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The Alcatel Speed Touch Home/Pro are [ADSL] modems popular by [Linux] users because they can work as modem's not just routers letting you terminate the ADSL line on your Linux machine instead of having a stupid device trying to do it.
To configure your Alcatel under Linux, first add an alias on an ethernet interface for 10.0.0.1 (or some other IP in the 10.0.0.x/24 range that isn't .138) and point your web browser at !http://10.0.0.138/ you should be able to configure the IP address to what ever IP address makes sense for your internal network. Note this IP should be firewalled from having unauthorised people meddling with it! You might also want to set a password on the web/telnet interface.
Then, d/l and install pptp for linux. edit your /etc/ppp/pap-secrets ([pap-secrets(5)]) file to configure your username and password. then type:
pptp ''ip.address.of.your.adsl.modem'' user ''yourADSLusername'' persist
and optionally add the word "debug" to the end of the line to get copious debugging sent to syslog(8) :)
You are now connected to the Internet.
Some problems and solutions.
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!The ADSL line still gets dropped regularly
put something like this in cron(8) to restart adsl if it dies:
killall -0 pptp || /etc/init.d/pptp start
-where /etc/init.d/pptp is a script that starts
+where /etc/init.d/pptp is a script that starts (8).
!The web interface won't let me remove an IP address
The web interface is smart enough not to let you remove an IP address you are already connected to. Add a new IP, connect to that IP, remove the old one.
!The pptp docs say I need [MPPE] (or something), whats up with that?
-[MPPE] (or whatever it is) is required to encrypt packets over the tunnel. You probably don't care about encrypting packets over the pptp connection to the modem, so you don't care about [MPPE], you won't need to upgrade your kernel, you won't need to upgrade your
+[MPPE] (or whatever it is) is required to encrypt packets over the tunnel. You probably don't care about encrypting packets over the pptp connection to the modem, so you don't care about [MPPE], you won't need to upgrade your kernel, you won't need to upgrade your (8) daemon.