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Echoing on new 5.0

Echoing on new 5.0

Echoing on new 5.0

(OP)
I have two locations that I need to troubleshoot for echoing on the phones.
They are both new and both using 1FB loop. Were do I start test?


DP

RE: Echoing on new 5.0

This may be part of a known issue that has been addressed in 5.0.6 which was released about 2 weeks ago.

RE: Echoing on new 5.0

I just finished a wrestling match with two of these myself.  Both V3000s were purchased at the same time, and both exhibited the same symptoms.  5.0.6 helped, but did not completely get rid of the echo.  The loop current was high on the analog lines which I've always seen to be a contributing factor to echo, but bringing the current down from 44ma to 26 still did not completely eliminate the problem, either.  In the end, I had to swap out both units and the problems went away.  Bad production run???

RE: Echoing on new 5.0

(OP)
Did you get a case opened and 3Com said that it might be a bad batch?
I need to not spend to much time working on the problem. If it is a known bad batch.

RE: Echoing on new 5.0

I did have a case open on one of them, but I requested the RMAs on my own initiative.  I only suspect that there could have been a production problem since I ordered these two at the same time and had the exact same problem with them.  Also, the trouble went away immediately after replacing the chassis.

RE: Echoing on new 5.0

Just an update to my progression with this problem.  The V3000s that I got back from 3COM came in with 4.4.2 code, and I left them with 4.4.8 because it was late in the day and I hadn't got 5.x the license codes yet.  This has been nagging at me, so I took one off the shelf that had 4.4.2 today and put it through the wringer checking for echo.  It worked well until I upgraded it to 5.0.6, and I immediately got the echo.  Problem is, when I went back to 4.4.2, the echo did not go away.  If you watch the console screen while you're doing the upgrade to 5.x, it does a firmware update.  I'm wondering if it's changing the charactaristics of the hardware somehow and causing this echo problem.  I am opening a case on this box Monday morning, and I'll let you know what I find out.  In the meantime, has anybody else seen anything similar?

RE: Echoing on new 5.0

But when you have brought back the sw to 4.4.2 also you have replaced the coutry pack for the 4.4.2?

RE: Echoing on new 5.0

No, I did not replace the country pack.  I will try this on Monday, and I am also going to try deleteng 4.4.8 from the unit and re-installing it.  I hope that this will make a difference.  Thanks for the post.

RE: Echoing on new 5.0

Ok, remembers to you that it is country pack that the setting all the values on the trunk for your country.

RE: Echoing on new 5.0

(OP)
Talked to the 3com people. There is a bug in the handsets for 4.4.7 to 4.4.12 also 5.0.0 but fixed ine 5.0.6.
They are sending me an update.
 

RE: Echoing on new 5.0

In one of my installations 5.0.6 almost gets rid of it, but not quite.  I have a case open and engineering is working on it right now.  My other installation is rock solid with 5.0.6, so you'll probably be OK with just that.

RE: Echoing on new 5.0

We've been seening this on 5.0 and the new 5.06 code, but using a pri & a T1...  Anyone aware of the echo issue on anything other than analog trunks?

Thanks

RE: Echoing on new 5.0

(OP)
Problem fixed with 5.0.6 and 4.4.12

RE: Echoing on new 5.0

As a 3COM dealer, I have not heard of this problem. However, I will bring it up with an engineer and see if there was something being reported, judging from the threads, there might be something. I'm a tech, so it is worth it to know if there might be a problem that I need to know about. Send me an email if I can help.

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