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And I'm afraid they don't really involve Linux.

My wife and I have taken new jobs!  Whee!

The company -- Citicorp, of all things -- will be giving us laptop
computers to take on the road with us, with modems.  Said computers will
not be including network cards, unfortunately, though I don't mind
shelling out the money for those myself.

But the modems raise a couple of issues.

First, is there such a thing as a modem splitter -- such that my wife
and I can both be plugged in to the same phone line in a hotel room or
something like that and be doing separate things?

Second, is there any such thing as a "modem emulator"?  Let me explain. 
The project involves logging in via a phone line to Citicorp's central
servers.  The VPN software that's involved wants modem lines, and won't
accept network lines... so my network at home is useless.  Is there some
piece of software or hardware that I can hook up to our laptops to make
the central servers *think* we're coming through a modem when we're
really using a DSL connection?

All of this stuff involves Windows XP (shudder) on Dell Inspiron
laptops.
-- 
Slainte,
Richard S. Crawford

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