> [posted and mailed]
> > [how to set up Actiontec internal call-waiting PCI modem]
> Hello Wayne + COLH,
> I recently bought one of these modems. I had no real trouble setting
> up the modem using a sequence of commands similar to what you posted.
> I was able to get it connecting reliably at 44000.
> My problem is this: at frequent intervals, the modem *completely*
> locks up, during a connection. At one moment, I'm fine, happily
> downloading a file. Then suddenly, the link freezes: no data flows in
> nor out on the PPP link (according to dctrl --- I'm using diald). The
> PPP log file shows "No response to 4 echo-requests" then "Serial link
> appears to be disconnected". At this point, the modem is sometimes
> off-hook, and sometimes not.
> It's making me completely nuts!
> I have a couple of questions:
> 1) has anyone seen similar problems with actiontec modems? is there a
> 2) how does one RESET a PCI modem when it gets in such a state? the
> only thing I know how to do at this point is turn off the power!
> i*ed around a bit with setpci, but nothing jumped out at me
I have the same modem. I know that when I used the auto-configure option
things didn't work so well.
The modem would get locked in at 24k. I turned PNP on in the BIOS and
was able to set the modem to
an irq. I also have done a little reading (very little, skimming more
likely) in the serial howto's and the auto_irq
isn't recommended for regular use. I think it depends on how your
motherboard handles irq 0. Make sure
you have an irq on the modem in /proc/pci and set it to that. After that
I have had absolutely no problems.