I need an external modem with autoanswer

January 15, 2011 at 09:40:58
Specs: Windows XP
I need to connect to a device remotely using a phone line. I would connect an external modem to this device at the remote site (This modem will not be connected to a PC meaning it will not be online with its software). I will use my internal modem in my laptop to call the remote modem which would answer automatically and connect me to my remote device. My proplem is that I do not seem to find any external modem that would autoanswer unless it is connected to its software. And this will not work for me as the exrternal modem I need must be connected to the remote device and not a PC.

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#1
January 15, 2011 at 10:01:36
Every modem that I have seen for the last 30 years was able to "off hook" or auto answer.

The original modems were true computers. They were single use devices. Some modern ones are termed software modems and need the attached computer to work.

You simply need a hardware modem and some AT commands saved in memory.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#2
January 15, 2011 at 10:08:51
Thank you for your reply; and you are absolutely right with what you mentioned. But do you know where I can still find a modem that works like the good old ones? do you have a model number? I remember the old US Robotics for example they used to have seting switches on the outside, one of which was for the autoanswer setup.

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#3
January 15, 2011 at 10:34:31
You probably need a serial port modem. Does your system have a serial port?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#4
January 15, 2011 at 12:37:45
Think this was the site I used to go to for info.

http://www.modemsite.com/56k/index.asp

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#5
January 15, 2011 at 12:39:38
http://modemsite.com/56k/chipset.asp

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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