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Alcatel Speedtouch 330 USB ADSL modem - Working!!

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Ok Pru, let's start from the bgining, ithat is: lets-eat-gary's initial post.

 

1. I'll assume you downloaded the speedtouchconf tar.gz file and the correct firmware (dpending on either you've got a purple or a silver modem - check lets-eat-gary's post). And we will assume they both are on directory /temp/speedtouch (or whatever, this is just an example);

 

2. Open a terminal (you know how to do that already... ;) and type in:

su -

You will be asked for:

Password:

Enter root password. You are now logged in as root :)

 

3. Move into the directory you downloaded the files (e.g. /temp/speedtouch):

cd /temp/speedtouch

 

4. Untar the speedtouchconf "tarball" (and only this one!):

tar xzvf speedtouchconf-[U]date[/U].tar.gz

A directory will be created named speedtouchconf-date where date is the date/version of speedtouchconf (probably 10nov2004 or something);

 

5. Copy the firmware to that directory (don't untar it!!!):

cp [U]firmware[/U].tar.gz speedtouchconf-[U]date[/U]

 

6. Move into the directory where all is going to happen!!! (well, from the user's point of view):

cd speedtouchconf-[U]date[/U]

 

7. Run the speedtouchconf script:

./speedtouchconf.sh

Remember to type in that "./!

 

7.1. If the script complains it can't find program or package xyz (or whatever, "gcc" or "bc" for example), type in:

urpmi [U]xyz[/U]

You will need your Mandrake installation CDs/DVD...

-> Rerun the script:

./speedtouchconf.sh

 

7.2. When all packeages needed are installed, the script will aks you to provide some infos (ISP username, ISP password, country VCI and VPI). Just provide the requested information when prompted for it.

 

YOU'RE DONE!!! :headbang:

You will probably not have a connection when the script finishes. Restart the machine and you should have it now!

 

Enjoy!

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Guest Pru

so close!! :o

 

it's asking for pppd but when i try the urpmi thing on it, it says there's no such package

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so close!!  :o

 

it's asking for pppd but when i try the urpmi thing on it, it says there's no such package

 

Oh right, that one! I'd forgotten about it. Sorry...

type in:

urpmi ppp

Sometimes distros change the name for packages (or repackage bundles, split, etc). "pppd" can be found on Mandrake's "ppp" rpm.

 

 

Post Script:

For future reference, if you can't find an app you need by it's package name, you can go to Start menu -> System -> Configuration -> Install packages and look for what you want, but instead of "Pacgage name" left of the text box, choose "In the files".

 

 

And a GREAT 2005 FOR EVERYONE!!! :banana:

Edited by jeanackle

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Guest Pru

that would have worked if i had the right modem, the thing is, my modem is PCI, not USB, i thought this way would work because i use USB drivers in windows and it works, i can't seem to find anywhere to get drivers for alcatel speedtouch PCI modems

 

what you have said works and i thank you for it, but i've come into a new problem.. my modem aint USB :'(

 

:thanks:

 

i've posted another topic in hardware if anyone knows how to do it

Edited by Pru

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Guest Marcio

i have a problem man...

 

First.... i can use this script in CL 10 ???

 

And when i try -- >> ./speedtouch.sh

 

A boring messagens show ::: BASH .. INTEPRETER.. but i was edit the file... someone can give me a copy of speedtouch.sh already edited ???

 

My e-mail :: void@superig.com.br

 

MSN :: marcio436@msn.com

 

Thx... :D

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Just thought i would how i got the modem working on my machine as most people who have broadband  in the UK will have this modem and most mandrake 10 users will be using the 2.6   kernel.  I have seen other howto's  but i only got mine working using advice from a combination of howto's.

 

Go  here

 

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=68502

               

and down load the latest speedtouchconf.tar.gz

 

download the firmware  from  here

 

http://www.speedtouchdsl.com/driver_upgrade_lx_3.0.1.2.htm

 

(unless you have a silver modem ,  if  so go here

 

http://speedtouchconf.sourceforge.net/rev4fw.zip)

 

untar the speedtouchconf.taz.gz

 

go to  the  newly  created directory  and   copy the firmware.zip file to it.

