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binatone Usb modem on red hat lnux

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binatone Usb modem on red hat lnux

I am trying to set up my adsl modem for red hat linux, i have run the linux install but it does not do anything can anybody help?

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Registered: 30-07-2007

binatone Usb modem on red hat lnux

The Binatone drivers supplied with the modem only work on RedHat 7.1. Later versions of Linux don't work as far as I know and I'm not aware of any later linux drivers being available from Binatone for than modem.

You are better off replacing the USB modem with an external modem/router and connect via a network card. USB ADSL modem support is very limited on Linux.
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binatone Usb modem on red hat lnux

i am am running red hat linux 9, is there any other way than buyting new hardware, if no then how much will it cost? . Also does it deffernatly work on red hat 7?, if it does i may change to that version


Cry
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binatone Usb modem on red hat lnux

Going back to RH7 just because it supports the one modem you have is a bad move in my opinion and using USB devices on the earlier kernels versions is not that reliable anyway.

Get yourself a 1 port or 4 port adsl modem/router and a network card and you can run the current and future linux distros without any headaches. These will be around £30 for the lower models to around £100 for the 4 port models.

Either go for an origo 8000/8100 (1 port) or 8400 (4port) - available from www.ebuyer.co.uk, or the solwise 130, or go for a Netgear DG834 4 port adsl modem/router.
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binatone Usb modem on red hat lnux

I would agree, going back to a previous version of red hat would be a bad idea.

While there is the additional cost for a router, if you choose the right model (i.e. netgear DG834) you could get a full hardware based firewall as well. In addition if you want to share your ADSL connection in the future you'll be all setup to go.
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binatone Usb modem on red hat lnux

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The Binatone drivers supplied with the modem only work on RedHat 7.1. Later versions of Linux don't work as far as I know and I'm not aware of any later linux drivers being available from Binatone for than modem.

You are better off replacing the USB modem with an external modem/router and connect via a network card. USB ADSL modem support is very limited on Linux.


This is not really true. I just set up binatone adsl 500 with my linux laptop.
It is a bit complex process and the information given for setup in the CD is
not enough. Please note that I did this process on a debian machine, but
the steps are actually a bit simpler on redhat/mandrake/suse machine

Basically the process involves:
1) Recompile your kernel. You really need compiled kernel sources.
I believe you need to setup the option for firmware loading (towards the end of kernel options.)
2) Rebuild your rpm usbendpoint. I did this:
rpm -ivh usbendpoint-xxx.src.rpm
go to /usr/src/rpm/SPECS/
rpm -ba usbendpoint-xxx.spec
rpm -ivh /usr/src/rpm/RPMS/i386/usbendpoint-xxx.rpm

3) Your new module named e2.o will be under /usr/local/e2/
First remove and reinsert usb-ohci or usb-uhci module
rmmod usb-ohci
insmod usb-ohci
insmod /usr/local/e2/e2.o

4) Now start hsb0 interface
ifconfig hsb0 up
You should wait till your adsl modem lights stop flickering.

5) Once you can ping 10.0.0.2, you are halfway there.
ping 10.0.0.2

6) start your web browser and point to http://10.0.0.2
it will ask you the username and password. This is the undocumented
part.
Username is "admin"
Password is "epicrouter"

7) You will come to interface similar to windows setup.
You need to setup your username, password, gateway (10.0.0.2) etc
here.
Cool Save configuration and press reboot the modem button.

It should work now. As an insurance against DNS problems, write
down your settings from windows setup and enter it in the appropriate
place in the settings.


Murat Eskiyerli
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binatone Usb modem on red hat lnux

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This is not really true. I just set up binatone adsl 500 with my linux laptop.
It is a bit complex process and the information given for setup in the CD is
not enough. Please note that I did this process on a debian machine, but
the steps are actually a bit simpler on redhat/mandrake/suse machine

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Murat Eskiyerli


Could you post the steps you took to get it going on the debian lappy? I'm sick and tired of having hurricane bertha (my windows desktop/gaming machine) keeping me awake if I have a big download ongoing and a nice little debian box in the attic would suit my wireless ambitions nicely!

TIA

G
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mandrake 9 binatone 500 adsl

Given the problems setting up the Binatone 500 under Mandrake,
What router would you recommend to supply an XP and a linux box
at the same time?
Ideally wireless?
Anyone has any spares for sale?

Bernd
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Registered: 30-07-2007

binatone Usb modem on red hat lnux

Netgear DG834G

Linksys WAG54G

Both about £100 and both have ADSL modem, router, 4 port switch, hardware firewall and wireless.

However, wireless access device support on Linux may be as limited as USB modem support so you would be better to have a wired connection for the Linus box.