Are you powering the modem from the computer itself?! How does that work?!

Yes.. getting +5v from the 9 pin barcode reader port. It powers off the internal batteries. The only caveat is that you need to have really good batteries, or it won't run with the modem plugged in.

@ajroach42 I'm not sure I understand the question. If you mean the modem, it's just your standard, run of the mill Wimodem232, ESP8266-based thing.

Oh nice. I assumed it was one of the Bluetooth modules that folks were working on for those machines a few years back. Doing it over wifi is even cooler.

@ajroach42 The Wifi thing is really simpler. If you don't want to build the modem and load firmware yourself, you can just go buy one like this:
..load the telecom module on the m100, match the baud rate up, and dial out.
On the other hand, going that route you're paying almost $50 for something that's like $8 worth of parts. But very little to figure out.

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