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Old 07-24-2003, 05:25 AM   #1
micmast
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Mandrake 9.0 alcatel ethernet


Hey,

I'm completely new to linux ( ) when it comes to going on the internet. I have this alcatel speedtouch home ethernet modem.
When installing the distro in thet network configuration I let it search automatic giving me lan connection - ethernet. I did that.
Then I logged in as root and tried to connect, but it doesn't work. And I tried making a connection with the connection to the internet feature...
Can somebody help me, pls don't make things complicated. I'm really new, I only know some basic commands and I have a lot to learn...

Thx in advance
 
Old 07-24-2003, 10:50 AM   #2
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Hi,
Do you know that the modem is working properly? Is Windows installed
on this machine? If so, does it work in Windows? That would at least
tell us if it works. Does your ISP or Alcatel support Linux? If so, contact
them for help. If none of these options are viable, then let me know and we'll
go from there.
Michael
 
Old 07-24-2003, 12:05 PM   #3
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I have windows installed and the modem is working perfect on it. I checked the homepage of alcatel & they said the modem should be working in linux...
 
Old 07-24-2003, 03:29 PM   #4
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Yo micmast,

Firstly, I would suggest you do a quick search of LQ with just "speedtouch" in the search criteria.

Now, also the speedtouch that I had (still got it, but its relegated to sitting on top of a pile of magazines - disconected) is the USB model not an ethernet model.

If it works like the USB one does, then after doing the search, try following some of the suggestions for stuff to check - I should point out, that I found it easier to list the files that I needed to check, opened them in "Kwrite" to see if they needed changing, if not, nothing, if they did, I highlighted them and after checking which needed changing, logged into root and changed them that way.

If, as you say its an ethernet type, then I would have thought that it would have most, if not all of the connection software inside it (most of them have some sort of access interface- the solwise SAR110 that I use now has a nice little browser based interface - though you may find that yours has a command line one).

Anyhow, if it's an ethernet device, then I would have thought that you are connected as a LAN, then you would need to make sure that you have the information for configuring that i.e. the modems internal IP number (I think that this would be called the gateway route or IP address), for the dialogue boxes that relate to that, and where you get a dialogue box for the DNS then you would have to put the IP number for your ISP, so the system knows to connect via them.

It is concievable, that you may well have to put these into the modem - but I wouldn't know, as I say, mine was the USB model and my comments above are a guess (judging from what I have to do to get my modem/router configured).

When you start digging through your search results, most of the stuff will relate to the "blue cow shit" looking model that is USB connected (don't rule out the suggestions), with some also refering to the speedtouch 330, which is the red/maroon more up to date version and some that mention ethernet models (the stuff to check out first).

Finally, check the linux config first as if you find that you have to change any of the modems internal settings etc it might affect your windows based connection (and you still need to connect to get further advice and ideas).


Speedtouch modems are OK when you get them working, but I changed from the usb one to the one I linked earlier, because it used to piss me off having to wait when it dropped the connection inbetween OS's and also because of the error that I got meant that I had to re-install the OS and that REALLY pissed me off.

Hope this is some help (it's certainly all of the ideas and suggestions that I can think of), and whatever you do, don't give up - that's the easy way out.

regards

John
 
Old 07-24-2003, 06:11 PM   #5
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Get mandrake 9.1

That fixed it for my ' Green Cow Shit ' Lol

speedtouch usb
 
Old 07-25-2003, 02:09 AM   #6
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well I tried to install Mandrake9.1 but it gave me a few errors while installing... I don't know how this is possible but I didn't like it. I had to install 9.0 again
 
Old 07-25-2003, 08:21 AM   #7
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Did you download the file yourself? Maybe a bad download.

I hope you get it sorted anyway
 
Old 07-25-2003, 10:50 AM   #8
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don't know... would be great if it works someday... but I have to keep trying...

thx for the advice
 
Old 07-25-2003, 03:38 PM   #9
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Just checking back micmast,

and one thing that I didn't mention,

I use genuine "boxed set" versions of mandrake. I was impressed with 8.2 (even though it took me a while to get working properly) so I thought that I didn't mind sticking a few euros their way - the drivers etc for speedtouch are precompiled and I only had to insert the relevant ISP details for it.

It worked out about 23 after conversion.

My 9.1 is also boxed dvd power pack which worked out 36. A bargain in my books - even though I could have downloaded it!

regards

John
 
  


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