Subject: Re: US Robotics Modem Problem
To: J. Buck Caldwell <>
From: James Sharp <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/01/1999 17:20:36
On Wed, 1 Dec 1999, J. Buck Caldwell wrote:

> I'm setting up a i386 NetBSD box (1.4.1, Pentium 133, 48megs) with a
> newer US Robotics 56K internal modem to do dialing for my home network.
> I've got NetBSD all set up on it, that was no problem - but I'm getting
> wierd results trying to access the modem. I was constantly getting
> errors back from pppd, so I grabbed minicom and started playing with the
> modem.
> If I type in AT<enter>, I get the following response:
> If I type in almost anything else, I get ERROR. I get some completely
> useless information from ATIx, where 0<x<7, but it doesn't match up with
> what SHOULD be comming out of the ATI calls. All of the other normal AT
> commands result in ERROR.
> Does anybody have any idea what the heck is going on with this thing?

Sounds like one of those evil winmodems waiting for firmware/software to
be loaded into it.