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Subject  :  Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  10 May, 2001 on 20:23
Does anyone know of a good modem software and/or internet dialer for OS/2?

PS I am looking for one that could support a PCI modem (I saw one at http://www.zoomtel.com that is supposed to be 'software independent' - controller being on the card [I sent them an e-mail asking if it supports OS/2 and am waiting for a reply]).


Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  20 Aug, 2001 on 00:18
The absolut best software available is FX Communications InJoy dialer. Check out http://www.fx.dk/. The dialer offers You Dial On Demand among other and modem sharing. FX Com also have a nice firewall for OS2. Great company and software.

//Kim


Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  12 Jun, 2002 on 20:02
Injoy dialer and PMLinks might make a good combo (?) What do you think?
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Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  13 Jun, 2002 on 11:13
InJoy dialer is just not a simple dialer, guess that you've figured out by now. I used to use it before I went over to use an ISDN-router (D-Link). If you have a local LAN at home and have the need to share the modem betwen the different system this would be the ultimate solution.

But, regarding pmLinks I don't know what it is!?

/kim


Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  13 Jun, 2002 on 19:47
I believe PMLinks is a version of Links for OS/2 (a command line/text internet browser) with a graphical user/presentation manager internface. I read about it in a discussion group (I think both can be found at http://hobbes.nmsu.edu ).
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Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  13 Jun, 2002 on 20:41
Okey, I thought that it would be the Links but I couldn't find it on Hobbes when making a search for pmlinks, nada. Well, links yes of course this could be used together with InJoy dialer. The best thing I liked with the Injoy Dialer was the Dial On Demand (DOD) feature. Using this the the dialer will contect to internet when needed and you can also have to disconnect after a period, I think I had mine set to 10 minutes or so

Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  25 Jun, 2002 on 14:39
PMLinks is suppose to be the PM (presentation manager) version of the text browser links. I will try to find where I found it and bring back the url.

BigWarpGuy


Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  25 Jun, 2002 on 21:40
I've tried and used for fun the command line version. So if would actually be fun to try the pm version. But, actually I would go for the CLI version if I had to pick one of the two version.

Have you tried InJoy Dialer yet?

/Kim


Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  26 Jun, 2002 on 14:31
I tried InJoy dialer in the past but it didn't really work for me (found it a little confusing). I will give it another try.
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Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  27 Jun, 2002 on 19:35
pmlinks-20020519.rar pmlinks-20020519.r00
These two files are on my hard drive. Once I find a way to unzip/unrar them, I will look for a text file that might have where it was downloaded.

PS I have been told that the lattest version of Links supports graphics (found at http://hobbes.nmsu.edu ).


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Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  28 Jun, 2002 on 21:22
I copied this from a file in the .rar 'zip' file ( a readme file). Another file says it is a Links browser with a pm shell.

"19 May, 2002

Here are OS/2 binaries of prerelease version of links browser
with support for graphics/pmshell and javascript.
EMX runtime required.

Run:
links.exe -driver pmshell

For more info see
http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~clock/twibright/links/


Oleg Deribas http://older.virtualave.net"


Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  22 Oct, 2002 on 14:59
Are there any dialers that will detect or check to see what modem is being used and/or attached? I have a pci modem. I have instlled the sio drivers from Gwinns site. I can not open the settings from/for the AT&T Global Network (they bought the isp service from IBM and still have support for OS/2 [the dialer has not been updated since sometim last year - IIRC]).
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Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  06 Nov, 2002 on 21:21
I have used the setup feature in the ATTGlobalNetwork dialer to try to detect the pci modem. It did not detect it. Is there another dialer that can dectect a pci modem? It has settings on/in hardware manager.
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Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  jep j-erik.p@telia.com
Date  :  14 Jan, 2003 on 20:30
SafeFire PPP v1.1 beta

http://www.lgs.kiev.ua

Try it for 30 days?


Med vänlig hälsning / Mit freundliche Grüße / Best Regards
//Jan-Erik

Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  15 Jan, 2003 on 14:48
Thanks for the information/links. I will check them out.
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Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  19 Jan, 2003 on 01:40
I also joined the SafeFire suport group at Groups.Yahoo.com.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/safefire-support (IIRC on the URL).
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Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  04 Feb, 2003 on 16:30
I tried it but it does not seem to have a feature where it detects the modem (I am hoping it could detect the pci modem I have). Is there a way for it to detect modems on ones computer?
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Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  davidfor
Date  :  05 Feb, 2003 on 01:00
InJoy or any other dialer won't detect an internal modem unless you have a driver for it. If your PCI modem is a Lucent based one, you might be lucky, as there are OS/2 drivers for some Lucent based modems, though they are usually used with the internal modems in laptops. There are Lucent drivers on hobbes.
David

Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  05 Feb, 2003 on 14:32
I installed the lucent drivers from Hobbes and the SIO drivers from Gwinn. It set the internal modem as com 3 and it detected it (via the pci detect software that I downloaded from Hobbes) as a Lucent modem. I was able to dial out with it and it connected with my isp (used the dialer provided by ATTGlobalNetwork [their my isp]). It connected but it would not 'validate'. The 'validation' timed out and it disconnected. In a way it worked and another way it did not. I set the com and other settings in SafeFire but did not know the 'dialing string (IIRC) to put into it. I will try again.
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Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  06 Feb, 2003 on 09:28
Ok, since you are able to call out and connect it would be the connection script that might need an update. Try to check with the manual or at AT&T faq's for how to set up OS2 or any suggestion how to config another dialer. Also, the AT&T service, would this be the old IBM service that AT&T bought from IBM ? If so, most of the times you used the software that came along to connect to the network and this included software for both OS2 and Windows.

