[PLUG] OT: BSNL DataOne modem

Makarand Mhaiskar kaajoo at gmail.com
Thu Jul 8 09:28:16 IST 2010


Just for the record, this problem got solved in an unusual way! :-)

Apparently, my splitter has LINE & MODEM sockets (or labels) swapped, so 
when I connected the modem to the LINE socket, and phone to MODEM, the 
LINK light came on and the modem started blazing!!

FYI, so you know what to try if you run into this problem.




I've an old SmartAX MT882 broadband modem but got a new telephone line.
I'm not getting the LINK light on. Normally, if the phone line is good
and modem is turned on, the LINK light should blink and then stay on.

Before I go after the BSNL guys to fix the line, I just want to confirm
that the LINK light should be ON even when the modem is not connected to
the PC, even first time, right? In other words, network configuration is
not a pre-requisite for the server LINK!!


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