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Firmware Release Notes Ver 2.3.6 for V.34 12-Port Modem Modules

Firmware Release Notes Ver 2.3.6 for V.34 12-Port Modem Modules

Introduction

This release note lists changes to the Cisco universal access server V.34 modem firmware from firmware version 2.2.8 to 2.3.6. (For information about firmware version 3.1.3 and later for 56K 12-port modem modules, see "Firmware Release Notes for Cisco Universal Access Server 56K 12-Port Modem Modules.")

This document includes the following sections:

Summary

Table 1 lists feature content by modem firmware version number.


Table 1: Feature Summary
Firmware Version Feature Content

1.0.23

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

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

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

  • ITU-T V.32 at 9600 bps 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 bps 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

  • 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 dialup lines. This standard includes the procedures for disabling echo control devices for calls that are established manually and automatically.

1.0.37

Same as 1.0.23

1.0.40

Same as 1.0.37

2.1.9

Same as 1.0.40 plus the following new features:

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

  • Added LAPM Retrain Timeout as a disconnect reason, code 36

Protocol
  • MNP 10EC for adverse line conditions including cellular

  Note: V.23 is not operational in this version

2.2.8

Same as 2.1.9 (maintenance version only)

2.3.6

Same as 2.2.8 (maintenance version only)



Changes from Version 1.0.23 to 1.0.37

  • S8 register now defaults to 2.

  • The ";" dial modifier is added to operate like the "{" dial modifier.

  • at:t26=9—Enable digital ring, disable billing delay.

  • at%u1—Lock serial speed.

  • at$b115200—Set serial line speed to 115200.

  • at&d3—Reset on DTR.

  • at#E1 is now displayed with at\S results. By default, this feature disables the modem command escape sequence in answer mode for the duration of the connection. The escape sequence remains active in dialer/origination mode.

  • at#E0 disables the at#E1 feature, permitting escape sequence recognition in answer mode.

Changes from Version 1.0.37 to 1.0.40

  • Control signaling during modem downloads has been improved.

  • at-o4—Default 8N, no parity, 8 bit data mode. Parity is locked whenever the baud rate is locked.

Changes from Version 1.0.40 to 2.1.9

  • The TX level for Japan was changed from -13 dB to -15 dB.

  • The default for S0 is now 1 for the New Zealand country code.

  • The input buffer will now be flowed off 512 characters from the end of the buffer, instead of 256.

Changes from Version 2.1.9 to 2.2.8

  • The default dial delay is now 2 (S8=2).

  • The default timeout for the dial tone is now 90 seconds.

  • A delay of 100 ms has been added after the ATH1 command.

  • The default value of the S0 register is now 1 for all country codes to ensure that the modems will answer after only one ring, instead of two.

  • The default pause time for the "," dial modifier is now 2 on products that support dialing on a digital (T1/E1) line.

Changes from Version 2.2.8 to 2.3.6

  • Bug fixes only

Revision History

This section describes changes and bug fixes to all firmware updates up to and including version 1.0.40.

  • MABP now confirms the CRC of each message and ignores messages with incorrect CRCs.

  • CSCdi55716—Resolved.

  Modems no longer show V.32 modulation when in IDLE state as reported by the at@e command. IDLE states are properly reported as IDLE.
  • The End Connection Event poll reply frame now reports the correct number of TX and RX characters (rather than always reporting 0 characters).

  • The End Connection Event reported via the Refresh Poll command contains the total number of transmitted/received characters accumulated since the last poll. It now returns the number of TX/RX characters for the last connection only.

  • EIA/TIA-232 signals (reported via a poll message) do not work properly. Lowering the DTR signal and EIA/TIA-232 event will always report that the DTR signal has been changed. It will be cleared on the subsequent poll.

  • Issue ATH in an out-of-band DC session and the modem is expected to hang up and clear the line DTE interface. Previously, it would not accept subsequent AT commands, and reconnected the next call forwarding characters queued from the host in the previous session.

  • CSCdi58420—Resolved.

  When a call stays up for some time, you no longer get analog signal event updates unless the event data shows changes in values.
  • While connected, polling after sending or receiving data was reported incorrectly. Sending and receiving are now reported correctly.

  • When DSR is lowered, polling no longer indicates that DSR has changed but it is still reported as high.

  • When both modems are forced to 2400 V.22bis, normal and LAPM connections are at 1200 bps—corrected, now connects properly at 2400 V.22bis rates.

  • The RTS flag in MABP correctly reports changes in status.

  • Some connections with US Robotics modems were abnormal. This has been resolved.

  • The modem no longer disconnects after failing a rate renegotiation.

  • MABP clears the Protocol Error bit.

Revision History for Version 2.1.9

  • (CSCdi79035)—Modem would not answer a call after DTR went high if a "RING" came in while DTR was low. This has also been addressed in CSCdi79754.

Revision History for Version 2.2.8

  • (CSCdi84171) — Out-of-band port hangs. If a decompression dictionary failure occurs, the modem resets and loses the out-of-band port address.

