modem question

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed Oct 13 01:48:52 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-10-12 at 18:29 -0700, NoOp wrote:
> On 10/12/2010 06:16 PM, Linda wrote:
> > I have a  modem set up I use at work where I dial in so I can fix things 
> > on the network from home. All machines have 8.04.4  LTS, the dialing 
> > machine uses kermit and the answering machine uses mgetty. The last few 
> > weeks I have been having trouble with incredibly slow file transfer 
> > speeds. If I have them shut off the modem and turn it back on the 
> > transfer speed is back to normal. We changed to a new fax machine which 
> > shares the line during the same time period.
> > My thoughts are if the new fax were causing the problem, shutting off 
> > the modem and turning it back on should not change the situation. Yet 
> > the timing leaves me wondering.
> > So do you think the external modem I am calling into is dying or should 
> > I be looking into other possibilities?
> The fax is probably issuing commands to the modem to set the baud rate
> to it's speed & the modem is not getting set back after the fax uses it.
> Check the AT commands & status.

Thanks, you know I'll have nightmares tonight. <shudders> init string
hell. Ric

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..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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