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Old 04-18-2005, 07:35 AM   #1
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330 modem startup time

I use... /etc/rc.d/init.d/speedtouch start in a script and it connects to the internet fine.

Trouble is the "start" takes 2 mins to do it. I think it is due to the modems micro code.

Is there a way to make it quicker? then I can have it run at boot up.

Old 04-18-2005, 05:28 PM   #2
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I use the Speedtouch 330 modem with Mandrake 10.1 Community, for which the connection only takes about 11 seconds. My connection method seems to be slightly different to yours. I use the method described at (my connection is PPPoA, using CHAPS). The Mandrake Control Center didn't work for me, so I had to use the lengthy route. My /etc/init.d/dial file is

/usr/sbin/modem_run -k -f /usr/share/speedtouch/mgmt.o
sleep 15
/usr/sbin/pppd call speedtch

I think the && in the example dial file on the website shoudn't be there. The sleep command is required to allow modem_run to finish executing (which takes 11 seconds in my case) before starting pppd, otherwise the connection fails.

Old 04-19-2005, 07:47 AM   #3
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Thanks very much for your help. That URL was most helpful and it works fine now. I can now have connect at boot up and connect - disconnect the link anytime I want.

Thanks again.



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