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Old 09-04-2004, 09:30 PM   #1
Roblobob
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Question "SpeedTouch 330" on Slackware 10


Hello, I'm another linux n00b and I am about to build a new PC, the specs will be: -

Windows XP / Slackware 10
AMD Athlon XP 2800+
Gigabyte 7N400E-L nForce 2
Crucial 512MB DDR400
Gigabyte Radeon 9600XT 128MB Ultra

I want to use my Thomson SpeedTouch 330 (purple) ADSL modem with both Win XP and Slackware 10. I've searched the internet for guides on how to install the 330 on linux but I have only found guides for the "SpeedTouch USB" modem (the frog).

I noticed on the SpeedTouch website (speedtouch.com/supuser.htm) that there is a link to new linux firmware but I don't want to dive in and ruin my modem by flashing it. Can anyone confirm that the firmare update allows the modem to work in Linux and still enables the modem to work in Windows?

When I have the spare money I will buy an ADSL router, but for now I need to be able to use the SpeedTouch 330 modem.

Does anyone know how to get this modem working in Slackware or know of any guides?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-05-2004, 07:05 AM   #2
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I have a Speedtouch 330 silver (rev4?) and got it working fine with Mandrake and without using the speedtouchconf script (a SourceForge project). The firmware update thing is also performed by the Windows drivers, and is needed every time the modem is powered on. Nothing perminent is changes as once you yank the usb cord out again the power's gone and so's its memory contents. Not quite the same as flashing a BIOS.
 
Old 09-08-2004, 05:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. That's interesting. I think I may have an earlier revision of the modem but I don't know how to check.

So to get it working, do I need to enter a script in the linux command line or what? Will I have to enter the script everytime I boot linux?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-08-2004, 05:34 PM   #4
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Well there's a few ways to go about setting it up, including that speedtouchconf script. Try checking LQ's Slackware forum and also search for other threads and posts about getting this modem working. It should be quite easy and hassle free once you've read up and got answers to any questions you have before or while configuring it.

You could set your system to always connect on boot, but it is also a single command to start or stop the connection too.
 
Old 09-08-2004, 06:02 PM   #5
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OK, I'll check out the Slackware forum when my new computer is up and running. Thanks again.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 08:56 AM   #6
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I currently have an Alcatel Speedtouch 330 ADSL modem (Pipex ISP) and also running Slackware 10. What you want to do is downloade the speedtouch 1.3 source (from the speedtouch project) as well as the firmware from the Thomson website. Build the source and from a terminal run the command from a terminal:

speedtouch-setup

This will ask you a few questions about your login account, password and VPI/VCI numbers (normally 0,38 respectively - for UK persons). This will configure everything and install the required files for you (part of the process prior to running the speedtouch-setup command is to copy the firmware .zip file to your /etc/speedtouch directly). One of the things that the setup doesn't do is create /var/run/usb directory (I think that's the directory. Have a look at the screen on reboot and you will see the error). Once everything is done, just run the following command from a terminal :

speedtouch-start

Providing everything went well, you'll now be connected to the internet. Just enter a speedtouch-stop command to kill the internet connection. I use this driver because its painless and avoids having to do kernel patching.

All this was done under the 2.4.26 kernel. Have yet to get it to work under the 2.6.x kernels yet. If there is anyone out there who have this ADSL modem working under the 2.6.x kernel, I would be greatful to know how to do this.

Ben

Last edited by hayesben; 09-10-2004 at 12:57 PM.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 04:09 PM   #7
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Thanks Ben . I also live in the UK, my ISP is ZeN. When I have my new PC up and running I'll try it.
 
Old 10-02-2004, 10:01 PM   #8
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Slackware 10 Installed :)

Hello again. I've just installed Slackware 10 and things seem to be going ok. I haven't managed to get my Speedtouch 330 ADSL modem working with it yet though. I'm trying to follow what you said in your last post but I'm a linux noob so I don't really understand. What do you mean by "Build the source"? How do I do this?

Do you have a link to the files I need because there seems to be a lot of pages on SourceFORGE about speedtouch modems and linux and I'm not sure which one is right for me.

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Originally posted by hayesben
Rob

I currently have an Alcatel Speedtouch 330 ADSL modem (Pipex ISP) and also running Slackware 10. What you want to do is downloade the speedtouch 1.3 source (from the speedtouch project) as well as the firmware from the Thomson website. Build the source and from a terminal run the command from a terminal:

speedtouch-setup
Thanks.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 01:38 PM   #9
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Rob

Go to this link to get the Linux Speedtouch firmware (The 1.0MB file):
http://www.speedtouch.com/support.htm

Go to this link and download the Speedtouch 1.3.1 source:
http://speedtouch.sourceforge.net/in...wnload.en.html

Extract the file somewhere in your source directory ( /usr/src ) or where ever you want.

