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Anyone have experience with using the Viking ADSL2 PCI card? Link to this post

Hi,

I'm finally back from holiday and looking to gear up to help out with this trial. My preferred solution would be either something running OpenWRT or DD-WRT, or alternatively running a Linux PC-based solution.

I've discovered this card: http://www.yawarra.com.au/product.php?productCode=XC-P-ADSL2-V which is a Linux-compatible, PPPoATM, ADSL2 PCI card that interfaces as an ethernet card.

First question is will this work? There's no mention that IPv6 might traverse it. It appears to the OS as an RTL8139 ethernet interface (not sure how PPPoA support will work with this?).

Second question is if I can find somewhere that'll ship them here, does anyone else want one too?

Thanks

Re: Anyone have experience with using the Viking ADSL2 PCI card? Link to this post

I *guess* the card doesn't expose the ADSL part to the host pc at all and therefore it won't show up as a modem for use with for instance pppd. As I understand it it's pretty much the same as having an external ADSL modem connected to your ethernet port, just in this case it's all on a single board.

You may have some luck with PPPoE or PPPoA. I never tried these though.

Re: Anyone have experience with using the Viking ADSL2 PCI card? Link to this post

You're quite right. It's no good for PPPoA because it hides the raw PPP from you. I went with an older Globaspan card in the end...

Re: Anyone have experience with using the Viking ADSL2 PCI card? Link to this post

This is an old thread, but just for correctness, you *can* run PPP over ADSL with this card. You just need to configure it as a bridge, not a router.

Telnetting to the thing, you log in as admin with password admin. The following will work from the default shipped configuration:-

telnet 192.168.1.1

Escape character is '^]'.

,vvvdP9P???^ ,,,
vvd###P^`^ vvvvv v
vv#####?^ ????####vv,
vv####?? ,vvvdP???^ ,,, ??##^
v#####? ,vvd##P?^ #?#v#vvv
v#####? v###P^ ,vvv, '?#?,
######? ####?^ ,vd#P?^ `???##
#####? v#### ,d##P^ ''
###### v#### ]###L _ _ _ ___
#####? v#### ]##L / / \ |\ | |_ \/ /\ |\ | |
###### #### ]###L \_ \_/ | \| |_ /\ /--\ | \| |
?#####v ####v ]##h, ,,
?##### ?###h, `9#hv, ,vv###
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`????9hdhvv,

Login: admin
Password: *****

Login successful

--> ip delete interface ipwan
--> bridge add interface br0
--> bridge attach br0 ethernet
--> rfc1483 add transport tr1 a1 0 38 llc bridged
--> bridge add interface br1
--> bridge attach br1 tr1
--> system config save

More info here: http://martins-random-notes.blogspot.com/2010/05/traverse-viking-pci-adsl-modem.html

The good news is, this "just works" with Monowall (v1.32) provided that you use the GENERIC image - this is OK, even on embedded hardware.

The bad news is that I haven't got it to pass IPV6, even though Mono 1.32 supports it, as does my ISP. This is probably some stupid config error on my part in Mono, as it seems unlikely that the Viking card would be filtering PPP frames.

- Martin

Re: Anyone have experience with using the Viking ADSL2 PCI card? Link to this post

Interesting. However WXNZ is using PPPoA instead of PPPoE which makes bridging impossible as far as I know.

Would be nice if WXNZ supported PPPoE too - the IPv6 early adopters running Linux could then get away with a cheap ADSL modem configured for bridging.

Re: Anyone have experience with using the Viking ADSL2 PCI card? Link to this post

Hi,

Just to confirm this card is now working with native IPV6 here in the UK. The problem turned out to be an routing issue which was fixed by the ISP in 5 minutes over IRC. (UK users: I can recommend Andrews & Arnold, www.aisp.net as a geek-friendly ADSL ISP supporting native IPV6.)

In fact, I suspect the card is running PPPoA (as this is normal for UK BT 20CN ADSL) but I can't be entirely certain it isn't running PPPoE, as BT might support that as well for all I know.

Best regards,

- Martin

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