Checking modem settings
To ensure that a modem is optimally configured:
Examine the file /etc/uucp/Dialers for an entry to
be used for your modem
Try to locate an entry that is specific to your modem
(check the entry labels for your modem name).
If you cannot find one, select the one that matches most closely.
Normally, an acceptable entry is ``hayes''.
Most, if not all, available modems support Hayes compatibility.
Most modems have dip switches or other selectable settings
already set to the defaults needed for standard network communication.
Modems also accept configuration commands that address firmware settings.
Consult your modem manual for the correct settings and the
appropriate commands for making changes if there is a need.
Make sure that the default modem settings do not conflict
with the Dialers entry you select.
This is especially important if
someone else has used the modem before you got it.
If you run into problems, or if the stated settings are apparently
in conflict, make the change that is appropriate.
To do this, do not modify the Dialers entry.
Change the switches or use modem
commands to change the firmware settings.
Note that firmware automatically reverts to the default settings
each time you power on and off.
You may set new defaults by using
the ``configuration set'' feature available on most modems.
Consult your modem manual if you need to reset defaults.
Configuration setting is a chore often performed by
communications packages. However, even if
you set your modem directly (referencing the port),
you have the ability to call up this feature.
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004