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By Hcyong ·
How to transfer data between 2 computer using modem without dialing it to ISP? Can i dial to other party directly to establish connection?

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by Strap In reply to Home networking

The answers were probably rejected because switching on auto answer isn't your average modem setting. The last time I saw it was when I set-up my system as a fax machine by adding fax services through the add/remove windows components in the add/remove programs control panel. It then set-up an incoming connection I could control. It also worked when I used it to dial directly into another computer to play CrimsonSkies 1on1.

That's my two cents.

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by wlbowers In reply to Home networking

Of course you can. Using a terminal program on each end. And an operator on each end, unless the receiving computer had the right terminal program that could be scripted to auto answer, receive the file, disconnect, then hang up.

Do the commands ATDT and ATA ring a bell. (sorry had to do that).

Kermit, Xmodem, Ymodem, Zmodem to name a few of the transfer protocals.

I was transfering files over telephone lines with modems before the internet was avaible to the public, and ISP ment I Stay Prepared.

Modems were a blazing 2400 baud. When we got 9600 we thought we had died and gone to heaven.

It is a slow process. You have to send a file through a terminal program. The other computer has to setup to receive before you send the file.

Your not gonna network but that wasn't what you asked.

FYI: My first computer was a Radio Shack model 3. It had 64meg of memory and 2-360meg floppies. You can see one here:

Yea I'm an Old Guy.

Good Luck Lee

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