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  Components of your Option 2-in-1 kit
  Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements
  How to insert the Option modem into your computer
   
 
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  DOS
  Windows 3.1x
  Windows 95
  Windows NT v3.x
  Windows NT v4.x
  OS/2 v2.x
  OS/2 Warp
  Apple Powerbook Series
  Apple Newton
  Windows CE devices like HP 320LX and Casiopedia
 
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  Initialisation Strings
    .... . What are initialisation strings, and why do you use them
    .... . Which programs require input of initialisation strings
     
  Default/Recommended configuration & initialisation strings for use in DOS/Windows 3.1x
 
  Default modem configuration for use in Windows 95
    .... . when using 32 bit Windows 95-based data/fax software in Windows 95
    .... . when using 16 bit Windows 3.1x-based data/fax software in Windows 95
 
  How to check which COM port Windows 95 has assigned to the Option modem
 
  Altering the Option modem's default settings in Windows 95
    .... .. when using 32 bit Windows 95-based data/fax software in Windows 95
    .. .... when using 16 bit DOS/Windows 3.1x-based data/fax software in Windows 95
 
  Re-assigning the modem's default COM port in Windows 95
 
  Using the Option Interactive Manual to (re)configure the Option modem
 
  Configuration of WinFax Lite v4
    ..... . when running WinFax Lite in Windows 3.1x
    ..... . when running WinFax Lite in Windows 95
 
  Drivers for use with Specific Applications, like Lotus Notes; cc:Mail, MS Mail etc
   
 
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  Using the Vodacom & MTN GSM networks
    ........ Are there any modem settings changes required to dial out over GSM and Telkom?
    ........ How is data & fax transferred across the GSM networks? [TUTORIAL]
    ........ What are the maximum data & fax transfer rates over GSM? [TUTORIAL]
    ........ GSM data & fax services vs. GSM FaxMail [TUTORIAL]
    ........ What is required to dial out with data & fax via the GSM networks?
    ........ Problems with dialing out with data over GSM - and how to fix them!
    ........ Problems with sending faxes over GSM using WinFax Lite - and how to fix them!
    ........ Who to contact to activate GSM data & fax facilities 
    ........ Which GSM cellphones are data & fax ready?
     
  Using Telkom lines
    ........ Problems with dialing out with data over Telkom lines - and how to fix them!
     ........ Problems with dialing out with WinFax Lite over Telkom lines - and how to fix them!
     ........ Trying to connect at 33.600 bps over Telkom fixed-lines
     
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  Using the Vodacom & MTN GSM networks
    ........ Are there any modem settings changes required to receive via GSM or Telkom?
    ........ What are the maximum data & fax transfer rates over GSM?
    ........ How do you receive data & fax via the GSM networks?
    ........ What's needed to receive data & fax via the GSM networks?
    ........ Why are additional, incoming data & fax GSM numbers provided?
    ........ Who do you contact to get your additional, incoming GSM data & fax numbers?
    ........ Problems with receiving data and/or fax over GSM - and how to fix them!
    ........ Problems with receiving faxes over GSM using WinFax Lite - and how to fix them!
    ........ What happens when my cellphone/PC is off & there's an incoming GSM fax call?
     
  Using Telkom lines
    ........ Are there any modem settings changes required to receive via Telkom or GSM?
    ........ What do I need to do to receive data and fax calls via Telkom lines?
    ........ Problems with receiving data and/or fax via fixed lines - and how to fix them!
     ....... Problems with receiving faxes via fixed lines with WinFax - and how to fix them!
    ........ Trying to connect at 33.600 bps over Telkom fixed-lines

   
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  Settings for connecting to Beltel via PC Bel for DOS
  Settings for connecting to Beltel via PC Bel for Windows (coming soon!)
 
   
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  Technical specifications of the 14.4 kbps & 33.6 kbps Option 2-in-1 modems
  Free software provided
  South African GSM network specifications
 
   
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  Telkom South Africa approval numbers for Option 2-in-1 modems
  PTT approval numbers of Option 2-in-1 modems in other countries

   

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