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External modems keeps loosing memory!

By stinger30au ·
Any external modem i use on an optima pc running windows 2000 keeps forgetting i have set it to autoanswer on 3 rings. after writing the s0=3 and doing a at&w0 or at&w1 to save profiles. i then recheck the modem with at&v. the default as well as both profiles have S0=3. i ring the modem a few times and it will work. give it a few hours on its own and it stops autoanswer. tried 3 different brands of modem, all the same story! anyhelp would be greatly apprciated, its driving me insane! have also tried 2 swap phone cable, and got telstra to check the phone line (i live in australia)telstra say phone line is ok

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by djent In reply to External modems keeps loo ...

This sounds like a problem wih the NVRAM chip in your modem, or you have an init string that overwrites the NVRAM. If your init strings have no "&w", substitute another modem and recheck. Remember that NVRAM chips have a finite number of write cycles and expire when consumed, including "&w" in init strings will accelerate consumption.

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