Once that is download open a terminal and go to the speedtouch directory. Once in there, run the following:

./configure
make

log in as root via the su command and then issue the following command from the terminal:

make install

Once this is complete, copy the speedtouch .zip file to your /etc/speedtouch directory. Then from a terminal, run the following command:

speedtouch-setup

This will walk you through your adsl setup (account name, password and VPI/VCPI settings). These can be found your paperwork that Pipex sent you with the modem. Normally, I reboot my computer after this stage (although it isn't necessary. To start your broandband connection, enter the following command from a terminal:

speedtouch-start

When finished with your internet connection, just enter speedtouch-stop to kill the link.

All in all, it's pretty straight forward and I haven't had any issues as of yet with the driver. Let me know how you get on.

Ben Hayes

Last edited by hayesben; 10-04-2004 at 06:10 PM.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 04:36 PM   #10
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Thanks hayesben that has got me connecting, or so it seems, although I can't actually access websites through Mozilla.

I don't really know what's wrong, it says it has connected in the terminal after I have typed in "speedtouch-start" and it shows me my static IP (which is correct) but when I load up Mozilla and type in an address (that I know should work) it says "address cannot be resovled" or something like that.

What's going on?

Thanks.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 05:30 PM   #11
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Problem solved. Had to change the DNS numbers (nameserver) in /etc/resolv.conf . I'm posting this through slack

Thanks for your help.

Robin
 
Old 10-06-2004, 02:58 AM   #12
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No problems mate. That's what we are all here for . Enjoy your time with Slackware!

Ben
 
Old 10-06-2004, 06:41 AM   #13
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Ben,

I've just changed IP's but I was with Pipex & the troublesome silver rev.4 Speedtouch modem,
Initially I had to revert to a 2.4 Kernel, and no matter what I did I couldn't get it working under
Mandrake 10 (running a 2.6 Kernel), although 9 worked fine.

After much struggling, (theres a lot of firmware floating around that isn't rev.4 compatable) and a few problems I had the modem running fine with the latest revisions of Gentoo & Suse with 2.6 Kernels & I believe that the latest versions of the sourceforge project fix the earlier problems I was having.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 10:07 PM   #14
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Hello again,

I've just installed Slackware 10.1 and now the old SpeedTouch 330 doesn't work. When I enter "speedtouch-start" in the terminal it just hangs and doesn't get any further.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Robin
 
Old 07-29-2006, 12:47 PM   #15
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Problem

Hello I have a problem.
cannot connect whit my ADSl Speedtouch 330 black modem.
I`m using Slackware 10.0 and i have install modem driver speedtouch-1.3.1,but cannot connect,this get:::


Starting ADSL connection...
using channel 1
Using interface ppp0
Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/2
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <magic 0x93f485f3>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <magic 0x93f485f3>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <magic 0x93f485f3>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <magic 0x93f485f3>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <magic 0x93f485f3>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <magic 0x93f485f3>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <magic 0x93f485f3>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <magic 0x93f485f3>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <magic 0x93f485f3>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <magic 0x93f485f3>]
LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests
Connection terminated.
using channel 2
Using interface ppp0
Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/3
Script "/usr/local/sbin/pppoa3" -vpi 0 -vci 35 finished (pid 1511), status = 0xff
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x2 <magic 0x2d6f769f>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x2 <magic 0x2d6f769f>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x2 <magic 0x2d6f769f>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x2 <magic 0x2d6f769f>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x2 <magic 0x2d6f769f>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x2 <magic 0x2d6f769f>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x2 <magic 0x2d6f769f>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x2 <magic 0x2d6f769f>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x2 <magic 0x2d6f769f>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x2 <magic 0x2d6f769f>]
LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests
Connection terminated.
using channel 3
Using interface ppp0
Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/2
Script "/usr/local/sbin/pppoa3" -vpi 0 -vci 35 finished (pid 1542), status = 0xff
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x3 <magic 0xb0fcb3e4>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x3 <magic 0xb0fcb3e4>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x3 <magic 0xb0fcb3e4>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x3 <magic 0xb0fcb3e4>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x3 <magic 0xb0fcb3e4>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x3 <magic 0xb0fcb3e4>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x3 <magic 0xb0fcb3e4>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x3 <magic 0xb0fcb3e4>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x3 <magic 0xb0fcb3e4>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x3 <magic 0xb0fcb3e4>]
LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests
Connection terminated.
using channel 4
Using interface ppp0
Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/3
Script "/usr/local/sbin/pppoa3" -vpi 0 -vci 35 finished (pid 1579), status = 0xff
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x4 <magic 0x384adc3b>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x4 <magic 0x384adc3b>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x4 <magic 0x384adc3b>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x4 <magic 0x384adc3b>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x4 <magic 0x384adc3b>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x4 <magic 0x384adc3b>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x4 <magic 0x384adc3b>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x4 <magic 0x384adc3b>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x4 <magic 0x384adc3b>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x4 <magic 0x384adc3b>]
LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests
Connection terminated.
using channel 5
Using interface ppp0
Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/2
Script "/usr/local/sbin/pppoa3" -vpi 0 -vci 35 finished (pid 1603), status = 0xff
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x5 <magic 0xa6648b77>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x5 <magic 0xa6648b77>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x5 <magic 0xa6648b77>]


Please help!!!
Thanks

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