[ubuntu-za] looking for ADSL modem with configurable factory default settings

Derick Nieuwoudt derick at back-it-up.za.net
Mon Oct 25 12:29:15 BST 2010

I had the same problem with the exchange resetting my adsl modem.
I then installed Nokia PC suite and Teamviewer on one computer.
When modem goes down customer phones me, I tell her to connect with
cellphone, open teamviewer and restores the modem backup.
Under 5 mins adsl is running again.

Derick Nieuwoudt

> From: Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at SoftDux.com>
> Reply-To: <rudi at softdux.com>, Ubuntu South African Local Community
> <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:33:19 +0200
> To: Ubuntu South African Local Community <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] looking for ADSL modem with configurable factory
> default settings
> On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 11:25 AM, Nic Roets <nroets at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 10:50 AM, Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at softdux.com> wrote:
>>> not going to work. Would you rather lock the modem away and be
>>> hardheaded about it, or have Telkom do their work and fix the issue?
>> I've had ADSL for around 5 years now and it was never necessary to reset to
>> factory settings. If I can get into the modem's page and see if the ADSL is
>> syncing and look at the log, that's always good enough.
>> An alternative would be to 'script' the restore. Most modems allow you to
>> back up and restore the configuration. You can manually backup a working
>> configuration and then write a 'wget' to send it. Preferably you would use
>> as much of the factory defaults as possible e.g. IP address. Is there a
>> firefox utility to record and replay web transactions ?
>> --
> Nic, thanx for the replies, but this won't help me much. You're lucky
> not to have had any ADSL problems. A client of ours just off Marlboro
> drive in JHB needs to reset their modem at least once every 3 weeks.
> And it's not an account or modem problem. We've changed 4 different
> brands of modems and tried both IS, Mweb & SAIX accounts with them.
> Something on their exchange simply causes the modems to loose sync and
> the only way to fix it is to reset to factory defaults.
> the problem with the other client is that she's not so PC literate and
> when she needs help, Telkom tells her to reset the modem to factory
> defaults, but they won't help her to restore the backup. And she's not
> going to remember howto do it herself. I'm trying to avoid too much
> downtime for her and too many support calls as well.
> -- 
> Kind Regards
> Rudi Ahlers
> SoftDux
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