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Old 03-01-2003, 01:22 PM   #1
thespleen
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BT Voyager ADSL & Red Hat 8.0


I would like to connect to the BT Adsl service via a BT Voyager modem I have for my Windows system. I have a working Linux driver for the modem from eciadsl but cannot connect. I get CHAP authentication failures from ppp. The username and password are valid, what could I be doing wrong?
 
Old 04-16-2003, 08:35 AM   #2
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Unhappy Same situation

I an in the exact same situation, but i'm not tied down to any distribution. I 0wn

Red Hat 8 and 9
Mandrake 9.1
SuSE (dunno version)
Debian
Knoppix (useless piecea crap)

And unfortunately for me I also own the BT Voyager ADSL modem, which is completely unsupported in linux. I also had that same driver, and it also didnt work.

I emailed BT a while back asking if they were going to write native linux drivers and they said no. Another corporation completely oblivious to the growing free software world, another corporation who only see microsoft and apple as worthwile. I'm just happy that NVidia aren't the same.


Anyway, if anyone can help with the modem problem it would be greatly appreciated!
 
Old 04-18-2003, 10:49 AM   #3
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Lightbulb BT Voyager Modem

I also have this problem, the link below has a detailed guide to installing the modem and getting it to work in linux:

http://www.thecaretaker.org.uk/drive...yagerlinux.htm

Can't say i've tried it myself yet, bit of a noob i'm afraid, hope this helps!

::JamieDi::
 
Old 04-19-2003, 11:43 AM   #4
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Unhappy Tried it, didnt work :(

I've already tried that, didn't work. Google searches aren't always as useful as they seem

Some of the commands specified in that site are wrong and versions of the driver are out of date. Also the driver specified to download isn't directly for the BT Voyager, it is for the GlobeSpan Virata chipset used inside the modem.

I have once agained e-mailed BT informing them (just incase they didn't know ) that the MacOS X driver (after a bit of configuration) would probably work with Linux, but I have no idea how to program device drivers so I don't intend to even try to it myself.

I think if we all got together and bombarded BT with e-mails, they might just listen. I wonder.
 
Old 04-26-2003, 10:35 AM   #5
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I'm in exactly the same situation. It is really annoy how every company makes drivers for the worst OS (Mac OSX) and not Linux!
 
Old 06-27-2003, 02:52 AM   #6
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this is your knight in shining armour....

http://eciadsl.flashtux.org/

couldnt get this working in rh, but i was a compltee linux noob (nearly). definately works in suse 8.2. mai thing to do is use eciadslconfig.sh (i think) and run startmodem to turn it on.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 04:04 PM   #7
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whats the big deal with this eciadsl software, i've been trying it for hours and it's been absolutley no help to me, i'm gettin a diffrent modem, make life easy.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 02:01 PM   #8
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What sort of problem have you been having?

I managed to get eciadsl working after they introduced support for my modem.. it works fine.

I have actually changed my modem for a normal ethernet card but only because I am now running a network and a webserver so I need compatibility (and Wake-on-Lan support)

But for desktop machines the Eciadsl driver should be fine for BT Voyager modems.




p.s. if anyone needs a cheap ethernet card that will work perfectly with linux and bt broadband they can get one here..
Ebuyer 10/100 Network Card with w/wake on Lan - Retail Box
3.52 including VAT!!
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:44 PM   #9
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I have managed to get the BT Voyager modem working with the eciadsl driver in Linux Mandrake 9.1, and that was only 2 days after installing linux for the first time.

I managed to get it working by following the instructions as per the beginners guide on the eciadsl site with the following changes:

Using eciconf.sh:

1) Change the VPI to 0 and the VCI to 38 for the BT Voyager modem.

2) Change the DNS Server addresses to one of: (Assuming you have BT Broadband)
Quote:
213.1.119.97
213.119.100
194.72.6.51
194.72.6.52
(There are more it's just they're the only ones i came across)


POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS: (I'm not sure if you need to do these for it to work but i did it anyway. ENSURE YOU ARE IN ROOT IN THE KDE TO DO THIS):

1) Ensure all 'ppp' related packages are installed using the mandrake package center and searching. (I don't know about other distros, i'm only a noob so maybe someone else can help).

2) Ensure entry like this in /etc/modules.conf:
Quote:
alias tty-1disc-13 n_hdlc
3) Add this line to /etc/rc.d:
Quote:
mount -t usbdevfs usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb
I think that's it.

Then type 'startmodem' as root in the shell to connect.

This is by no means a complete answer to any problems although i just thought it might help a few people.

::JamieDi::
 
Old 08-11-2003, 11:58 AM   #10
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Angry BT Voyager ADSL / BT Voyager 100

There may be some confusion, especially with the people posting the later notes here.

Apparently, the BT Voyager USB modem IS supported by the ECIADSL code on the flashtux site.

However, BT have recently (April /May ish 2003) started issuing a NEW modem with ADSL, namely the BT Voyager 100 USB.

So far I haven't got this working in Linux with ANY driver, and I know of no-one who has.

IF I'M WRONG, PLEASE TELL ME AS I'VE TRIED JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING.

I'm just gonna keep looking for a driver, someday, some guru is bound to get his hands on the modem and build a driver, until then its up to us to ask and ask again. (or learn how to write Linux drivers :-)
 
Old 09-06-2003, 11:07 AM   #11
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Has anyone managed to get the BT Voyager 100 modem to work yet? As my head is wrecked now by trying everything with no luck whatsoever
 
Old 09-24-2003, 05:37 AM   #12
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I had the same problem with a BT Voyager USB modem.. this page sorted out all my problems, I managed to get the modem connected on my first day of ever using Linux.
http://eciadsl.sourceforge.net
 
Old 10-01-2003, 05:59 PM   #13
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does anyone know if i can get them to work in Linux Mandrake 9.2 RC2 because i really cant work it at all if u can msn messenger me on ... MSN : rrtrent772@hotmail.com
 
Old 10-31-2003, 08:17 AM   #14
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I'm probably as clueless as the next guy about this, but I have a old BT Voyager USB Modem, I bought it last year.... so hopefully it's not the 100 series. Now I am yet to try out this software that everyone's talking about, if it works. Can I then share this connection over a network;

I have 8 computers connected via a hub, and the BT connection is being shared using ICS. I want to use my Linux box to share it, it's running SuSE 9.0 anyone know if it's a different procedure to normal I.P mascarade, and if we can use drivers to set it up in Yast2?
 
Old 11-05-2003, 11:25 AM   #15
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ok, i've tried the eciadsl stuff, and what another friend has told me to do (get mgmt.o and place it in /usr/share/speedtouch) my modem gets setup with the eciadsl stuff and the "link" light is on and not flashing, but when i type startmodem, it wont connect to the net. i really want to try mandrake 9.1 as my server, its so easy to install , i tried FBSD 4.8 and messed that up within a week.

if anyone got the eciadsl thing to work, plz let me know webmaster@digital-projectx.co.uk
 
  


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