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Old 07-08-2004, 07:01 PM   #1
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Question What ADSL Modem?

to me linux is usless with no internet.
im a newbie to linux..
im not going to be able to install my f@st 800.
can everybody help me find a "plug and play" ethernet / usb ADSL modem.
where the wizard does it all..

the ntl modem was easy on damn small linux.. i was basicly connected at every boot.
Old 07-08-2004, 07:32 PM   #2
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I agree, as a noob, Linux is useless without the internet, Generally speaking anyway. What Distro are you using anyways? Do you not know what type of modem you have as your subject implies? An "ntl f@st 800"? Never heard of it.... Is it a regular ethernet DSL modem? Try using "adsl-setup" in a terminal window. Thats pretty easy... Sorry, just spewing really general stuff cause your post is really vauge... Is your ethernet card module loaded? Whats 'ifconfig' tell you? This is what a properly configured interface should resemble on DSL...

[root@Jaguar ~] ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0C:F17:A7:42
RX packets:1745230 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:953990 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2498734749 (2382.9 Mb) TX bytes:74821655 (71.3 Mb)
Interrupt:20 Base address:0x4000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:384 (384.0 b) TX bytes:384 (384.0 b)

ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:68.23.***.36 P-t-P:68.23.***.254 Mask:
RX packets:1738852 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:947612 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
RX bytes:2460097046 (2346.1 Mb) TX bytes:53782800 (51.2 Mb)
Old 07-08-2004, 08:20 PM   #3
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If you're in the UK, then have a look here.

I used to have a usb adsl modem (an alcatel speedtouch), but it was a bit of a pain (various reason's), so I got hold of the earlier version of this one called a sar-110.

You'd also need an ethernet card (about a tenner from pcworld - though solwise sell em as well).

It's been totally f*****g BRILLIANT. One of the best buy's I've ever made. I dual boot with windows XP (currently mandrake, but also had gentoo, debian, Knoppix on hard drive, SuSE) and what ever I want, all I have to do is apply the LAN settings and I'm connected.

When I first got my sar-110, networking stuff was a total mystery (still is really ), and even with their doc's (on a disc and paper copy) I was left scratching my head (well, I was just too stupid to read what the doc's said). So I rang Solwise technical dept and they talked me through connection set up, and I had both window's and whatever linux distro I had at the time running in less than 10 minutes.

They also run their own forum's which have also been helpful.

Just my worth. Hope it help's a little.



p.s. It used to be that lot's of people would warn you away from a USB model, I just happened to get one when I started with broadband - so I was stuck with it for a while. I understand that lot's of people have had success with them. personally, well I wouldn't go back to a USB model.
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Sorry im now on Tiscali..
Family network is on NTL
Old 07-27-2004, 08:59 AM   #5
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you Fast800 should work well with eagle-usb driver : have a look at those threads (particularly if you've got a sagem fast800 E2T - see at the back)

and this page to download it :
Old 07-27-2004, 12:24 PM   #6
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My Billion 746 ( ADSL / router / firewall / wireless modem worked only with RedHat Fedora 1, not with SuSE, UnitedLinux, redhat 9 or whitebox linux 3. If you can swap distibution, try Fedora Core 2, since it would have the latest drivers for modems, or maybe Mandrake 10 which is equally new.


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