On Dec 28, 2007 10:09 AM, Booth Martin <booth@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
But can you use your PC Modem for faxes and for dial-out to computers?

I am curious about this as well.

I doubt that older modems and fax machines will work reliably over
VoIP connections. I suspect that the "heartbeat" signals are too
finicky for the analog to digital conversion, packet transmission and
digital to analog conversion.

This particular AS/400 was installed in 1998 and so far as I know, has
not had a PTF applied or change made in this century. Putting it on the
Internet is way beyond their needs or capabilities.

This looks like a "not broken, so don't fix" kind of situation. I can
see quick diminishing returns for the effort to get Vonage working
versus the cost of a phone line for the AS/400.

It is interesting, though!

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