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Old 03-11-2007, 03:20 AM   #1
veeyen
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configuring SmartAX MT882 ADSL router in Linux


hi to all, i am new to linux and installed mandrake linux. M BSNL broadband modem works fine in windows with USB port. Now I have installed linux as other operating system. I dont know how to configure my ADSL modem in linux using USB. I am not having a net card. suppose I buy a net card i conecting through LAN then how to configure it
 
Old 03-21-2007, 06:36 PM   #2
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Smile SmartAX Mt-882 adsl on OpenSuse 10.2

I have just received the above from TalkTalk as part of Talk3/broadband package. Connected using ethernet to PC (eth0 on motherboard) and set up using Firefox to open address 192.168.1.1.
Pre-work included disable Kinternet and turn on ethernet port in PC bios.
Worked straight away but needed setting up twice before setting became permanent. Points to look out for are:
both link and LAN light turn from green to amber after booting up. This indicates enhanced connection - not fault.
by default eth0 came up in internal firewall zone - moved to external.
Ensure you turn off DNS server, Mail server and POP3 server if you are simply running a workstation.

Does anyone know of a site with a manual for the MT-882. Talktalk support staff are useless - the guy I talked to did not seem to comprehend that unix and Linux existed as a workstation operating system, and had no idea of the best parameters for the numerous set-up pages on the modem.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 12:13 PM   #3
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Are you sure you do not have an ethernet port? Some motherboards have one but there is a blanking plate over it. Check by physical look or by interrupting boot up to inspect BIOS. If not present then ethernet cards are very cheap and a much better route than USB. Faster, less risk of conflict, easier to set up.....
 
  


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