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POTS dial-up modem as backup?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by marin849, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. marin849

    marin849 LI Guru Member

    Would it be possible to connect a regular phone modem to the serial port of WRT54GL (or similar)?
    It would be great to be able to use this as a (manually enabled) backup connection if the main cable/dsl connection should go down.

    And by "possible" I mean if this would be possible without having to write and compile code, because I don't know how to. :)

    (I'm a Linux novice, but after reading about the WRT54XXX I just have to get one and install 3rd party firmware to get the router I've always wanted, with QOS and more)
     
  2. slam5

    slam5 LI Guru Member

    Serial port???? It doesn't have a serial port!
     
  3. marin849

    marin849 LI Guru Member

    Really?
    According to http://wiki.openwrt.org/TableOfHardware almost every WRT54* has a serial port. But to access it the case has to be opened and a port or cables have to be soldered to the board.
     

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