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Old 06-12-2002, 07:41 PM   #1
BorgKing
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Bellsouth DSL


Well... I've read through some of the threads about the DSL problems... but everyone seems to be at a later step than I am. I've unzipped, un"tarred", ran make, then it sent a buncha files into the /etc/hotplug folder.
I see a buncha files ending with .agent and a folder called usbmodem (it includes a "program" but I can't run it).
I modprobed usb.agent... but the terminal is saying it can't find usb.agent.
What do I do now? I'm really confused on how to install this thing. Thanks for all the help!
 
Old 06-12-2002, 08:38 PM   #2
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www.linux-usb.org/
 
Old 06-12-2002, 10:01 PM   #3
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thx for the site... hrm... still kinda confused though....
i don't suppose anyone has a rpm file for alcatel speedtouch usb?
 
Old 06-21-2002, 03:18 PM   #4
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Yo

From when we spoke the other day, on another thread, about the same thing, my brother spent about 4 hours last night configuring my, yes you've guessed it, alcatel speedtouch modem!!!!!!

taran tarah taran tarah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now, so you remember, i am "LQ's" most useless nugget, but, I did find a copy of a speed touch RPM at sourceforge (I think thats where I got it anyway), and I even burned it onto cdr. But have just looked you up and got a "this person has asked not to receive e-mail through linux questions" prompt, I can't even e-mail to you.

Inconsiderate git!!! how can a nugget like me ever assist someone when I can't even get their e-mail address!!!especially as i've only just learned how to bounce e-mails and files around using "Satan's Software" let alone linux!!!!

Nah, only joking, but my bruv did manage to get my speedtouch configured, and I have got a copy of a speedtouch rpm, though I don't know if it'll work.

When I was messing about trying (and failing) to get mandy 8.2 to dual boot every time I installed the mandy, it just came up with unable to locate speedtouch_RPM


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Old 06-21-2002, 08:19 PM   #5
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So you're saying you DO have a rpm for speedtouch? Well, I finally got Mandrake to work wiht my modem w/out the rpm and such. (spent a week figuring it out :P )
Y'know, you COULD always PM me... u donn't have to send by email...
 
Old 06-22-2002, 11:04 AM   #6
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Why don't you just request your DSL provider for an Ethernet DSL modem??, it's way better than USB dsl modems anyway!, and no need of getting alsmo impossible to get rpms...just get Roaring penguine and voila!...those DSL usb modems are just a plain head egg...they should be called WinDSLmodems just like regular Winmodems...
 
Old 06-24-2002, 02:39 AM   #7
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why would you use a USB modem?
 
Old 06-24-2002, 04:07 AM   #8
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if you like to give yourself annoying problems then, you just gotta love USB,
 
Old 06-24-2002, 05:46 AM   #9
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dsl usb modems

it's probably to do with the various parts of the push to change peoples internet access from dial up to boradband. Not sure were u r HP300, but if you are in the UK you can't fail to have heard something about the efforts to push the so called Broadband Britain.

Just read www.theregister.co.uk on a regular basis for a brief (if a little tounge in cheek) view of all the stuff about whether BT are a help or hinderance in promoting broadband.

Personally, I reckon it's part of a global conspiracy by the "good idea's club". That there's a couple of truck's filled with shit loads of alcatel speed touch adsl usb modem traveling round europe.
When one service provider fails to sell them all they ship 'em to the next one until they discover that they can be a pain in the arse.

To be truthful, the modem is a piece of cake to set up 4 windows and it works fine (except for that phrase - windows) it appears that all alcatel (thomson group/whatever they want to call themselves) need to do, is to provide a proper bit of software, even if it has to be a "generalised" RPM with minimal configuration i.e. put the name of your provider here and the type of service your provider uses (pppoe/pppoa etc) there and maybe even "the linux distro used" (so it even knows where the various distro's like to put the various files etc) somewhere else type thing and it would be an excellent piece of kit.

As I said, under windows it seems to be a good bit of kit, and under linux it's a bit like pissing in the wind - possible but not very helpful

Last edited by bigjohn; 06-24-2002 at 06:03 AM.
 
Old 06-24-2002, 09:11 AM   #10
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it's also an ugly green wanna be fish!, I had it and threw it back to my ISP face, no freakin way I was gonna use that...now I got my beautiful etherner DSL modem, , isn't ethernet beautiful!

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Old 06-24-2002, 11:05 AM   #11
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Welll... I've finally managed to setup my modem and make it work everytime!

-get the mgmt.o microcode

-run the ./configure && make for the speedtouch-1.1

-then run make install

-afterwards, edit 4 files according to the help files that came with speedtouch-1.1

after editing all of them (and saving) type : modem_run -m -f (this is the path where the mgmt.o of located) ex:
modem_run -m -f /home/borg/mgmt.o

let is run (it takes a while)
then type

pppd call adsl

then type ifconfig

and you should see your ppp0 (that's your internet!)
everytime you wanna use internet just go through terminal and type the modem_run and the pppd call adsl.

Hope that helps everyone!
 
Old 06-25-2002, 01:05 AM   #12
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Thumbs up I know what your saying......

I have DSL its not that i dont know about it I'm asking why would you use a USB modem as opposed to an ethernet. Some may say mobility well they both unplug easy. And USB is slower if you like that sorta of thing, it might be better when they make usb 2.0 modems but still it makes no sense. When I got my dsl they asked do you want ethernet or usb? I should slapped that guy!
 
Old 06-25-2002, 10:44 AM   #13
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I choose USB because it is alot cheaper. If I had an ethernet modem, I'd have to buy a router for the ethernet, whereas the USB is just that - USB and plug and go.
 
Old 06-25-2002, 11:02 AM   #14
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like, why would you want to BUY a dsl modem if the company provides it??
And why would you have to buy a router?, what is your ethernet card connected to?
 
Old 06-25-2002, 02:09 PM   #15
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my setup

I have a cisco modem/router and it goes in to a linksys router i could just use a $20 hub but oh well i like my router better!
 
  


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