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Old 03-28-2005, 04:33 AM   #1
John Fordham
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Wanadoo Broadband

Am new member. My PC is dual-boot. Windows XP and Linux. I have
subscribed to Wanadoo Broadband and have a silver Speedtouch 330
modem. All works fine in Windows but am having problems setting up in Linux. I have read previous thread related to Wandoo but haven't found my problem.

Under Windows :
1. I have gone to website and printed off instructions for Linux configuration of USB Modem
2. I have downloaded speedtouchconf-2.0-beta1_12-Mar-2005.tar.gz
3. I went to Alcatel Microcode Download page and, via 'Binary', downloaded file
4. I also, although not sure required, downloaded which relates to Silver modem (mine is a silver Speedtouch 330)

I put files on to floppy and logged in as Root to Linux. I copied from floppy the speedtouchconf file and then extracted files via

tar xzvf

This produced, at end of procedure, an error message :

gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

I ignored this message and went to the created speedtouch directory and

1. from floppy copied the file
2. entered command ./
3. entered my VPI/VCI numbers, Wanadoo ID and Password

and had FAILURE on activating software. I looked at the related speedtouch.config.txt file and failure message was :

configure: error: cannot find sources (AUTHORS) in . or ..

I tried procedure again using the (silver modem) file with same result.


1. Is my problem related to the error related to 'tar xzvf' ?
2. Am confused about which Microcode to use ?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Whew .... that was long

Old 03-28-2005, 04:43 AM   #2
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to decompress the files you need something like:
1. speedtouchconf-2.0-beta1_12-Mar-2005.tar.gz
tar -zxpf speedtouchconf-2.0-beta1_12-Mar-2005.tar.gz

any errors probably mean a failed download .... ie. try again!

I have no idea about Wanadoo Broadband or Speedtouch 330 modems.

I have a dual usb/ethernet modem which I run as ethernet only
(and just to make that more complicated it's in half bridged mode)
Old 03-28-2005, 05:10 AM   #3
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Many thanks for comments Ubernut.

for decompressing file I have used the Speedtouch suggested instruction 'tar xzvf speedtouchconf etc@ and that produced the error message.

for the microcode, the Speedtouch instructions for the the Silver modem specifically state 'Do not unzip file' and I assumed that this was also true for the file. May not be correct asumption though. Will try unzipping.

It just occurred to me that problem 'may' be related to version of linux that I have. It is

Scientific Linux SL Release 3.0.3
Old 03-28-2005, 05:18 AM   #4
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perhaps the zipped file is supposed to remain zipped for the microcode update?

reading the howtos should help there, perhaps?


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