From: Wynne, Conor (conor_wynne at domain maxtor.com)
Date: Tue 16 Jul 2002 - 12:12:25 IST
And this is where I am confused. Why does it need a new firmware anyway?
Surely if it works with doze then the firmware is OK. And yes I have seen
that a new firmware is "required". But I just wanna know why.
As I'm new to ADSL techie stuff, I don't wanna get a shock after flashing
the firmware -> it then doesn't work due to a bad flash or deletion of the
eircon settings [if applicable]. I think the problem is the driver support
for this USB jobby, but as its not a la maison, I'm afraid of making these
modifications. If it was at home I wouldn't give a bol*** and flash it to
Eircon do use PPPoE by the way.
Thanks for the suggestions though, much obliged.
On Monday 15 July 2002 10:57, Wynne, Conor wrote:
> Just back from holliers and time to get back to me ADSL configuration
> I got the eircon solo option, the cheapest and it came with a USB alcatel
> speedtouch modem.
> So far I cannay get it detected with...
> 1. Smoothwall version 0.99-se [I believe that version 2 will support USB
> jobbies & I'm considering buying the product]
> 2. Mandrake SNF [think there is only one version available & cannot
> remember what it is]
You will need the Alcatel firmware installed first; get it from their
This will bring the modem to life; then you have to implement an appropriate
PPP. Other sites for this modem are
but they may not be relevant if eircon use PPPoE - these are for
- in which case Roaring Penguin might help.
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