Re: overly-strange reaction of modem to pon
Quoting A R (email@example.com):
> Not always when I "pon" I get my modem going. A lot of times it just
> lights a few of the little lamps.
> It is already the second external modem I use, and is the same. Now I am
> using a motorola 28.8, and most of the times when I pon only the second
> light (tr) turns on, the rest just remain off. Then I have to do poff,
> some times this repeats sevral times, until finally some pon gets the
> modem going. I can already tell from the lights that go on. Now, why is
> this happening? Isn't pon the same sequence of orders to hardware at all
Does this problem reoccur if you cycle the power on the modem?
All my USR modems have a fault which develops only after the
modem has been switched on a long time. The modem "works" in the
sense that it reflects the various commands including the Dial string,
but it just doesn't go off hook, so nothing actually happens.
This can even happen just after it has answered a call which instructed
mgetty to callback. (I've never noticed what the lights are doing.)
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