• C:\DB\msgtxt\DBLOG-17.TXT C:\DB\msgtxt\DBLOG-16.TXT

    From Bill Burton@1:3634/15 to all on Mon Jan 7 15:31:02 2013
    NEED Help fron a couple of volunteers!

    I am trying to test my modem setup so I can report the results in the COMM Echo
    as I promised a few weeks ago.

    I have a unique setup, it is a magicjack attached to a switch port on my network, a USR Sportster hooked to it and to com 1 on a ubuntu box. I am running a WINXP VM on the ubuntu box and Have D'Bridge in a DOS box doing the sending and receiving.

    I have been testing it with Mark Lewis. As of this afternoon after writing a Modem Control file for DB and opening up the com ports to 115200 I was able to get a 19200 connect. FYI I am file attaching two log excerpts from this afternoon. They are DBLOG-16.TXT & DBLOG-17.TXT. I still need some folks to dial in to check out the inbound connect rates.

    Any help you can give would be much appreciated. My POTS number is not in the nodelist but I plan on having one in there soon. My current POTS number is listed below and accessible 24/7. I can also accept crash mail at my INA listing.

    Please send me a netmail if you would like to assist.

    Thanks in advance.
    Later,
    Bill

    Internet: wabusa.com Telnet: bbs.wabusa.com Fidonet POTS: 330-548-2566

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  • From Andy Ball@1:261/38 to Bill Burton on Tue Jan 15 18:48:18 2013
    Hello Bill,

    BB> I still need some folks to dial in to check out the
    > inbound connect rates.

    If I still had a phone line (or a mobile phone that
    worked as a CSD modem), I would happily help you test it. Sadly I have nothing at home that will do the job.

    -Andy Ball

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  • From Bill Burton@1:3634/15 to Andy Ball on Wed Jan 16 10:34:50 2013
    Andy Ball wrote in a message to Bill Burton:


    Hello Bill,

    BB> I still need some folks to dial in to check out the
    > inbound connect rates.

    If I still had a phone line (or a mobile phone that
    worked as a CSD modem), I would happily help you test it. Sadly I
    have nothing at home that will do the job.

    Thanks for the thought Andy. See my post on the test results that I am publishing today.

    Later,
    Bill

    Internet: wabusa.com Telnet: bbs.wabusa.com Fidonet POTS: 330-548-2566
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  • From Gary Perkins@1:393/31 to All on Sat Feb 2 20:54:52 2013
    Recently, it's been reported that analog modem over MagicJack has been working for some people. I just wanted to chip in my own two cents: if you're thinking of purchasing, your experience may vary.

    I'm using Time Warner Cable Roadrunner in Southeast Texas. I have a USB MagicJack plugged into an XP box with no processor load, lots of free memory, which is connected via ethernet directly into a router.

    I tried dialing four different systems. Initially, I got a decent 28.8 connection, but then it retrained annoyingly a few times before dropping carrier. Not useful at all. It pretty much got worse from there, never finding a good carrier.

    I tried forcing 14400, 9600, all the way to 300. I didn't bother with less. I tried various modulation standards, limiting the retraining speeds, and I tried giving my ethernet port the highest priority on the router.

    Eventually I plan on buying a Magicjack Plus and trying that. I just don't know if my latency here is the issue, or if it's going through a USB port on this particular system that's causing the latency; in any case, I thought I'd put this out there for anyone else giving it a go and running into problems; you're not the only one. :P
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  • From Adam Glazener@1:275/89 to Gary Perkins on Sun Dec 22 00:52:40 2013
    Re: MagicJack
    By: Gary Perkins to All on Sat Feb 02 2013 08:54 pm

    Recently, it's been reported that analog modem over MagicJack has been worki for some people. I just wanted to chip in my own two cents: if you're think of purchasing, your experience may vary.

    I'm using Time Warner Cable Roadrunner in Southeast Texas. I have a USB MagicJack plugged into an XP box with no processor load, lots of free memory which is connected via ethernet directly into a router.

    I tried dialing four different systems. Initially, I got a decent 28.8 connection, but then it retrained annoyingly a few times before dropping carrier. Not useful at all. It pretty much got worse from there, never finding a good carrier.

    I tried forcing 14400, 9600, all the way to 300. I didn't bother with less. tried various modulation standards, limiting the retraining speeds, and I tr giving my ethernet port the highest priority on the router.


    Eventually I plan on buying a Magicjack Plus and trying that. I just don't know if my latency here is the issue, or if it's going through a USB port on this particular system that's causing the latency; in any case, I thought I' put this out there for anyone else giving it a go and running into problems; you're not the only one. :P

    I know that some folkes at Heatwave BBS have successfully configured their dial up modems through MagicJack. You can log onto their board and try their configs to see if yours will work as good as theirs does.

    Heatwave BBS - telnet: www.heatwavebbs.com (port 23) or 68.98.99.188:23

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