6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 4, 2013 9:27 AM by geo

    NEC IPK with Total Access 924 PRI

    adriansd New Member

      having the hardest time getting this to work ive tried several interface cards on the IPK when i put a loopback adapter on the DSX port i get the green light of course that just shows the loop but i can never get any connectivity with the IPK has anyone had any similar situations?

        • Re: NEC IPK with Total Access 924 PRI
          unified Past_Featured_Member

          Are you using a straight through or cross over cable?

            • Re: NEC IPK with Total Access 924 PRI
              adriansd New Member

              ive tried both straight and cross over polarity swap in both ways

                • Re: NEC IPK with Total Access 924 PRI
                  geo Employee

                  Hello and thank you for posting to our forum.

                   

                  If you are using a TA 924, make sure you are using T1 0/2.  You will likely need a straight through T1 cable to the NEC.

                  If you are using a TA 924e you will need to use T1 0/3 or T1 0/4 and will likely need a T1 crossover cable.

                   

                  T1 straight through is:

                  1-1

                  2-2

                  4-4

                  5-5

                   

                  T1 crossover is:

                  1-4

                  2-5

                  4-1

                  5-2

                   

                  When connecting the cable from the ADTRAN to the NEC, trying logging into the ADTRAN via console/telnet/ssh and use the CLI show commands for help.  You can issue the command:

                   

                  show int t1 0/x

                   

                  where x is the number of the T1 you are using.  Here you can see if the ADTRAN T1 port is in Alarm.  Check of LOS (Loss of Signal) or LOF (Loss of Frame).  This may help clue you in on the problem.  Is the NEC set for ESF/B8ZS on the T1?

                   

                  Thanks,

                  Geoff

                    • Re: NEC IPK with Total Access 924 PRI
                      adriansd New Member

                      hi geo thanks for the reply the NEC is set for ESF/B8ZS my only problem is the 924 belongs to telco and i cant access the unit when i talk to them they say they dont even see my NEC plugged in so im just looking to confirm if settings on the 924 would prevent me from showing up i dont get any kind of connectivity as of now thanks for your time

                        • Re: NEC IPK with Total Access 924 PRI
                          geo Employee

                          I have to assume that the T1 port on the ADTRAN is enabled (no shutdown) since you mentioned that you can hard loop the T1 port and you see the green light.  If the carrier is not seeing anything, here is a check list of things to consider:

                           

                          1.  Is the carrier looking at the correct T1 port on the ADTRAN when you are connecting the cable?

                          2.  When the cable is connected does the carrier report Loss of Signal or Loss of Frame on the T1?

                          3.  Can you use the loopback adapter on the cable between the ADTRAN and the NEC to verify that cable as well?  A loopback adapter will work on both a T1 straight through and T1 crossover cable. 

                           

                          The only settings that need to be set on the T1 to get Layer 1 connectivity are as follows:

                          !

                          interface t1 0/2

                            no shutdown

                          !

                          You do not need even need a TDM-group set on the port to bring Layer 1 up.  ESF and B8ZS are default.  Since there is not a lot to configure to bring the T1 up, I believe that the cable is more likely to be the issue. 

                           

                          Regards,

                          Geoff

                  • Re: NEC IPK with Total Access 924 PRI
                    geo Employee

                    Hello,

                     

                    I went ahead and flagged this post as "Assumed Answered". If any of the responses on this thread assisted you, please mark them as Correct or Helpful as the case may be with the applicable buttons. This will make them visible and help other members of the community find solutions more easily. If you still need assistance, we would be more than happy to continue working with you on this - just let us know in a reply.

                     

                    Thanks,

                    Geoff