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Old 09-23-2005, 02:32 PM   #1
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how to install a adsl modem


Hello all,
i had dial up connetion to internet ( which i configured through KPPP in KDE on slackware )
now i've changed it to ADSL ( i hope ) b'coz i've the same telephone line on which i had dial-up connetion.
so i hope its ADSL and not DSL ......... please make me sure by answering it.

now the problem is that i'm not being able to configure it.
on the back side of it is written Tera 100u....so i searched on google and got this
its indicates that its of "Conexant"
i went on searching......went to the site of Conexant.

now here i'm very confused about the various things...
1> how to install it.
2> should it be installed before installing the drivers?
3> details about my modem, i.e which one it is....how to get information about it ..
4> is it HCF or HSF
5> do i need to connect it while installing its drivers or can it be done without attaching it.?
etc. etc.

i spent the whole day looking for it and trying with HCF and HSF but its of no avail.
primarily i would like the above questions to be answered.

any sort of help will be appriciable.
regards
 
Old 09-23-2005, 05:50 PM   #2
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First of all, you´re talking about some ADSL connection and not about dial up connection... dial up connetion is a low band connetion made with your local ISP with you modem and your phone line. ADSL is a high band connection that uses high speed connection above 128kbps and not the 56kbps of a normal modem. And you use a modem or router that are external or internal PCI card or ISA (not so common, used more to specific reasons). So the only think you have to do is plug your ADSL modem network cable in your network interface card in the back of your computer and do a feel things. If you´re using a router, this means that you dont need to dial to your adsl ISP first, when you turn your computer on you´re already connected (I think this is not your case). So the second possibility is that you have a ADSL modem without router option enable and you still have to connect making PPPoA dial requests. Open you Konsole window and type as root the follow without the #
#adsl-setup (I think it may be adsl-config or dsl-config firs try adsl )
#adsl-start
This will connect... and to disconnect
#adsl-stop

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EDITED: I hope you remember that you need to have a ADSL modem or Router. ADSL, DSL, ISDN all of this doesnt work direct with your internal 56k modem. You need a special modem strict for this connection that you will plug in it the phone line cable and them from it the network cable to your computer.

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Old 09-23-2005, 11:49 PM   #3
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thanks for responding maginotir.

Quote:
Originally posted by maginotjr
So the only think you have to do is plug your ADSL modem network cable in your network interface card in the back of your computer and do a feel things
mine is ADSL modem which is to be inserted into usb port.

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so the second possibility is that you have a ADSL modem without router option enable and you still have to connect making PPPoA dial requests. Open you Konsole window and type as root the follow without the #
#adsl-setup (I think it may be adsl-config or dsl-config firs try adsl )
#adsl-start
This will connect... and to disconnect
#adsl-stop
ya you are very much right that its without router option enabled

1. now the question is.......don't i have to install drivers for it ???
2. if i have to then will i be able to install its drivers without it being connected to machine or should it be connected while trying to install its drivers ???
3. how do i know whether its HCF or HSF ?

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EDITED: I hope you remember that you need to have a ADSL modem or Router. ADSL, DSL, ISDN all of this doesnt work direct with your internal 56k modem. You need a special modem strict for this connection that you will plug in it the phone line cable and them from it the network cable to your computer.
Ya its a special modem that is plugged into phone line calbe and then from it to my machines USB port

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Old 09-24-2005, 12:04 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by maginotjr
Open you Konsole window and type as root the follow without the #
#adsl-setup (I think it may be adsl-config or dsl-config firs try adsl )
#adsl-start
This will connect... and to disconnect
#adsl-stop
and i think this whole procedure is for if you have modem connected to ethernet card.
but mine is at USB port

regards
 
Old 09-26-2005, 12:25 AM   #5
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Trouble, trouble... yes, you will have to install some driver to connect through your usb port...

...but far as I remember there are no support (this means no driver) for ADSL modems using USB port in linux.

I realy would change to a ethernet cable to connect your linux box.

Its very probable that your modem has 3 ports: Ethernet, USB, PhoneLine (DSL)...

If this isnt your case the only solution I could found is connect through anoter computer sharing the connection...but this is other history O.o


EDITED: Just a litle more info, you may see if your DSL light on your modem are stoped, if it is them you have a working DSL line. If dont this means that your modem cant sync the DSL connection.

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Old 09-26-2005, 12:34 AM   #6
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3. how do i know whether its HCF or HSF ?
this only applies for dial-up (lowband) internal modems. Like those you use for connect to your dial-up isp... those are winmodem, this means that the host signal processor that are used made by a hardware in the modem board is made by the Operation System, this mean by software.
But this need a special support by the drivers, so its very poor the support for winmodens for linux... to clear up more to you here are a paragraph from wikipedia:
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Softmodems can be separated into two clear classes: controllerless modems and pure software modems. Controllerless modems, such as those made by Lucent and Motorola, perform much of the modem work on the card, and require only small amounts of CPU power to complete. Pure software modems perform the entire emulation of a hardware modem on the main CPU, with Conexant's HCF and HSF standards being the most common.
 
  


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