Alcatel Speedtouch PC ADSL Modem

Vladimir Botka vlado at botka.homeunix.org
Mon Aug 15 07:29:32 GMT 2005


Hi,
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:
>
>> Hi,
>> 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.
>
> Thanks
> Sam
>
>> On Sat, 13 Aug 2005, Bsderss wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I want to purchase a USB Alcatel Speedtouch PC
>> ADSL
>>> Modem and connection freebsd to it. There is a pkg
>> in
>>> 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
>> m
>>> wrong, this modem does not have a system running
>>> itside, it is just an external device have a USB
>> port
>>> connect to the FreeBSD system. As I browsed thru
>> the
>>> Speedtouch website, I don't know which modem does
>> not
>>> have a system and allow me to do this setup.
>>>
>>> Can anyone please help?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> Sam
>>>
>>>
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