Modem to Ethernet router ("dial router" backwards)

Discussion in 'Network Routers' started by Joel Koltner, May 28, 2008.

  1. Joel Koltner

    Joel Koltner Guest

    I'm looking for a router that has a phone-line connection (or at least a
    serial port) and an Ethernet port that allows you to "dial in" to your home
    Ethernet network -- similar to the old "dial routers" (that would let you use
    a dial-up ISP as a backup in case your DSL/cable modem died) in reverse. I've
    found a couple meant for industrial automation (Rockwell Automation has one -- - as does
    SixNet -- ,
    but they're all upwards of $1,000 and I was hoping to find something cheaper.
    Anyone know of something like this?

    ---Joel Koltner
    Joel Koltner, May 28, 2008
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    John Dulak Guest


    The SMC Barricade 7004ABR will do what you want

    There are links to sellers on the right of this page under "Sales

    HTH & GL


    PS You could also load "Freesco" onto an old 486 PC, w/modem NICs, and
    use THAT as your router.

    '' Madness takes its toll - Please have exact change. ''

    John Dulak - Gnomeway Services -
    John Dulak, May 28, 2008
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