Looking for dialup hardware solution

Colin McGregor colin.mc151-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Sun Jul 13 12:31:54 UTC 2008

On 7/12/08, Walter Dnes <walterdnes-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>   One embarressing "oops"; I didn't order a built-in PCI modem card for
> a Dell.  Apparently, them thar new-fangled machines don't got no serial
> port.  So much for my faithfull USR X2 external modem.  I suppose I'm
> looking at getting a PCI card retail.  Or are there any other dialup
> solutions.  I use dialup as emergency backup.  It's really nice to have
> when I need it.
>   Are there any other dialup options in the brave new world of
> computing?  I have 1 free PCI slot in the machine.
> --
> Walter Dnes <waltdnes-SLHPyeZ9y/tg9hUCZPvPmw at public.gmane.org>

Over the years there have been a small number of routers that have
supported serial ports and offered the option of having automatic
fail-over to dial-up. Here are some possible options (mind you as far
as I know none of the following are currently available new...):

- D-Link DI 714
- SMC7004AVR Barricade
- Netgear FR328S

Neat clean solution, you normally run with your high speed provider,
and if there is an issue, the router worries about talking to the
dial-up modem.

Colin McGregor
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