Lou Kamenov lou.kamenov at
Wed Sep 4 10:49:19 BST 2002

In some email I received from Bruce M Simpson at Tue, Sep 03, 2002 at 08:59:39PM +0100: 
> On Tue, Sep 03, 2002 at 08:23:30PM +0100, Lou Kamenov wrote:
> > Hi there,
> > Is anybody aware if FreeBSD supports any PCI *DSL modems (not any that i`m aware of) ? I have sort of fight with one PCI ADsl modem Conexant chipset, it seems
> /usr/ports/net/pppoa
> Alcatel SpeedTouch on USB.
yeah i tried this one, it working fine.

> Other than that, no PCI xDSL support at this time. That's yer lot.
I thought so.
> If a manufacturer is willing to provide detailed datasheets for their 
> xDSL ASIC, then able people might be willing to write drivers. Dealing
> with vendors is all too frustrating, though, and often they aren't
> willing to cough up the docs.
Nope they wont do it, i sent an email to conexant, no responce - tough.

> > like this thing has drivers for linux (src/microcode).
> If it's anything like their other products, forget it, they only make limited
> releases of binary only drivers (with 'source' which just amounts to a wrapper)
> and the symbols are bowdlerized/encrypted to make reverse engineering
> difficult (but not impossible).
Thanks a lot for the answers guys.


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