Connecting 2 Wans with a dial up connection

May 7, 2009 at 07:02:28
Specs: win server 2003, 3.2ghz
Hi All
Heres whats going on I run a small shop about 1/4 mile from my home. I have a lan at my home running high speed internet with a dedicated server and my shop only has dial up with no hope of ever getting high speed. I have an unused phone line I would like to use for a connection to the shop and the office. I have a server on each end with 2 routers. I dont know if a vpn would do the trick or not but I was looking into it. any ideas? ask for more info if needed
Brian

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#1
May 7, 2009 at 07:13:20
If your home is so close to the shop, why can't you get high speed or even satellite?

To answer you question, I would think the local telco could at least setup an ISDN connection.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#2
May 7, 2009 at 07:26:37
Back in the day I used to run a BBS. Some of you oldtimers will remember what that is. For those of you who don't, BBS stands for "Bulletin Board System"

Think of it as a prehistoric internet connection. There were forums to talk publicly in, private messaging, files available for download, games, etc.

I had a modem in my BBS computer and 2 phone lines in my home. One line was my telephone and the other I used strictly for my BBS. People connected by calling from their PC with their modem to mine.

I mentioned the above because it's this type of connection you're talking about.....modem to modem. It's simple enough to establish a connection this way. If you just want a straight modem to modem connection from work to home, all you need is a modem at both ends and telephone lines at both ends.

I will say though, if you can afford it, it might be worth your while to invest in two wireless antenna's and if you have direct line-of-sight between your shop and home, you could easily have a wireless connection between the two and even use your home highspeed to surf from work.

We've tested out some products from EnGenius that worked quite well and may be powerful enough to setup your own wireless point-to-point shot. It's worth checking out if you have some extra $$$. Heck, if you're buying it for your shop, you could claim it as a business expense right. :)


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#3
May 8, 2009 at 07:49:30
Sorry for the late reply but,
the office is the last on the line and comcast wants an insane amount of money to run a line in. Sat is out due to the terrain. I would like to set it up that the two servers link up useing the phone line. I only have one program that needs to sync with my office server and that tracks job times and time clock. right now it all has to be done by paper. I was wondeing how I might set something like that up modem to modem using a dial in conection, I would like to call the other server from the shop like bbs you said about.

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#4
May 8, 2009 at 12:03:14
I would like to set it up that the two servers link up useing the phone line.

No problem. You'll need a modem in each computer to start with. I highly recommend hardware modems over the software driven kind. Keep that in mind when you go to purchase. Oh, and when you tell the pimply faced kid at the computer store "hardware modem", if his/her face goes blank, ask for their supervisor as they don't have a clue and will likely sell you the wrong type off modem.

Once you have a modem in each, connect a phone line, setup a dialup session and connect.

I suspect you'd have to use HyperTerminal to connect. Once connected, how you sync the software depends on the software itself.


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#5
May 8, 2009 at 14:01:43
I think the best you will be able to do is set one of your office xp boxes up with a modem and configure it as a dial up server.

You would configure the shop pc also with a modem and use it to dial up and connect to your office xp box.

Then you could use vnc to remotely control your xp office box and browse the internet/ office files.

It will be slow

I take it you have asked about DSL at the shop?

Google xp dial up server for more info


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#6
May 8, 2009 at 16:09:16
Why shouldn't he request an ISDN connection before going to a slow modem to modem connection?

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#7
May 10, 2009 at 02:40:03
It is little unclear if the existing unused phone lines are direct
home to office or go through a telco facility. If two pair are
available a data rate of 100k bps over 4000 ft is possible with
short haul modems. SLIP connections are available under
Windows.

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#8
May 10, 2009 at 13:52:27
Depends on what country you are in but most folks don't want to pay $300 and up per month for isdn when it only provides 2x64 kbps[bri]. That is like a dual modem in speed which isn't much compared to todays transmission rates.

Modem to modem is free since you are already paying for the phone service.


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#9
May 10, 2009 at 18:02:36
I didn't know that the cost was that high.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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