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September 25, 2004 8:53:33 PM

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I want to have two XP pro workstations connected together via 56k modems.
The idea being to provide an alternate route in case the normal route
through our internet routers fails.

What is the easiest way to do this? It does not have to be automatic
failover. There is a small bit of traffic we need to maintain if the
internet route goes down.

I would appreciate any ideas or leads.
September 25, 2004 8:53:34 PM

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You don't connect two computers together using 56K modems. You use a
crossover cable connected to their respective NICs, or a Laplink cable
between their serial or parallel ports.

"Brian" <briano@ounsted.ca> wrote in message
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>I want to have two XP pro workstations connected together via 56k modems.
>The idea being to provide an alternate route in case the normal route
>through our internet routers fails.
>
> What is the easiest way to do this? It does not have to be automatic
> failover. There is a small bit of traffic we need to maintain if the
> internet route goes down.
>
> I would appreciate any ideas or leads.
>
>
>
>
>
September 26, 2004 3:39:12 AM

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Sorry I shoud have explained. The workstations are 40 miles apart.

"Jerry" <NoSpamChiefZeke@MSN.com> wrote in message
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> You don't connect two computers together using 56K modems. You use a
> crossover cable connected to their respective NICs, or a Laplink cable
> between their serial or parallel ports.
>
> "Brian" <briano@ounsted.ca> wrote in message
> news:hoh5d.103666$%S.72323@pd7tw2no...
>>I want to have two XP pro workstations connected together via 56k modems.
>>The idea being to provide an alternate route in case the normal route
>>through our internet routers fails.
>>
>> What is the easiest way to do this? It does not have to be automatic
>> failover. There is a small bit of traffic we need to maintain if the
>> internet route goes down.
>>
>> I would appreciate any ideas or leads.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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September 26, 2004 3:42:59 AM

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Create an incoming connection on one machine, and dial it from another
(knowing it's phone number). Note that you won't get 56 k speed because
the v.90 modem is asymmetric (56k only on downlink)

--PA

"Brian" <briano@ounsted.ca> wrote in message news:hoh5d.103666$%S.72323@pd7tw2no...
> I want to have two XP pro workstations connected together via 56k modems.
> The idea being to provide an alternate route in case the normal route
> through our internet routers fails.
>
> What is the easiest way to do this? It does not have to be automatic
> failover. There is a small bit of traffic we need to maintain if the
> internet route goes down.
>
> I would appreciate any ideas or leads.
>
>
>
>
>
September 26, 2004 3:44:30 AM

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Sounds easy. I guess what is confusing to me is how do I create the dial-up
routine and the answer routine? Maybe it is inherent and easy to do in XP.
I'll see if I can figure it out.

Thanks


"Pavel A." <pavel_a@geeklife.com> wrote in message
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> Create an incoming connection on one machine, and dial it from another
> (knowing it's phone number). Note that you won't get 56 k speed because
> the v.90 modem is asymmetric (56k only on downlink)
>
> --PA
>
> "Brian" <briano@ounsted.ca> wrote in message
> news:hoh5d.103666$%S.72323@pd7tw2no...
>> I want to have two XP pro workstations connected together via 56k modems.
>> The idea being to provide an alternate route in case the normal route
>> through our internet routers fails.
>>
>> What is the easiest way to do this? It does not have to be automatic
>> failover. There is a small bit of traffic we need to maintain if the
>> internet route goes down.
>>
>> I would appreciate any ideas or leads.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 26, 2004 7:36:43 AM

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Help and Support - search for "Remote Access Auto Connection"

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Tumppi
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"Brian" <briano@ounsted.ca> kirjoitti viestissä
news:ypn5d.509958$M95.121854@pd7tw1no...
> Sounds easy. I guess what is confusing to me is how do I create the
dial-up
> routine and the answer routine? Maybe it is inherent and easy to do in
XP.
> I'll see if I can figure it out.
>
> Thanks
>
>
> "Pavel A." <pavel_a@geeklife.com> wrote in message
> news:edTbbj0oEHA.400@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > Create an incoming connection on one machine, and dial it from another
> > (knowing it's phone number). Note that you won't get 56 k speed because
> > the v.90 modem is asymmetric (56k only on downlink)
> >
> > --PA
> >
> > "Brian" <briano@ounsted.ca> wrote in message
> > news:hoh5d.103666$%S.72323@pd7tw2no...
> >> I want to have two XP pro workstations connected together via 56k
modems.
> >> The idea being to provide an alternate route in case the normal route
> >> through our internet routers fails.
> >>
> >> What is the easiest way to do this? It does not have to be automatic
> >> failover. There is a small bit of traffic we need to maintain if the
> >> internet route goes down.
> >>
> >> I would appreciate any ideas or leads.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
September 26, 2004 8:42:22 PM

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That will work. Thanks


"Thomas Wendell" <tumppiw_NOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Help and Support - search for "Remote Access Auto Connection"
>
> --
> Tumppi
> Reply to group
> =================================================
> Most learned on nntp://news.mircosoft.com
> Helsinki, Finland (remove _NOSPAM)
> (translations from FI/SE not always accurate)
> =================================================
>
>
>
> "Brian" <briano@ounsted.ca> kirjoitti viestissä
> news:ypn5d.509958$M95.121854@pd7tw1no...
>> Sounds easy. I guess what is confusing to me is how do I create the
> dial-up
>> routine and the answer routine? Maybe it is inherent and easy to do in
> XP.
>> I'll see if I can figure it out.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>>
>> "Pavel A." <pavel_a@geeklife.com> wrote in message
>> news:edTbbj0oEHA.400@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> > Create an incoming connection on one machine, and dial it from another
>> > (knowing it's phone number). Note that you won't get 56 k speed because
>> > the v.90 modem is asymmetric (56k only on downlink)
>> >
>> > --PA
>> >
>> > "Brian" <briano@ounsted.ca> wrote in message
>> > news:hoh5d.103666$%S.72323@pd7tw2no...
>> >> I want to have two XP pro workstations connected together via 56k
> modems.
>> >> The idea being to provide an alternate route in case the normal route
>> >> through our internet routers fails.
>> >>
>> >> What is the easiest way to do this? It does not have to be automatic
>> >> failover. There is a small bit of traffic we need to maintain if the
>> >> internet route goes down.
>> >>
>> >> I would appreciate any ideas or leads.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
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