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Old 12-07-2009, 02:59 PM   #1
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Can a 56k modem pick up a call (connecting 2 modems through PSTN)?


Can a 56k modem pick up a call (connecting 2 modems through PSTN)?

Can a connection this way be set for backup purposes ?

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Old 12-07-2009, 03:17 PM   #2
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Sure you could use ppp to do so.

Modems make me all warm and fuzzy for my bbs days... except for the speed part.

A modern backup over a modem... is... unlikely unless you're *extremely* choosy about what you backup.

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/PPP-HOWTO/

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Old 12-07-2009, 03:22 PM   #3
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Good!

Thank you.

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Can a connection this way be set for backup purposes ?
I meant backup for administrative purposes, such as trouble shooting end points in microwave point-to-point links.
 
Old 12-18-2009, 07:56 PM   #4
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Can a 56k modem pick up a call
I dont think so.
 
Old 12-18-2009, 08:16 PM   #5
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They can but you'll only run at 33.6 or less because higher than that requires digital switching which you won't have unless you have a T1 or larger coming in to your facility.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 01:36 PM   #6
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You can easily set them up on most routers and almost any distribution of linux for such purposes.
 
  


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