Alcatel Speedtouch PC ADSL Modem
vlado at botka.homeunix.org
Mon Aug 15 07:29:32 GMT 2005
here is the scheme
(ADSL)-> Speedtouch 510i <-(ETHERNET)-> PC(FreeBSD)
As long as you use ethernet there is no difference in what OS you have on
PC. Speedtouch has a firewall/NAT capability so you can decide where to
filter/masquerade. It costs ~ $100 new. I have no experience with DSL
cards. Cheers, Vladimir.
On Sat, 13 Aug 2005, Bsderss wrote:
> --- Vladimir Botka <vlado at botka.homeunix.org> wrote:
>> I am running Speedtouch 510i, which is defacto
>> router with some small unix
>> system inside. You can login with telnet and
>> configure it from command
>> line or use the web interface or load the
>> configuration file. I dont
>> think that USB and pppoa is here the best choice.
>> You just connect the
>> Speedtouch to the ADSL and use the Speedtouch
>> ethernet to connect it to
>> your LAN. Cheers, Vladimir.
> Hi, thanks for the suggestion. Is this a normal DSL
> Modem with an ethernet at its back connect to your
> desktop or an router? How much did you pay for it? If
> it is cheap enuf, I think it is worth to get it as a
> standalone DSL modem.
> The reason I want to install freebsd in one of these
> DSL modem is because here in Australia ISPs do not
> lease out their DSL modem to end user. User will end
> up purchase expensive crapy DSL Modem (eg. Netgear)
> from computer shop.
> As I have a freebsd gateway used to dail-up pppoe thru
> an external DSL modem when I was in another country, I
> want to reconfigure this freebsd router to make it
> able to handle DSL modem communication. But I need to
> purchase a DSL modem card for it. If an external DSL
> modem like Speedtouch is cheap enuf and provide stable
> system enviornment in the DSL Bridge mode, I would
> like to purchase one as an external DSL modem.
> On the other hand, if you know how to configure
> freebsd with a DSL Modem card in freebsd, please let
> me know how to do that. And if you also know where to
> purchase a barebone DSL Modem (without a system) for
> development purpose (eg. Speedtouch), please also let
> me know.
>> On Sat, 13 Aug 2005, Bsderss wrote:
>>> I want to purchase a USB Alcatel Speedtouch PC
>>> Modem and connection freebsd to it. There is a pkg
>>> the Ports
>>> /usr/ports/net/pppoa written for the Alcatel
>>> Speedtouch. I wonder how to use this pkg with the
>>> Alcatel Speedtouch PC ADSL Modem. Correct me if I
>>> wrong, this modem does not have a system running
>>> itside, it is just an external device have a USB
>>> connect to the FreeBSD system. As I browsed thru
>>> Speedtouch website, I don't know which modem does
>>> have a system and allow me to do this setup.
>>> Can anyone please help?
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