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#  Introduction 

This How-To describes the process of installing a SpeedTouch 330 (PPPoA) in NetBSD 3.1, but the instructions given should apply also to older versions. The SpeedTouch 330 has been supported in NetBSD since version 1.5 of the OS. 

#  The things you need to know before proceeding 

You need know the VPI and VCI numbers of your provider. 

Some VPIs and VCIs are listed here: 

You will also need your login and password to connect to your ISP. 

For Neostrada in Poland the login is: <login> 

#  Getting the userspace tools 

It's a good idea to download the userspace tools before installing NetBSD. 

Links to the NetBSD-3.1 userspace tools binaries: 

Links to the NetBSD-2.1 userspace tools binaries: 

Once downloaded, store the files on a floppy or burn them to a CD-R(W) disc. 

#  Installing the user space tools 

If you have the tools on a floppy, execute as root: 
     mount -t msdos /dev/fd0a <the directory where you mount your floppy drive>
     cd <the dir where you mount your floppy>
     pkg_add userppp-001107nb1.tgz
     pkg_add speedtouch-1.3.1nb4.tgz

If you have the tools on a CD: 
     mount -t cd9660 /dev/cd0a <the directory where you mount your cdrom>
     cd <the dir where you mount your cdrom>
     pkg_add userppp-001107nb1.tgz
     pkg_add speedtouch-1.3.1nb4.tgz

If you have them elsewhere, I'm sure that you know what to do :) 

#  Configuring the tools 

Create a file 'ppp.conf' and paste the code below to it: 
      ident user-ppp VERSION (built COMPILATIONDATE)
      set log Phase Chat IPCP CCP tun command
      set ifaddr
      set login
      set authname <LOGIN>
      set authkey <PASSWORD>
      set device !"/usr/pkg/sbin/pppoa3 -c -m 1 -vpi <VPI> -vci <VCI> -d /dev/ugen0"
      accept chap
      set speed sync
      set timeout 0
      set reconnect 10 100
      add default HISADDR
      enable dns

Now replace <LOGIN> with your login, <PASSWORD> with your password, <VPI> and <VPI> with your provider's vpi and vci numbers respectively. 

Now copy the file to /usr/pkg/etc/ppp/ppp.conf 
    mkdir /usr/pkg/etc/ppp
    cp ppp.conf /usr/pkg/etc/ppp/ppp.conf

#  Starting the connection 

Issue as root: 
     cp /usr/pkg/share/examples/rc.d/adsl /etc/rc.d
     cd /etc/rc.d
     ./adsl forcestart

You should have a working connection now :) Check it by issuing: 

If something went wrong look for clues in the file /var/log/messages. And if you still have problems, feel free to drop me an e-mail with the description of the problem with the output of /var/log/messages. 

My e-mail: ayrie3 (at) gmail (dot) com 

To start the connection automatically at boot-time issue as root: 
     echo "adsl=YES" >> /etc/rc.conf

#  Thanks 

nzk @ NetBSD (freenode) for helping me out with the linguistic aspect of the article. 

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