Two computers through the phone line.

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    Question Two computers through the phone line.

    I hooked up mine and the families computer from the modems up with the phone line, then I realized that the modems weren’t connected to each other so my Winsock Server and Client programs couldn't communicate. My question is how can I get the two modems to connect to each other?

    Thanks, August.

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    All right, all I need to know is how to get a modem to open the phone line without dialing.

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    you will want to look up the modem's command set. Most that I have come across use a common list of commands. Though I don't believe it is the proper names we call them the AT commands because they begin with AT... like ATDP to get the attention of the modem and make it dial on a pulse tone line or ATH to hang up etc. if you search the net these will be easy to find, but I think the easier way would be to get a null modem or serial to serial cable. Or better yet, most modern computers come with ethernet ports (network ports) and you can buy cable (I believe called crossover cable) that is wired NOT to go to a hub or router but instead to another computer (computer to computer). Most computer supply stores would have both of these. Through windows you can set up a network using either method and network your computers. LapLink is also a commercial option. It usually has software and all to tie two computers together. Since you don't want the modems to dial out I am assuming the computers are within the same area so any of these would get them to work. Or best yet, buy a router, switch or hub and build an in house network.

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    Thanks for the pointers Horstpower.

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    set one modem to ato and the other to ata it should connect at highest baud

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