I hope this isn't a common problem, but if it is, please provide me with
the solution and I'll go away quietly... ;-)
I have a USR Sportster that says "True V.34" on the box which I use to call
a SLIP server modem pool consisting of external GVC 28.8 modems. This is
installed in a Digital Venturis 486 dx2/66 running OS/2 Warp (red box) with
no fix packs applied.
Here's what happens:
I call the SLIP server using a REXX script but the two modems can't seem
to get in sync. The normal training signals are heard over the speaker
and the speaker goes silent and I anticipate a CONNECT message. But, then
they start training again, silence, and so on, until they eventually give
Here's the interesting part:
I shut down Warp, power off the system for 10 seconds, and then boot up again.
The second time through, it always works. It seems I have to go through this
annoying 2nd cold boot to make it work properly.
Has anybody else experienced this problem? Is it a ROM problem? Maybe
my init settings aren't quite right. Here's what they do:
I haven't yet tried USR support given their track record according to the
postings in this group... :-(
Hopefully though somebody else has witnessed this behaviour as well.
Please reply directly to me in addition to the group in case I miss the
posting due to the apparent heavy traffic in this group. Thanks!
P.S. I should also mention that this same behavior also exists if I use
a DOS terminal emulator, no connection the first time, but after the cold
boot, everything works.
OpenVMS Systems Manager
The University of Lethbridge