Issue Setting up AT&T USB Modem



  • Hello,

    I'm attempting to get an AT&T USB modem to be setup as a failover WAN connection. When going through the setup steps, I can't even save the PPP connection to see if it works without getting the following error:

    "The Service name contains invalid characters."

    I tried it with other service provider names (Alltel, Verizon, etc.) and they will let me proceed, but it does me no good as I have an AT&T modem. I'm guessing something in the code doesn't like the & symbol in the AT&T name, but there's not much I can do about that.

    Anyone else running into this issue?

    I'm on the latest production build (2.3.2-RELEASE-p1) as of this writing.

    Thanks!



  • I don't think you really need to use this name in the configuration. Even if you cannot select your provider in the drop-down menu it should be very easy to configure everything manually.
    https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Configuring_3G_modems



  • Well that makes me feel stupid. It looks like that got it to work by just not selecting a provider.

    Thank you!