|Conexant ADSL PCI Cards and Debian
||[Nov. 2nd, 2004|08:56 pm]
When I first got my ADSL going, I bought a dabs value ADSL ethernet router. It kinda worked OK, but wasn't ideal. It then started playing up, so I sent it back and got a PCI modem.|
Before embarking on this route, I checked that ADSL PCI cards with the Conexant chipset ought to work with Linux. As it turns out, they do, but a bit of prodding is required.
I've written up my experiences here. They're Debian specific, but not too so.
It covers such joys as getting the driver written for 2.4.3 to work with a late series 2.4 kernel (some of the ATM support has shuffled), getting the helper apps to compile (lazy printf line breaks that current gcc's don't like), and writing init scripts and pppd options files to pull it all together. Such fun.... Still, my ADSL plays nicer than before, so I'm happy :)