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Firmware Release Notes Version 5.1.20 for Cisco Universal Access Server 56K 12-Port Modem Modules

Table Of Contents

Firmware Release Notes Version 5.1.20 for Cisco Universal Access Server 56K 12-Port Modem Modules

Firmware Features

Differences Between Firmware Versions 5.1.20 and 5.0.40

Differences Between Firmware Versions 5.0.40 and 5.0.20

Differences Between Firmware Versions 5.0.20 and 3.3.20

Differences Between Firmware Versions 3.3.20 and 3.2.10

Differences Between Firmware Versions 3.2.10 and 3.1.30

Revision History

Bugs Fixed In 5.1.20

Bugs Fixed In 5.0.40

Bugs Fixed In 5.0.20

Bugs Fixed In 3.3.20

Bugs Fixed In 3.2.10

Known Problems with Firmware Version 5.1.20

Known Issues

Severe Bugs

Moderate Bugs

Minor Bugs

Notices

Changing Country Codes on Microcom Modems

Configure

Verify

Changing Country Codes on Microcom Modems—Cisco AS5300

Downloading Modem Code

Cisco AS5200 Running Cisco IOS Release 11.2(8)P and 11.2(9)P

Downloading Modem Code—Cisco AS5300

Fax DialOut

Modem Compatibility

Related Documentation

Cisco Connection Online

Documentation CD-ROM


Firmware Release Notes Version 5.1.20 for Cisco Universal Access Server 56K 12-Port Modem Modules


May 11, 1999

These release notes contain the most current status of the 56K modem firmware for the Cisco Universal Access Server 12-port modules. This firmware is supported on both Cisco AS5200 and Cisco AS5300 universal access servers and supports the store and forward fax feature on the Cisco AS5300.

This document includes the following sections:

"Firmware Features"—Identifies supported features with specific versions of the firmware.

"Differences Between Firmware Versions 5.1.20 and 5.0.40"—Describes changes to default settings or behavior, and new features that were introduced in 5.1.20.

"Differences Between Firmware Versions 5.0.40 and 5.0.20"—Describes changes to default settings or behavior, and new features that were introduced in 5.0.40.

"Differences Between Firmware Versions 5.0.20 and 3.3.20"—Describes changes to default settings or behavior, and new features that were introduced in 5.0.20.

"Differences Between Firmware Versions 3.3.20 and 3.2.10"—Describes changes to default settings or behavior introduced in 3.3.20.

"Differences Between Firmware Versions 3.2.10 and 3.1.30"—Describes changes to default settings or behavior introduced in 3.1.30.

"Revision History"—Describes changes to default settings or behavior, and new features that were introduced in 5.1.20.

"Known Problems with Firmware Version 5.1.20"—Lists known bugs with the released version of firmware, including DDTS numbers.

"Notices"—Lists general information that applies to more than one specific version of firmware.

"Changing Country Codes on Microcom Modems"—Describes how to change the country code on Microcom modems in Cisco AS5200 universal access servers running Cisco IOS Release 11.2(8)P, 11.2(9)P, 11.2(9)XA and higher, 11.3(x), 11.3(T), 12.0(x), and 12.0(x)T.

"Downloading Modem Code"—Describes downloading code on Cisco AS5200 running Cisco IOS Release 11.2(8)P and 11.2(9)P.

"Fax DialOut"—Information about Fax DialOut.

"Modem Compatibility"—Compatibility for V.90 and Legacy modems.

"Cisco Connection Online"—Describes Cisco Connection Online (CCO), Cisco Systems' primary, real-time support channel.

"Documentation CD-ROM"—Describes Cisco documentation and additional literature available in the CD-ROM package that ships with the product.

Firmware Features

Table 1 lists feature content by modem firmware version.

Table 1 Feature Content by Modem Version

Firmware Version
Feature Content 

5.1.20

V.90 and FAX maintenance release

5.0.40

FCS-V.90 release

5.0.20

Modulation

Pre-FCS V.90 release

ITU-T V.90 Draft at 28000 to 56000 bps in 1333 bps increments

3.3.20

Data Modulation

Rockwell/Lucent K56flex at 56000 to 32000 bps in 2000 bps increments

Rockwell V.FC at 28800, 26400, 24000, 21600, 19200, 16800, and 14400 bps

Fax Modulation

ITU-T V.27ter at 2400 and 4800 bps

ITU-T V.29 at 7200 and 9600 bps

ITU-T V.17 at 12000 and 14400 bps

Negotiation

V.8bis

Features

Point of Sale (POS) Configuration support

FAX Class 2 operation according to standards proposal 2388 (8/20/90)

FAX Class 2.0 operation as defined in EIA-592

3.2.10

Note   Not recommended for general use.

