Follow these steps to test whether you can send commands to your modem:
Direct term/00m - 9600 direct
You should see a message
OK (Hayes-compatible modems)
0 to indicate that the modem is ready to accept commands.
If you see the message
cu: dir permission denied,
you do not have write permission on the
Set the correct ownership and permissions using the commands:
chown uucp:uucp /etc/uucp/Devices
chmod 644 /etc/uucp/Devices
If you do not see a message indicating that the modem is ready to accept commands:
lists all instances of ttymon port monitors running on the system.
pmadm -l -p ttymonN
finds the instance which monitors the modem port. An 'x' in FLGS field
when pmadm -l is run shows that the port monitor is disabled.
If the port monitor is not disabled, enter:
pmadm -d -p ttymonN -s term/00m
Testing a modem connection
OK. If you have set the modem to return numeric result codes rather than text, you see
If you do see
OK, your modem is ready to dial out.
OKresponse from the modem, enable the modem's echo capability and responses to commands by entering ATE1Q0
If your terminal still does not display
connect the modem to another port (COM1 or COM2).
If the modem works with the new port, check that
the device is using the correct interrupt vector.
(Serial port COM1 uses interrupt 4;
COM2 uses interrupt 3.)
If the terminal does not echo the
when it is connected to the new port,
check your cable again. You can also connect a
terminal to the port (with a proper terminal cable)
and verify that the port works. If the modem returns
garbage, then try connecting at different speeds; some
modems can be set to communicate at the DTE connect
speed, while others communicate at a fixed speed.
If the modem still does not respond properly, the
modem may be defective.