Modem setup guide for the Solaris[TM] 2.x Operating Environment
Last updated on JULY 17, 2017
Applies to:Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
The steps in this guide are designed to solve the most common modem configuration problem, which is no login prompt on dialin or garbage
on dialin. The solution to this problem is to initialize the modem with the tip command before attempting a dialin session. The commands
to initialize the modem are in the appendix at the end of this document. The modem must be initialized before the port login
is enabled, or you might be denied access to the port because of the modem forcing the login to activate and own the port. The modem must
be reinitialized if the power fails because the modem will then usually reset itself to factory defaults. The initialize string command must be sent
at the same baud rate as the login speed. If the tip command does not use the same baud rate as the login, the modem will not work for dialin
but will work for dialout.
The following information provides very basic and minimal modem installation instructions. These instructions give details on
installing a modem on a Solaris 8, 9 or 10 Sun system using the standard ttya or ttyb port. It describes a common method and should prevent any
issues or problems that might arise.
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