And it is about the only thing I miss about the dial up internet. Already there will be teenagers who will have no memory of what happened when your computer's modem dialled up a modem at your internet service supplier. If they had enough modems available, you would connect. If not, engaged and try again. I think we connected to the silent cable modem in 1999 and the sound was to be heard no more in the Balaclava house. This humourous clip will remind you of the sound.