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Modems, Modem Wiring, Pinouts, Wiring?

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The Question is:

How do you hook a modem up to an Alpha?

The Answer is :

  The specific answer depends highly on the particular Alpha system.
  For information ojn the more general interpretation for the
  question, topics of interest here in Ask The Wizard (for modems
  and wiring modems) include (81), (153), (300) and numerous others.
  For information on the DB9 com serial line ports on most Alpha
  systems, see topics such as (5576) and please see the modem
  section of the OpenVMS FAQ.
  For wiring pinouts, please see the URLs referenced in the FAQ.
  Specifics of configuring the modem itself will require a review
  of the modem's documentation.
  Access to and use of a serial-line breakout box will be useful
  should problems arise while wiring the connection.   This device
  is a diagnostic tool that can be invaluable in determining the
  particular wiring requirements and in debugging.
  The OpenVMS System Manager's Manual section "Understanding Modems"
  will be of interest, as well.

answer written or last revised on ( 6-AUG-2003 )

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