USR Netserver i 16 Plus issues

David Payer ( (no email) )
Sun, 8 Mar 1998 15:25:44 -0600

If any of you have the new Netserver 16i Plus (using 3Com's OS, not the
Livingston version) I would like to know if you have had any of the
following issues:

I have made the basic configuration the same as my old MPi-16 modems.

1) Certain modems (particularly Sportster 33.6 and some 56K X2) which
connected perfectly well to our set of Modem Pools which plugged into a
Portmaster cannot connect to the new Netserver. My own home computer is
among them. The only solution is to turn the speed down to 19.2 and then it
will connect. Why is this?

2) My Quake players are about to kill me. Everything worked fine for them
and now they say Quake is unplayable if they log on via the Netserver. The
packet loss it near total for 1 second spurts. This did not happen on the
MPi-16 plugged into the PM2E30

3)Default DNS is not transferred via the PPP connection. So all of my older
customers who did not have that info plugged in are wondering"why can't I go
anywhere on the net". Fortunately many enlightened ones have called and I
have given them the workaround. The lost souls are wandering down ever
darker paths Im afraid.

Has anyone experienced these things and if so found a workaround for them?

David Payer
OMNI Internet