ATM Interface output shows initializing

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Apr 7th, 2008

Working on setting up VPN backup on ADSL over ISDN HWIC card HWIC-1ADSLI in 2801 router with IOS ADVIPSERVICES 124-9.T5 in slot 1.

The HWIC does not get past "initializing". Have tried various configurations and rebooted router twice.Any help would be appreciated.

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Paolo Bevilacqua Mon, 04/07/2008 - 13:21

Hi, the card you have is for ADSL over ISDN (annex B). That is common in germany only. It cannot be made to work with other types of ADSL.

For "regular" ADSL over POTS, please use HWIC-1ADSL.

Hope this helps, please rate post if it does!

vijaykumargowda Mon, 04/07/2008 - 13:51

Thanks for the information.

Do we have any document for this? I have searched in Cisco, but was not succesfull in getting it. So i would request,if you have any document for this to forward to me.

dwatson777 Wed, 04/16/2008 - 08:46

This application is ADSLoISDN being supplied by COVAD in TX. Is there a reason why the ATM would be initializing only. It never reaches the iniialized state. I have talked to COVAD and they could only tell me that they are using a Nokia DSLAM. Could this be the issue?

Paolo Bevilacqua Wed, 04/16/2008 - 08:57

Does it come with a bri service on the same wires ? Have these been tested ? Which FW do you have currently, check show dsl interface.

dwatson777 Wed, 04/16/2008 - 09:30

No BRI Service. Straight ADSLoISDN. We have connectivity from PC to internet when we are using the modem. No FW on this router. Using this as VPN backup. setup as PPPoE. When tunnel comes it will go through our corp FW.

dwatson777 Wed, 04/16/2008 - 12:59

My bad, I was thinking of FW (firewall). When I do "sho dsl int atm 0/1/0" here is what I get:

Router2#sho dsl int atm 0/1/0


Alcatel 20190 chipset information

Line has not yet been activated. No information available.

DSL: Training log buffer capability is not enabled.

It looks like the 3.0.33 would be the latest for the HWIC-1ADSLI since the next one shows to be 4.10.9 for the C836.

Here is the modem info - COVAD Utopia R4652-T for ADSLoISDN service at 144Kbps. Nokia DSLAM model unknown.


dwatson777 Wed, 04/16/2008 - 14:22

Just a little more info. When I had debug atm events and errors on I saw this:

*Apr 16 10:33:43 CDT: DSL: Downloading init_AMR-R-2.5.042_no_bist.bin

So is my fw a little behind or is this the DSLAMs?

Paolo Bevilacqua Thu, 04/17/2008 - 06:58

That is current FW. Please try the upgrade. If that doesn't work, 4.0.3 is available for registered users:

dwatson777 Fri, 04/25/2008 - 07:59

I have uprgraded the IOS on this 2801 router to "c2801-advipservicesk9-mz.124-15.T3.bin" and I have upgraded the firmware for the HWIC-1ADSLI to "adsl_alc_20190.3-0-33.bin". I have seen no change in the initialization. I e-mailed Covad support and told them I would like to know what dslam they were using and why, they informed me that I do not have an ADSL line that I have an IDSL line.

My understanding is that IDSL is an ADSL-over-ISDN line. Is this not correct?



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