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Using the IBM 7852-400 Modem with Robot Alert

Last Updated:
August 28, 2016

You can use the IBM 7852-400 modem with Robot Alert and IBM's Electronic Customer Support without switching the modem from SYNCHRONOUS to ASYNCHRONOUS modes (the modem is set up in SYNCHRONOUS mode). You must have an existing Robot Alert modem-type communication job and you must know the name of this communication job's line description.


  • To create a Robot Alert modem-type communication job, refer to the Robot Alert User Guide.
  • To verify the name of a communication job's line description, see the section, "Verifying the Name of a Line Description," below.
  • To change the communication job's line description, your user profile must have ALLOBJ, IOSYSCFG, and SECADM authorities.

Changing the Line Description

To change the line description of the communication job:

  1. Vary off the Robot Alert line description associated with the communication job.

  2. Enter the command RBTALRLIB/RBASYNCLIN and press F4 to prompt the command. The Change Alert Line Description (RBASYNCLIN) panel displays.

  3. Enter the name of the Robot Alert line description you want to change, and press Enter. (If you don't know the name of the line description, see the next section, "Verifying the Name of a Line Description.")

    The Change ALERT Line Description (RBASYNCLIN) panel in Robot ALERT.


Verifying the Name of a Line Description

To verify the name of your modem-type line description:

  1. Select option 6, System Setup Menu, from the Robot Alert Administration Menu.

  2. Select option 2, Maintain Communication Jobs, from the System Setup Menu to display the Maintain Communication Jobs panel.

  3. Locate the communication job, enter a 1 in the Opt field to select it, and press Enter to display the Communication Job panel.

  4. Verify the name of the line description from the Line Description field.

    The Communication Job panel in Robot ALERT.

  5. Press F3 to exit the panel.


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