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Bill Anker
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Username: Netherlander

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2009
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 06:23 pm:   

Good day, I am trying to configure a GSM modem (specifically a MultiModem GPRS model MTCBA-G-U-F4) to connect to the internet while the same modem is utilized by another program to facilitate SMS alerts. Whenever I attempt to connect to the modem I get a "Modem Busy or unavailable" error. After some testing I discovered it was the smsgws process blocking the modem. Is there anyway to connect to the internet using this gsm modem while maintaining the sms alert system?
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 619
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 07:35 pm:   


Sorry, but the answer is pretty short ... No.

Even if it is being used for sending only, NowSMS always keeps a connection open to the modem.

Some modems do expose multiple COM ports where one can be used for SMS and one for internet. But I have not seen that with any of the Multitech modem drivers.

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