This page gives the status of a GPL driver project, for the ADSL
SpeedTouch USB modem made by Alcatel. This driver is for the Linux
operating system. A port has been done for *BSD.
Documents from Alcatel
First of all, a brief presentation of this modem by Alcatel.
Next, there is an article
in French and
in English concerning the development of a Linux driver.
Brief technical data
The ADSL line, which comes to your home uses the ATM protocol.
This ATM layer is used to carry PPPoA, which carries the PPP layer
and the TCP/IP layer. At this stage, you are connected to the
Internet, and you can browse your favorite web sites.
Development road map
The development of this driver was done in the following steps:
USB packet logging sent by the Windows 2000 driver To do
so, I use a USB sniffer under Windows
2000 or under Windows 98. The log
files are available (as .zip file) on request.
If your are searching for help from other users like you (I'm
also subcribed on this mailing list, so it's useless to send an
email to the list AND me). This mailing list is for you, you can
discuss anything that's related to the SpeedTouch USB modem (off
topic are : Windows , NAT configuration, DNS setup, ...). Both
French and English are accepted, but not HTML.
First of all, read the
archive of this mailing list before subscribing. Your
problem may already have a solution.
If your prefer to get a direct help or would like to discuss design of the
driver, there is a channel for you. It is sometimes very active and sometimes
it seems every one is sleeping. Be aware that French and English are mixed.
If you would like to join the development team, please contact us. We will
move to sourceforge one day, but we already have a cvs server and a dedicated
mailing list for the development. We are searching beta testers for
OpenBSD/NetBSD. Developers on BeOS or Mac OS X are welcome.