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Using an alcatel speedtouch 330 modem with Mandrake 10 newly installed.

 

When i installed it i wasn't connected to the interenet and it installed fine no issues with anything. Then i plugged in the modem and managed to transfer the micrcode from the windows partition as recommended in the configuration. The modem seems to be attached and working fine.

 

Then i tried to set up the internet connection and to be fair im a little out of my depth here. I can follow whats its asking right up until i have to select a driver(i think it said that i cant check right now) so i chose the usb looking one and it seemed to detect fine and knowing that ADSL usually runs off pppoe i chose that option then when it was testing the connection the LED on the modem would flash orange then green for a while and not really do anything much.

 

Net result i cant get it working no matter what options i choose.

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Welcome to the board. :)

 

As the modem seems to be working fine, you could try turning off your firewall temporarily to check if shorewall is the problem.

 

As you can see below, I have a speedtouch and 9.1, and my only problem was the firewall - users have had different issues with 9.2 and again with 10.

 

I changed to iptables instead of fixing shorewall, but I think this is the way to do it: edit /etc/shorewall/interfaces, replacing

net     eth0     detect

with

net     ppp0     -

and put this line in /etc/shorewall/routestopped:

ppp0

Good luck!

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Guest gilanor

I dont think i have the firewall on there and if i did then i have managed to disable it by accident anyway so that wasnt the problem.

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I don't mean to insult your intelligence, but have you set the security level very high? This might prevent you connecting. :unsure:

 

While I'm grasping at straws, are you using a boxed set or download; 10 CE or OE? Have you got all the updates? The information may help someone who's using 10.0 to help you.

 

Have you used the search facility? There are a number of threads about speedtouch.

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Guest gilanor

I got the downloaded version.

 

Its ok im actually quite worried with how little i understand linux in general after being a windows programmer for 5 or 6 years now! So its not insulting my intelligence its ok.

 

I did about an hour searching through topics all over the net before i decided to post and couldnt find anything but its probably something obviously stupid so ill keep searching.

 

Thx anyway :)

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I've rediscovered this post of mine...

... support for the modem in 10 is now provided in the kernel, but there are references to 'speedtch' in /etc/modules.conf and /etc/modprobe.conf which prevent it working. There are updates to rectify this, so the future looks brighter!

I presume that you've downloaded 10 Community Edition (unless you're a Mandrake Club member), so you probably need this update, or you could just remove references to 'speedtch' from the above files yourself... :unsure:

 

If that doesn't work, try this search of our site for more ideas.

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