Contact me

I'm a Haskeller
Twitter  🙋  LinkedIn


Monday 16. December 2019: Working at EasyMile for nearly 3 years. Critical real-time software in C, simulation and monitoring in Haskell ➡️ perfect combo! It’s efficient and funny ;-)
And we are recruiting! Contact if you are interested in Haskell or embedded softwares (or both).

Sunday 15. December 2019: Playing with Pandoc filters in Haskell. abp should make pp obsolete.

me CDSoft CV/Resume Haskell Haskell Handy Calc abp pp Lua BonaLuna calculadoira Python TPG Vim todo pwd A.I. tools in Prolog dialog Free Free softwares Essays Oldies

ADSL modems on Linux

Christophe Delord

29 May 2006

*box / ethernet modems with DHCP

A lot of providers use ethernet modems and the DHCP protocol. Thus the pump command can simply establish the connection. The following script can also automatize the connection at each boot.

Just download and run this script: box

Speedtouch USB/330

This script has been fixed for Knoppix 5. I don’t have this modem anymore and can not test it. Some users (not all) have reported that the connection is now possible with Knoppix 5.

Installation with kernels 2.4 and 2.6

Known modems:

This script allows the connection from Knoppix installed on the hard disk or from the live CD.

This script (not necessarily the last version) is included in Kaella and is found in the Knoppix menu.

Just download and run this script: speedtouch-usb

I hope this works because I can’t make it simpler…


This script is a self-extracting archive. For the curious, here is how it is generated.

You’ll need these files:

Archive generation script adsl
Connection script
Firmwares firmware
Firmware extraction usb.agent
Missing file for Knoppix 5 hotplug.functions ! Missing file for Knoppix 5

The build script extracts the firmwares from the zip file and produces a tar bzip2-compressed file. This archive is then concatenated to a script that decompresses the archive and run the adsl script.

For further information, please visit Self-extracting Archive HOWTO.


Yann Cochard
for choosing this script for Kaella, Helmuth Breitenfellner
for the german translation,
for many tests and remarks, and …
all these I forget.