ADTRAN 4106 Plan A Network Card User Manual

TRACER 4106/4206 System Manual Section 6 Troubleshooting Guide
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If the RF LOW LED is ON (solid red), it is an indicator that the received signal is approaching 0 V of RSSI.
This condition is typically indicative of a path or installation problem.
Recommended Actions:
1. Verify the far-end transmitter power setting is the value that the link planning budget requires.
2. Check all coaxial cable connectors for solid connections. Check for water and corrosion around any of
the connectors. If water is apparent in the coaxial connectors, replace the coaxial cable and the
connectors, making sure to properly weatherproof the replacements.
3. Verify the RF signal path by verifying the antenna alignment.
4. Check the integrity of lightning arrestors.
T1 Interface Alarm LEDs
If the ALARM LED is ON (solid red), it is an indication that the TRACER 4106/4206 is detecting an active T1
alarm. To identify the T1 interface in alarm and the specific alarm present, display the
T1(X) STATUS screens
and check the
Recommended Actions:
1. Display the T1(X) STATUS screen and check the T1(X) INTERFACE ALARM field to identify the active alarm.
2. Follow the steps below for the appropriate alarm.
LOS Alarm (Red Alarm)
LOS ALARM is an indication that the TRACER 4106/4206 may be unable to detect a viable T1 received
signal from the connected T1 equipment. This error may be due to a degraded signal or no signal, or may
be caused by improper framing.
Recommended Actions:
1. Verify that the T1 cable is connected to the T1 interface on the TRACER 4106/4206.
2. Verify the connections at the opposite end of the T1 cable.
3. Verify that the framing mode (D4 or ESF) is the same for both the TRACER 4106/4206 and the T1
Yellow Alarm
A Yellow Alarm is generated by the attached equipment. When the attached equipment’s T1 interface is
in Red Alarm, the TRACER 4106/4206 generates a Yellow Alarm.
Recommended Actions:
1. Follow the troubleshooting steps for Red Alarm, but do so at the attached equipment.