 

edit the speedtouchconf.sh   file and comment out the following lines (by putting a # at the start of the lines  that you want to comment out)

 

#  if [ -z "${USB_TYPE}" ]; then

#    echo $"No USB Bus found!" | tee -a $LOGFILE

#    error=`expr $error + 2`

#  fi

 

become  root and ./speedtouchconf.sh

 

you will  have to  enter your username and password and your vpi/vci

- in the uk its 0  38

 

set it  to  load at boot

 

reboot

 

your (hopefully) onilne

Ok... but when the script ran... show me a ERROR like :: Cannot Found Microcode in speedtouch-sgp (a directory) ... i was download a firmaware that the name is ZZZL_3.012 (firmaware for my silver modem)... i put this file into the directory and the same message ERROR again :unsure: !!! Someone can help me and give me full directory of speedtouchconf.tar.gz already edited and having a firware for the silver modem.. if not.. plz tell me HOW can i fix this error.

Thz a lot.. i´m waiting :) :thanks:

 

!!! The error up there.. i already fixed !! : :cheeky:

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Hi everyone!

 

As s0undt3ch said earlier, this script won't work on a PPPOE ADSL network

like the one I'm connceted to (Portuguese SAPO).

But thanks to s0undt3ch :thanks: I got it working anyway.

I'm posting here because speedtouchconf is still needed to make it work over PPPOE, though not sufficient.

 

The basic procedure:

1. Configure the Mandrake connection, so it will

install most of the necessary packages;

 

2. Run speedtouchconf... ;)

 

3. Edit some files, based on this webpage (

http://xmule.no.sapo.pt/mandrake-pt/ ) - this page is

IN PORTUGUESE, but it's all about editing files, so

you might figure it out anyway... If not (and it interests

you), let me know and I'll try to do a quick

translation.

Oh! I almost forgot: Step 8 in telping's howto is

wrong! It's not /usr/share/speedtouch/speedtouch.sh

that should be edited, but rather

/etc/init.d/speedtouch - same editing though: just add

the text in red to that function... (again, thx to s0undt3ch :thumbs: )

 

Good luck!

Edited by jeanackle

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Help me ... guys look my errors... my modem SINCRONYZING but don´t conect... plz look at my -- > /var/log/messages and if someone can help me.. :)

 

 

Jan 12 22:06:51 marcio login(pam_unix)[1662]: session opened for user root by LOGIN(uid=0)

Jan 12 22:07:25 marcio modem_run[1840]: modem_run version 1.3 started by root uid 0

Jan 12 22:07:27 marcio kernel: usb 1-1: bulk timeout on ep5in

Jan 12 22:07:27 marcio kernel: usbfs: USBDEVFS_BULK failed dev 2 ep 0x85 len 512 ret -110

Jan 12 22:08:11 marcio modem_run[1840]: ADSL synchronization has been obtained

Jan 12 22:08:11 marcio modem_run[1840]: ADSL line is up (608 kbit/s down | 128 kbit/s up)

Jan 12 22:08:13 marcio kernel: CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California

Jan 12 22:08:13 marcio kernel: PPP generic driver version 2.4.2

Jan 12 22:08:13 marcio pppd[1851]: pppd 2.4.2b3 started by root, uid 0

Jan 12 22:08:13 marcio pppoa3[1855]: pppoa3 version 1.3 started by root (uid 0)

Jan 12 22:08:13 marcio pppoa3[1855]: Control thread ready

Jan 12 22:08:13 marcio kernel: HDLC line discipline: version $Revision: 4.8 $, maxframe=4096

Jan 12 22:08:13 marcio kernel: N_HDLC line discipline registered.

Jan 12 22:08:13 marcio pppd[1851]: Using interface ppp0

Jan 12 22:08:13 marcio pppd[1851]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/1

Jan 12 22:08:13 marcio pppoa3[1867]: host --> pppoa3 --> modem stream ready

Jan 12 22:08:13 marcio pppoa3[1868]: modem --> pppoa3 --> host stream ready

Jan 12 22:08:44 marcio pppd[1851]: LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests

Jan 12 22:08:44 marcio pppd[1851]: Connection terminated.

