This article describes how to configure an Alcatel Universal Serial Bus (USB) modem from British Telecom for ADSL connectivity.
To install and configure the modem:
- Before you connect an Alcatel ADSL USB modem to the USB port on your computer or to a USB Hub, install the driver software from the CD-ROM that is included with the modem.
- After you install the Alcatel drivers, connect the Alcatel USB modem to an available USB port. Windows should recognize the modem automatically and display it as a USB device in Device Manager. An additional network adapter should also appear under the Network Adapters branch in Device Manager.
- Verify that both lights on the Alcatel modem are green (if both lights are not green, reboot the computer). Double-click the Speedtouch connection icon on the desktop. Type your user name and password, and then click Connect. Your user name typically includes your British Telecom e-mail address plus an "hg" definition that specifies the server to which you log on (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Note that the Alcatel 1.3 drivers do not retain your password. You must type the password again for each connection attempt. If the first connection attempt does not succeed, reboot the computer.
- When you are connected, Microsoft Internet Explorer should start and display the Alcatel Web site. You can download the Alcatel 1.4 Speedtouch USB drivers (for Windows XP) from that Web site. Download the newer driver.
- After you download the new drivers, install the drivers while you are still connected to the Internet. The version 1.4 drivers automatically disconnect the existing connection and upgrade the previously installed drivers.
- After you install the version 1.4 drivers, your password is retained after you type it the first time.
- If you want to, you can configure Internet Explorer to use the Speedtouch connection for connecting and you can remove the Speedtouch Connection icon from the desktop.
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Article ID: 312470 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
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