Hi, we have approximately 15 dumb terminals at our office connected to an old ibm controller (3174 I believe) then to a cisco 1600 router and a dedicated 56k link which goes back to our client located in a different part of the city. We would like to replace these dumb terminals with pcs, have those pcs on our own internal network (to maximize their use) but still be able to access the clients mainframe (I guess we would have to use some terminal emulation software??). And I guess we'd have to make a connection from our internal lan to the router? What is the best way to do this with the least cost? Would we have to purchase only software and make configuration changes on both ends? What would the client have to do? Or would we have to purchase additional hardware?
Thank you all.