Im completely new to the wonderfull world of ethernet networks and have some questions that i hope someone has an answer to
I’ve designed a modem for a customer along with some OpenAT software but until now the modem only features a serial connection interface. However, the customer now needs an ethernet connection for the following application:
Customer has a linux server that collects data throughout the day which is then stored in a database. Then sometimes this server needs to deliver this data to another central server. The data collecting server needs to have a constant connection to the internet, just like if it was connected through an ADSL modem.
So my task is to enable the use of a standard ethernet connection on my modem and make a GPRS connection to the internet. It has to funtion as a kind of bridge AFAIK, as the linux server is the one who should get an IP assigned from the tele operator and not the modem itself. Just like if it was an ADSL modem.
Best regards, and thanks in advance
Developer, TIMCO Electronics