Alcatel ADSL/USB problems

Brian Somers brian at
Wed Oct 17 11:45:32 BST 2001

> On Thu, 11 Oct 2001 09:14:41 +0100, drinkster3 at ("Richard
> Drinkwater") wrote:
> >I'm working on setting up ADSL via USB on a FreeBSD box.  At the moment it
> >connects and then after around 4 seconds drops the connection and reconnects
> >successly, unless I have processes using the connection.  This is my
> >ppp.conf.
> I have a slightly different problem. Once up, the connection stays
> up but it seems to fail the first two times that ppp is run. Running
> at boot time via /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ it gives me an error:
> "Child failed(errdead)". Running ppp from the terminal after bootup
> produces the same error. Running it a second time is succesful and
> from then it stays up until the next boot. This is with the latest
> October 7th snapshot.

This may be the same thing that I was seeing.  The error coming from 
pppoa2 was that the vpi/vci pair was 255/7.... confusing.

> Jim

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