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Release Notes for Analog Modem Firmware Version 1.2.0

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for Analog Modem Firmware Version 1.2.0

Overview

Features of Firmware Version 1.2.0

Problem Resolution History

Known Problems in Firmware Version 1.2.0

Determining Your Firmware Version

Firmware Download Instructions

Using the Cisco DialOut Utility

Cisco Connection Online


Release Notes for Analog Modem Firmware Version 1.2.0


April 15, 1999

These release notes document firmware version 1.2.0 for analog modem network modules for Cisco 2600 series and Cisco 3600 series routers. Use this document with your router installation guide, the Cisco 2600 Series and 3600 Series Analog Modem Firmware Upgrade Configuration Note, the Network Module Hardware Installation Guide, the Software Configuration Guide, the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information document for your router, and the Cisco IOS configuration guides and command references.

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This document includes the following sections:

Overview

Features of Firmware Version 1.2.0

Problem Resolution History

Known Problems in Firmware Version 1.2.0

Determining Your Firmware Version

Firmware Download Instructions

Using the Cisco DialOut Utility

Cisco Connection Online

Overview

Modem firmware is downloaded to the modems at startup. A version of firmware is always bundled with the Cisco IOS image. A separate file can be stored in Flash memory to override this firmware with one that contains newer features. If the router finds more than one version of modem firmware at startup, it automatically loads the latest version.

The firmware version must be compatible with the Cisco IOS software release level, as shown in .

Table 1 Firmware Compatibility 

Firmware Version
Cisco IOS Release

1.0.0

11.3(4)T and higher

1.0.1

11.3(5)T and higher

1.0.2

11.3(5)T and higher

1.0.3

11.3(5)T and higher

1.2.0

11.3(5)T and higher


The Cisco Dialout Utility, Release 2.0, requires a minimum modem firmware revision of 1.2.0 and one of the following Cisco IOS releases:

Cisco IOS Release 11.3(10)T or later releases in the 11.3T series

Cisco IOS Release 12.0(4)T or later releases in the 12.0T series

Cisco IOS Release 12.0(5) or later releases in the 12.0 series

Features of Firmware Version 1.2.0

Firmware version 1.2.0 provides support for the following protocols:

ITU-T V.34 Annex 12 at 33600 and 31200 bps

ITU-T V.34 at 28,800, 26,400, 24,000, 21,600, 19,200, 16,800, 14,400, 12,000, 9,600, 7,200, 4,800, and 2,400 bps

ITU-T V.32bis at 14,400, 12,000, 9,600, 7,200, and 4,800 bps

V.32 terbo up to 19,200 bps

ITU-T V.32 at 9,600 and 4,800 bps

ITU-T V.23 in two modes: split speed and half-duplex 1,200/75 (backchannel) bps

ITU-T V.22bis at 2,400 and 1,200 bps

ITU-T V.22 at 1,200 bps

ITU-T V.21 at 300 bps

Bell 212A at 1,200 bps

Bell 103A at 300 bps (asynchronous)

ITU-T V.42 (including MNP 2 to 4 and LAPM) error correction

ITU-T V.42bis and MNP 5 data compression

This version adds support for the following protocols:

TIA/EIA-592 Class 2.0 and TIA/EIA-592 draft SP- 2388 Class 2 Group III fax transmission, at ITU-T V.33, V.17, V.29, V.27ter, and V.21 modulations. These protocols require Cisco IOS Release 11.3(10)T, 12.0(4)T, 12.0(5), or later.

shows supported countries and the minimum firmware version and minimum Cisco IOS release needed for each country.

Table 2 Minimum Firmware Version and Cisco IOS Release by Country

Country
Firmware Version
Cisco IOS Release

Argentina

1.0.0

11.3(4)T

Australia

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

Austria

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

Belgium

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

Canada

1.0.0

11.3(4)T

Denmark

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

Finland

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

France

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

Germany

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

Great Britain

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

Greece

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

Iceland

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

India

1.0.0

11.3(4)T

Indonesia

1.0.0

11.3(4)T

Ireland

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

Italy

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

Japan

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

Latin America

1.0.0

11.3(4)T

Luxembourg

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

Malaysia

1.0.0

11.3(4)T

Netherlands

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

New Zealand

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

Philippines

1.0.0

11.3(4)T

Portugal

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

Singapore

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

South America

1.0.0

11.3(4)T

Spain

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

Sweden

1.0.1

11.3(5)T

Thailand

1.0.0

11.3(4)T

United States

1.0.0

11.3(4)T


Problem Resolution History

These problems in firmware version 1.0.3 were fixed in version 1.2.0:

CSCdk55253—Add fax Class 2 and 2.0 support.

