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What's New in NetModem 2.xx

New features in version 2.14 (Released February 28, 2006)

  • NetModem Client has an updated COM port driver to improve application compatibility. This is the same driver developed for the upcoming 3.00 major release expected out next month.

New features in version 2.13
(Released September 12, 2005)

  • Under certain network conditions, NetModem could fail to communicate between the server and the client when either are run under Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1. This is now resolved.

  • NetModem Client now has a keep-alive feature, to prevent some networks from disconnecting after a long period of idling.

New features in version 2.12
(Released June 29, 2005)

  • NetModem Server could log certain AT commands used by some uncommon brands of modems as being dial commands, which were in fact not dial commands. This is now corrected.

New features in version 2.11
(Released May 15, 2005)

  • NetModem Server now checks MS Fax Service is holding a shared modem open in receive mode, before attempting to share a modem with a client. If MS Fax Service is controlling a modem that's not in use, NetModem Server borrows it from the fax service allowing the client to use it.

  • NetModem Client has enhanced support for DOS based applications running under Windows. DOS applications can be run on virtual ports numbered COM1-COM4.

New features in version 2.10
(Released April 28, 2005)

  • NetModem Server has been rewritten as a separate Service and GUI, allowing it to be configured and monitored remotly under Terminal Services or Remote Desktop. Several performance enhancments have been added during this process.

  • NetModem Server now allows remapped RDC COM ports to have the same names as existing COM ports. Remapped RDC COM ports are designated with a * after the name, such as COM1*.

  • NetModem Server's Status now displays usernames of any clients using both a login and a pool password.

  • NetModem Server's Block Dialin function is enhanced to avoid blocking additional AT commands used by some modems.

  • NetModem Client now sends a "Credentials Accepted" message to the application software when the login/password is provided within the application, allowing an application script to supply the credentials.

New features in version 2.02
(Released March 24, 2005)

  • NetModem client driver would fail if a buggy application requested to read 0 bytes from its COM port. Fixed.

New features in version 2.01
(Released March 14, 2005)

  • Idle clients can be automaticly disconnected after xx minutes of inactivity (defined in Pool Properties).

  • The Administrator can manually disconnect a client by right clicking them and selecting "Disconnect".

  • The servers list of Active Connections can now be sorted by any field, by clicking the field name.

  • The "Test Server connection" now uses color messages to indicate if the test was successful or failed.

  • Fixed an issue with finding global users/groups on an Active Directory domain server.

New features in version 2.00
(Released February 28, 2005)

NetModem Version 2.00 is a major update to NetModem Server and Client, and is no longer backwards compatible with the previous 1.xx versions.

  • Each modem pool supports separate User Authentication or a Pool Password for security.

  • User Authentication can supports local domains or Active Directory global users/groups..

  • Each pool can be configured to block dialin (inbound) modem calls to clients PCs.

  • Each pool can be configured to limit/allow dialout access to a list of allowed phone numbers.

  • Server logs each phone number dialed, and logs client activity.

  • Single Installer for Windows NT4, 2000, XP, 2003.


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