How to print to modem in telnet to dial a phone number

Need some help:

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I am using Windows98/Windows95 OS.
I have external(generic) modem attached to the COM port.
I am using putty (telnet APP).

What I want to do:
I want to telent and be able to print to the COM port and dial a phone number via the modem.

Some notes:
Putty allows you to send ANSI output to a printing device but between the OS and the modem I cannot get the phone to dial.  I am not stuck on Putty so if this is the hang-up I can use another telnet program.

I have tried to re-route the LPT1 to the COM port too:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/mode.mspx?mfr=true


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nltechCommented:
putty supports directing output to a printer... i don't know about it receiving data from a 'printer' and displaying it in a terminal window.... putty is really designed to work on an established network connection, not for talking directly to a modem.

my suggestion.. use something designed for dialing a modem, or opening up a terminal window so you can type in your own AT commands to it:

hyperterm was bundled with old versions of windows. use add/remove programs - windows setup to add the component if it's not part of your installation (it's under communications). or you can download a version from the original developer at http://www.hilgraeve.com/htpe/index.html

bananacom was an easy to use dos based terminal program that does work ok in a windows msdos box.. was quite popular in it's day for connecting to bulletin board systems. http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,1935,00.asp 

and of course, make sure that the modem is detected and configured properly in windows. i.e. modem properties -> diagnostics -> more info receives and displays a response from the modem.

bananacom is really tiny and would fit on a dos boot floppy, so you could run it outside of windows without any problem.
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freejasoAuthor Commented:
I was able to accomplish what I needed using a telnet program called CRT from www.vandyke.com.  It had an option for "Direct Pass Through Printing To Port".

Is anyone aware of a freebie telnet program that allows Pass through printing to the com port.
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nltechCommented:
what exactly are you trying to do?
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freejasoAuthor Commented:
I am dialing the modem while in a telnet session.  The telnet session basically sends printer ouput and I direct it to the modem attached to the COM port and the modem will dial the phone number.
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Joseph OLoughlinIT Support SpecialistCommented:
Try installing using add printer and not automatically detecting a Microsoft Generic text only printer connected to COM1 and in printer properties ports set the correct baud and other settings
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nltechCommented:
so, you're trying to telnet into another system via the modem on your own system. that's exactly what something like hyperterm or procomm plus is for. it would be your dialer and telnet client in one.

not much different than dialing up to an old-school bulletin board.
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Joseph OLoughlinIT Support SpecialistCommented:
If you are telneted into a linux box why not connect the modem to that box instead?
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freejasoAuthor Commented:
No - I do not telnet using the modem.  I am dialing the modem on the local machine while in a telnet session.  The telnet session basically sends printer ouput to the local computer and I direct it to the modem attached to the COM port and the modem will dial the phone number.

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Joseph OLoughlinIT Support SpecialistCommented:
To what end?  While you cas get the modem to make the call the PC OS will not use the modem for comms as there is no mechanism in place for it to iitiate communications, unless the modem at the other end is set to hang up and ring back or the phone call itself achieves something like you follow up the dial sequence with additional commands to an ascii host at the far end.
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nltechCommented:
you are connecting via telnet to remote system..
remote system ouputs text..
you want to stream that (plain ascii?) text through your local modem to somewhere else..
what's at the other end of the modem connection?
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freejasoAuthor Commented:
Nltech - Yes - The text that is sent back is a phone number that dials the local modem with a phone line connected to it.  In other words the modem automatically dials the phone number that is sent back and you pick up the phone that is connected to the local modem.
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nltechCommented:
look into the aspect scripting capabilities of procomm plus. http://securityresponse.symantec.com/procomm/
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