Here you'll find a pppoe hack of the Alcatel speedtouch usb modem driver.
Which enables the Speedtouch USB driver to support PPPoE with rp-pppoe, as some providers don't seem to support PPPoA.
this patch is against the speedtouch-1.1 driver of speedtouch.sourceforge.net
It permits the use of pppoe with the help of a virtual ethernet interface called tap0, to use this, you should make sure you have:
to install: you should patch your Speedtouch driver sources with a set of command like these:
- the universal tun/tap driver as a module or built in the kernel.
- a device called /dev/net/tun (if it doesn't exist it could be created with 'mknod /dev/net/tun c 10 200', don't forget to create the directory '/dev/net')
- the rp-pppoe package
patch -p1 < /where/you/have/downloaded/the/speedtouch-1.1-pppoe.diff
Next you'll have to: modprobe the tun/tap driver
modprobe tunThen launch the modem_run as usual. (please refer to the
original driver documentation to know how to dos this).
And launch the modified pppoa2 which will listen on tap0 for pppoe frames. eg:
/usr/local/sbin/pppoa2 -v 1 -vpi 8 -vci 35
Note that the modified pppoa2 will remain in the foreground. (this is test only)
Then you can start to configure your rp-pppoe package and when it'll prompt for the ethernet device where the modem is connected, you should specify: tap0
I'm not responsible if it fries your modem. This works for me.
I usually hang out on #ECI on theOpenprojects Irc Network with a nick flysomething.
Please report success or failure here along with the output of lsmod, dmesg and startmodem if you want.
sample output with my SpeedTouch USB:
ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:188.8.131.52 P-t-P:184.108.40.206 Mask:255.255.255.255
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1492 Metric:1
RX packets:17719 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:13466 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:13641296 (13.0 MiB) TX bytes:13005213 (12.4 MiB)
tap0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:FF:CF:F4:AF:93
inet6 addr: fe80::2ff:cfff:fef4:af93/10 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:17782 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:13546 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:14040045 (13.3 MiB) TX bytes:13303858 (12.6 MiB)
root 21772 0.0 0.8 1392 556 pts/3 S 02:25 0:00 modem_run -m -f /usr/src/mgmt/mgmt.o
root 22213 0.3 0.7 1400 492 tty4 S< 03:06 0:05 pppoa2 -v 1 -vpi 8 -vci 35
root 22215 0.7 0.8 1412 500 tty4 S< 03:06 0:11 pppoa2 -v 1 -vpi 8 -vci 35
root 22217 1.6 0.7 1276 480 pts/3 S 03:06 0:24 /usr/sbin/pppoe -I tap0 -T 80 -m 1452
root 22221 0.0 1.4 2048 892 ? S 03:06 0:00 pppd call dsl-provider updetach
Auto-Configuration for the Connection between the DSL Broadband Network Termination (B-NT) and the Network using ATM
Protocol Independent Object Model for ADSL EMS-NMS Interface
Protocol Directory - ATM Encapsulation Methods
rfc2364 - PPP Over AAL5
rfc 1483 - Multiprotocol Encapsulation over ATM Adaptation Layer 5