  • (CSCdi72094) — Automatically created off hook script makes callback fail. A delay of 100 ms has been added after the ATH1 command.

  • The S8 register has been changed from 0 to 2 seconds.

  • (CSCdi10033) — Modem firmware version 2.2.7 hangs with Multitech modems because of a LAPM rejection frame.

  • (CSCdi01518) — More than two simultaneous outbound modem calls fail. The default timeout for the dial tone is now 90 seconds to all more simultaneous outbound calls.

  • (CSCdi86621)—V.23 connections now initiate and terminate correctly.

  • (CSCdi78118, CSCdi78119, CSCdi78165, CSCdi78170, CSCdi78181, and CSCdi82682)—V.32bis, V.22bis, V.32, Bell 212, and Bell 103 speeds are now reported correctly using the out-of-band port.

Revision History for Version 2.3.6

  • (CSCdi78962)—Asynchronous modem calls are being dropped.

  • (CSCdj10143)—A Multitech 2834ZDX modem with firmware version 0314B stops transferring data during FTP downloads.

  • (CSCdj16974)—A direct-connect poll of AT%R0 is reported incorrectly. The poll returns the :T values with an S register label.

  • (CSCdj11211)—V.34 originate connect speed reporting error.

  • (CSCdi83573) - Lost Carrier Connection Drops.

Outstanding Bugs

This section lists outstanding moderate and minor bugs.

Moderate

  • (CSCdj33779) - AS5200 cannot negotiate when EC enabled on Ericson DC-23

  • (CSCdj16978)—Back-to-back tests are failing intermittently. In the DDTS bug tracking system, refer to the CSCdj04947 release notes for a workaround to the back-to-back testing problem in version 2.1.9 and 2.2.8.

Minor

  • (CSCdj26447) - Q2 = Q0

  • (CSCdj11645) - The modem firmware is sending unknown status messages on the out-of-bound port.

  • (CSCdj32600) - AT<backslash>S1 displays unsupported AT command setttings

Notices

  • Incompatibility exists between the older version (September 2, 1994) of US Robotics Sportster V.FC implementation and Rockwell-based V.FC implementations. This incompatibility results in V.FC connections dropping. The same version of Sportsters also negotiate V.FC instead of V.34 by default. Newer versions (November 30, 1994, or later) of USR Sportster firmware do not have this problem.

  • You will need to change the country code setting, if you are using your modems in a country other those included in the USA country code. The USA country code is used for: 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. See the next section, "Changing Country Codes on Microcom Modems Cisco AS5200 Not Running Cisco IOS Releases11.2(10a)P and newer or 11.3(2)T and newer (once 11.3(2)T is available)," for configuration instructions.

Changing Country Codes on Microcom Modems — Cisco AS5200 Not Running Cisco IOS Releases11.2(10a)P and newer or 11.3(2)T and newer (once 11.3(2)T is available)

This section describes how to change the country code on Microcom V.34 modems in Cisco AS5200 universal access servers not running Cisco IOS Release 11.2(10a)P or newer or 11.3(T) or newer.


Note When Cisco IOS Release 11.2(10a)P and Release 11.3(2)T are available for the Cisco AS5200, the system will support changing country codes as described in the next section, "Changing Country Codes on Microcom ModemsCisco AS5x00."

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 country code for your modems.


Table 2: Configuring the Country Code
Step Command Purpose
1

5200> enable

Password: <password>

5200# 

Enter enable mode.

Enter the password.

You have entered enable mode when the prompt changes to 5200#.

2

5200# config term

Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.

5200(config)#

Enter global configuration mode. You have entered global configuration mode when the prompt changes to 5200(config)#.

3

5200(config)# modemcap edit micro_czech miscellaneous-I18Z

Edit the modemcap and specify the country code, -InZ, in the miscellaneous attributes field, where n is a country code. In this example, the country code is set to 18 for the Czech/Slovak Republic.

For a list of country codes, see the following tableCountry Code Tables

4



5200(config)#
no modem fast-answer

5200(config)# modemcap edit micro_czech autoanswer s0=2






5200(config)# modemcap edit micro_czech miscellaneous :T26=8-I18Z

Country codes for Belgium, the Czech/Slovak Republic, France, and Switzerland require additional configuration, as described in this step.

For modem firmware version 2.1.9 or earlier, edit the modemcap to answer calls on the second ring. Note: The country codes for Belgium, the Czech/Slovak Republic, France, and Switzerland are set by default to answer on the second ring (that is, the s-register is set to s0=2). This default setting conflicts with the Cisco IOS software default fast-answer feature, which answers after a single ring. This has been corrected in modem firmware version 2.2.8 and later versions.

Modem firmware version 1.0.37 and later versions require the :T26=8 command. Note that you must reenter the country code. Whenever you modify an attribute field, you must enter all values. New values are not appended to any existing values you already entered.

Note: Modem firmware version 1.023 does not require the :T26=8 setting because it does not support digital fast-connect.

