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Help! Upgrading Dial-up System

by dylanfana / February 5, 2014 2:26 PM PST

I want to upgrade a dial-up system. The old system is running on an old Shiva Lanrover/E XP 16 server. I want to replace the shiva...any suggestions:
1.) Server to replace with?
2.) Name, model and where i can buy it online? (preferred a new model)
3.) One with a configuration software included.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2014 12:30 AM PST

1. Do nothing. Let it run.
2. Downsize the number of lines.
3. Learn Linux and use with as many modems as you need.

I find some dialup folk to be too hard to work with today. That is, even with what I know they flame everyone. Be sure that you know your client and walk if they do that.

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Shiva Lanrover/E Xp 16 is not working.
by dylanfana / February 6, 2014 6:49 AM PST
In reply to: Advice.

The Network light on the shiva server is suppose to be green but now its red(already tried the reset button at the back of the server) and i cannot connect to it through the network for configuration. The clients that i am providing internet service for are complaining it's been a month now and i haven't found a good remote server with at least 16 modem ports to replace with the old shiva. If you have any idea on how to setup a new dail-up provider system then let me know. I Already have 8 telephone lines that was plugged to the shiva server from which my clients are connecting to the server from those telephone lines are unused know because the shiva is not functioning properly.

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I see some on Ebay
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2014 6:55 AM PST

So replace it with same or create a replacement is my advice.

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PS. Next time, tell that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2014 6:58 AM PST

Your post lead with what looked like you were upgrading. That wasn't what was going on.

You might not find what was out there years ago except on ebay or if you build it yourself. There are plenty of modems, racks, mutliple serial port devices to make it go again. But if you think there is a modern dialup solution on par with the Shiva I have some bridges to show you.

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The point is:
by dylanfana / February 6, 2014 9:00 AM PST
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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2014 9:05 AM PST
In reply to: The point is:

But all ISP systems I've dealt with never run on Windows. Too flighty and such. For servers and services ISPs turn to Linux.

However those that dial in, never know this. They can run anything.

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video of my system
by dylanfana / February 6, 2014 11:09 AM PST
In reply to: Sorry
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I didn't see anything new there.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2014 11:35 AM PST
In reply to: video of my system

That is, I see a configuration tool on Windows but if you've been around this long most of these configure via a serial port with commands and such. The GUI came much later.

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