3.1.30

Modulation

Rockwell K56flex at 56000 to 32000 in 2000 bps increments

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

ITU-T V.34 at 28800, 26400, 24000, 21600, 19200, 16800, 14400, 12000, 9600, 7200, 4800, and 2400 bps

ITU-T V.32bis at 14400, 12000, 9600, 7200, and 4800 bps

ITU-T V.32 at 9600 and 4800 bps

ITU-T V.23 in two modes: split speed and half-duplex 1200 bps

ITU-T V.22bis at 2400 bps

ITU-T V.22 at 1200 and 600 bps

ITU-T V.21 at 300 bps

Bell 212A at 1200 bps

Bell 103A at 0 to 300 bps

Protocols

MNP 10

MNP 10EC for adverse line conditions including cellular

ITU-T V.42 (including MNP 2-4 and LAPM) Error Correction

ITU-T V.42bis (1K nodes) and MNP 5 Data Compression

Modem Standards

ITU V. 25—Automatic calling or answering equipment on dial-up lines. This standard includes the procedures for disabling echo control devices for calls that are established manually and automatically


Differences Between Firmware Versions 5.1.20 and 5.0.40

Firmware version 5.1.20 supports the following changes over version 5.0.40:

Maintenance fixes on the previous baseline.

Differences Between Firmware Versions 5.0.40 and 5.0.20

Firmware version 5.0.20 supports the following changes over version 5.0.20:

A workaround has been added to resolve an issue regarding Lucent based V.90 clients making excessive (could be as high as 50% depending on client and firmware revision) Normal mode connections when the client is set to defaults (S109=1). This client default will negotiate a V.90 or K56flex connection and allow the V.8bis handshake. V.90 was being advertised by the server modem by bit 1 in octet 15 of V.8bis (octet 15 sent as 83). The workaround is to clear this bit (octet 15 sent as 81) which will force a K56flex connection for Lucent clients ONLY. The current K56flex implementation does not have an issue of connecting in Normal mode, therefore connections will be more stable.

A new register has been added. Bit 1 of :T127 controls this workaround. The default is zero (:T127=0). To disable the workaround, set :T127=2 (set bit 1).


Note   Forcing V.90 on the client by setting S109=2 would also disable this workaround while still allowing for V.90 connections. However, if V.90 connections are desired on Lucent modems they should be limited to below 50K for now.


Also see the Revision History for bug fixes.

Differences Between Firmware Versions 5.0.20 and 3.3.20


Note   Firmware version 5.1.20 is the official FCS release and should be used instead of version 5.0.20.


Firmware version 5.0.20 supports the following changes over version 3.3.20:

Firmware version 5.0.20 introduces support for the Draft ITU-T V.90 modulation at 28000 to 56000 bps in 1333 bps increments.

Introduced %M4 to control V.90 modulation.

Additional bug fixes were added to address issues in 3.3.20.

Q2 was made the new default instead of Q0.

:T114 defaults to 1 (clear bit 0) - So that Power boosting is no longer tied to A-law.

-K2 is now the default instead of -K1.

%G1 is not the default instead of %G0.

When in a mu-law environment, the server modem will now force a Rockwell client modem set to A-law to go into mu-law.

Differences Between Firmware Versions 3.3.20 and 3.2.10

Firmware version 3.3.20 supports the following changes over version 3.2.10:

3.3.20 is a maintenance release only with bug fixes added.

No change in functionality was introduced.

Fax manufacturer changed from Microcom to Compaq.

Differences Between Firmware Versions 3.2.10 and 3.1.30


Note   Firmware 3.2.10 not recommended for general use


Firmware version 3.2.10 supports the following changes over version 3.130:

V.FC, FAX, Lucent K56flex, and Point of Sale (POS) support were added to the 3.2.10 release

Registers :t89, :t120, :t121 have been allocated to enable V.21/V.22 (300/1200) quick POS connections, error correction, pause for DCD to be true, and tone duration timers.


