April 19th, 2003, 12:05 PM #1
Speedtouch USB Modem install in Linux
I'm taking the Linux plunge and everything working great except for the most important thing (IMO anyway). My modem!! I've got ADSL through Bell Canada using the Alcatel SpeedTouch USB modem.
I've tried Bell's suggestions:
Which is just a few script files and specific options for the pppd. That didn't work.
I've found only one reference about the Speedtouch specifically at: http://linux-usb.sourceforge.net/SpeedTouch/howto.html
This involved recompiling the Kernel with various drivers and modules. The recompiling worked but the modem still doesn't.
I'm using Redhat 9, Linux v. 2.4.20-8.
I'm going to try to call Bell on Monday to see if I can replace my USB model with an Ethernet model but I don't know whether they would or not.
If you need any other info, please let me know.
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
BTW: I'm dual booting with WinXP, otherwise I'd be in some major trouble
April 19th, 2003, 04:01 PM #2
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No idea about the modem really
But geting an ethernet one is a good idea, usb modems are generaly troublesome from my expirience
April 19th, 2003, 04:07 PM #3
Never touched linux but I can tell you any of the Bll companies will provide no support for linux and that modem is one of their older models. The vpi vci is 8,35 to set it up manually if that helps good luckEveryone looks for a purpose in life. Some of us never find it.
April 19th, 2003, 10:18 PM #4
Linux just doesn't see it, no matter what I do. Yet I've had no issue with this modem under Windows 2000 and XP.
I'm going to call Bell to see if they'll exchange for an Ethernet based modem.
But any ideas to get the existing one working would be great!!
April 21st, 2003, 10:03 PM #5
Bell is going to exchange the USB modem for an ethernet based one. I'll let you all know after I've got the new modem.
April 25th, 2003, 11:16 PM #6
I've got the Ethernet based modem from Sympatico but I still can't get an Internet connection going.
According to the /var/log/messages file, the ppp daemon seems to think that there is an instance of ppp already running so it stops trying.
I've checked all running processes with ps -ef at a terminal window and there are no ppp related processes running .
I figured I'd reinstall Linux fresh again, that didn't help.
It's kernel version 2.4.20. According to reference sites there is a builtin ppp daemon already in the kernel.
Any ideas on what to check or settings to change?
April 25th, 2003, 11:18 PM #7
Oh some more info.
The modem is an Efficient Networks Speedstream 5200 and the NIC I'm using is a 3Com 3C905C 10/100.
I know the hardware works since I'm using it now (in Windows).
April 26th, 2003, 06:52 PM #8
Bubu, bu, bu, bu, bump.
I really need some help with this.
This is the only thing that's holding me back with Linux right now.
The Ethernet DSL modem doesn't work any better then the USB one did.
If you need any more info please respond asking what info you need.
April 27th, 2003, 08:05 PM #9
(tumble weed blows by)
Is anyone out there???
April 27th, 2003, 09:10 PM #10
Connecting using PPPoE with Linux
Here's the log extract when I try to connect using Sympatico's connection utility for Linux.
Apr 27 20:48:59 localhost pppd: pppd 2.4.1 started by root, uid
Apr 27 20:48:59 localhost /etc/hotplug/net.agent: assuming ppp0 is already up
Apr 27 20:48:59 localhost pppd: Using interface ppp0
Apr 27 20:48:59 localhost pppd: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/2
Apr 27 20:48:59 localhost pppd: Modem hangup
Apr 27 20:48:59 localhost pppd: Connection terminated.
Apr 27 20:48:59 localhost pppd: Exit.
Apr 27 20:48:59 localhost /etc/hotplug/net.agent: NET unregister event not supported
I've seen what a proper connection log looks like in Linux and the log deviates at the "Modem hangup" part.
Is it perhaps some wrong settings? Sympatico had an "options" file to put into /etc/ppp to use with the PPPoE connect script.
April 27th, 2003, 09:33 PM #11
I decided to forget about the Sympatico setup stuff. I finally found something off of the Redhat support site regarding the pppoe package.
There was a setup script that had to be run that wasn't mentioned anywhere else. I did that and it works!!
I'm posting from Linux right now!!
April 24th, 2005, 03:29 PM #12
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please read the picture attached you will get all the information you need to have you modem setup(alcatel seep touch usb)
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