Re: Sagem Fast 800
From: baskitcaise (baskitcaise_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 20:23:12 +0100
> Has anyone been able to get a Sagem Fast 800 adsl usb modem working with
> Suse 9.0. Its supplied here in the Uk by the isp Tiscali. Its fine under
> windows an i've been able to download a driver from the Sagem site for
> linux. I get as far as MAKE which completes fine. Changing to SU and
> issuing MAKE INSTALL as per the readme file hangs with an error message
> 'file OTHER/*bnm does not exist'
> Any ideas?
I think you might be better off doing a search on google groups for any
answers to this one, it has been asked here a few times and in other
groups, and as far as I can remember no-one has reported back with a
definitive fix for that modem.
However that is not to say that there is not a fix but I had not found one
up till xmas.
I started last year sometime trying to get a Sagem 800 running for a mate of
mine and spent about 2 weeks d/loading stuff and compiling modules and
never got it to work.
In the end I persuaded him to get a proper ethernet modem/router and it was
configured in about 30 seconds and he was on the net.
I got one of mine from Argos it is the Binatone ADSL 2000, it has eth and
usb ( both work under Suse as well ) both can be used at the same time so
you can actually have 2 machines running without a hub, it does nat and a
few other things, is configured from the browser.
It does not have a lot of bells and whistles but for the price £44 it is a
real bargain ( good jpb he was a mate as I would have charged more for the
work on the Sagem piece of cr^p ), mine has been on since last Sept and has
worked a treat.
I have also got another 4 port 10/100 switch modem/router but I cannot for
the life of me get that to work at all and that cost £90, so am using it as
a switch at the moment ( damn expensive one at that )
-- Mark Iligitimi Non Carborundum! Twixt hill and high water, N.Wales, UK