Using HyperTerminal over Internet phone

By namsilat
Nov 6, 2010
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  1. With proliferation of internet phones, does anybody have any idea how HyperTerminal used via dial-up through a traditional land line can be done with these new internet phone?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    hmm; I think there's a problem with the concept.

    Hyper Terminal is like Telnet; it accesses a shell account at the remote site.

    *IF* a remote site would still have modems AND allow dial-in access, then one might
    be able to make this work and your question then gets solved on the smartphone with the right App.

    I think the premise is not very probable any longer - - who allows dial-in when 99.9% of the world is not DSL or Cable connected?
  3. namsilat

    namsilat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Let me assure you that there's no problem with the premise of the question. The issue at hand is not a debate about whether such a site exists. As hard as it is to believe, I have a need to access such a site, where dial-up Hyperterminal is the only way to remotely access the site.

    When I had landline before, I simply dial-up using a modem to communicate with it on my desktop. But now with internet phone, I can still connect with the site, but the stuff transmitted through the HyperTerminal is just unreadable junk. For those of you that's been around long enough to remember the old BBS decades ago, it's like the communication between my computer and the site is at a wrong "baud rate" or speed.

    I have been told that dial-up HyperTerminal is a similar technology as faxing. Unfortunately, faxing is also a problem with internet phone. Perhaps another way to think about this is to try to figure out how to get fax working on the internet phone, which may then serve as a template to solve the HyperTerminal problem.

    I forgot to mention that I did think about the route of using a cell phone as a conduit. Unfortunately my cell phone is not a smart phone and I don't think it can run any applications. I had an old cell phone years ago (can't recall its brand and model) that has a built-in faxmodem, which probably could do the job by communicating with the computer via IR or bluetooth.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    Didn't intend a debat, but only to ensure you didn't make bad assumptions :)

    Still, inbound FAX would not use a login and maybe your site allows that kind of access - -
    most would not.

    Best wishes

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