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Configuring the Alcatel USB modem
  • From: Eddie Howson <eddie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 12:03:37 +0000
  • Message-id: <200203111203.g2BC3dw22961@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi Phil

I noted your comments below about the Alcatel USB and SuSE 7.3. I have just
acquired an Alcatel USB. My line is just being switched over to ADSL and I
am using SuSE 7.3. I was wondering what is involved in configuring this
modem for use with SuSE and how easy is it.




On Saturday 09 March 2002 2:59 pm, you wrote:
On Saturday 09 March 2002 11:25, Stephen Allewell wrote:


Im planning on getting the DIY version of adsl, and I was
wondering if anyone was using it.

I had my 'installed', but I watched the engineer, and the wiring is no
harder than wiring a domestic plug.

I would be interested in the
equipment being used, modems, routers, etc, and any problems
encountered during installation or use.

Do they supply the modem? I use the modem they supplied (Alcatel USB), and
works fine on SuSE7.2 and 7.3. All the routing is being done by my

One thing to mention, if you want a static IP address (costs extra), ask
them BEFORE they switch you on. I asked on the day of installation (over a
year ago), and they said it can only be offered to new users, and it is
still not possible to switch people over.


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