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By HECTOP ·
Can anyone suggest a product that will allow a client to access a modem on a server. The access is for dial up either to the internet or to another service via hyperterminal.

I don't seem to be able to get ModemShare32 working with the modems I have USR 56K Fax PCI) and I'm reluctant to go with WinPort since there doesn't seem to be any support for them.

Typically running NT 4.0 sp6 with Win98 clients. TCP/IP and NetBEUI protocols being used. If need be I can convert the PC acting as the Modem Server to any necessary OS.

TIA,
Taras

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by avachon In reply to Modem Sharing

Hi, you could run microsoft's proxy for multiple computer access to the internet. You can read reviews and install requirements for it on microsoft's website. There is also a product called winproxy that will do much the same thing. I know there also are other products - a quick search on zdnet.com or even a more general search on any of the engines should bring up many results. As an aside, windows 98se allows computers to "share" the same modem for internet access. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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by HECTOP In reply to Modem Sharing

Internet sharing is only part - need access via hyperterminal as well - so proxy is out as is Win98 Internet Access Sharing.
Thanks for your input

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by Jacky Chin In reply to Modem Sharing

You can try to use either Microsoft Proxy Server / Wingate Proxy. So, that you can have multiple clients to connect to one single modem and server.
For testing purpose, you can download the Wingate softwate from the following address,
http://wingate.deerfield.com/download/
Good luck.

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by HECTOP In reply to Modem Sharing

Internet sharing is only part - need access via hyperterminal as well - so proxy is out as is Win98 Internet Access Sharing.
Thanks for your input

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by McKayTech In reply to Modem Sharing

I've worked with a bunch of modem and fax sharing programs and all were a pain except for the modem/fax sharing that comes with Microsoft's Small Business Server. Unfortunately, you have to buy the whole bundle so it's not cheap but it can be cost-effective if you are running other SBS functions like Exchange, SQL Server or Proxy Server.

However, I was able to get ModemShare32 to work with USR modems on a Compaq server at one customer site. The fix involved tweaking the initialization strings and although I can't recall now exactly what we did, the folks at Artisoft made lots of notes and should be able to tell you what works.

If you're open to a hardware solution, you might look into the network-pluggable shared modems in the Intel and 3Com product lines.

regards!

paul

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by HECTOP In reply to Modem Sharing

Thought about SBS but couldn't justify cost to client. After some additional testing got ModemShare to work on a couple of PCs properly; 1 PC 50% but can't get it working on modem server - will continue to try.
Thanks for your input

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by darkbeard In reply to Modem Sharing

SAPS (Spartacom Asynhronous Port Sharing Software) creates a modem pool on your NT Server and allows other computers on your network to use the pool to dial out.

Spartacom can be contacted at 770-455-0701. Their address is 1951 Airport Road, Suite 202, Atlanta, Georgia 30341.

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by HECTOP In reply to Modem Sharing

Will check it out. Incidentally, Spartacom now owns Artisoft and hence ModemShare32.
Thanks for your input

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by DC1 In reply to Modem Sharing

Check out www.digi.com. If you don't want to go the proxy route they make great modem products.

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by HECTOP In reply to Modem Sharing

Digi is mainly hardware - can't change current hardware configuration - needs to be software based.
Thanks for your input

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