CSCdk78111—Slip & PPP performance problem.

CSCdm02750—AT-O parity command does not work.

CSCdm04230—Ring detection problem with high ring voltage.

This problem in firmware versions 1.0.1 and 1.0.2 was fixed in version 1.0.3:

CSCdk71609—DAA Current Limit setting incorrect.

This problem in firmware versions 1.0.0 and 1.0.1 was fixed in version 1.0.2:

CSCdk43602—Bell 103 connections fail.

These problems in firmware version 1.0.0 were fixed in version 1.0.1:

CSCdk35161—Fails V.42bis negotiation with U.S. Robotics internal modem.

CSCdk31146—Hardware homologation changes to add TBR 21 support.

Known Problems in Firmware Version 1.2.0

For the latest information on known problems, follow these steps to consult Cisco Connection Online (CCO):


Step 1 Connect to CCO as directed in the "Cisco Connection Online" section.

Step 2 On the CCO home page, click LOGIN, which appears in green in the menu bar at the top of the page, and log into CCO. (If you are not a registered CCO user, follow the instructions to register so you can log in.)

Step 3 Click Software & Support on the CCO home page.

Step 4 On the Software & Support page, click Technical Tools.

Step 5 On the Technical Tools page, click Bug Toolkit II.

Step 6 Use one of the tools to get up-to-date bug information. For example, click Search for Bug by ID Number, then enter a bug ID, such as CSCdj80580, when prompted.


Note   For instructions on using the bug tools, click Help—How to Use the Bug Toolkit at the bottom of the Bug Toolkit II page.


Determining Your Firmware Version

To find out what modem firmware version you have now, enter the show modem version command at the EXEC prompt, Router> or Router#:

Router> show modem version
Slot1: MCOM Analog Integrated Modem Firmware
Source: slot1:1:c3600-2600-analog-fw.1.2.0.bin
Boot firmware: 1.1.5 
MIMIC firmware: 1.3.3
Modem firmware: 2.3.8
DSP firmware: 0.0.2

shows how the "modem firmware" line of the command output corresponds to the overall modem firmware version.

Table 3 Modem Firmware Versions

Command Output
Modem Firmware Version

2.2.44

1.0.0

2.2.46

1.0.1

2.2.47

1.0.2

2.2.48

1.0.3

2.3.8

1.2.0


Firmware Download Instructions

For firmware download and installation Sinstructions, see the Cisco 2600 Series and 3600 Series Analog Modem Firmware Upgrade Configuration Note in printed form or at the URL:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/acs_mod/cis3600/analogfw/analogfw.htm

Using the Cisco DialOut Utility

For instructions for using the Cisco DialOut Utility to send faxes or use communications software, see the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/acs_soft/dialoutd/index.htm

The Cisco DialOut Utility requires modem firmware revision 1.2.0 and a minimum Cisco IOS release level. See the "Overview" section for further information.

Cisco Connection Online

Cisco Connection Online (CCO) is Cisco Systems' primary, real-time support channel. Maintenance customers and partners can self-register on CCO to obtain additional information and services.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, CCO provides a wealth of standard and value-added services to Cisco's customers and business partners. CCO services include product information, product documentation, software updates, release notes, technical tips, the Bug Navigator, configuration notes, brochures, descriptions of service offerings, and download access to public and authorized files.

CCO serves a wide variety of users through two interfaces that are updated and enhanced simultaneously: a character-based version and a multimedia version that resides on the World Wide Web (WWW). The character-based CCO supports Zmodem, Kermit, Xmodem, FTP, and Internet e-mail, and it is excellent for quick access to information over lower bandwidths. The WWW version of CCO provides richly formatted documents with photographs, figures, graphics, and video, as well as hyperlinks to related information.

You can access CCO in the following ways:

WWW:  http://www.cisco.com

WWW:  http://www-europe.cisco.com

WWW:  http://www-china.cisco.com

Telnet:  cco.cisco.com

Modem:  From North America, 408 526-8070; from Europe, 33 1 64 46 40 82. Use the following terminal settings: VT100 emulation; databits: 8; parity: none; stop bits: 1; and connection rates up to 28.8 kbps.

For a copy of CCO's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), contact cco-help@cisco.com. For additional information, contact cco-team@cisco.com.


Note   If you are a network administrator and need personal technical assistance with a Cisco product that is under warranty or covered by a maintenance contract, contact Cisco's Technical Assistance Center (TAC) at 800 553-2447, 408 526-7209, or tac@cisco.com. To obtain general information about Cisco Systems, Cisco products, or upgrades, contact 800 553-6387, 408 526-7208, or cs-rep@cisco.com.


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