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Free modem pcAnywhere alternative

By bds_1959 ·
I have a Windows 95 workstation that I want to manage remotely from an XP workstation via modems on each end. The managing workstation is currently running pcAnywhere with NT. I am replacing the NT workstation with the XP, and the pcAnywhere version from the NT will not run on XP. I don't have a LAN connection to the 95 workstation; only the modem. Due to some specific software running on the 95 machine, I'd prefer to not upgrade it at this time. What I'd like to do is avoid the expense of upgrading pcAnywhere. Is there a freeware, or "cheap" alternative? Everything that I've seen looks like it only works via I.P. and not modems - that won't work in this situation! Also, again, I need something that's compatible with both Windows 95 and XP.

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I have the same need for a modem pcAnywhere alternative

by dave.bell In reply to Free modem pcAnywhere alt ...

bds1959:

Did you find an alternative? I need exactly what you need.

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Never Found an Alternative - YET!

by bds_1959 In reply to I have the same need for ...

Dave - sorry I didn't get back sooner - missed your reply/question. I never did find a pcAnywhere alternative - I can't imagine that there's not one out there somewhere - I'm going to look again - if I find something I'll update this.

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A solution?

by jkielty2 In reply to Free modem pcAnywhere alt ...

Why not download the windows remote desktop client and set up dialup modem connections..works with '95 ..have tested this!!
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tools/rdclientdl.mspx

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