LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions
User Name
Password
Linux - Distributions This forum is for Distribution specific questions.
Red Hat, Slackware, Debian, Novell, LFS, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Fedora - the list goes on and on... Note: An (*) indicates there is no official participation from that distribution here at LQ.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-18-2002, 06:22 AM   #1
jsatherley
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Merseyside, UK
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: 0
SuSE 8.0 and Speedtouch 330 usb modem


I have just had my telephone line upgraded to adsl and have purchased an Alcatel Speedtouch 330 usb modem - all the marketing says that it is linux compatible. I have followed the instructions at http://sdb.suse.de/en/sdb/html/configSpeedTouch.html to get it up and running on SuSE 8.0. However, it has not gone smoothly. The computer locks up shortly after trying to make a connection. There are two things I would like to know. 1) The software supplied on the speedtouch website (http://www.speedtouch.com/support.htm) appears to be for the earlier speedtouch usb modem. Is it supposed to work for the later 330 one as well? 2) If it is supposed to work why are the instructions at http://sdb.suse.de/en/sdb/html/configSpeedTouch.html not working? What other things will I need to do to get it connecting?

Any comments/help on this matter will be gratefully received.

John Satherley
 
Old 11-18-2002, 09:50 AM   #2
kaiwhoeatspie
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: London, England
Distribution: SuSE 8.1 Professional
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 0
I'm glad I'm not the only one having problems! I have now tried for days. I have SuSE 8.1 and the Speedtouch 330 (as opposed to the earlier USB version). The instructions at http://sdb.suse.de/en/sdb/html/configSpeedTouch.html did not work at all. Actually, nothing happened whatsoever. I tried doing it manually by following instructions at http://linux-usb.sourceforge.net/SpeedTouch/howto.html and got a bit further but again failed to connect. I too would love to hear from someone who managed to get their 330 working.
 
Old 11-19-2002, 04:48 AM   #3
jsatherley
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Merseyside, UK
Posts: 17

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I'm awaiting replies from both alcatel and my ISP about this matter. I suspect that the speedmgmt software on the speedtouch website is in fact not compatible with the 330. The other method you mention seems also only to apply to the earlier usb model. this is extremely annoying since the 330 model is marketed as being compatible with linux.

Has anyone out there got the 330 to work with linux?
 
Old 11-19-2002, 05:13 AM   #4
kaiwhoeatspie
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: London, England
Distribution: SuSE 8.1 Professional
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 0
Who's your provider?

There must be a way of connecting. What I don't understand is that YAST2 has a DSL wizard but that it doesn't work for the Speedtouch 330, despite following the instructions at http://sdb.suse.de/en/sdb/html/configSpeedTouch.html.
I guess the problem is simply USB - Linux just doesn't like it. I'm really tempted to buy a PCI ADSL modem. That would definitely work. But I guess I'll perservere - that's what makes Linux fun! One day we'll crack it...
Let me know what your ISP and Alcatel say.
 
Old 11-19-2002, 05:49 AM   #5
jsatherley
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Merseyside, UK
Posts: 17

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
My ISP is Eclipse.co.uk. i've a dual boot system and the 330 appears to work perfectly with win98SE with very good up/download speeds. Yes, I too am surprised that the Yast2 wizard doesn't work since the 330 conforms to the appropriate standards as far as I can tell. (I did notice that once you press finish it does not restart the system configuration program like it does after making other changes.) I also noticed that there was a number of files on my suse 8.0 that were related to speedtouch prior to installing the speedmgmt software. (The suse instructions did not indicate that the other file on speedtouch website should be installed and so I didn't do that - perhaps that does need to be done.)

I've had an initial reply from my ISP but I'm following it up. They said: "From what we have been able to find out, at present the Alcatel 330 USB
modem isn't yet supported under Linux. Alcatel have yet to release the
drivers for this Operating System.

I would suggest keeping an eye on the
http://www.speedtouch.com and see if they update the Support Section for the
330 USB modem."

So it does seem the the usb software is unlikely to work.
 
Old 11-29-2002, 09:15 AM   #6
Ed Vaessen
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
SpeedTouch seems to work on SuSE8.0

I know that a certain James Ogley got the SpeedTouch 330 working on SuSE8.0, but I got no further details from him. I asked him again to tell something more and hopefully he will answer with as many details as possible to set me on the right trail. Then I may also inform you.

Ed
 
Old 11-29-2002, 11:23 AM   #7
jsatherley
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Merseyside, UK
Posts: 17

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I have now managed to get it working in the last few days with the help of Ullrich Sigwanz in Switerland. We have used a modified version of the driver available at http://speedtouch.sourceforge.net/ We plan to get something on that site that explains how to accomplish the deed. It seems as though the 330 modem is not completely compatible with the older usb modem.
 
Old 01-23-2003, 04:36 AM   #8
alfredovogel
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Eastbourne UK
Distribution: ubuntu
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
A nice way of getting the 330 to work can be found in
http://www.xs4all.nl/~pschram/english.html
Well done ...
I have got it going without too many problems. Nice and clear HowTo as well...
 
Old 05-01-2003, 06:03 PM   #9
alfredovogel
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Eastbourne UK
Distribution: ubuntu
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Speedtouch 330 SuSe 8.1

After upgrading the kernel from SuSe ftp and setting the various kernel options recommended by the 1.2 beta driver at sourceforge ... it works. I have to stop smpppd service and firewall and the only problem left is to stop modem_run to fill a log file since the 'frog' times out after several hours.
It was free from boltblue so I had to accept it ... it should have been easier.
Posted via speedtouch 330 and linux SuSe 8.1
 
Old 07-26-2003, 07:12 AM   #10
rolmar
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
There are two different speedtouch modems a green one and a purple. A mini howto for the purple speedtouch can be found on
http://www.xs4all.nl/~pschram/index.html
 
Old 02-25-2004, 05:41 PM   #11
voice_of_reason
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Manchester
Distribution: SuSE 9.0
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
I am going to try the above link tomorrow. Eclipse are still selling 330s and claiming Linux compatability.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Speedtouch 330 USB Modem and XP adam-red Linux - Hardware 1 11-30-2004 11:54 AM
Suse 9.0 and USB speedtouch 330 adsl modem perky Linux - Hardware 1 02-22-2004 01:32 PM
Speedtouch 330 usb modem!!!! The-Demon Linux - Hardware 7 11-01-2003 10:05 AM
Speedtouch 330 USB modem install DavidTempler Mandriva 2 10-31-2003 08:50 AM
SUSE 8.2 Pro and Alcatel SpeedTouch 330 USB modem nitr8 Linux - Hardware 9 10-29-2003 02:02 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:38 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration