• Zoom Modem and Caller ID

    From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to All on Sat Apr 28 10:20:00 2018

    Hi Folks!

    I have a Zoom 3095 USB modem which is having problems detecting Caller
    ID, or perhaps the software is having problems, or.... Sometimes it will display but usually not. The 'official' commercially purchased Caller
    ID boxes and built in to the telephones always will, so doesn't seem to
    be an issue with the data, REN, etc. (I have temporarily disconnected
    phones to reduced the REN -- didn't help.)

    Per Linux's lsusb command it's: ID 0803:3095 Zoom Telephonics Inc. V.92
    56K Mini External Modem Model 3095.

    The 'inconsistencies' occur with two computers: a Raspberry Pi Model B
    and my Lenovo T61 laptop.

    The RPi is powered with a 2400mA wall wart. Have tried the modem with a powered hub - no better, no worse. (I left the keyboard and mouse
    plugged in to the RPi). Using NCID as the software; also minicom to
    test.

    It was suggested to try the modem on a different computer so currently
    it is on the laptop with just minicom. I always get RING, so the call
    is being detected.

    It wast suggested to try on a different landline -- the only person I
    know well enough to 'fool around' with their phone doesn't have CID.

    In minicom I've altered the reset init$ from ^M~ATZ^M~ to
    ^M~ATZ+VCID=1^M~ no difference. On a WAG changed the Z reset to the
    factory reset: ^M~ATF0+VCID=0 No difference. (And I did check: F0
    and F1 are the same.)

    Yesterday tried putting a DSL filter before the modem -- nope, didn't
    help! Still some calls I get a CID display and some I don't. No rhyme
    nor reason: a 'common caller' will sometimes display and sometimes not:
    the person called at 1:21 p.m. and properly displayed on the laptop;
    called back a little while later at 1:52 p.m. and just displayed RING.

    A few days ago did do these tests:

    AT%L Report Line Signal Level
    Gives ERROR. Tried with phone off hook (ATH1) - same (ERROR).
    ("Error" means 'not connected', but I'm not sure to what.)

    AT%Q Report Line Signal Quality
    Gives ERROR. Tried with phone off hook (ATH1) - same (ERROR)

    AT-TRV Tip & Ring Voltage
    On-hook I got: 46.87
    Off-hook 8.59

    (For poops-and-giggles tried that one just now: 46.87. Figure no real
    reason to test off-hook as on-hook is when the phone will usually be
    ringing and want to see who is calling.)


    So any suggestions as to what to do/check to get this thing running
    properly?

    TIA!


    Barry_Martin_3@
    @Q.COM



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  • From Mark Redden@454:1/105 to Barry Martin on Fri May 22 23:40:23 2020

    Hi Folks!

    I have a Zoom 3095 USB modem which is having problems detecting Caller
    ID, or perhaps the software is having problems, or.... Sometimes it will display but usually not. The 'official' commercially purchased Caller
    ID boxes and built in to the telephones always will, so doesn't seem to
    be an issue with the data, REN, etc. (I have temporarily disconnected phones to reduced the REN -- didn't help.)

    Per Linux's lsusb command it's: ID 0803:3095 Zoom Telephonics Inc. V.92
    56K Mini External Modem Model 3095.

    The 'inconsistencies' occur with two computers: a Raspberry Pi Model B
    and my Lenovo T61 laptop.

    The RPi is powered with a 2400mA wall wart. Have tried the modem with a powered hub - no better, no worse. (I left the keyboard and mouse
    plugged in to the RPi). Using NCID as the software; also minicom to
    test.

    It was suggested to try the modem on a different computer so currently
    it is on the laptop with just minicom. I always get RING, so the call
    is being detected.

    It wast suggested to try on a different landline -- the only person I
    know well enough to 'fool around' with their phone doesn't have CID.

    In minicom I've altered the reset init$ from ^M~ATZ^M~ to
    ^M~ATZ+VCID=1^M~ no difference. On a WAG changed the Z reset to the factory reset: ^M~ATF0+VCID=0 No difference. (And I did check: F0
    and F1 are the same.)

    Yesterday tried putting a DSL filter before the modem -- nope, didn't
    help! Still some calls I get a CID display and some I don't. No rhyme
    nor reason: a 'common caller' will sometimes display and sometimes not:
    the person called at 1:21 p.m. and properly displayed on the laptop;
    called back a little while later at 1:52 p.m. and just displayed RING.

    A few days ago did do these tests:

    AT%L Report Line Signal Level
    Gives ERROR. Tried with phone off hook (ATH1) - same (ERROR).
    ("Error" means 'not connected', but I'm not sure to what.)

    AT%Q Report Line Signal Quality
    Gives ERROR. Tried with phone off hook (ATH1) - same (ERROR)

    AT-TRV Tip & Ring Voltage
    On-hook I got: 46.87
    Off-hook 8.59

    (For poops-and-giggles tried that one just now: 46.87. Figure no real reason to test off-hook as on-hook is when the phone will usually be
    ringing and want to see who is calling.)


    So any suggestions as to what to do/check to get this thing running properly?

    TIA!

    N++ N++
    N++ Barry_Martin_3@ N++
    N++ @Q.COM N++
    N++ N++


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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Mark Redden on Sat May 23 07:24:00 2020

    Hi Mark!

    Not sure if you intended to reply or just advance to the next message as
    yor message came through as just all quoteback.


    I have a Zoom 3095 USB modem which is having problems detecting Caller
    ID, or perhaps the software is having problems, or.... Sometimes it will display but usually not. The 'official' commercially purchased Caller

    Sort of an update: appears there was line noise which prevented the
    modem from getting a clear signal. Not sure why the Caller ID's worked
    other than they may be 'tuned' to a 1200 Hz data rate and the modem for
    much higher.

    BTW, welcome to ILink!



    Barry_Martin_3@
    @Q.COM



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