Wednesday, December 2, 2009

PROLINK H9601 Modem Driver Installation on Ubuntu

The reason for this post is, many folks who own a PROLINK H9601 modem has problems on getting to the internet through UBUNTU. My never ending search came to an end, the day I came across a post on a linux forum. Stated below is the extraction from it, which worked really fine and got me on the internet. The reason for me to put this extraction on this blog is to increase popularity of the resolution. The original POST could be found at this link

The linux driver for prolink h9601 is eciadsl(google it)
install it and the download the synch.bin achive which is also there and extract it to /etc/eciadsl/synch
use the following parameters to configure
using eciadsl-config-text command as root

VID1=0915
PID1=8102
VID2=0915
PID2=8102
MODE=LLC_SNAP_RFC1483_BRIDGED_ETH_NO_FCS
VCI=35
VPI=8
FIRMWARE=/etc/eciadsl/firmware00.bin
SYNCH=gs7470_synch20.bin
PPPD_USER=(username)
PPPD_PASSWD=
USE_DHCP=no
USE_STATICIP=no
STATICIP=
GATEWAY=
MODEM=Other
MODEM_CHIPSET=GS7470
SYNCH_ALTIFACE=0
PPPOECI_ALTIFACE=0
PROVIDER=Other
DNS1=203.115.0.46
DNS2=203.115.0.47

then to connect enter these commands as root eciadsl-start.keep entering this command until an error comes telling that a process called eciadsl-pppoeci is already running.

then type ifconfig and you must see something like this(without any rx packets):

tap0
Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr d6:ab:d9:99:f5:2e
inet6 addr: fe80::d4ab:d9ff:fe99:f52e/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:18395 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:19493 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:500
RX bytes:17577091 (17.5 MB) TX bytes:2835186 (2.8 MB)

if you dont see something like this then try eciadsl-start again until you see it.
then after tap0 appears
enter the command pppoeconf tap0

then it will scan some stuff and press enter for all those stuff enter you username and password when asked.after you are done ,

connect by typing pppoe-start

happy surfing

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