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Old 01-26-2007, 01:55 AM   #1
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help adsl


i have whitebox enterprise linux (red hat).

i hv a usb adsl broadband modem (manual says its router) which is not "always on". it requires logging in.
its huawei mt882.
i hv win xp also and the modem works fine in it.
plz help or tell me a gud tutorial for this.
i am ultra newbie. i hv seen sum tuts but i dont understand their lingo.....
plz help.
also tell me wats the general way for installing drivers and s/w. i know the commands (make, make install blah blah..). tell me wat they do?? wats the theory????
 
Old 01-26-2007, 06:04 PM   #2
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My advice would be to go and get yourself a proper ADSL router and plug it into your computers network port. You can get a decent Linksys box for <£40

Then your internet should just work with little (or more likely, no) configuration once the router is set up.

In the UK we used to have a lot of USB Alcatel "manta ray" ADSL modems. These can be made to work in Linux, but they are very fiddly and not nice to set up. As I recall (a long time ago) Mandrake could auto-configure these but YMMV.

A problem with the USB devices is that they usually require some form of firmware uploading to them on power-on, and a lot of manufacturers don't like giving things like this out too easily to Linux developers.
 
Old 01-26-2007, 11:48 PM   #3
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i also hv some linux drivers for this modem which came with it.
i cant buy another modem!
just tell me how to install this device as a remote network device OR a network adapter in linux.
when i boot the computer it recognizes new hardware and launches kudzu. it installs this to some extent... but it doesnt seem to work.
hv u understood my connection procedure??
in win xp;
*this modem is installed as a remote network device
*first a high speed lan connection is established b/w this modem and the computer
*then a adsl connection is set up
*i have to enter my username and pwd to connect to the internet

answer the following:
1.wat is this type of connection called(pppoe?? dial--in dsl???)
2.how can i properly add this modem to linux system using the drivers supplied with it?
3.do u know any net resource where i can find further help OR where i can find other people who might hv succeded in setting up such a connection??


PLZ HELP
 
Old 01-27-2007, 08:20 AM   #4
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I've done some searching on google and the forums and it doesn't seem like many people have got it to work properly.

If it has come with some Linux drivers, there should be some (hopefully) comprehensive documentation to get it working.

If you can post some links to the tutorials you found, I might be able to help you where you got stuck in them
 
Old 01-28-2007, 09:32 AM   #5
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http://files.myopera.com/boxopen/blo...ser_Manual.pdf
dwnld this manual and plz explain to me the sections abt installing usb drivers.
i dont understand them!
i have whitebox enterprise (red hat) linux!
and thnx for ur precious time!
U people in these linux forums are soooooo helpful!
thnx

UPDATE: i think i have installed and loaded the module for usb drivers into the kernel! now what?? How can i make linux detect my modem. i tried to make it eth1. but it says device doesnt exist???
and wat abt kudzu? can it help?? it always detects the modem at boot time> but wat do i do then??
one more thing! can upgrading to kernel 2.6.17.4 help in any way??

Last edited by ankurd; 01-30-2007 at 01:11 AM.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 06:31 AM   #6
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You don't need to worry about the USB as it has an ethernet port.

You can just plug a piece of cat5 from the modem into the network port of your computer.

Run a "service network restart" command from the shell. Load up your web browser and navigate to "http://192.168.1.1" and you just need to configure your modem that way. Once your modem has connected, you should find the internet just works.

Page 28 - section 3.3 in your manual explains a bit more on how to do this.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 12:39 AM   #7
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i dont thing i hv any ethernet port! Do i need to have any network card for an ethernet port coz i dont have any and i cant buy any.
I hv intel 915 chipset with on-board lan. can it help??
Plz help me wid this usb one!
I hv installed the usb drivers. Now i just need to somehow install or configure that modem!
 
Old 02-01-2007, 01:07 AM   #8
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If you have on-board LAN, then use Ethernet.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 01:16 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ankurd
...I hv intel 915 chipset with on-board lan. can it help??
...
That's your ethernet port. There's a good chance if you connect a CAT5 cable from your on-board LAN to your modem and restart your network, eth0 will get assigned an IP and your done. (Be sure to remove the USB cable before attempting network restart)

As for CAT5 cable, you may have gotten one with your modem in addition to the USB cable. If not, ask a friend or co-worker if they have an extra. If this does not work out, they not expensive and should be easy to find at your local computer store.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 01:20 AM   #10
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my desktop board is d915gvwb and it doesnt hv lan.
so, tell me the usb way as i do in win xp.
i have usb drivers for linux! which came with the modem.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 04:27 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ankurd
my desktop board is d915gvwb and it doesnt hv lan.
so, tell me the usb way as i do in win xp.
i have usb drivers for linux! which came with the modem.
That looks like a reasonably new motherboard, are you sure you don't have a LAN port? According to the link below, you do.

http://www.intel.com/products/mother...gvwb/index.htm

Edit: Ok, I just read through a bit on your modem/router. I strongly believe you have a LAN port on your PC, you're just not seeing it, don't know what you're looking at, or you've incorrectly posted the model of your motherboard. Simply run an Ethernet cable from the LAN port on your PC, to the port marked "Ethernet" on the back of your modem.

IGF

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Old 02-03-2007, 06:38 AM   #12
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Look at the available hardware config of my desktop board.
It definately doesnt have LAN support!! i am sure.
So plz tell me the usb way??
 
Old 02-03-2007, 07:17 AM   #13
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Hi, don't mean to be rude or anything, but I did some research, and everything suggests that your Motherboard does have ethernet
here is my source

Or if you're lazy :
Quote:
Marketing Information:
[...]This board delivers both quality and value by offering integrated features, such as Intel High Definition Audio and Intel PRO 10/100 Network Connection.
more :
Quote:
Network Controller :
1 x Intel 82562GZ 10/100Mbps

so, take a good look, you should find a "hole" like one of these on the back of your computer
 
Old 02-03-2007, 08:05 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ankurd
Look at the available hardware config of my desktop board.
It definately doesnt have LAN support!! i am sure.
So plz tell me the usb way??
From the link I posted above(again, assuming you've correctly identified your motherboard).....

LAN Support 10/100 Mbits/sec LAN subsystem using the Intel® 82562EZ Platform LAN Connect (PLC) device

Thats an ethernet port.

Sarafean has also tracked down the model in his link, and it also says the same thing. If you don't have a Ethernet port, you've incorrectly identified your motherboard.

I can't help you with a USB connection.

IGF

Last edited by IndyGunFreak; 02-03-2007 at 08:07 AM.
 
Old 02-03-2007, 10:00 AM   #15
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From the other post you have done on the subject which is closed you state you have an intel 915 chipset with on-board LAN. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=524564

Just to put this to rest, post the output from the command ' /sbin/lspci '. I am not sure if the USB side of that modem can work under linux. It will work fine when connected to and ethernet network lan nic port.

Brian
 
  


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