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Old 10-22-2001, 06:44 PM   #1
ChristArt
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Smile DSL Setup


I spent one too many days on a Microsoft system. I just install Mandrake-Linux but was unable to Get my DSL Modem to work. I have a Efficient Network, Speed Streem (the word ALCATEL is also on the modem). I got it from Bell South with my DSL setup, so I figure there is alot of them floating around. Does anyone know how to set this up? It wasn't listed with the modems in the Mandrake install.
 
Old 10-22-2001, 09:42 PM   #2
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Re: DSL Setup

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Originally posted by ChristArt
I spent one too many days on a Microsoft system. I just install Mandrake-Linux but was unable to Get my DSL Modem to work. I have a Efficient Network, Speed Streem (the word ALCATEL is also on the modem). I got it from Bell South with my DSL setup, so I figure there is alot of them floating around. Does anyone know how to set this up? It wasn't listed with the modems in the Mandrake install.
i might be wrong but i did not need to setup my modem as such. just the nic that was physically connected to the modem.

i used this: http://www.roaringpenguin.com/pppoe/

got it working in 5 minutes
 
Old 10-23-2001, 08:13 AM   #3
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If you have an internal modem you might be SOL but if it's external just plug it in ot your lan card.
 
Old 10-24-2001, 06:23 PM   #4
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It is a USB modem. Does that make a difference?
 
Old 10-25-2001, 02:37 AM   #5
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It is a USB modem. Does that make a difference?
yes. i suspect u will have to compile usb support in u'r kernel, if u haven't done so already.

check here: lhd.datapower.com

good linux hardware site that i use. go into the modem section and have a look at the alcatel modems.

hope this helps
 
Old 10-26-2001, 12:14 AM   #6
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I am very new with Linux; I've had Corel for a few months, and switched to Red Hat 7.2 this evenin. I am using the Alcatel Speed Touch USB ADSL modem, and am having problems.

When I boot into Linux, I get both green lights on the modem, but cannot connect to the internet. Ameritech is my ISP. What do I need to configure/change to be able to get online?

Brett
 
Old 10-26-2001, 05:20 PM   #7
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I am very new with Linux; I've had Corel for a few months, and switched to Red Hat 7.2 this evenin. I am using the Alcatel Speed Touch USB ADSL modem, and am having problems.

When I boot into Linux, I get both green lights on the modem, but cannot connect to the internet. Ameritech is my ISP. What do I need to configure/change to be able to get online?

Brett
the first thing u could do is check the file:

/etc/resolv.conf

it should have at least 1 line stating a nameserver (dns server) of u'r isp.
 
Old 10-30-2001, 12:30 AM   #8
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alright! i think i am making progress...

i looked at my /etc/resolv.conf file, and here it is:

# search localdomain
search localdomain ameritech.net
nameserver [[my primary dns number]]
nameserver [[my secondary dns number]]

#ppp temp entry


however, i am unable to connect, and hie dialog box tells me to check the control center options.

when configuring my connection, i have to choose between "pppoe" and "alcatel speed touch usb". if i chose "pppoe", it asks me what net drivers it should use, and i cannot find any that mention alcatel (or does the driver have a different name?) If i choose "alcatel speed touch usb", it will not connect.

i think i'm starting to make progress, and will write a how-to after i get this figured out! any suggestions?

brett
 
Old 10-30-2001, 12:31 AM   #9
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remark:

pppoe is the type of connection i am trying to get!
 
Old 10-30-2001, 04:13 AM   #10
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not having used a usb device with linux ever, i am not sure. however i do know that for pppoe to work the mtu has to be set to 1492 or below. (for example with a nic i would just go ifconfig eth0 or eth1 mtu 1454, whichever is connected to the modem).

what does u'r ifconfig look like, also /var/log/messages should give u a indication of what's going wrong.

check messages to c if u can deduce ne thing.

Last edited by lsof; 10-30-2001 at 04:15 AM.
 
Old 10-31-2001, 04:59 PM   #11
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alright...

when i view my ifconfig, it is just a bunch of characters i cannot read (mostly squares).

one thing i noticed in my message log was a lot of these lines:

Oct 30 09:16:52 Localhost modprobe: modprbe: can't locate module eth1
Oct 30 09:16:52 Localhost modprobe: modprbe: can't locate module eth2
Oct 30 09:16:52 Localhost modprobe: modprbe: can't locate module eth3
Oct 30 09:16:52 Localhost modprobe: modprbe: can't locate module eth4
Oct 30 09:16:52 Localhost modprobe: modprbe: can't locate module eth5

all the way up to 9 or 10. Does eth1 refer to how the modem is connected? I am not using an ethernet card, but plugging it into the usb port.

I tried using an auto-installer patch (http://www.djefer.com/adsl/) that supposedly works in mandrake 8.1 and 8.0 (I am using 8.1).

I will try using this auto-installer patch with 8.0 and see if that makes a difference. I think I'm getting close though!!!
 
  


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