Note   See your Cisco account representative for information about AT commands.


Revision History

This section describes bug fixes to all 56K modem firmware updates.

Bugs Fixed In 5.1.20

CSCdk39344—Power level reduction in K56FLEX with Lucent modem.

CSCdm21172—Some client initiated rate renegotiations cause receive rates to spiral down to low V.34 levels.

CSCdk52911—Motorola VoiceSurfr inter-op problem.

CSCdk90101—Back-to-Back does not work reliably with a 28.8K Cap.

CSCdk91863—Mcom OOB Spewing Connection Update Messages.

CSCdk93866— ModemSurfr V2.083 has EC problems in V.90 with some circuits.

CSCdm02361—3Com-USR Sportster Disconnects under ftp.

CSCdk65601—Rio cannot originate a V.FC connection when set to %M1.

CSCdk89956—ATDTR Command Parser no echoing line feed charater.

CSCdk86050—Rate Regotiation Requests & Disconnects in V.34.

CSCdk24518—Bell212 MNP broken on 5.0.24 code.

Bugs Fixed In 5.0.40

CSCdj85485—Older modems can not connect to 56k microcom modems.

CSCdk08555—High percentage of call drops have been resolved with USR Sportster V90 modem over E1.

CSCdk19030—Microcom code 5.0.11 cannot connect BELL212 or V.22.

CSCdk24530—1200 baud modes broken in 5.0.24 code.

CSCdk24536—V.22bis has high filure-to-connect rate.

CSCdk28303—POS does not work in version 5.0.25.

CSCdk27696—Data errors in V.42 data transfers.

CSCdk27712—5.0.18a carrier loss during V.42 data transfer.

CSCdk47261—MHz V.90 Client locks on V.8 tones during training.

CSCdk44733—Trainup problems with Accura288 if AMSTAR 2400 in loop.

CSCdk65438—Excessive rate renegotiations with some 28.8K clients.

Bugs Fixed In 5.0.20

CSCdj39369—%g1%b9600 does not clamp max at 9600.

CSCdj45406—%M1 does not work to force V.FC connections.

CSCdj4541094—94% success rate from Lucent modem into Rio over DPRI.

CSCdj51206—Sometimes Microcom 56K modems in V.34 mode connects in NORMAL mode.

CSCdj56628—56K connection attempts fail & 34K Max with as-loop-start config.

CSCdj65642—Normal connections with V.FC MNP connections.

CSCdj86149—Excessive Retrains in high-speed (>48K) K56flex connections.

Bugs Fixed In 3.3.20

CSCdj72032—V.8bis bug prevents some older modems from connecting to a K56flex server.

CSCdj26488—RBS Counter & Digital Pad Detected status report not working.

CSCdj45404—Different xmit levels reported via AT@E and measured with Tas.

CSCdj45409—Cannot distinguish the latest DSP version (39) from previous version. A workaround is to use AT@E and look at the "DSP Controller Rev" field.

CSCdj51507—The AT+FREV? command returns an error.

CSCdj59532—Alternate fax calls at 2400 bps using MSfax do not connect.

Bugs Fixed In 3.2.10

CSCdj16565—High rate of no protocol connections in back-to-back call attempts.

CSCdj16062—V.32 14.4K instead of 56K with Rockwell clients.

CSCdj17215—Sometimes modem back-to-back test fails with NO CARRIER.

CSCdj26472—No connection for V.FC modem when running from RAM.

CSCdj22693—Forced V.34 12K and V.22 1200 bps connections are not stable.

CSCdj26548—32 Kbps in 56K mode connects in 4800/31200 bps in V.34 mode.

CSCdj26157—Called side modem reports as V22 for Bell 212 connection.

CSCdj26482—MABP reports invalid TX speed for lower K56flex connections.

CSCdj26477—ATI10/ATI11 is overwritten.

CSCdj26069—48K connections reported by clients but 56K modems report 50K.

Known Problems with Firmware Version 5.1.20

This section describes known problems with this firmware release. If a workaround is not provided, the problem requires further investigation or a solution is being developed.


