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Re: [vox-tech] Modem Questions...
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Re: [vox-tech] Modem Questions...



On Thursday 19 September 2002 19:12, Eric Nelson wrote:
> On Thursday 19 September 2002 18:53, Richard Crawford wrote:
> > 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?
>
> The only way that could be feasable is if you are in different
> bands, like you are using 56K and she is using 9600, or something. 
> The modem is using signals from a certain frequency band, and 2
> similar modems will just wreak havoc w/ each other.

On further thought, a phone connection is point to point, so just 
further reason that 2 modems wont work.  You would need something 
pretty sophisticated at the other end, and you would both have to be 
talking to the same place!  :-)  But, it's cheaper to use one 
connection anyway.
>
> You should probably investigate one connection (one modem, one
> line), and maybe someone can tell you how to have both of you use
> the same connection, like network the pc's, and use one connection.
>
> > 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.
>
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