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Title: xDSL connection monitor

Abstract

A system and method of maintaining communication between a computer and a server, the server being in communication with the computer via xDSL service or dial-up modem service, with xDSL service being the default mode of communication, the method including sending a request to the server via xDSL service to which the server should respond and determining if a response has been received. If no response has been received, displaying on the computer a message (i) indicating that xDSL service has failed and (ii) offering to establish communication between the computer and the server via the dial-up modem, and thereafter changing the default mode of communication between the computer and the server to dial-up modem service. In a preferred embodiment, an xDSL service provider monitors dial-up modem communications and determines if the computer dialing in normally establishes communication with the server via xDSL service. The xDSL service provider can thus quickly and easily detect xDSL failures.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
BellSouth Intellectual Property Corp., Wilmington, DE (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175704
Patent Number(s):
7,028,084
Application Number:
09/669,852
Assignee:
BellSouth Intellectual Property Corp. (Wilmington, DE) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:
FG03-92ER81275
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Horton, John J. xDSL connection monitor. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Horton, John J. xDSL connection monitor. United States.
Horton, John J. Tue . "xDSL connection monitor". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175704.
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