Note   Because V.90 technology is still a very new technology, all client modems should be upgraded to the latest code to ensure optimum performance and interoperability.


Known Issues

Some country codes (such as UK) default to X3 preventing dialout from the Cisco AS5x00.

Cisco recommends using one of the following workarounds:

Change the country code to X4 or set the modem to a country that defaults to X4. In the next release, all countries will default to X4.

Add X4 in the server modemcap and apply with the modem autoconfigure.

Insert X4 in the ATDT dial string as ATX4DT for the dialers.

Under certain conditions, some V.34 clients may experience excessive Retrains and RREN during the connection. This is currently under investigation and should be resolved in the next release.


Note   See your Cisco engineering account representative or contact Cisco Connection Online if you experience any instances of excessive rate shifting.


Severe Bugs

There are no severe issues at this time.

Moderate Bugs

CSCdm21267—V.34 link retrain failures.

CSCdm05446—K56Flex PCM rates over RBS reported incorrectly.

CSCdk89958—Lucent to Mcom death spiral and disconnect.

CSCdk89965—Firmware lockup - recovery.

CSCdk89976—Non-EC connections occur in V.90.

CSCdk48763—Call drops occur during V.42bis full duplex transfers.

CSCdk51417—High call drop rate occurs with Microcom 5.0.30 firmware.

CSCdk60800—33.6K throughput degradation compared to 3.3.20.

CSCdk90934—DPC enable/disable - Pending.

CSCdk92717—Lucent DIL revision failures.

CSCdm01814—Xircom MNP link failures.

CSCdm05446—K56Flex rates over RBS are incorrect.

CSCdk08395—B2B falling to 2400 bps.

CSCdj50593—+FDCC and +FDIS in Fax mode fail to retain bit rate.

CSCdk28164—B2B testing Brasil to Rio fails.

CSCdk76533—Modem autobaud with DTE rate is unlocked.

CSCdj66798—Digital modems fail B2B with errors on T1.

CSCdk48722—High failure to connect rate in Bell212 V.42bis.

CSCdm29789—Dial Out Aborted with UK Country Code.

Minor Bugs

There are no minor issues in this release.

Notices

FAX DialOut running with a minimum of Cisco IOS Release 11.3(6)T is possible with the fax firmware available in 3.2.10 and with Cisco IOS Release 11.3(1) and later. Cisco recommends Cisco IOS Release 11.3(4)T and later because there was a serious bug (CSCdj61765) with Abnormal Disconnects in earlier versions, which was fixed in Cisco IOS Release 11.3(4)T and later.

Only RAM based K56flex client modems are supported because the early ROM based K56flex implementations were not stable and are not currently supported by Rockwell.

Because of a reliability problem with back-to-back tests (CSCdj74085), it is recommended that no modem startup be configured.

Defaults for 5.0.xx:

:T124 = 43

:T110 = 44

Disable K56flex/K56plus in the following 5.0.xx images:

:T110 - 38 (decimal). Disables K56flex by disabling V.8bis negotiation.

:T124 = 11 (decimal). Disables K56plus.

You must change the country code setting if you are using your modems in a country other than those included in the USA country code. The USA country code is used for the following:

Argentina

Brazil

Canada

Chile

China

Columbia

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Korea

Malaysia

Mexico

Peru

Philippines

Singapore

Taiwan

Thailand

See Changing Country Codes on Microcom Modems for configuration instructions. For later Cisco IOS releases, use the modem country microcom_hdms command as described in the "Modem Country Microcom_hdms" section in the Cisco publication, New and Changed Commands for the Cisco AS5300.

To see the list of the supported countries, use the modem country microcom_hdms. The following is an example of a list of supported countries:

Example: 
Router(config)# modem country microcom_hdms?
  argentina       Argentina
  australia       Australia
  austria         Austria
  belgium         Belgium
  canada          Canada
  chile           Chile
  china           China
  columbia        Columbia
  czech-republic  Czech/Slovak Republic
  denmark         Denmark
...

The K56flex DSP code must be stored in the Cisco AS5200 access server's boot Flash memory with the new 56K modems. See Downloading Modem Code for more information.


