Telephone line shared by two modems
Posted on 1999-11-10
I need to share 1 line between Fax software (Zetafax) and Internet access on Windows NT. The modem is on the server. The problem is that Zetafax owns the serial port and it does not allow the proxy (Wingate) to get access to the modem. It can be solved if you shutdown the Zetafax server or service when you want to connect to internet and bring it up again when you finish with internet but that is no suitable because it would bother people too much. My idea is to put 2 modems in 2 ports sharing the phone line, and I wonder if there would be any problem when one software is using one of the modems causing something to the other modem. Another solution would be to use the command option of the dial up definition to shutdown the fax server when you want to use internet but the problem would be to bring it up automatically. I need a good solution for this problem.