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Old 01-14-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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fax interferes with pppoe connection

Hello. I have efax set up, run using efax-gtk as a front end. I connect to the Internet with adsl using pppoe, via a phone line in an OvisLink external modem/router (connected to the computer's network card). For efax, I have an internal 56k modem.

I connect to the Internet using "pppoe-start" command run as root. When I use efax to answer a phone call, the Internet is disconnected. After the phone call is ended, the OvisLink thingy will click a couple of times and then reconnect with the Internet (I then will have to rerun the "pppoe-start" command.)

Generally when a phone call is received the Internet connection is unaffected. But when it is efax answering the call, the Internet disconnects briefly. Is there something I can do to have this not happen?

I use Vector Linux 7.0 on a Pentium IV.

mark:$ lspci 
02:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9/0/1 Ethernet Pro 100 (rev 08)
02:0d.0 Serial controller: 3Com Corp, Modem Division 56K FaxModem Model 5610 (rev 01)
The ethernet modem/router I'm referring to is this one (an OV-711C ADSL Dual Port Modem/Router).

Last edited by mark_alfred; 01-14-2013 at 08:27 PM.
Old 01-15-2013, 05:03 PM   #2
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Do you have a DSL filter on your modem line? They are usually supplied with the DSL modem.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:19 AM   #3
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I did not. But I did add filters onto it, and that has solved it. Thanks.

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