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what that means is you do not have to use a 3rd party client like winpoet to connect via PPPoE or PPPoA (point to point over ethernet/atm) so you can just set your connection up like a cable connection as far as your *nix box is concerned. just have it use DHCP to pull the IP and you will be set.
that is a good pic, of a network cable. it looks like a big phone cord with 8 wires instead of 2 or 4 like a phone cord will have.
these plug into NIC (network interface cards) and work native in *nix with zero mucking around. all 3 flavors of aDSL are supported now in *nix. PPPoE, PPPoA, and BridgedATM. the 1st 2 require a bit of configuration, but *nix has the built in programs for them, then 3rd requires nothing at all except to tell *nix to pull a DCHP or Static IP. that will depend on how you have things setup with your ISP>
to configure ur modem u will probably need a driver (as u will have to change the vpi and vci to suit your isp) firstly I would check with your isp that it is pppoa and not pppoe as both methods of configuring are completely different, u can also get the vpi and vci encapsulation numbers from them. U will have to configure the pppoa after u have installed the driver for your modem. there are drivers available for your modem check out this link and u should be able to d/load from there http://eciadsl.flashtux.org/modems.php?modem=56. BTW usually with the modem driver u get a readme file which will tell u how to configure. post back if u r still having probs :-)
1. I am using SUSE9.1. However The driver I downloaded was for mandrake/redhat as no driver for suse was available. Please clarify is it compatible.(I am very new to Linux)
2. When I tried to execute the rpm file using the command (rpm -i eciadsl-usermode-0.10-1.i386.rpm),
I got an error "rp-pppoe is need". (I think, My modem-Lucent Celpipe20A USB, doesnot support PPOE)
3. I downloaded the driver of rp-pppoe but when I executed, it gave an error, "Problem at ./configure".
4. I read that, I may need to put latest kernal to install ADSL as there was some bug.
I am using SUSE9.1 Personal. If I get SUSE9.2 all the above, problems can be solved? If yes, can I download it from somewhere......
The Lucent Cellpipe 20A is with USB but it doesn't have a Ethernet port.
I was using SUSE9.1 Personal edition. May be because of that I couldn't follow the instuctions. So I migrated to REDHAT 9.0.
I followed the following steps.
1. Downloaded eciadsl-usermode-0.10-1.i386.rpm and kept it in a tmp directory
2. executed (rpm -i eciadsl-usermode-0.10-1.i386.rpm) and it was successfull
3. I configured it using eciadsl-config-tk
4. But when I used eciadsl-probe-device. THE MESSAGE IS "Device not found". I re-plugged the modem still unable to detect the modem.
To be honest it was for me a long time ago that I used Redhat 9, one thing I can add to this is that several of my external USB devices did not work with Redhat 9 and work out-of-the-box in Fedora Core 3.
I therefore want to advice you to install Fedora Core 3, or Suse 9.2 this two distributions have a good support for USB.
Maybe somebody can help you with Redhat 9, but my know-how is really limited to some newer distributions.
I found out that the following USB ADSL modems Archtek UGW-8000, Asus AAM6000UG, Atlantis I-Storm, Cypress Globespan G7000, GreatSpeed GS-U210G Neo, GVC BB039, Ipmdatacom Webpower, Nortek 2020 model #1, Nortek 2020 model #2, Wisecom ws-ad80usg, Siemens Santis model #1, Siemens Santis model #2, Solwise SAR100, Solwise EA100, Supergrass Surfer, Telewell TW-EA100, Topcom Webr@cer 850, Turbocomm EA100 use the same USB chipset and USB ID as the Lucent CellPipe USB-20A.
So if you find a driver for one of the above USB ADSL modems, they probably work.
Last edited by Dummy-in-Linux; 11-28-2004 at 10:04 AM.