Benoît Papillault, Last update: 2001-12-22
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There are two drivers for Speedtouch USB/330 modem under Linux:
speedtouch driver on sourceforge, at the
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.
The development of this driver was done in the following steps:
You will find relevant information to install this "user-space" driver
from the source package. rpm packages are under development.
- USB packet logging sent by the Windows 2000 driver
so, I use a USB sniffer under Windows
2000 or under Windows 98. The log
files are available (as .zip file) on request.
- Writing some tools under Linux
to understand the behaviour of the modem
- Writing a Linux kernel module which will reproduce those log
files under Linux. This module should present a consistant ATM
interface, which will be used by other components
- PPPoA support installation
- pppd installation
- PPP connection configuration
If you have written a document speaking about the SpeedTouch USB or
its installation, you can put your document here (HTML or TXT
- User mailing list
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.
To subscribe to the list, send an email to
email@example.com with subscribe as the
To send an email to the list, use the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
To unsubsribe, send an email to
email@example.com with unsubscribe as the
- IRC channel
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.
You can also use a
mirror of this server.
- benoit: Benoit PAPILLAULT
- francois: François ROGLER
- Developer mailing list
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.