Huawei E585 Support


  • Galactic Empire

    I have an old 3G Huawei USB MiFi kicking about, thought I'd try and connect it to the USB port on my SG-4860 for a backup WAN interface.

    I'm guessing I should see it in the Interfaces -> Interface Assignments section if it's supported, I don't see it so I'm guessing it's not supported.

    But I can see the following in the logs :-

    Aug 9 09:12:14 kernel da1: quirks=0x2 <no_6_byte>Aug 9 09:12:14 kernel da1: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present
    Aug 9 09:12:14 kernel da1: 40.000MB/s transfers
    Aug 9 09:12:14 kernel da1: <huawei mass="" storage="" ffff="">Removable Direct Access SCSI-2 device
    Aug 9 09:12:14 kernel da1 at umass-sim1 bus 1 scbus7 target 0 lun 1
    Aug 9 09:12:13 kernel cd0: quirks=0x10<10_BYTE_ONLY>
    Aug 9 09:12:13 kernel cd0: 54MB (112128 512 byte sectors)
    Aug 9 09:12:13 kernel cd0: 40.000MB/s transfers
    Aug 9 09:12:13 kernel cd0: <huawei mass="" storage="" ffff="">Removable CD-ROM SCSI-2 device
    Aug 9 09:12:13 kernel cd0 at umass-sim1 bus 1 scbus7 target 0 lun 0
    Aug 9 09:12:13 kernel umass1: <huawei 0="" 4="" incorporated="" huawei="" mobile="" connect,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usbus0
    Aug 9 09:12:13 kernel u3g0: Found 2 ports.
    Aug 9 09:12:13 kernel u3g0: <huawei 0="" 4="" incorporated="" huawei="" mobile="" connect,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usbus0
    Aug 9 09:12:13 kernel ugen0.4: <huawei incorporated="">at usbus0
    Aug 9 09:12:12 kernel ugen0.4: <huawei incorporated="">at usbus0 (disconnected)
    Aug 9 09:12:09 kernel ugen0.4: <huawei incorporated="">at usbus0

    Can anyone confirm if it's supported or not ?</huawei></huawei></huawei></huawei></huawei></huawei></huawei></no_6_byte>



  • @NogBadTheBad:

    Aug 9 09:12:13 kernel u3g0: Found 2 ports.

    if you have 2 com ports created you can try to follow this thread for PPP configuration


  • Galactic Empire

    Thanks Andrew, I'll have a play in the pfSense GUI later tonight.

    [2.3.2-RELEASE][admin@pfsense.localdomain]/root: usbconfig -d ugen0.4 dump_device_desc
    ugen0.4: <huawei mobile="" connect="" huawei="" incorporated="">at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=ON (500mA)

    bLength = 0x0012
      bDescriptorType = 0x0001
      bcdUSB = 0x0200
      bDeviceClass = 0x0000  <probed by="" interface="" class="">bDeviceSubClass = 0x0000
      bDeviceProtocol = 0x0000
      bMaxPacketSize0 = 0x0040
      idVendor = 0x12d1
      idProduct = 0x1408
      bcdDevice = 0x0100
      iManufacturer = 0x0003  <huawei incorporated="">iProduct = 0x0002  <huawei mobile="" connect="">iSerialNumber = 0x0001  <1234567890ABCDEF>
      bNumConfigurations = 0x0001

    [2.3.2-RELEASE][admin@pfsense.localdomain]/root: ls -l /dev/cuaU*
    crw-rw–--  1 uucp  dialer  0x74 Aug  9 17:24 /dev/cuaU0.0
    crw-rw----  1 uucp  dialer  0x75 Aug  9 17:24 /dev/cuaU0.0.init
    crw-rw----  1 uucp  dialer  0x76 Aug  9 17:24 /dev/cuaU0.0.lock
    crw-rw----  1 uucp  dialer  0x7a Aug  9 17:24 /dev/cuaU0.1
    crw-rw----  1 uucp  dialer  0x7b Aug  9 17:24 /dev/cuaU0.1.init
    crw-rw----  1 uucp  dialer  0x7c Aug  9 17:24 /dev/cuaU0.1.lock

    [2.3.2-RELEASE][admin@pfsense.localdomain]/root: cu -l /dev/cuaU0.0
    Connected

    Manufacturer: huawei

    Model: E585

    Revision: 1026.11.64.18.505sp01

    IMEI: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    +GCAP: +CGSM,+DS,+ES

    OK</huawei></huawei></probed></huawei>


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