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USR Modems - They DO Work!!
Folks, when I tried to set up my system to use Hylafax over a year ago with my
USR Sportster datafax modem I had problems.
The config file created by Hylafax wasn't correct so I dug out the manual and
created a working config file. I posted this file with a note on the news
group and have been getting requests for the file ever since (the note is in
the archives but not the attachment). In fact, I've had two requests in the
Now I'm not proposing that USR modems are superior in any way but mine works in
a low stress home environment. I can receive/send faxes without problems.
Generally the family sends them directly from MS Word running under win98 on
another machine. They also use the great whcf program on the win98 machine
to check status, view faxes, etc. In other words, my modem has worked quite
satisfactorily for me. BTW, I running Hylafax on an old 486 under SuSE 6.2.
My mail id has changed since that initial posting. I also subscribe to several
very busy news groups and often get a few hundred emails a day. I only scan
the headers and just read the interesting ones so it's quite possible that I
may have missed others asking for the USR config file.
For those who may be interested I'm attaching the config file again. Let me
know if you use it and if it works for you. Obviously, you will need to
change country/area codes, name, telephone number.... Thanks!
E-Mail: Gerry Doris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"The lyf so short, the craft so long to learne" Chaucer
# $Id: class2.0,v 1.12 1996/06/24 02:58:33 sam Rel $
# HylaFAX Facsimile Software
# Copyright (c) 1990-1996 Sam Leffler
# Copyright (c) 1991-1996 Silicon Graphics, Inc.
# HylaFAX is a trademark of Silicon Graphics, Inc.
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# Sam Leffler and Silicon Graphics may not be used in any advertising or
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# permission of Sam Leffler and Silicon Graphics.
# THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS-IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
# EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY
# WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
# IN NO EVENT SHALL SAM LEFFLER OR SILICON GRAPHICS BE LIABLE FOR
# ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND,
# OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS,
# WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGE, AND ON ANY THEORY OF
# LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE
# OF THIS SOFTWARE.
# Generic Class 2.0 modem configuration.
# EDIT THIS CONFIGURATION TO REFLECT YOUR SETUP
GettyArgs: "-h %l dx_%s"
TagLineFormat: "From %%l|%c|Page %%p of %%t"
# Modem-related stuff: should reflect modem command interface
# and hardware connection/cabling (e.g. flow control).
ModemType: Class2.0 # use this to supply a hint
ModemSetupDTRCmd: ATS13=1&D2 # setup so DTR drop resets modem
ModemSetupDCDCmd: AT&C1 # setup so DCD reflects carrier (or not)
# We normally append the "@" symbol to the dial string so that
# the modem will wait 5 seconds before attempting to connect
# and return result codes that distinguish between no carrier
# and no answer. This makes it possible to avoid problems with
# repeatedly dialing a number that doesn't have a fax machine
# (kudos to Stuart Lynne for this trick.)
# NB: If you need to prefix phone numbers to get through a PBX,
# put it in the ModemDialCmd; e.g. "DT9%s@".
ModemDialCmd: ATDT%s # T for tone dialing
# Other possible configuration stuff. The default strings are
# shown below. Only those that are different from the defaults
# need to be included in the configuration file.
ModemResetCmds: "" # stuff to do when modem is reset
ModemAnswerCmd: ATA # use this to answer phone
ModemNoAutoAnswerCmd: ATS0=0 # disable auto-answer
# Set modem speaker volume commands: OFF QUIET LOW MEDIUM HIGH.
# Note that we both turn the speaker on/off and set volume.
ModemSetVolumeCmd: "ATM0 ATL0M1 ATL1M1 ATL2M1 ATL3M1"
ModemEchoOffCmd: ATE0 # disable command echo
ModemVerboseResultsCmd: ATV1 # enable verbose command results
ModemOnHookCmd: ATH0 # place phone on hook (hangup)
ModemSoftResetCmd: ATZ # do soft reset of modem
ModemWaitTimeCmd: ATS7=60 # wait 60 seconds for carrier
ModemCommaPauseTimeCmd: ATS8=2 # comma pause time is 2 seconds
ModemRecvFillOrder: LSB2MSB # bit order of received facsimile
ModemSendFillOrder: LSB2MSB # bit order modem expects for transmit
# Configuration parameters for Class 2.0 modems.
Class2Cmd: AT+FCLASS=2.0 # command to enter class 2.0
Class2BORCmd: AT+FBO=0 # bit order for phase B/C/D (direct)
Class2CQCmd: "" # commands to enable copy quality proc.
Class2AbortCmd: AT+FKS # abort session command
Class2CQQueryCmd: !(0),(0) # query for copy quality capabilities
Class2DCCQueryCmd: AT+FCC=? # query for modem capabilities
Class2TBCCmd: AT+FPP=0 # setup stream mode
Class2CRCmd: AT+FCR=1 # enable capability to receive
Class2PHCTOCmd: AT+FCT=30 # set phase C timeout parameter
Class2BUGCmd: AT+FBU=0 # enable HDLC frame tracing
Class2LIDCmd: AT+FLI # set local identifier command
Class2DCCCmd: AT+FCC # set modem capabilities command
Class2DISCmd: AT+FIS # set session parameters command
Class2DDISCmd: "" # disable pre-dial DIS command hack
Class2CIGCmd: AT+FPI # set polling identifier command
Class2NRCmd: AT+FNR=1,1,1,0 # setup status reporting command
Class2PTSCmd: AT+FPS # set post-page status command
Class2SPLCmd: AT+FSP # set polling indicator command
Class2NFLOCmd: AT+FLO=0 # set no flow control command
Class2SFLOCmd: AT+FLO=1 # set software flow control command
Class2HFLOCmd: AT+FLO=2 # set hardware flow control command