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How to configure a USB ADSL modem as a network interface? - Sun Solaris

The problem: I have a USB ADSL "modem" which Solaris9 recognizes as a USB device, and activates it, but how do I configure that device as a network adapter? The OS doesn't know it's an ADSL "modem", it just sees it as a generic USB device. The manufacturer of the device s dead bunnies through a bent straw. They only support Windows, and provide absolutely no support for any other OS or platform. This equipment was bought before my time and I had nothing to do with that process....

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    Default How to configure a USB ADSL modem as a network interface?

    The problem: I have a USB ADSL "modem" which Solaris9 recognizes as a USB
    device, and activates it, but how do I configure that device as a network
    adapter? The OS doesn't know it's an ADSL "modem", it just sees it as a
    generic USB device.

    The manufacturer of the device s dead bunnies through a bent straw. They
    only support Windows, and provide absolutely no support for any other OS or
    platform. This equipment was bought before my time and I had nothing to do
    with that process.


    UNIX Guest

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    Default Re: How to configure a USB ADSL modem as a network interface?

    "UNIX admin" <com> writes:
     

    What's logged to /var/adm/message when you hotplug the device? "usba:
    no driver found for ..." ?

    Most likely there'll be no solaris driver for this kind of usb device.

    Juergen Guest

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    Default Re: How to configure a USB ADSL modem as a network interface?

    "UNIX admin" <com> writes: 
     

    Step one. Write the Solaris device driver for the device, while
    reverse engineering the windows driver because thats the only way
    you'll probably get the interface.

    Step two, since you've written the driver, you'll know how to
    configure it. :)

    Step three, toss it out because its never going to work, and get a
    real router that will work just fine with any OS, because it just
    ships IP packets out through ethernet.




    --
    Doug McIntyre com
    Network Engineer/Jack of All Trades
    Vector Internet Services, Inc.
    Doug Guest

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    "Doug McIntyre" <com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:3f7886ef$0$171$visi.com... 

    ....And fork out about 300,- for the EtherNet bridge, plus another 100-200,-
    every month for a static IP. Unfortunately, this ain't the U.S., and prices
    aren't dirt cheap here. And there's that little bit going on now about the
    world economic crisis, and all.

    (Had I been here when the equipment and service were ordered, you bet I
    would have picked a true EtherNet bridge over a Windows-centric solution.)


    UNIX Guest

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    "Juergen Keil" <de> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:de... 

    Here's what's logged:

    Sep 30 13:03:41 hostname usba: [ID 349649 kern.info] usba: no driver
    found
    for device AME DynaMiTe USB Modem 00A0C531AE56(interface 0, node name =
    interfac
    e)
    Sep 30 13:03:41 hostname usba: [ID 349649 kern.info] usba: no driver
    found
    for device AME DynaMiTe USB Modem 00A0C531AE56(interface 1, node name =
    interfac
    e)
    Sep 30 13:03:41 hostname usba: [ID 349649 kern.info] usba: no driver
    found
    for device AME DynaMiTe USB Modem 00A0C531AE56(interface 2, node name =
    interfac
    e)
    Sep 30 13:03:41 hostname usba: [ID 855233 kern.info] USB-device: device1,
    usb_m
    id1 at bus address 2
    Sep 30 13:03:41 hostname usba: [ID 593373 kern.info] AME DynaMiTe USB
    Modem 0
    0A0C531AE56
    Sep 30 13:03:41 hostname genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] usb_mid1 is
    /pci0,0/pci
    925,12347,3/device1
    Sep 30 13:03:41 hostname genunix: [ID 408114 kern.info]
    /pci0,0/pci925,12347,3
    /device1 (usb_mid1) online


    So, it looks like I'm busted. No driver, and no hope of having one either.
    To reverse engineer the Windows driver, first I'd have to know the USB spec
    inside and out, then I'd have to dissasemble the machine code and try to
    figure out what the hell's going on, and in the meanwhile I'd have to figure
    out how that "modem" works. Which, given that I have no experience with USB,
    would probably "only" take me three to six months of eight hour non-stop
    (read: full time) work.


    UNIX Guest

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    UNIX admin wrote:
     
    >
    >
    > ...And fork out about 300,- for the EtherNet bridge, plus another
    > 100-200,-
    > every month for a static IP. Unfortunately, this ain't the U.S., and
    > prices
    > aren't dirt cheap here. And there's that little bit going on now about the
    > world economic crisis, and all.[/ref]

    You don't need a static IP in order to use an ADSL router any more than
    you would for the USB ADSL modem.

    --
    Wishing you good fortune,
    --Robin Kay-- (komadori)

    Robin Guest

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    "Robin KAY" <com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:uk.clara.net...
     

    Correct! But if I fork out the money for the EtherNet ADSL bridge, you
    better believe I will want to have my own DNS, www and mail and database
    servers! And for that I need a static IP.


    UNIX Guest

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