Note   The current Flash file system does not support removing individual files when the Flash is full. The Flash memory must be erased and then restored with the required files in order to free up Flash memory space. Therefore, it is highly recommended that copy operations to the boot Flash memory be limited to an absolute minimum.


Changing Country Codes on Microcom Modems

This section describes how to change the country code on Microcom modems in Cisco AS5200 Universal Access Servers running Cisco IOS Release 11.2(8)P, 11.2(9)P, 11.3(x), 11.3(T), 12.0(X), or 12.0(X)T. See Changing Country Codes on Microcom Modems—Cisco AS5300 for a description of country codes on the Cisco AS5300.


Note   With the introduction of Cisco IOS Release 11.2(10)P and Release 11.3(2)T for Cisco AS5200, the system supports changing country codes as described in Changing Country Codes on Microcom Modems—Cisco AS5300.


The default country code is USA. The USA country code is also used for the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. If you are using the modems in a different country, you must change the country code.

Configure

Configure the system as follows:


Step 1 Enter global configuration mode:

Router> enable
Router# config term
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
Router(config)#

Step 2 Edit the modemcap and specify the country code (-InZ) in the miscellaneous attributes field. Substitute n with one of the country codes listed in the "Country Code" column of Table 2. In the following example, the country code is set to "18" for the Czech/Slovak Republic:

Router(config)# modemcap edit mcom_czech misc -i18z 

Table 2 Country Code Attributes

Country
Country Code
Country Code Displayed in Banner

Australia

20

49

Austria

22

92

Belgium1

23

67

Czech/Slovak Republic1

18

91

Denmark

10

63

Finland

9

71

France1

25

32

Germany

17

68

Israel

15

16

Italy

3

21

Ireland

24

97

Japan

13

14

Netherlands

5

04

New Zealand

11

55

Norway

8

72

Poland

19

93

Portugal

27

94

Spain

6

76

South Africa

16

69

Sweden

7

09

Switzerland1

14

66

UK2

2

12

USA3

1

85

1 The s-register is set to s0=2 (that is, answer on the second ring) by default. Additional configuration is required.

2 The UK country code is also used for Greece, Hungary, and Saudi Arabia.

3 The USA country code also applies to Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.


Step 3 Specify the lines on which to apply the new modemcap. In the following example, lines 1 through 48 are specified:

Router(config)# li 1 48

Step 4 Turn on autoconfig to the selected lines:

Router(config-line)# modem auto type mcom_czech


Step 5 Exit line configuration mode, exit global configuration mode, and return to enable mode:

Router(config-line)# exit
Router(config)# exit
Router# 

Step 6 Save the configuration changes to NVRAM:

Router# copy running-config startup-config
[OK]

Verify

You can verify the changes to the modemcap in many ways. This section describes two ways: from the router command prompt and from the AT command prompt during the call.

The following example shows verification from the router command prompt:

Router# show modemcap mcom_czech

Modemcap values for mcom_czech
Factory Defaults (FD):  [not set]
Autoanswer (AA):  [not set]
Carrier detect (CD):  [not set]
Drop with DTR (DTR):  [not set]
Hardware Flowcontrol (HFL):  [not set]
Lock DTE speed (SPD):  [not set]
DTE locking speed (DTE):  [not set]
Best Error Control (BER):  [not set]
Best Compression (BCP):  [not set]
No Error Control (NER):  [not set]
No Compression (NCP):  [not set]
No Echo (NEC):  [not set]
No Result Codes (NRS):  [not set]
Software Flowcontrol (SFL):  [not set]
Caller ID (CID):  [not set]
On-hook (ONH):  [not set]
Off-hook (OFH):  [not set]
Miscellaneous (MSC):  -i18z		
Template entry (TPL):  [not set]
Router#

Note   The Miscellaneous (MSC) field is the only field set in the modemcap. All other fields have default values.


The following example shows verification from the AT command prompt. Make sure that you issue the AT command during the call. Note that the following display shows factory default settings for version 3.1.30 except for the country code.

