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Old 11-17-2005, 03:52 PM   #1
richiet
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Unhappy still problems with sagem fast USB moden


I was with mandarke, but now changed to Suse 10 (completely clean install). Suse running fine, very nice.
I want to connect to the internet with Sagem Fast 800 USB modem, but failing. There seem to be lots of people having problems. I have tried all possible solutions I can find on the forum.
I have the latest drivers from Eagle. 2.3.2
As suggested by Major2, I have now replaced the .bnm files with those supplied by Tiscali.

config, make, install, all function OK.

eagleconfig works OK, name, password, etc. During its setup, I can even hear the slight interferences of the modem 'dialling' on my phone line (just as it does under Windows, where the connection works).

'configuration successful' it says...type 'startadsl'
So, I do, and it doesn't complain.

But, Firefox or Konquerer can't find anything.

If I try pinging a known number, I get 'network not reachable', so it feels like the PC doesn't know that it must connect through the modem????
I have no other network cards installed. Its a P3-750 Dell machine, so not old, but not too new.

Eaglestat gives this, which looks good as far as I know:

eagle-usb status display
-------------------------------------------------------------
Driver version 2.3.2 Chipset: Eagle2
Vendor ID : 0x1110 Product ID : 0x9021 Rev: 0x500b
USB Bus : 001 USB Device : 007 Dbg mask: 0x0
Ethernet Interface : eth1
MAC: 00:60:4c:43:4f:7c
Tx Rate 288 Rx Rate 1152
FEC 1449 Margin 8 Atten 50 dB
VID-CPE 0 VID-CO 28 HEC 0
VPI 0 VCI 38 Delin GOOD
Cells Tx 320 Cells Rx 216
Pkts Tx 305 Pkts Rx 216
OAM 0 Bad VPI 0 Bad CRC 0
Oversiz. 0

Modem is operational

home:/home/richard/eagle-usb-2.3.2 #

Eaglectrl -p gives:

home:~ # eaglectrl -p
Post-firmware device on USB bus 7 (type=POTS)
home:~ #

Now really stuck for any other suggestions.

Help!!!
 
Old 11-17-2005, 08:24 PM   #2
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2 suggestions. 1 sensible 1 not so.

sensible = firewall - dunno what SuSE uses by default but it can be a bit of a nuisance - when I had mandrake/mandriva installed they were a pain - especially Shorewall, mandrivas default.


not so = get rid of the USB modem - they're still a PITA too set up. An ethernet NIC and ethernet modem/router - have a look at the adsl guide it's a good place too start and most of them (well entry level) ones are quite cheap these days.

It'll save you a world of cr@p - plus once the device is connected you don't have too touch it - most have a hardware firewall so you can take it slowly when learning to sort out software ones.

regards

John

p.s. Oh and that is exactly what I did - it was a real SOB to set up my alcatel speedtouch USB that came with my pipex connection - doable but a mega PITA - eventually I used to get vvv annoyed waiting for it to re-sync during OS changes, so I got one of these and it's been the mutz nutz! You just apply the dhcp settings and you're off.

And it's also worth remembering that "they" only supply USB modems cos they're dirt cheap, but USB wasn't designed for networking - ethernet was!

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Old 11-18-2005, 03:25 AM   #3
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thanks John,

I'll look into the firewall.
I do have a network card (which I removed in case it was interfering), so the final option may be a router.

Richard
 
Old 11-18-2005, 07:22 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by richiet
thanks John,

I'll look into the firewall.
I do have a network card (which I removed in case it was interfering), so the final option may be a router.

Richard
Theres many things that I've bought for my system Richard, but the modem/router device is the one thats been the best buy.

Although the device (linked in the p.s. of my previous post) is now no longer made, it came from solwise. When I got it (3 or so years ago now) it configured for windows out of the box - I did have to ring them (they're in Hull) to get it set up under linux - I knew absolutely nothing about IP/routers/networking etc (I don't know much more now ) - but the bloke at their tech department talked my through it over the phone - it took forever - all of about 3 minutes and since then it's been bloody brilliant.

They also run their own forums for ease of contact for questions etc.

I notice that they have one for about 25 if you want basic i.e. 1 port - you can get a hub later if need be or pay a bit more for multiport models.

As for possible firewall problems, all distros seem to come with IP tables. Though they can be a mega pain - you can use a graphic frontend like guarddog or firestarter - if it (your distro) is using shorewall, well that was the one that I had major probs learning/setting up ages ago. Though look at the router/modem devices spec, most of 'em have internal hardware firewalls.

Good luck

regards

John
 
Old 11-19-2005, 11:00 AM   #5
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Talking

Hoorah!
Now on the net in Suse 10.0.

What did I do in the end??
Ditched the USB modem, plus got rid of my very old 3Com network card which just wouldn't work properly.

I got an ADSL router (Belkin wireless plus wired hub) and a Belkin (only 7 job) network card.

Now got network running with Suse and my work PC laptop at the ame time.

Now...how can I link the two. SMB rings a bell... onto next project.

Thanks all for help and comments.
 
  


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