as mentioned above I managed to get the Zyxel & UTV working. Thanks to all
who helped, particularly Caolan for his howto. However, at this point,
either I'm doing something wrong or I'm going to go and buy an ethernet
modem as this is piss poor.
1. It needs regular replugging. This might be acceptable for me but it's
not for my family who use it over wifi.
2. I get frequent failures "Error in ioctl call, status = -1" just before
it does ">> Loading br2684 kernel module..." I'm not sure yet but it may be
helped by removal of all previous modules (including br2684 itself) before
3. pppd drops regularly and then can't reconnect. Here's a log snippet.
It comes after a firewall restart but I don't think that should affect it.
Jan 29 17:32:09 robin logger: Shorewall Restarted
Jan 29 17:32:28 robin pppd: No response to 3 echo-requests
Jan 29 17:32:28 robin pppd: Serial link appears to be disconnected.
Jan 29 17:32:58 robin pppd: Connection terminated.
Jan 29 17:32:58 robin pppd: Connect time 5.1 minutes.
Jan 29 17:32:58 robin pppd: Sent 15231 bytes, received 99456 bytes.
Jan 29 17:32:58 robin pppoe: read (asyncReadFromPPP): Session 40473: Input/output error
Jan 29 17:32:58 robin pppoe: Sent PADT
Jan 29 17:33:28 robin pppd: Serial connection established.
Jan 29 17:33:28 robin pppd: Using interface ppp0
Jan 29 17:33:28 robin pppd: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/3
Jan 29 17:33:59 robin pppd: LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests
Jan 29 17:33:59 robin pppd: Connection terminated.
Jan 29 17:33:59 robin pppd: Connect time 5.1 minutes.
Once it's up (and hasn't) dropped it's fine, but it can take me ten minutes
or more to get reconnected if it drops which is pretty poor. I don't know
if some of this is UTV's quality of service or if it all comes down to the
Does anyone else have these sort of issues?
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