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Want to use AirCard on laptop to connect to remote analog modem

For OOB management of NET equipment:

Old school: plug analog phone line into laptop modem, and use hyperterm to dial into remote analog modem.

New school: is it possible to accomplish above via cell phone or air card in laptop? If so, how? If not, is there any modem bank service available on internet?

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Re: Want to use AirCard on laptop to connect to remote analog mo

We use Avocent ACS servers. They have ethernet, wi-fi, analog, etc connectivity options.

http://avocent.com/web/en.nsf/Content/CycladesACS_Landing

HTH and please rate.

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Re: Want to use AirCard on laptop to connect to remote analog mo

My question applies to the client (laptop) side. In a worst case scenario, the analog line into your terminal server, router modem, etc. is all you have (primary network down). If I don't have access (at the laptop side) to an analog circuit (POTS), is there another way: i.e. AirCard, Cell Phone, etc. to get my laptop connected to analog modem at other end?

For applications with many, small remote sites, hanging a modem off the router is a very cost effective OOB solution. I'm trying to find an alternative to always having an analog circuit (POTS) connected to my laptop.

Re: Want to use AirCard on laptop to connect to remote analog mo

Along with the Avocent devices we use their DSView software. We can connect to the server running DSView (RDP, HTTPS, etc) and we can tell the server to connect to the router via IP or if the WAN link is down via a dial-up connection. We can now see and control the dial-up session between the DSView server and the router. The DSView server basically acts as a modem proxy, which is what I think you're looking for.

HTH

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