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Old 01-12-2005, 04:40 AM   #1
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Connecting by Conexant USB Adsl (pppoa) using Ubuntu

NOTE : This is not a complete howto as i may have forgotten some things

Connecting by Conexant USB Adsl (pppoa) using Ubuntu :

1) Open synaptic and install build-essential

2) Go to ,
download these packages :


3) Install the packages

4) Go to ,
download cxacru-2003-10-05-src.tgz and patch-upto_2.6.5_20040517_accessrunner.gz

5) Type :
sudo -s
cd /usr/src
tar xvjf kernel-source-2.6*
ln -s kernel-source- linux

6) Patch the kernel
# cd /usr/src/linux
# gunzip -c patch-2.6.x_YYYYMMDD_accessrunner.gz | patch -p1

7) Recompile the kernel
cd /usr/src/linux
cp /boot/config- .config
make oldconfig
make menuconfig

Go to section

Device Driver -> Networking Support -> Networking Options -> ....

<M> Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) (EXPERIMENTAL)
<M> Classical IP over ATM (EXPERIMENTAL)[*] Do NOT send ICMP if no neighbour (EXPERIMENTAL)
<M> LAN Emulation (LANE) support (EXPERIMENTAL)
<M> Multi-Protocol Over ATM (MPOA) support (EXPERIMENTAL)
<M> RFC1483/2684 Bridged protocols[*] Per-VC IP filter kludge

Then Go to section

Device Driver -> USB Support ->
<M> Support for USB
.... (go near the end of the page)
<M>Alcatel Speedtouch USB support (NEW)

then save

make-kpkg --revision=1 –append -686 --initrd kernel_image


Install the generated kernel-image debs.

8) Restart

9) Untar cxacru package to any folder and type
# make new

10) Substitute and in "/usr/sbin" with the modified ones that you have downloaded from the site

11) Edit file /etc/cxacru to your needs
here is mine :

# Config file for Conexant AccessRunner

# Driver mode
DRIVER_MODE=1 # 1 = normal, 2 = debug, 3 = normal+max speed (without ask adsl status), 4 = debug+max speed (without ask adsl status)

# Protocol
PROTOCOL_MODE=2 # 1 = RFC1483/2684 routed, 2 = PPP over ATM (pppoa), 3 = RFC1483/2684 bridged, 4 = PPP over Ethernet (pppoe)

# Paths

# if OPEN_MODE is blank then cxload uses default mode acoording VID & PID
# Values for OPEN_MODE are:
# 0 = auto selection, G.Handshake
# 1 = auto selection, T1.413
# 2 = G.Handshake
# 3 = ANSI T1.413
# 4 = ITU-T G.992.1 (G.DMT)
# 5 = ITU-T G.992.2 (G.LITE)


# Specific for RFC1483/2684 routed/bridged
# if IP_ADDRESS is blank in bridged mode then it uses DHCP to get IP

12) Edit your options file in /etc/ppp

lcp-max-configure 50
name any
user "insert your username here"
plugin /usr/lib/pppd/2.4.1/ 8.35

13) Edit the pap-secrets file
# Secrets for authentication using PAP
# client server secret IP addresses
'username' * 'password'

14) Edit the chap-secrets file
# Secrets for authentication using PAP
# client server secret IP addresses
'username' * 'password' *

15) Edit the resolv.conf in /etc and insert in it your DNS
if you dont know it you could get it from windows by typing ipconfig /all

16) Go to /usr/sbin
# su

# ./

And wish that it will connect the first time


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