You'll need to look around the net and find Alcatel Speedtouch drivers (http://linux-usb.sourceforge.net/SpeedTouch/
maybe?), then you'll need to install them. I'm not sure if the Mandrake drivers work or not.
You're luckier than me, Freeserve gave me a Copperjet 800, which is practically unusable under Linux, so I had to go and buy a Netgear router.On the bright side, at least now I have Wifi