Sometimes my internet connection goes down and I need to reboot or configure my internal equipment. I can’t get to it through the internet connection - it’s down. I’d like to be able to connect using my laptop modem.
I have an Asterisk setup, with an FXS card and an FXO card - both used. If I had another FXS card then I would just connect a modem to it and be done. But I don’t.
My question is this. Given that once I hit my Asterisk box my modem signal is 0’s and 1’s again, is there any such thing as a virtual modem that can convert that signal into network traffic? My preference is for client software (that is, Asterisk just dials a SIP extension and my virtual modem picks it up and converts it without the usual modem hardware.
I hope I have explained this well enough for you to understand.