Jan 12 22:08:44 marcio pppoa3[1867]: Error reading from source device

Jan 12 22:08:44 marcio pppoa3[1855]: Woken by a sem_post event -> Exiting

Jan 12 22:08:44 marcio pppoa3[1855]: Write to usb Canceled

Jan 12 22:08:44 marcio pppoa3[1855]: Exiting

Jan 12 22:08:44 marcio pppd[1851]: Using interface ppp0

Jan 12 22:08:44 marcio pppd[1851]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/3

Jan 12 22:08:44 marcio pppoa3[1998]: pppoa3 version 1.3 started by root (uid 0)

Jan 12 22:08:44 marcio pppoa3[1998]: Control thread ready

Jan 12 22:08:44 marcio pppoa3[2007]: host --> pppoa3 --> modem stream ready

Jan 12 22:08:44 marcio pppoa3[2008]: modem --> pppoa3 --> host stream ready

Jan 12 22:09:15 marcio pppd[1851]: LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests

Jan 12 22:09:15 marcio pppd[1851]: Connection terminated.

Jan 12 22:09:15 marcio pppoa3[2007]: Error reading from source device

Jan 12 22:09:15 marcio pppoa3[1998]: Woken by a sem_post event -> Exiting

Jan 12 22:09:15 marcio pppoa3[1998]: Write to usb Canceled

Jan 12 22:09:15 marcio pppoa3[1998]: Exiting

Jan 12 22:09:15 marcio pppoa3[2137]: pppoa3 version 1.3 started by root (uid 0)

Jan 12 22:09:15 marcio pppoa3[2137]: Control thread ready

Jan 12 22:09:15 marcio pppd[1851]: Using interface ppp0

Jan 12 22:09:15 marcio pppd[1851]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/5

Jan 12 22:09:15 marcio pppoa3[2146]: host --> pppoa3 --> modem stream ready

Jan 12 22:09:15 marcio pppoa3[2147]: modem --> pppoa3 --> host stream ready

Jan 12 22:09:46 marcio pppd[1851]: LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests

Jan 12 22:09:46 marcio pppd[1851]: Connection terminated.

Jan 12 22:09:46 marcio pppoa3[2146]: Error reading from source device

Jan 12 22:09:46 marcio pppoa3[2137]: Woken by a sem_post event -> Exiting

Jan 12 22:09:46 marcio pppoa3[2137]: Write to usb Canceled

Jan 12 22:09:46 marcio pppoa3[2137]: Exiting

Jan 12 22:09:46 marcio pppoa3[2160]: pppoa3 version 1.3 started by root (uid 0)

Jan 12 22:09:46 marcio pppoa3[2160]: Control thread ready

Jan 12 22:09:46 marcio pppd[1851]: Using interface ppp0

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Guest DoUsAFavour

Marvelous cheers for the info I now have successfully connected my linux box to the outside world, Huzzah! :cheesy:

 

But now I have a problem...

 

I've bought a router and now want to connect to the Internet by that...

 

I can reach the setup page on the router but I am unable to connect to the outside world. fyi other comptuers are surfing the net through this router already apart from this machine.

 

 

any ideas would be appreciated

 

ta :)

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Hi again,

 

I get an annoying message when trying to shut down the speedtouch service. Something in the likes of:

Can't unmount /proc/bus/usb   [FAILED]

It doesn't seem to really hurt anything, it's just annoying... So, I was wandering: do any of you get any of this too, or is it just us, pppoe users/tweakers who get it (s0undt3ch gets it too)? Is there some workaround?

 

Thanks for your help.

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this is for a type of speedtouch USB modem...there should be a model number on the bottom, back, or side of the modem...

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Will this method work with a Speedtouch USB? (the one that looks like a stingray)

This method is for the Speedtouch USB modems. But I thought you had a PCI one...? :unsure:

 

 

 

Now, about MY PROBLEM! Doesn't anyone else get that silly message on shutdown? I'm just trying to nail down the source of it...

:help:

Edited by jeanackle

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