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Old 08-17-2007, 11:11 PM   #1
winyath
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Exclamation Prolink H9601 USB ADSL Modem


I have Prolink H9601 USB ADSL Modem. The driver cd that came with the modem had drivers for Kernal 2.6 (not sure what that means I new to linux).
It also had what was called complied binaries for the following versions of linux Mandrake 10.1, Suse 9.2 and Ferdora Core 3.

The ddrivers I am talking abt can be found when you google the phrase "Prolink H9601 Drivers"


I have downloaded and installed Fedora Core 3. The problem I am faced with now is how to configure the modem for fedora core 3.

There are two files(compiled binaries) which are
gsi_cfg
GUModem.ko
what do I do with them?

I need to connect to a PPPOE(RFC 2516) network
Authentication to be used should be PAP
Modulation should be LLC

Can somebody help me out? I'm an absolute beginner to linux. Any help is graciously appreciated.
 
Old 08-18-2007, 01:50 AM   #2
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winyath:
Here is a thread in the prolink forum.
There should be some form of instructions on the CD.
The problem with pre-compiled binaries is that they are compiled against a specific kernel. Meaning that the module "GUModem.ko" was probably compiled against the original kernel installed off the CD's/DVD. Once you apply updates to Fedora, it will more than likely upgrade the kernel to the last version before Fedora Core 3 was put to the grave, and that module won't work no more. I'll offer two suggestions, when you type uname -r in a terminal, bash will tell you which kernel you have installed, wherever you see "uname -r" below refers to the version of the kernel that is installed based on what bash told you is installed:

1:
Check in /lib/modules/uname -r/ for a folder/directory named "extra", chances are there is none. You can make the directory and put that module "GUModem.ko" in it and tell the system to load it upon re-boot so you can use the modem, the module is a driver. To make the directory, issue this command as root in a terminal, (replace uname -r with what is appropriate):
Code:
mkdir /lib/modules/uname -r/extra
To put the module in it, mount the CD and navigate to the directory that contains the module via command line in a terminal and issue this command:
Code:
cp GUModem.ko /lib/modules/uname -r/extra
To tell the system to load it into the kernel upon every re-boot issue this command:
Code:
depmod -a
EDIT: You may also need to add a line in /etc/modprobe/preload if the file exists as such:
Quote:
GUModem.ko
Also, check after a re-boot if the module's name is all lower case without those upper case letters, if it is, it will also need to be all lower case in that file.
Now, as to how to set up the modem, you'll have to Google that one as I only do dial up with wvdial which may already be installed.

2:
Download a more modern Linux distribution and visit linmodems and check out two worthy links called "archives" and "scanModem tool". The archives are past/ongoing cases involving all types of modems where linmodem maintainers are/have helped people get it together. The scanModem tool is a little script that will scan your system for modems and tell you if it is supported in Linux and give all kinds of useful information regarding links to source packages for compiling modules, links to the maintainers for their assistance if need be, etc.. Make sure the modem is connected when running the script.
You may even want to run the script in the Fedora Core 3 installation first to see if it's supported first before downloading a more modern distribution. Keep in mind, you may not be able to install a em64 or amd64 distribution (64bit) as there probably is only 32bit support for that modem if it is supported, which would be a "i386, i586, i686" architecture.

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Old 08-18-2007, 10:41 AM   #3
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I have Prolink H9601 USB ADSL Modem. The driver cd that came with the modem had drivers for Kernal 2.6 (not sure what that means I new to linux).
It also had what was called complied binaries for the following versions of linux Mandrake 10.1, Suse 9.2 and Ferdora Core 3.

The ddrivers I am talking abt can be found when you google the phrase "Prolink H9601 Drivers"


I have installed Fedora Core 7. The problem I am faced with now is how to configure the modem for fedora core 7.

There are two files(compiled binaries) which are
gsi_cfg
GUModem.ko
what do I do with them?

I need to connect to a PPPOE(RFC 2516) network
Authentication to be used should be PAP
Modulation should be LLC

Can somebody help me out? I'm an absolute beginner to linux. Any help is graciously appreciated.
 
Old 08-18-2007, 03:52 PM   #4
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(How did a discussion about installing an nvidia driver on Debian turn into a discussion about installing a Hercules USB ADSL modem on Fedora 7? The FedoraForum would be more appropriate for that. Anyway...)

Upon cursory inspection, the Linux driver package for the H9601 modem contains source code for 2.6-series kernels, so you should be able to build the driver yourself. You'd need the kernel source package, as well as the necessary tools (i.e. gcc, make, etc.) installed to build the kernel module. Then unzip the driver archive and follow the instructions in /H9601_Linux_Driver/Note for Kernel 2.6/MonacoReadme.txt to compile and install it.

The modem's manual also includes instructions on how to build the Linux kernel driver.

Good luck.
 
Old 08-19-2007, 03:37 AM   #5
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Winyath, next time please don't hijack an existing thread with your own questions. Create your own thread instead. Also watch where you're posting: you posted yours in Debian instead of Fedora.
 
Old 09-21-2009, 04:14 AM   #6
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The linux driver for prolink h9601 is eciadsl(google it)
PM me if you have a problem!(elakiri as harper)
install it and the download the synch.bin achive which is also there and extract it to /etc/eciadsl/synch
use the following parameters to configure
using eciadsl-config-text command as root
VID1=0915
PID1=8102
VID2=0915
PID2=8102
MODE=LLC_SNAP_RFC1483_BRIDGED_ETH_NO_FCS
VCI=35
VPI=8
FIRMWARE=/etc/eciadsl/firmware00.bin
SYNCH=gs7470_synch20.bin
PPPD_USER=(username)
PPPD_PASSWD=
USE_DHCP=no
USE_STATICIP=no
STATICIP=
GATEWAY=
MODEM=Other
MODEM_CHIPSET=GS7470
SYNCH_ALTIFACE=0
PPPOECI_ALTIFACE=0
PROVIDER=Other
DNS1=203.115.0.46
DNS2=203.115.0.47
then to connect enter these commands as root eciadsl-start.keep entering this command until an error comes telling that a process called eciadsl-pppoeci is already running.
then type ifconfig and you must see something like this(without any rx packets):
tap0
Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr d6:ab:d9:99:f5:2e
inet6 addr: fe80::d4ab:d9ff:fe99:f52e/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:18395 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:19493 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:500
RX bytes:17577091 (17.5 MB) TX bytes:2835186 (2.8 MB)

if you dont see something like this then try eciadsl-start again until you see it.

then after tap0 appears
enter the command pppoeconf tap0
then it will scan some stuff and press enter for all those stuff enter you username and password when asked.after you are done ,
connect by typing pppoe-start
happy surfing
PM me if you have a problem!(elakiri as harper)
-harindu perera
 
  


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