Internet Service Providers forum

General discussion

Calling remote dial-up modem used for programing plc.

by rbair72 / March 31, 2009 9:17 AM PDT

What are my options for dialing a remote dial-up modem from my laptop when there is not always a phone line availible is there a way to do it by using a wireless broadband card or is there a program to do via the internet. I'm using Window's Xp and the comunication software is RS Linx and I can configure the com port.

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Calling remote dial-up modem used for programing plc.
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Calling remote dial-up modem used for programing plc.
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
You bet!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 31, 2009 9:52 AM PDT

I've done some stuff like this and it's too technical for me to tell in the one paragraph that I'll write about it. But it is very doable. If your staff can't get this done, look for some other people that know how. There are solutions to this but the only time I found no solution was when the client restricted the solution. So there it is. It can be done.
Bob

Collapse -
Warning
by Integrity / April 2, 2009 9:47 PM PDT

In the early 90's my co-designer and I were downloading programs to the AB PLC5 family. While validating a build at one of the remote sites I noticed an indicator light going on and off intermittently. After disconnecting the phone lines to the modem, the false indication ceased. An unauthorized program change was also noted before I was laid-off. I told management I thought a Cracker was at fault. I was told I was crazy. About 3 years after being laid-off, Contact with my prior co-designer divulged that management mysteriously decided to disconnect remote modems and send personnel from CT to FL to download programs locally. You shall have added insecurity if you utilize the airway.
Enough

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
icon
Laptops 19,436 discussions
icon
Security 30,426 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
icon
Windows 10 360 discussions
icon
Phones 15,802 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

Tech explained

Do you know what an OLED TV is?

CNET explains how OLED technology differs from regular TVs, and what you need to know to make the right shopping decision.