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Old 09-18-2004, 05:13 PM   #1
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ADSL modem driver


I have an EA900 USB ADSL modem which I am using successfully on W*****s 98SE. I now wish to use it on Linux (SuSE 9.0), but it doesn't appear to have a suitable driver compatible with Linux. My PC tells me it is a DynaMiTe product. Does anyone know how I can obtain a driver suitable for Linux operation?

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Old 09-18-2004, 08:05 PM   #2
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You should probably check out your modem manufacturer's website and see if they have linux drivers listed. Don't be surprised/disappointed if they don't. AFAIK, Dynamite is an Alcatel chipset. This link might be of some use: http://dsl.linux.it/DSLChipsets

If you don't get anywhere with finding some drivers, you might want to look into the ethernet/router method of net connection.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 06:11 AM   #3
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ADSL modem driver

Thanks, Pongmaster, for your prompt reply.

I've tried a variety of souces of info: modem supplier and modem manufacturer - neither of whom have replied, the site you gave me, Alcatel, etc, etc, but so far without success. I'll keep trying.

Anyway, thanks again

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Old 09-20-2004, 09:13 AM   #4
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I honestly think you're going to be buying some extra hardware.
An ethernet card/router pack shouldn't set you back much more than about 70.
This seems lot when you've already got a modem and such, but there are advantages: routers are usually OS independent - you can use it with any/all versions of Linux and Windows too. Ethernet cards are very well supported in Linux. Chances are your card'll be configured during the install. You'll also get a Windows driver CD with it too.

As you're in the UK: http://www.dsl-warehouse.co.uk/default.asp They do some good deals on eth/router packs - if you get your ADSL from an ISP like BT or Freeserve. If you're with one of the cable companies and get your TV and such along with your net, then you'll need a 'broadband' router and not an ADSL.

EDIT fixed link

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