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    who still uses an analogue modem

    I am setting up a direct debit system for a company and the direct debit company have said that the business needs an analogue modem?

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    Fax machines can use analogue modems, we have one in school. Our franking machine using an analogue modem to get funds. (Costs extra for the PC software)

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    Until about 18 months ago, Nat West! The only analogue modem in the school, simply so the Bursar could do payroll!

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    couple of dumb questions:

    Can you just use the pci modems that come installed in pcs and connnect to phone line or is a sepearte box needed. wont this affect someone who is on a call?

    also can you use a dialup and adsl connection simultaneously?

    we have the software for the DD system.

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    With Nat West we used the modem installed on the PC... though those are only on the oldest PCs these days. I guess you'd have to look at an external one or fit a card on most PCs these days.

    We had the modem dial out through the Bursar's extension socket (used a splitter thing so the phone and the modem could share the socket), so she couldn't use her phone and pay us simultaneously.

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    We still have an external analogue modem in the finance office to communicate with the bank. We also have a dedicated phone line for it.

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    Our Finance departments have a USB modem connected to each all to do with the banking they use. I was told that they would be getting new software soon and wouldn't need the modem anymore, until then we will wait and see. Ours just split off from the finance fax machine and use that line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapid_f1 View Post
    couple of dumb questions:

    Can you just use the pci modems that come installed in pcs and connnect to phone line or is a sepearte box needed. wont this affect someone who is on a call?

    also can you use a dialup and adsl connection simultaneously?

    we have the software for the DD system.
    1) depends on the requirements, if it is just software that needs a modem then yes.

    2) yes you can use a modem on the voice half and DSL on the DSL side of a single line. The line filtering can and does limit the connection rate though.

    As to actually needing a modem, wow, our banking stuff moved off modems upwards of 6 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    As to actually needing a modem, wow, our banking stuff moved off modems upwards of 6 years ago.
    Wow you mean your ahead of us down under! Must admit I remember having a dial up modem in finance where I used to work for doing online banking stuff very weird in 2008 that you still need something for that, what was more weirder was the PC was Windows 95 it was on as well!

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    Our franking machine uses one, as does our fax and sadly, my technology teacher father who refuses to move to the modern world.

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    Only for franking money-adding (which refuses to talk via the ATA any more, so has to have a temporary extension cable to the server room) and the faxes (outbound) - again these are on ATAs so they go over SIP

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    The older Barclays business banking software communicates over a dedicated dial-up connection. They have an pretty good Internet-based alternative now, but some places (including our Bursary) have not yet had the time or inclination to retrain and make the switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    As to actually needing a modem, wow, our banking stuff moved off modems upwards of 6 years ago.
    Things are still done 'traditionally' in the mother-country!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Wow you mean your ahead of us down under! Must admit I remember having a dial up modem in finance where I used to work for doing online banking stuff very weird in 2008 that you still need something for that, what was more weirder was the PC was Windows 95 it was on as well!
    I know it scares me, it still does not stop us being charged 40% more minimum thanks to our technofobic governement but it does feel good to be out in the lead for a change.

    Note: Well smashed at this point so please excuse spelling/grammer

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    Haven't seen this long time.

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