SpeedTouch problems

Dave Peacock davejpeacock at btinternet.com
Thu May 23 22:50:59 BST 2002

Hey there

This is a very non-technical "voodoo" style answer. I suffered similar
problems when I ran my speedtouch on 4.5. I also suffered general connection
problems. I didn't bother to investigate too much, so I apologise for not
being able to provide decent information.

However, the FreeBSD ported driver etc was developed and QA'd (if such a
thing exists in the Open Source world!) under FreeBSD 4.4. Thus I installed
4.4 on my firewall and every problem I had magically dissapeared. I don't
know what changed in BSD that causes the problem, but I suspect this might
be the issue.

I am happily tracking RELENG_4_4 on my firewall, but of course with the
imminent release of 4.6 and 5.0, I doubt the 4.4 security branch will be
maintained for much longer. It's up to you what you want to do - you might
try getting in touch with the current maintainer of the driver and see if
they are porting to 4.5/4.6.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dimitris" <sehh at altered.com>
To: "freebsduk" <freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 8:21 PM
Subject: SpeedTouch problems

Hey everyone.

This is my first post in the list, so a short introduction is in order, i'm
and live in Southampton, been managing fbsd/linux/solaris servers for many
also using fbsd 4.5-R at home to run my ADSL.

So now to my problem...

Every now and then, my connection slows down to a crawl or stops
temporarily, and
the reason is these errors:
pppoa2[396]: CRC error in an AAL5 frame

During those crawling minutes, i get over 100 of those errors.

Anyone see this before? I suspect its my cables that are causing this

Thank you.

btw anyone using pppoa3 without problems?

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