== Introduction ==

This document explains how to set up a DSL broadband connection for people living in the UK using a Thomson Speedtouch 330 USB modem or other similar modems supported by the speedtch driver.

  • ubuntu 9:10



speedtouch-firmware.tgz or speedtouch-firmware_0.1-7_all.deb.

  • Firmware (speedtch-*.bin.4) for the (silver) revision 4 modem.

wget http://ftp.linux.it/pub/People/md/warez/speedtouch-firmware.tgz
sudo tar xfvz speedtouch-firmware.tgz
sudo cp ./firmware/speedtch-1.bin.4 /lib/firmware/speedtch-1.bin
sudo cp ./firmware/speedtch-2.bin.4 /lib/firmware/speedtch-2.bin


wget http://ubudsl.googlepages.com/speedtouch-firmware_0.1-7_all.deb
sudo dpkg -x speedtouch-firmware_0.1-7_all.deb ./speedtouch-firmware_0.1-7_all
sudo cp ./speedtouch-firmware_0.1-7_all/lib/firmware/speedtch-1.bin.4 /lib/firmware/speedtch-1.bin
sudo cp ./speedtouch-firmware_0.1-7_all/lib/firmware/speedtch-2.bin.4 /lib/firmware/speedtch-2.bin
  • After installing the firmware you may unplug and replug the modem to load it.
  • Copy the /usr/share/doc/ppp/examples/peers-pppoa file to e.g. /etc/ppp/peers/adsl. The following command will preform this action:

sudo cp /usr/share/doc/ppp/examples/peers-pppoa /etc/ppp/peers/adsl
  • Edit with

gksudo gedit /etc/ppp/peers/adsl

(or for Kubuntu)

kdesudo kwrite /etc/ppp/peers/adsl

to include the username given to you by your isp and the VP and VC identifiers 0.38 (Poland, TPSA neostrada tp 0.35) (they may differ for other ISPs).

  • Edit the

gksudo gedit /etc/ppp/pap-secrets

(or for Kubuntu)

kdesudo kwrite /etc/ppp/pap-secrets

file (in /etc/ppp/) and update them with the username and password provided by your isp by adding to each a line in the format

"username@isp" "*" "password"


sudo cp /etc/ppp/pap-secrets /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
  • After the boot, you will be able to start the connection with the usual commands

pon adsl
  • (FIXME: document how to create an udev script to automatically start the connection after the modem has been initialised.)

UKSpeedtouchDSLHowTo (last edited 2009-11-12 19:58:48 by josephcaseley)