Router#
Router# mod at 2/0
You are now entering AT command mode on modem (slot 2 / port 0).
Please type CTRL-C to exit AT command mode.
at \s1

IDLE           000:14:14
LAST DIAL      

NET ADDR:      FFFFFFFFFFFF
MODEM HW: OEM 2W Czech/Slovak Republic
4 RTS 5 CTS 6 DSR - CD 20 DTR - RI 
MODULATION     IDLE
MODEM T/R BPS  *****  *****
MODEM BPS      56000  AT%G0   
MODEM FLOW     OFF    AT\G0
MODEM MODE     AUT    AT\N3
BASE MODE      K56    AT%M3
V.23 OPR.      OFF    AT%F0
AUTO ANS.      ON     ATS0=1
SERIAL BPS     115200 AT%U1   
BPS ADJUST     OFF    AT\J0
SPT BPS ADJ.   0      AT\W0
ANSWER MESSGS  ON     ATQ0   
SERIAL FLOW    BHW    AT\Q3
PASS XON/XOFF  OFF    AT\X0
PARITY         8N     AT
BREAK          5      AT\K5
EXIT CHAR      043    ATS2=43
ANS DUMB MODE  ON     AT#E1
CMD ECHO       ON     ATE1
RESULTS        ON     ATQ0
RESULT TYPE    MNPX   ATV1\V2
CONNECT MSG    MDM    ATW2
CONN MNP-      0      AT-M0
SPEED MATCH    1      AT%L1
EQUALIZER      1      AT:E1
FALLBACK       2      AT-Q2
DATA ECHO      OFF    AT\E0
INACT TIMER    00     AT\T0
AUTO RETRAIN   ON     AT%E1
COMPRESSION    ALL    AT%C3
MAX BLK SIZE   256    AT\A3
AUTO BUFF      0      AT\C0
AUTO CHAR      000    AT%A0
EMULATING HP   OFF    AT\H0
PAUSE TIME     002    ATS8=2
DTR            3      AT&D3
MABP ADDRESS   001    AT^P1
CARR DET       1      AT&C1
DSR            0      AT\D0
RING IND       1      AT\R1
SPKR CTRL      1      ATM1
SPKR VOL       2      ATL2
LNG SPC DISC   OFF    ATY0
DISC DELAY     000    AT%D0
RDLB ENABLE    OFF    AT&T5
DIAL MODE      4      ATX4   
PULSE DIAL     60%    AT&P0
PULSE MODE     N      AT%W0
V23 HD EQU     ON     AT%O1
GUARD TONE     2      AT&G2
DATA CALL TONE ON     AT-C1
2ND FC         OFF    AT-F0
NM BIT VALUE   0      AT-E0
PAR CHK        0      AT-P0
MANUAL DIAL    0      AT:D0
UPSHIFT BPS    OFF    AT*H0
CELLULAR       OFF    AT)M0
LINETYPE       000    AT@M0
DETECT PHASE   ON     AT-J1
MNP EXT SVC    1      AT-K1
UNIV V.23      0      AT-V0
CONNECT MSG    1ST    AT@C0
DUMB MODE      OFF    AT-H0
BELL           OFF    ATB0
CALL ABT DISAB OFF    AT-Y0
REVERSE ANS    OFF    AT-W0
MIN CONN SPD   300    AT@U

OK

Press Ctrl-C to exit the direct-connect session.

This concludes the procedure for changing the country code.

Country codes that are set manually, not following the procedure just described, will remain in effect until one of the following events occur:

Another -I command is sent.

The firmware is reloaded (firmware reloads will always reset the country code to USA).

The access server is power cycled.

The access server is reloaded.

If you have questions or need assistance, refer to Cisco Connection Online.

Changing Country Codes on Microcom Modems—Cisco AS5300

Cisco IOS Release 11.2(9)XA and higher introduced a new command to change the country code. This section describes how to change the country code in the Cisco AS5300 Universal Access Server with the new command.


Note   The new command is updated for Cisco AS5200 access servers running Cisco IOS Release 11.2(10)P and Release 11.3(2)T.


To change the country code on Microcom modems in Cisco AS5300 universal access servers, use the following command from global configuration mode:

5300(config)# modem country microcom_hdms <country name>

This command specifies the country to set the modem parameters (including encoding) for Microcom modems. The default is usa. Note that the access server will reset the Microcom modems for the command to take effect.

For additional details on this feature including country codes, see Appendix A, "Managing Modems," in the Cisco AS5300 Universal Access Server Software Configuration Guide. A complete explanation can be found in the Cisco publication, New and Changed Commands for the Cisco AS5300. See the Related Documentation section for more information.


