Efficient 3060 on win2k

Efficient 3060 on win2k


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Posted by Tomoki Tsuchida on August 05, 2000 at 02:21:32:

In Reply to: Re: Solution for PacBell posted by Max on June 07, 2000 at 06:58:20:

After few days of looking at newsgroups and backlogs on the discussion forums, I finally got my 3060 PCI working on my win2k. Now I can consistently connect at 600-800 kbps (it depends on the day). My ISP is Bellsouth, and I am using win2k on dual celeron 450. (Note: the win2k driver still only supports PPPoA / PPPoE connections, so it wouldn't work on bridged connections). Here's how I did it..

1) Install the modem and software on win98 /nt4(if you don't have one, borrow one from a friend.. :P) The ISP should've provided a disk for win98 / nt4, so it should go without any trouble. Make sure it works on win98 / nt4 *before* you try it on win2k.

2) Press Ctrl-Alt-A in the connection status applet that you can start by double clicking the status icon in the task tray. If it's not there you can also start it from the control panel. Write down the VPI / VCI / Encapsulation Method values. (also, at this point it should be 'connected').

3) Go back to the DUN settings and write down the 'phone number' (ENI xxxx.. string).

4) Now go back to win2k. After unpacking the beta win2k driver from efficient, go to the directory and open 'neten60p.inf'. Change the values of default VPI, VCI and Encapsulation method near the end of the file. (Read readme.txt!)

5) Run setup.exe. It should install the driver for the 3060 and create '3060 DSL Connection' icon in the Networking. (For some reason, it sometimes creates VPN icon instead of DUN icon... I don't know why that is, but I just uninstall and install again until I got DUN icon.)

6) Put the correct phone number (ENI xxx string) into the 'phone number' field, user name / password and it should connect :)

P.S. I had a lot of trouble doing this, since there was little help available on this matter. I also called Bellsouth and Efficient tech support... The VPI/VCI values that Bellsouth people told me were different from the ones I got from the connection status applet on win98 though (and it didn't work :P). Also, the driver seems still shaky (it sometimes BSODs) on the LLC PPPoA encap mode that I have to use, but can't complain too much about that... esp. since I'm using Multiprocessor Kernel and on efficient support web site they say that the driver doesn't work on MPS :P So I consider myself fairly lucky on that respect.

P.S.2. When the DSL adapter is *not* working, it would still stop at where it says 'authenticating username and password...', so don't think it's working just b/c it gets to that dialog. Although, in my case it does take anywhere from 3-10 seconds to authenticate when it *is* working.

P.S.3. If anyone knows how to make it work on linux (or the development stage of linux driver) please let me know :)

Hope this info helps.. :)



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