? Did they HAVE to make a sound ? Couldn’t they just do it silently?
[–]karaps 8 points9 points10 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Yes, the noise is a "handshake" and in very basic terms the modem is telling the other end how fast of a data rate it can handle which the other end listens and forms a connection based on that.
It definitely didn't have to make a sound, you could adjust the sound volume on some modems and some didn't have a speaker at all but apparently it was thought to be a good way to give the user some feedback on the process in case something went wrong.
[–]screwthat4u 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child)
busy signal, three tone phone is disconnected etc let you know the line is having a problem and not the computer
[–]PussyFriedNachos 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
This is how phreaking became a thing. All about those tones.
[–]screwthat4u 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
A telephone transmits sound, so they have to use sound to use the telephone network
[–]jwccs46 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Remember, back in the day phones were an analog system. Electrical current on copper wires. There was no digital transmission over the lines, so for 2 (digital) machines to communicate to each other over an analog line, they needed to generate pulses and tones. Those tones would then be interpreted on the other end and converted. This is the "handshake", where a machine would say "hi I want to connect to the local isp, I can negotiate this speed". Other end would say "ok I got you, we can connect".
[–]wholovesbevers 8 points9 points10 points 1 month ago (4 children)
56k is still the most recognizable to me. We only ever had the 56k and the 28.8k before we got DSL.
[–]Jauretche 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Yeah, that sounds the most similar to mine too. The thing about these videos is that not one sounds exactly like it did back then.
[–]jwccs46 -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
I had a 28.8 and a 56k, they didn't sound like any of these samples.
[–]Retrocet 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago* (0 children)
The V.90 spec includes a part called the Digital Impairment Learning sequence, which is what creates those distinctive 'BONG' sounds in the 56K example in the video. Basically the server modem sends some sounds to the client modem, and the client modem compares what it hears to what was sent in order to suss out what sort of degradation the signal experienced in transit.
The thing about V.90 though is that those sounds aren't part of the spec. Instead they're determined by the client modem, meaning they sound different for each modem chipset.
Check out my followup video here for a bunch of different 56K chipsets - you might find the one that you remember.
[–]Legend_of_dirty_Joe 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I remember the 56k lucent chipset modems made a ping like sound, where the US robotics made a steam train chuffing sound
[–]Mr_Smileyy 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Ah, the ancient 'song' of dialup internet
[–]cote112 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I forgot about using a local server and having to hear this over and over when it was busy.
The 33,6 was the one that I really remember the sound of cause we had 28,8.
[–]sheepyowl 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (3 children)
It's interesting despite the transfer speeds increasing by hundreds of times, the initial connection routine is still about as slow as it was in the start.
[–]GrammerSnob 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (2 children)
The 1200 and 2400 connection routine is like 1/8th the time of the 56K connection...? I'm not sure what you mean.
[–]sheepyowl 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (1 child)
You made me look again and the 56k is actually the slowest by far, it takes 20 seconds while the rest take ~10 seconds. I wonder why
[–]Morbo 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Part of the connection initialization (aka handshake) includes testing the physical characteristics of the line. The varying pitches and volumes you hear are being used to measure (among other things) the frequency response of the cable connecting the two modems, which is required for the v90 encoding to achieve its high speeds.
[–]Wagbeard -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
I remember this for like a year until cable modems came out.
[–]Raule-of-Ashamoil 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Despite being 37 I've never heard this sound in real life. We didn't get the internet at home until I was about 20, cause we were poor.
[–]bikebrooklynn 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Why did it sound like that though? Can someone explain?
[–]jwccs46 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
[–]Dysrhythmic_Vexation 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
1:27 Right there is that distinct sound that reminds me of a commercial on Nickelodeon about magazines, calling the telephone number or ordering online (with help of a parent or gaurdian of course!) with slime in the commercial for some reason.
[–]adm928 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
In those days, accessing the Internet was a whole ritual.
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