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Telstra_NT1_II

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Contents

Introduction

This article explains how to set up the Telstra NT1+II ISDN on Gentoo.

Requirements

Hardware

There are two ways to connect the NT1+II with a Linux box:

The USB is reported to be faster.

Kernel

USB

Install the ACM USB drivers and devices in the kernel as described in Mobile Phone/Synchronization.

Serial

If serial is not already supported by the kernel, follow the instructions in Setting up Serial ports to create the devices.

Connection

wvdial

wvdial provides an easy way to manually set up the connection. First, emerge wvdial.

emerge -av wvdial

Then, run wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf to auto-detect the modem and create an initial configuration file.

wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf

Edit the file and fill in the phone number, userid, and password.

nano -w /etc/wvdial.conf

Edit the ppp options file, and add 'debug'.

nano -w /etc/ppp/options

Run wvdial.

wvdial

Test

To verify that the connection is operating correctly, a bandwidth speed test tools are helpful [1].

External references

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