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Multiple init Strings for one modem

Posted on 1998-06-07
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I would like to find a way to have more than one set of init strings for one modem.  Specifically, I use a Motorola BitSurfr Pro (external) for internet access.  As it costs me more for bonded access than for single channel, I only use bonded when the extra bandwidth is necessary.  Bonded v. single channel is controlled via some init strings entered into the "Advanced" config menu for the modem.  Unfortunately, when init strings are entered here for one DUN connection, they appear on all the DUN connections using that modem.  Any suggestions?
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When updating the properties of a "connection" in DUN, pressing the "Configure" button let's you change the settings of the modem. This data is not maintained for each connection. You can get to the same place by using Start->Settings->Control Panel->Modems, and then choose the properties button.

This means you must have 2 modems in order to have 2 init strings. Well, you can have 2 modem definitions for your single modem.

Use Start->Settings->Control Panel->Modems. You should have one modem listed there. Now try to add another modem (Yes, it's possible). Windows might autodetect the modem for the second time (on the same COM port). If not, add the modem manually, and make sure it uses the same COM as the first modem.

It's a bit strange, but now you should have 2 "virtual" modems, each with a different name. For example, my 2 modems (which are actually one) are called "Sportster Voice 33.6 PnP FAX Internal" and "Sportster Voice 33.6 PnP FAX Internal #2". Each of them comes with its own init string.

All you need to do now is to make sure one DUN connection uses the first modem, and the other uses the second modem, and no, the cannot work togather :-)
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Excellent!  Works beautifully.  
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