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

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.  

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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