Note   If you previously set the country code by editing the modemcap file (that is, by following the procedure described in Changing Country Codes on Microcom Modems), you must edit the file again to delete the country code entry (-i18z). Otherwise, you will not be able to use the modem country command.


Downloading Modem Code

Cisco AS5200 Running Cisco IOS Release 11.2(8)P and 11.2(9)P

In order to support K56flex modulation, Cisco AS5200 access servers running Cisco IOS Release 11.2(8)P and 11.2(9)P require two files that represent two modem code images: controller firmware and DSP software. Versions of the firmware and DSP software must be compatible. To determine compatibility, compare the filenames. For example, notice the similarity in the filenames for version 3.1.30 that follow:

mcom-modem-fw-3.1.30-1.1.0.bin (controller firmware filename)

mcom-modem-dsp-3.1.30-1.1.0.bin (DSP software filename)


Note   Cisco IOS Release 11.3(1)T will use the two separate modem code files described above, and Cisco IOS Release 11.3(2)T will use the single modem code file described in the "Downloading Modem Code" section that follows.


The firmware is stored in the modem Flash memory, and the DSP software is stored in the access server's boot Flash memory. The procedure for downloading the DSP code is outlined below. It is important to note that the current Flash-based file system does not support the erasing or deleting of individual files.

illustrates the flow of supported copy commands in the Cisco AS5200 running Cisco IOS Release 11.2(9)P and 11.2(8)P.

Figure 1 Copy Command Flow

For complete information, including the procedure for downloading the DSP software, see the "56K 12-Port Modem Cards for the Cisco AS5200 Universal Access Server" section in the Feature Guide for Cisco IOS Release 11.2(P). See the Related Documentation section for more information.

Downloading Modem Code—Cisco AS5300

In order to support K56flex modulation, Cisco AS5300 56K 12-port modules require a single modem code file that contains two modem code images: controller firmware and DSP software.

In addition to residing on the 12-port module, modem code also resides on the access server: one version is bundled with Cisco IOS software, and another version can exist in system Flash memory. The modem code residing in the access server is a single file comprised of the modem firmware image combined with the DSP software image.

After power on, Cisco IOS software uses its bundled modem code file or the existing mapped modem code file in system Flash memory to automatically update the DSP software. Cisco IOS software ensures that the system uses matching DSP software and modem firmware—which may include overriding the current firmware on the modem.

In some circumstances you may decide to manually update the modem code after the automatic download process completes. For details about how to download modem code and how to control the version used by the modems, see the Cisco publication, Installing 56K 12-Port Modem Modules in Cisco AS5300 Universal Access Servers, that shipped with your 56K modem card. See the Related Documentation section for more information.

Fax DialOut

For information about Fax DialOut, see the Cisco DialOut Utility User Guide at the following URL:

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

FAX DialOut is possible with the FAX firmware available in Cisco IOS Release 3.2.10 and with Cisco IOS Release 11.3(1). However there is a serious bug (CSCdj61765) with Abnormal Disconnects in Cisco IOS software. This is being worked on and a fix is expected shortly in an interim Cisco IOS Release 11.3(1.x).

Modem Compatibility

Compatibility matrixes can be located at the following URLs:

Cisco AS5200:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/acs_serv/as5200/as52mfw/index.htm

Cisco AS5300:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/acs_serv/5300/mod_info/index.htm

Cisco AS5800:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/acs_serv/as5800/5800_pw/index.htm


Note   See your account representative for a list of tested modems.


Related Documentation

For more information about Cisco firmware, see the following indexes and documentation:

Configuration documents for Cisco AS5300

Cisco AS5300 Universal Access Server Software Configuration Guide, Appendix A,
"Managing Modems"

Feature Guide for Cisco IOS Release 11.2(P), in the following sections:

"56K 12-Port Modem Cards for the Cisco AS5200 Universal Access Server" section

"Installing 56K 12-Port Modem Modules in Cisco AS5300 Universal Access Servers"

SPE and Firmware Download Enhancements

Cisco IOS release notes index page

Cisco IOS Voice, Video, and Fax Configuration Guide, Release 12.2

Cisco IOS Release 12.2 index

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