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Use DSL modem to access dial-up ISP server?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by NRA_guy, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Unreconstructed

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    I have an occasional need to access a dial-up ISP server from my desktop PC that is set up with a DSL modem.

    (My 56k dial-up modem broke, and I trashed it a few years ago and changed to DSL. I do not have a dial-up modem presently.)

    QUESTION: Is there any way to get my DSL modem to access the dial-up server and make the server see me as coming from a 56k modem?

    All I have for the dial-up server I'm trying to access is the phone number and the ID and password.

    Thanks.
     
  2. chbix

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    I know what your thinking and in theory it possibly could work but I dont think it will.

    Your trying to access a dial up system, that is normaly accessed via modem with a broadband modem. I think the issue is that each one has a different protocol and would not be able to communicate.

    Thats my first thought, but maybe someone knows a work around.

    Why not just go buy a $5 modem :)
     

  3. David_G17

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    The way dial-up and DSL modems work is completely different. I don't think you'll be able to use it.

    Anyone networking people know more about this?

    I know that if you have DSL and a dial-up modem, you need a filter on the dial-up side, just like a regular phone.
     
  4. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Unreconstructed

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    Thanks guys.

    I agree that it probably cannot be done.

    I would have to force the DSL modem to emulate a dial-up modem, etc.

    I'm sure they don't bother building that capability into DSL modems.

    I have instructions now on how to use VPN access, which is supposed to get me in where I need to go.

    Hope it works.