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Modem

Published: Sunday 2004-03-14.

My modems have been stored away since I moved into my current flat in the autumn of 2000 since I haven’t had a land-line to connect it to. Now I have one of those, so I got a modem out and connected it.

Since I have a permanent Internet connection (through which the phone is connected), and the BBS scene is quite small nowadays, it wasn’t the data communications I was the most interested in getting to work, but rather if I could get the voice functionality to work as an answering machine and use the fax functionality to send (and maybe receive) telefaxes. Fortunately, there are others that have tried to do the same, and after some experimenting, I got a system up and running that can answer when the phone rings, play back a message and store the answer on disk.

I have to test sending faxes later, when the line is opened for outgoing calls.

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  • Datum: 2004-03-15 13.22.56 CET
  • Namn: Anders Carlsson
  • Sänt från: yestravel.com

Det vore onekligen lite charmigt att via fast ansluten IP-telefoni skapa en uppringd förbindelse till en modempool där man sedan ansluter tillbaks till sin egen, fasta anslutning. :)

  • Datum: 2004-03-15 17.26.13 CET
  • Namn: Peter Karlsson
  • Sänt från: unknown via 062016210158.customer.alfanett.no

Mmm, jag har funderat på det, problemet är bara att alla modempooler jag känner till ligger på specialnummer, och de har jag inte "flat rate" mot.

Men det fungerade fint att skicka fax, jag testade idag. Avancerad teknik: Fax över VoIP :-)

  • Datum: 2004-03-16 22.21.25 CET
  • Namn: Roland Casselbrant
  • Vävplats: http://www.casselbrant.net
  • Sänt från: as3-2-3.ang.s.bonet.se

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, modem. Man blir lite nostalgisk. Få se, 1999 fick jag min första ADSL-anslutning, sedan dess har det varit modemfritt. Men en telefonsvarare som sparar till disk har jag alltid varit sugen på...

  • Datum: 2004-03-16 23.39.42 CET
  • Namn: Anders Carlsson
  • Sänt från: 213.214.225.193

Mig veterligen har jag förutom att hjälpa studenter att få igång sin uppkoppling bara använt uppringd förbindelse en gång, när jag besökte ett Internetcafé i Budapest 2000. Vad gäller övrigt modemanvändande satt jag med min storebror och hans C64:a någon gång på 80-talet och har en gång på gymnasiet ringt upp en BBS. I övrigt har jag alltid varit antingen avskuren från omvärlden eller haft en fast anslutning någonstans.

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