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Old 04-28-2005, 05:18 PM   #1
Andknig
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BT USB/ADSL modem not found


Got a BT Voyager 100 adsl USB modem - yeah, I know they [USB/ADSL] suck from all the Googling I've read - but I'm not doing too bad....

I have installed the eciadsl driver, ran the config, obtained the DNS addresses, installed a pppoe 'helper' but am having trouble getting the modem 'found' when running 'startmodem' or 'adsl-start'.

The modem has power and I have found it under the 'Hardware Browser'. If it is unplugged/replaced it shows up in the System Log. The Modem info is found under /proc/bus/usb [subsection] 'devices'. If I type 'mtab' it is listed as usbfs.

Do I have to 'mount' it under a /dev? If so, what one? In the pppoe installer it asks me for a pathname for the modem, for which I entered the /proc/bus/usb/usbfs. Dont know if this is right.

Any ideas would be much appreciated!

PS, am very new so be kind
 
Old 04-29-2005, 07:39 AM   #2
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not being rude,
If i were you,
buy a proper ADSL modem/router.
They are around 50 and a great investment.

They just work
 
Old 04-29-2005, 09:55 AM   #3
Andknig
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Yeah *sighs* kind of come to that conclusion myself. But came so close, modem just(!) needs the correct synch.bin....

Was looking at the ADSL routers, 50 you say?

Now where's that can of petrol and some matches...
 
Old 04-29-2005, 10:10 AM   #4
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Honestly, you won't regret it.
Don't waste your effort on a crap piece of hardware.
They freeze and drop out even on Windoze I hear.
Why do you think they give the buggers away?!?!?!


I got a Linksys.
It's a ADSL modem/router with wireless card slot (only 11b).
Dabs bundled it with a free PCMCIA wireless card. Which I thought was
because it's a naff-ish unfashionable device.

It turns out it was an excellent decision. I've got wireless if i want it - like
any wireless router, but if i don't need the wireless I just whip
the card out and no war-drivers can snoop! Brilliant!
A normal wireless router you'd need to (I imagine) go in and configure it off.
(i could be wrong of course)

4 ports too so you can network.

It's been good as gold.
Great kit. Never failed.
 
  


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