Posts Tagged ‘dial up connection’

A Console Switch with Outbound SSH and Outbound Telnet Capabilities

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

When your primary means of communication with remote network equipment fails, it’s always good to have other options for contacting various devices in the remote network equipment rack. As long as you can communicate with the devices in the remote equipment rack, then you still have a chance of solving the communication problem without an expensive service call to the remote rack. Although a console switch provides the basis of an excellent out of band management solution, it can also be helpful if the console switch provides additional communication options that can be employed to communicate with other devices in the remote network equipment rack when your primary network is down or unavailable.


Dial Up Internet Connection Keeper

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

This looks like it could be a useful tool for those who rely on dial-up, out-of-band connections.

Dial up Internet users have to cope with several Internet connection related problems that their broadband brethren do not have to deal with at all. A major problem for instance is that the connection will be dropped after a specific amount of inactivity. Inactivity in this case means that no data is send or requested in that time. This happens for instance if the user opens an article on a website and begins reading it. In that time, no data is transferred to the ISP. The user may notice the dropped connection on the next click on a link, or request of a web page.