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Topcom Webr@cer 851 driver on SuSE Linux 9.0


Topcom Webr@cer 851 is a ADSL USB Modem with Alcatel DynaMiTe ADSL Chipset.   There is open source project that provides support for this kind of chipset  under Linux at   

This installation was performed on a SuSE Linux 9.0 installation and with the help of the zyxel forum.

Required Packages


Download amedyn-2004-08-04-src.tgz

Installation Roaring Penguin

First, we need to  install Roaring Penguin for PPPoE. 

#> adsl-setup

Welcome to the Roaring Penguin ADSL client setup. First, I will run
some checks on your system to make sure the PPPoE client is installed

Looks good! Now, please enter some information:


>>> Enter your PPPoE user name (default username@PLANET


>>> Enter the Ethernet interface connected to the ADSL modem
For Solaris, this is likely to be something like /dev/hme0.
For Linux, it will be ethn, where 'n' is a number.
(default eth0): nas0


We will try to detect if your modem is compliant with RFC 2516
or not. 3COM's 3CP4130 is *NOT* compliant, for instance.

Searching for a modem at interface nas0...

Not found, trying with 3COM's code...

Didn't find a modem at interface nas0, you can continue but
things might not work as you expect... :(
You might want to re-run this script and try a different interface.

Do you want the link to come up on demand, or stay up continuously?
If you want it to come up on demand, enter the idle time in seconds
after which the link should be dropped. If you want the link to
stay up permanently, enter 'no' (two letters, lower-case.)
NOTE: Demand-activated links do not interact well with dynamic IP
addresses. You may have some problems with demand-activated links.
>>> Enter the demand value (default no): no


Please enter the IP address of your ISP's primary DNS server.
If your ISP claims that 'the server will provide DNS addresses',
enter 'server' (all lower-case) here.
If you just press enter, I will assume you know what you are
doing and not modify your DNS setup.
>>> Enter the DNS information here: server


>>> Please enter your PPPoE password: *******
>>> Please re-enter your PPPoE password: *******


Please choose the firewall rules to use. Note that these rules are
very basic. You are strongly encouraged to use a more sophisticated
firewall setup; however, these will provide basic security. If you
are running any servers on your machine, you must choose 'NONE' and
set up firewalling yourself. Otherwise, the firewall rules will deny
access to all standard servers like Web, e-mail, ftp, etc. If you
are using SSH, the rules will block outgoing SSH connections which
allocate a privileged source port.

The firewall choices are:
0 - NONE: This script will not set any firewall rules. You are responsible
for ensuring the security of your machine. You are STRONGLY
recommended to use some kind of firewall rules.
1 - STANDALONE: Appropriate for a basic stand-alone web-surfing workstation
2 - MASQUERADE: Appropriate for a machine acting as an Internet gateway
for a LAN
>>> Choose a type of firewall (0-2): 1

** Summary of what you entered **

Ethernet Interface: nas0
User name: username@PLANET
Activate-on-demand: No
DNS addresses: Supplied by ISP's server
Firewalling: STANDALONE

>>> Accept these settings and adjust configuration files (y/n)? y
Adjusting /etc/ppp/pppoe.conf
Adjusting /etc/ppp/pap-secrets and /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
(But first backing it up to /etc/ppp/pap-secrets-bak)
(But first backing it up to /etc/ppp/chap-secrets-bak)

Congratulations, it should be all set up!

Type 'adsl-start' to bring up your ADSL link and 'adsl-stop' to bring
it down. Type 'adsl-status' to see the link status

Installation amedyn driver

Now change directory into the amedyn module folder

#> tar xfvz amedyn-2003-10-29-src.tgz

Building amedyn driver

#> cd ..

#> make

This configuration is specific for Internet ADSL provider Scarlet in Belgium.  The settings of the VPI/VCI is provider specific so you will have to get those.
Now we need to make some changes to the config

#> vi /etc/amyden

change the protocol to use PPPoE




And change

VCI=32 (May be another value)




Launching amedyn driver and connection


You should now be on the internet.

If you get some messages about broken pipes but it still connects don't worry to much about it you should be able to browse.

If it fails run stop the modem


Unplug your modem

Wait for 10 seconds

plug your modem back in

and run



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