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85x / 87x / 18xx / HWIC-1ADSL problems

This thread is meant to track the issue in earlier ADSL firmware for the models above, where the circuit does not synchronize, or is unstable, or it has poor performances.

The necessary FW upgrade to fix the issue is publicly available with installation documentation from cisco:

Newer ADLS firmware is also embedded in newer IOS. The mapping of ADSL FW to IOS is available at:

Here below is "show dsl int" taken from a 1801 that would not sync ADSL with default FW.

If you have similar reports, please post them here.


Alcatel 20190 chipset information


Modem Status: Showtime (DMTDSL_SHOWTIME)

DSL Mode: ITU G.992.1 (G.DMT) Annex A

ITU STD NUM: 0x01 0x1

Vendor ID: 'STMI' 'TSTC'

Vendor Specific: 0x0000 0x0002

Vendor Country: 0x0F 0xB5

Capacity Used: 37% 47%

Noise Margin: 24.5 dB 23.0 dB

Output Power: 19.0 dBm 12.5 dBm

Attenuation: 16.5 dB 9.5 dB

Defect Status: None None

Last Fail Code: None

Watchdog Counter: 0x33

Watchdog Resets: 0

Selftest Result: 0x00

Subfunction: 0x00

Interrupts: 8241 (0 spurious)

PHY Access Err: 0

Activations: 2

LED Status: ON

LED On Time: 100

LED Off Time: 100

Init FW: init_3.0.33_nobist.bin

Operation FW: AMR-3.0.033.bin

FW Version: 3.0.33

Interleave Fast Interleave Fast

Speed (kbps): 2464 0 352 0

Cells: 21396 0 9562 0

Reed-Solomon EC: 0 0 0 0

CRC Errors: 0 0 0 0

Header Errors: 0 0 0 0

Total BER: 0E-0 0E-0Leakage Avarage BER: 0E-0 0E-0

LOM Monitoring : Disabled