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Old 04-12-2003, 04:25 PM   #1
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US Robotics Serial modem problem

I am using a US Robotics 56k v90 Sportster serial modem under Mandrake 9.0. Everytime I try to connect it says "initializing modem", all the lights light up on the modem and it just stays there, saying "initializing modem". I try to enter an intialization string in the kppp terminal but it won't let me type anything in. Is there anyone who could help me with this?
Old 04-12-2003, 05:02 PM   #2
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There are some switches on the modem. You need to set them correctly.

I can get the settings for you when I get home, but it will be several days. Just try changing a few things. Make sure it's not in dumb mode.
Old 04-12-2003, 05:17 PM   #3
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1,2,4,6,7 are up on mine

1=DTR normal
2=verbal result codes
4=echo offline commands
6=carrier detect normal
7=load NVram defaults

3,5,8 down

3=display result codes
5=auto answer off
8=smart mode

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Old 08-04-2003, 08:45 PM   #4
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Did you get it worked out? I have a courier modem with the same problem.
Old 08-05-2003, 09:27 AM   #5
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Turned out that /dev/modem didn't work, and /dev/ttyS0 did.

But now it just times out when logging into network. What about you?


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