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Setting up dial up connection to PC.

Kevin Caldwell
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Hi Experts.  Old school problem here.  I have a limestone quarry with 4 remote weigh stations.  They need to dial in to a PC at the office to transmit data into it.  And the main PC needs to send data back.   These staions are too remote to have anything but a phone line.  With windows 7, I believe you could create a new Incoming connection for dial up.  But I do not see anything for Windows 10.  I see a thousand pages on how to dial out, but not the receiving PC.    Any guidance appreciated.
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Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections

Under File menu, NEW INCOMING CONNECTION
https://i.imgur.com/GbHrJNX.jpg
Kevin CaldwellOwner of RUseeingRed Tech Solutions

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How do u get the file menu?  I have been om that screen but I dont see a way to see that.
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try Alt-F
and if you want to always show them then
https://i.imgur.com/yRTIf1M.jpg
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Anyway if you do have a telephone and a modem, you could also use dialup internet and do your communications using internet, but that would keep your phone line busy all the time.
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer
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If you have line of sight between the remote weigh stations and the head end, purchase WiFi boosters and install flat-panel directional antennas.  It should be possible to get one to two mile range using off-the-shelf equipment.
Kevin CaldwellOwner of RUseeingRed Tech Solutions

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OK.  so I was just being stupid.  I had tried ctl F, but not Alt F.  duh.   And Dr. Klahn has a great suggestion too.  Just not sure still if it would work with some of the distance we have between pits.
Thanks guys.