/Kim


Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  06 Feb, 2003 on 14:42
I will check the manual and the web site about configuring another dialer. I will check FAQ about the situation. The dialer (IIRC) has not been updated since 2001.

ATT bought out the old isp service that IBM had. ATT has updated the phone numbers list but not the modems list or the dialer in while. I have sent them an e-mail about updating their dialer for OS/2 but all I have received was an automated response. I will try again.

I will also try other dialers.


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Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  06 Feb, 2003 on 15:45
I will send an e-mail to ATTGlobalNetwork about an update. The GlobalNetwork used to be the one by IBM. It was bought out by ATT but I am not sure if they are interested in supporting OS/2 users since their dialer has not been updated (not like the dialers for Windows or MAC). I have sent them an e-mail asking about updating it but only received an automated response. I will try again. I will also try another dialer too.
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Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  Martin
Date  :  06 Feb, 2003 on 16:32
Tommy

Post the ATT email for everyone that reads this threads also write them about his OS/2 dialer. I also want to write them down.

Martin


Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  06 Feb, 2003 on 19:59

tomleem (Feb 06, 2003 16:45):
I will send an e-mail to ATTGlobalNetwork about an update. The GlobalNetwork used to be the one by IBM. It was bought out by ATT but I am not sure if they are interested in supporting OS/2 users since their dialer has not been updated (not like the dialers for Windows or MAC). I have sent them an e-mail asking about updating it but only received an automated response. I will try again. I will also try another dialer too.

Why doesn't you use the dialer supplied ?! I mean everything is there to make it work? Just wondering. I got the OS2 dialer here as well on my side since I used to use the dialer back in 2000 when connecting into the IBM Global Network. I'll see what I can find there as well.


Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  jep j-erik.p@telia.com
Date  :  07 Feb, 2003 on 00:22

Kim (Jun 13, 2002 11:13):
[quote]InJoy dialer is just not a simple dialer, ...

I've seen that too... but SafeFire PPP is (avoid the latest beta though because it contains bugs).


If you have a local LAN at home and have the need to share the modem betwen the different system this would be the ultimate solution.

I'm connecting to my isp with SafeFire at the moment just like that. I've got one machine to connect/AutoWGet files/mail etc. and another for surfing and writing (NAT).

SafeFire also support xDSL, ISDN, LAN (Links)


Med vänlig hälsning / Mit freundliche Grüße / Best Regards
//Jan-Erik

Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  10 Feb, 2003 on 14:43
ATTGlobalNetwork was the IBMGlobalNetwork. ATT bought IBM's isp service. The dialer has not been updated in a while and neither has the modem list. The phone numbers are updated on a regular basis. I will check out the site again for the information.
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Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  10 Feb, 2003 on 15:13
ATTGlobalNetwork was the IBMGlobalNetwork. ATT has not updated the dialer or the modem list in quite awhile. I will check the ATTGN site for information.
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Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  20 Feb, 2003 on 15:46
I e-mailed ATTGlobalNetwork about their OS/2 dialer. I received only an automated response. A few days after I had e-mailed them, I noticed that the dialer for OS/2 had a newer date but the same version number. I downloaded it but it seems to have no reall changes (it still does not 'authenticate' after dialing/connecting to the ATTGlobalNetwork isp). I will e-mail them again.
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Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  20 Feb, 2003 on 15:55
Just wondering, but are you able to connect to other location/connection other than AT&T ? Are you able to use the fax with the modem? Try, just call some old BBS using for example ZOC or something.

Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  TimC tcardoz@surewest.net
Date  :  22 Feb, 2003 on 00:59
What do your settings (properties) for the AT&T Global Dialer say? If you're in the US, then I'm fairly sure that on the first page of "settings", "Account" should say usinet, "User ID" should say whatever 7-character ID you were assigned and, on the "Service" page, the first radio button, "The Internet", should be selected. Right?
Tim H Cardozo
OS/2 SIG of the Sacramento PC Users Group
SIG Leader

Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  24 Feb, 2003 on 14:39
I have sent an e-mail to ATTGlobalNetwork. They did not reply but the OS/2 dialer has a newer date on it even though the version number is still the same. I have tried it but have not noticed any real changes.
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Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  24 Feb, 2003 on 19:52
The settings does have usinet plus my account id/login name. It does have 'internet' too. I am having trouble opening the 'properties' since it 'shrinks out of site' and won't come back till I 'ctl-esc' for the active window and close it. I use the 'setup' feature to change things.
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Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  24 Feb, 2003 on 20:03

tomleem (Feb 24, 2003 20:52):
The settings does have usinet plus my account id/login name. It does have 'internet' too. I am having trouble opening the 'properties' since it 'shrinks out of site' and won't come back till I 'ctl-esc' for the active window and close it. I use the 'setup' feature to change things.

Tom, regarding that the windows is out of reach, try to click on the window to make it active and then press ALT+F7. You will now be able to move around the window using the mouse.


Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  26 Feb, 2003 on 14:22
I am able to see the properties after right clicking on 'properties' after pressing 'ctl' and 'esc' buttons. The settings seem to be okay. I will remember your suggestion the next time I try to look at the properties for the dialer. Thanks for the infomation.
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Subject  :  Re:Modem/Internet Dialer for OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  16 May, 2003 on 14:38
I have a feeling ATTGlobalNetwork only supports OS/2 since it was a 'package deal' when they bought the isp service from IBM. I wished IBM had not sold to them. When I had Win3.1, their Worldnet service kepted crashing my computer (it might have been either/or Win 3.1 and their service).

PS I liked having an e-mail that ended with @ibm.net . I thought it was cool.

PSS Since there is a Star Trek service for Trekkies (by Earthlink), it would be neat if there was a Warp or eCS service for OS/2-eCS users (by Earthlink too?). Just wishfull thinking.


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