5

5200(config)# line 1 48

Router(config-line)# modem autoconfigure typemicro_czech

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.
.
3w5d: TTY48: Done with modem configuration

Enter the number of modem lines to configure. If you have 48 modems, enter line 1 48.

Messages are displayed while the modems are reconfigured using the new modemcap. When the last message appears, press Return.

6

5200(config-line)# Ctrl-Z

5200# copy running-config startup-config

[OK]

Return to enable mode.

Save the configuration changes to NVRAM.

Automatic Resetting of Country Codes

Country codes that are set manually (and not using the procedure in the previous section) will remain in effect until one of these events occurs:

  • 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 the section, Cisco Connection Online.

Country Codes

The following table lists the supported country codes.


Table 3: Country Codes
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 Aftica

16

69

Sweden

7

09

Switzerland1

14

66

UK2

2

12

USA3

1

85

1The 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.
3The 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.


Verify

This section describes a number of verification procedures and commands.

  • Enter the show modemcap mcom_czech command at the router command prompt to verify the setup values:

5200# 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 nondefault field set in the modemcap.
  • Enter the modem at 0/12 to verify in the AT command mode. Make sure that you issue the AT command during the call. Note that, except for the country setting, the display reflects factory defaults for a modem running version 2.2.8 firmware. Press Ctrl-C to exit the direct-connect session when done.

5200# modem at 0/12

You are now entering AT command mode on modem (slot 0 / port 12).
Please type CTRL-C to exit AT command mode.
at\s1

 
IDLE           000:02:01
LAST DIAL      t1714756,0947
 
NET ADDR:      FFFFFFFFFFFF
MODEM HW: OEM 2W Czech/Slovak Republic
4 RTS 5 CTS 6 DSR - CD 20 DTR - RI 
MODULATION     IDLE
MODEM BPS      33600  AT%G0   
MODEM FLOW     OFF    AT\G0
MODEM MODE     AUT    AT\N3
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  OFF    ATQ2   
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        OFF    ATQ2
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     0      AT&G0
DATA CALL TONE OFF    AT-C0
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      1      AT-V1
CONNECT MSG    1ST    AT@C0
DUMB MODE      OFF    AT-H0
BELL           ON     ATB1
CALL ABT DISAB OFF    AT-Y0
REVERSE ANS    OFF    AT-W0
MIN CONN SPD   300    AT@U
 
OK
 
  • Verify the changed settings in debug mode as follows:


Step 1   Enable modem debug:

5200# debug confmodem

Modem Configuration Database debugging is on
5200# debug modem

Modem control/process activation debugging is on
5200#
 

Step 2   Clear an idle line:

5200# clear line 1

[Confirm]
OK
 

DTR drops and modem autoconfigure runs when the modem is reset. It can take up to a minute while the messages display:

5200#
*Mar  3 23:20:26.114: TTY1: Line reset
*Mar  3 23:20:26.118: TTY1: Modem: IDLE->HANGUP
*Mar  3 23:20:26.534: TTY1: dropping DTR, hanging up
*Mar  3 23:20:26.534: tty1: Modem: HANGUP->IDLE
*Mar  3 23:20:31.838: TTY1: restoring DTR
*Mar  3 23:20:32.958: TTY1: Modem command:  
--AT&F&C1&D2:T26=8-I18Z\Q3\N5-K0\J0%C3$B115200S0=2H0--
*Mar  3 23:20:34.234: TTY1: Modem configuration succeeded
*Mar  3 23:20:36.090: TTY1: locking speed (115200) response ---OK---
*Mar  3 23:20:36.090: TTY1: locked DTE speed at 115200
*Mar  3 23:20:36.094: TTY1: Done with modem configuration
 

Step 3   Verify the country code has changed:

5200# modem at-mode 0/0

You are now entering AT command mode on modem (slot 0 / port 0).
Please type CTRL-C to exit AT command mode.
at%v1 
 
MNP Class 10 V.34/V.FC Modem Rev 2.1.9/91
 
OK
 

The above example shows firmware version 2.1.9/91. Note that 91 is listed as the country code for the Czech/Slovak Republic in Table 3.

Step 4   Press Ctrl-C if you want to exit the direct-connect session.

Changing Country Codes on Microcom Modems—Cisco AS5x00

Cisco IOS Release 11.2(9)XA and newer and 11.3(2)T and newer introduce a new command to change the country code on AS5300. Similarly, IOS Releases 11.2(10a)P and newer and 11.3(2)T and newer support the same new command for the AS5200.

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

5200# 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 the section "Setting Country Codes," in the Cisco AS5300 software configuration guide appendix, "Managing Modems." A complete explanation is described in New and Changed Cisco IOS Commands for the Cisco AS5300.


Note If you previously set the country code by editing the modemcap file (that is, the procedure described in the section, "Changing Country Codes on Microcom Modems Cisco AS5200 Not Running Cisco IOS Releases11.2(10a)P and newer or 11.3(2)T and newer (once 11.3(2)T is available)"), 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.

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