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Old 09-13-2003, 09:16 AM   #1
kingelessar
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Angry Again: Alcatel Speed Touch USB


Hello,

I have this green Alcatel Speed Touch USB ADSL over ISDN modem . On the bottom it says (if it matters) 3EC18627CDab05, Speed Touch USB ISDN. It works fine in Windows XP Pro (except for the long intialization times), but I really can't get it to work on Mandrake 9.1 download version.

I don't know how, but some of you seem to have made it to work on lots of distros including mandrake. I found these:
benoit.papillault.free.fr/speedtouch/user.en.php3
speedtouch.sourceforge.net
but I still can't get it to work. I did everything I could, and the modem's firmware is uploaded succesfully, it initialized ok, but then i have to connect it. This is where nothing works.

Please reply if you got it working!

Some info:
- ADSL Provider: KPN (Dutch telephone company)
- ISP: HCCnet
- VPI/VCI: 8.48 over PPPoA
- The ISP didn't give me any DNS addresses

And i'm a bit of a but i managed to get slackware working though!

Dennis


Don't mind any spelling or grammar mistakes...
 
Old 09-13-2003, 09:20 AM   #2
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ehm..what about following the tutorial at
http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/v...n.html?rev=1.3

Do you have all kernel modules?
 
Old 09-13-2003, 09:21 AM   #3
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Thats the sourceforge thing isn't?

And yes, I have all required kernel modules.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 09:22 AM   #4
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hmm...you could also try IRC:

IRC

If your prefer to get a direct help or would like to discuss design of the driver, there is a channel for you. It is sometimes very active and sometimes it seems every one is sleeping. Be aware that French & English are mixed.
Serveur : irc.openprojects.net
Channel : #speedtouch

Known nicknames :

benoit : Benoit PAPILLAULT
francoiss : François ROGLER
GomGom : Edouard GOMEZ

(from http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/v...n.html?rev=1.3)
 
Old 09-13-2003, 09:23 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by kingelessar
Thats the sourceforge thing isn't?

And yes, I have all required kernel modules.
So, did you follow all steps?
 
Old 09-13-2003, 09:25 AM   #6
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I reckon.

And yes, of course i followed all steps.

darkhunter, only reply if you have something relevant, and tell irrelevant things over msn because you ARE online right know, otherwise moderators might think you do this to increase ur post count

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Old 09-13-2003, 09:27 AM   #7
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PPP all configured?
Which PPP version do you have? (pppd --version)
 
Old 09-13-2003, 09:30 AM   #8
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2.4.1 if you really wanna know, which is tested OK with the driver
 
Old 09-13-2003, 09:30 AM   #9
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kingelessar ur just stupid - if u post here at this forum u can help other users.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 09:31 AM   #10
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Start PPP and it should work!

btw kernel recompiling can do magic!

Last edited by dARkHunTEr; 09-13-2003 at 09:33 AM.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 09:37 AM   #11
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Well, it doesn't
 
Old 09-14-2003, 02:16 AM   #12
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dARkHunTEr,

Insulting replies are not all that useful, please do not do that again.

kingelessar,

We do not normally close threads just so that you can repost. I don't know much about USB modems, but this is different then a normal speedtouch. You seem to have IDSL, not adsl at all, its a marketing spin to make them sound the same. The ADSL modem driver may not interface with the Speedtouch at all, and even if it does, I'm not certain there isn't a different isdn layer that has to be negotiated from the machine. I think that's taken car of through the modem, at least I hope so. The important part right now is to figure out whether the module bound. It might have loaded and is just sitting there un-used.

In "dmesg" does it look like the alcatel module bound to the device? Is it listed as "unused" in /sbin/lsmod ?

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 09-14-2003, 02:47 AM   #13
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finegan, I'll try 'dmesg'.

I am sure I have ADSL. It's not over the normal telephone line however, but over an ISDN line.

Dennis
 
Old 10-06-2003, 12:00 PM   #14
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My modem was physically broken, thats why. I got a new one from my provider and it worked all fine with benoits driver under slack 9.1.

Still thanx for all your help
Dennis
 
  


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