• Subject: Re: 5394 and V.35 lines
  • From: "Lou Schmaus" <lschmaus@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 22:36:34 -0500

Larry,

As near as I can tell, the line is actually 56K. At least, that's what the
CSU/DSU's show on their display. And since they recently disconnected the
SNA server(they couldn't get printing to work right, that's what started
this whole mess), I can assume it is really a 56K line. The CSU/DSU's have
both a V.35 and an RS232 interface on the rear, so I may need to get into
the config there and tell it which interface I'm plugging the cable into.

A previous post got me into a Supportline Tech document for the 5394, and I
need to have a serial # over 55000, and maybe an updated microcode diskette.

Unfortunately, the AS/400 itself is in the office of the client's software
vendor, and their tech guys haven't gone out of their way to be available in
working with me on the config. I think maybe someone's toes got stepped on
when I was asked to help out on this.

Thanks for the info. This list has once again proven to be my best resource
for problem solving. I got two responses with most of the info I needed less
than an hour after my original post.


Thanks again,

Lou Schmaus
CCA, Inc.
Jackson, NJ 08527
lschmaus@link400.com

----- Original Message -----

>   To do 56K they have to be past a certain serial number (you don't
> think I remember what that is now do ya???)   Even the ones below 'the
> line' will do 56K most days. I'd go for it.
>
> > 3.    If anyone has one of these working this way, can you private email
me
> > some line/controller configs(of maybe fax the relevant ages from the
> > manual)?
>
>   There is no magic on the line/ctlr/device for the speed. The speed is
> controlled by the CSU/DSU on each end. Both the AS/400 and the 5394
> slave to them. If the config works for 2400, 9600, 19.2 it'll work on
> 56K IF the line and CSU/DSU's are correct.
>
>   My first question here would be is the line in fact 56K or is it 64K?
> Most new lines are 64K (I'm guessing the line is new becuase they are
> moving equip there and installing a newtwork).  Now I suspect the
> controller wouldn't sweat the additional 8K nor would the AS/400 but
> most CSU/DSU's are 56K -OR- 64K capable, not both so putting 56K units
> on a 64K line will often get you green lights but no data!
>
>   Other questions are if the unit was previously on a Multi-point line
> then the host must be set Multi-point or the controller needs to change,
> and other simple things like NRZI/NRZ, Station Address etc can render
> communication futile.
>
>   HTH - Larry
>
> --
> Larry Bolhuis
> Arbor Solutions, Inc.
> (616) 451-2500
> (616) 451-2571 -fax
> lbolhuis@arbsol.com
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