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Old 06-27-2005, 09:21 AM   #1
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SUSE 9.2 detect my [B]ADSL USB-Ethernet Modem-Router [/B] as a [B]Dial up modem[/B].

My Status : I'm a Linux newbie...

My Experience : VLOS 1.1 -> Slackware -> Mandrake 10.1 -> SUSE pro 9.2

My problem : SUSE 9.2 detect my ADSL USB-Ethernet Modem-Router as a Dial up modem

Hardware :

I'm using Artnet RT230 which is equal to Dynalink RT230
see --->

It has a built in PPoE Dialer with which i dont need to use any other PPoE dialer from my laptop once i have configured it to dial up on it's own each time it switched on. All other necessary things to be done were to set the IP of the computer (virtual USB ethernet adapter) to be in the same subnet as the router machine.

I suspect inside the modem box, the USB interface of it is equipped with a
chip like those in USB ethernet adapter, so the computer connected to it communicate with it in tcp/ip.... It comes with a driver called Askey ADSL Router Remote NDIS Device (BCM63XX Based) (in Win XP). BCM is for Broadcom, the chipset manufacturer. In Windows XP, after installing the driver, i could see the MAC address of my 'USB' device.

VLOS 1.1 dont detect this device at all. But i dont care coz i was just checking out the distro, nothing serious.
I dont have this problem when i was using Mandrake, coz in the system hardware configuration manager i have the capability to choose wether to install an "unknown" or "other" device as such and such hardware. And i choose to install it as "USB to USB cable"... and it works!
Problem with SUSE is that, it DOES detect this device but it detect it as
a "MODEM". i dont know what kind of modem, but it is not in the "DSL" nor "Ethernet Adapter" (in mandrake i got it installed as Eth Adapter, which is perfect"). and not as ISDN modem either....
it was given this tag /dev/ttyACM0

what is a ttyACM0 device?

can i change any parts in the OS so that i can make SUSE have it registered as a network interface rather than a dial up modem?

I can't use the RJ45 connection method coz either my eth0 (my network card) or the Ethernet module of the modem is faulty. in XP i get the "network cable unplugged".... hence why i insisting in using USB connection method... but i really believe that connection between my Pc and the modem-router is purely tcp/ip... unlike the connection between PC and USB Printer...

So i'm quite sure that i dont need a PPoE dialler, or a driver for the modem part of the modem router or anything like that.... just need to make the SUSE realised that the device is a USB ethernet adapter... guess that would be a lot easier....

My full spec :
Compaq Presario 2145AF
Dual Boot - XP Pro and SUSE 9.2
ATI 200M 64MB (shared)
can't see how this is relevant tho...


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