Remote Modem-Type Self-Learning
Original Publication Date: 1985-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
In modem networks, it may happen that a modem, for example, a local modem, has to communicate with a remote modem having control and diagnostic capabilities that are different from those of the local modem. For efficient communication, information on the type of the remote modem should be provided to the local modem. This is generally obtained by setting appropriate straps in the local modem. This article describes a technique which permits the local modem to learn automatically the type of the remote modem, based on detection of the start-up procedure used by the remote modem.