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Old 07-22-2006, 04:02 AM   #1
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i cant load talktalk broadband

Hi,iknow nothing about computers and use xp pro sorry for swearing and have loaded fedora core five onto a separate harddrive.It loaded fine but i dont know how to load my talktalk broadband as it appears totally different on fedora than xp.
Ihave tried looking on the forums but it all seems a bit advanced to me and i cant seem to find any thing relevant.cheers alex
Old 07-22-2006, 04:41 AM   #2
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so you are wanting a broadband connection? Sorry im unsure of what talktalk is (maybe some kind of VOIP??)
If its your actual broadband connection Linux usually picks it up without you having to do much. To get my connection working on PCLinux i simply hooked the CAT cable up to it and told it to automatically configure.
Old 07-22-2006, 05:12 AM   #3
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Need to post more information champ. How do you connect ie. through a router or a modem? If it's a modem how is it plugged into your computer, ethernet or USB? DSL or cable or satellite or wireless or what...?
Old 07-22-2006, 05:32 AM   #4
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TalkTalk is a UK ISP. According to their website, they recommend all their customers use the "TalkTalk ADSL 2+ modem". It doesn't seem to say anything about what this particular modem is, whether it's USB or not, or what make and model it is!
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Originally Posted by Gethyn
whether it's USB or not
I think it's safe to assume that it's a USB modem, because their system requirements say you need a spare USB port (here). But yeah, we still need to know the make/model to be able to know if it'll work under Linux.
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Hi sorry for any confusion, it is a uk broadband.subsiduary of carphone ware house,it has an external modem which is a speedtouch 330 which has a usb connection.hope this info helps.alex
Old 07-22-2006, 04:43 PM   #7
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You might like to look at this and this. It'd probably be a good idea to search LQ as well, there are probably threads on getting this modem to work under Linux.
Old 07-22-2006, 05:03 PM   #8
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It's complicated! I have a Thomson Speedtouch 330 and use Kubuntu. I installed an ethernet (modem) router instead because it was easier.


There are a few entries for Speedtouch 330 in Sourceforge but I don't know if any of them work.

Have a look at

One of the Ubuntu Books (possibly) Beginning Ubuntu Linux: From Novice to Professional has a section on setting up a Speedtouch 330
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Hello i'm using the same modem although mine is the older green sting ray type.
Go to the first link that Nylex highlighted and select from the menu on the left.You need to follow the instructions very carefully,it took me a few times to get it to work ,i have only been using linux a few days .
Good luck.
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I have helped two relatives install TalkTalk Broadband. As they only really use their computers for stuff which is well within packages available for Linux, I persuaded them to do a dual-boot with PCLinuxOS, to avoid viruses etc.

One had the Sagem f@st800 modem, the other got the Speedtouch 330.

I have got them both working, and by writing a short script, have got them connection automatically on boot, and reconnecting when the ppp0 connection is dropped, which as anyone knows, is a problem with USB Internet connections.

This is the link which explains what I did, it's a matter of extracting what you need from the "general" instructions on the sites mentioned by arochester above. I'm sure it can be adapted for other distros:

Hope this helps.


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