SG-1000: Cannot assign ugenx.y
Using 2.4.0 beta I had my Sony mobile connected successfully as a USB-tethered LTE gateway on the SG-1000.
Updated to 2.4.2 today and that went smoothly but I can no longer tether to the Sony.
When I plug the phone in and enable USB tethering pfSense sees the device on ugen0.2 but doesn't offer that as a valid WAN interface name - only cpsw0 and cpsw1.
Could this be related to the change of interface naming from, in the case of the SG-1000, from "ue0" to ugenx.y?
ugenX implies a generic USB device it doesn't have a driver for or for which the driver failed to attach.
ue is a USB Ethernet device that is created when the driver did attach.
Hard to see what might have changed there between 2.4beta and 2.4.2. The base FreeBSD version moved from 11 to 11.1 but that would not normally remove the driver.
You never had to add a kernel module in 2.4b? Like urndis for example?
Thanks for the reply, Steve.
No, didn't have to add anything to bring up ue0 as a WAN interface under 2.4 beta. I was a bit surprised by that, TBH.
I'm starting wonder whether something might have changed with Android 7.x. That update happened not long ago.
That could certainly be it if it's presenting a different USB device ID or default config.
Are you able to re-test it against a 2.4.0 snap?
Are you able to re-test it against a 2.4.0 snap?
I was thinking about that but I'm unsure about the process for obtaining a 2.4.0 snap and installing it over the top of 2.4.2 on the SG-1000.
Also thought about whether "USB debugging mode" in Android actually provides any easy to use tools that might shed some light on the problem.
Reinstalled 2.4.0 RELEASE
Still not talking but at least recognizing the Sony.
Downloaded the ADB tools and ran "settings put global tether_dun_required 0" from a shell, a recommended by someone.
Now not talking and not recognizing the Sony:
FreeBSD/arm (pfSense.localdomain) (ttyu0) Netgate SG-1000 - Serial: [redacted] *** Welcome to pfSense 2.4.0-RELEASE (arm) on pfSense *** WAN (wan) -> cpsw0 -> LAN (lan) -> cpsw1 -> v4: 192.168.1.1/24 0) Logout (SSH only) 9) pfTop 1) Assign Interfaces 10) Filter Logs 2) Set interface(s) IP address 11) Restart webConfigurator 3) Reset webConfigurator password 12) PHP shell + pfSense tools 4) Reset to factory defaults 13) Update from console 5) Reboot system 14) Enable Secure Shell (sshd) 6) Halt system 15) Restore recent configuration 7) Ping host 16) Restart PHP-FPM 8) Shell Enter an option: ugen0.2: <unknown>at usbus0 (disconnected) ugen0.2: <unknown>at usbus0 (disconnected) 1 Valid interfaces are: cpsw0 68:9e:19:9c:88:30 (down) Ethernet Switch Port cpsw1 68:9e:19:9c:88:32 (down) Ethernet Switch Port</unknown></unknown>
So it does look like Android 7.1.1 has done this but I can't find anything out there that specifically mentions USB tethering as broken.
Any clever ways to troubleshoot this from the pfSense side?
The first thing I would do is see how the phone appears in pfSense. Try running:
That will give you the vendor and product IDs for the phone. You can chekc that in the different modes.
Then try running:
usbconfig -d ugenX.Y dump_all_config_desc
For whichever device is the phone.
If it has more than one config available you can switch it by using a USB device quirk loader line. There might be a different config that is recognised.
It's taken me a while to get back to this but now I'm getting the following whenever I connect the phone to the SG-1000.
[2.4.2-RELEASE][root@pfSense.localdomain]/root: ugen0.2: <unknown>at usbus0 (disconnected)</unknown>
So the output from those commands doesn't provide a lot of info.
[2.4.2-RELEASE][root@pfSense.localdomain]/root: usbconfig dump_device_desc ugen1.1: <mentor graphics="" otg="" root="" hub=""> at usbus1, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA) bLength = 0x0012 bDescriptorType = 0x0001 bcdUSB = 0x0200 bDeviceClass = 0x0009 <hub> bDeviceSubClass = 0x0000 bDeviceProtocol = 0x0001 bMaxPacketSize0 = 0x0040 idVendor = 0x0000 idProduct = 0x0000 bcdDevice = 0x0100 iManufacturer = 0x0001 <mentor graphics=""> iProduct = 0x0002 <otg root="" hub=""> iSerialNumber = 0x0000 <no string=""> bNumConfigurations = 0x0001 ugen0.1: <mentor graphics="" otg="" root="" hub=""> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA) bLength = 0x0012 bDescriptorType = 0x0001 bcdUSB = 0x0200 bDeviceClass = 0x0009 <hub> bDeviceSubClass = 0x0000 bDeviceProtocol = 0x0001 bMaxPacketSize0 = 0x0040 idVendor = 0x0000 idProduct = 0x0000 bcdDevice = 0x0100 iManufacturer = 0x0001 <mentor graphics=""> iProduct = 0x0002 <otg root="" hub=""> iSerialNumber = 0x0000 <no string=""> bNumConfigurations = 0x0001 [2.4.2-RELEASE][root@pfSense.localdomain]/root: usbconfig -d ugen0.2 dump_all_config_desc No device match or lack of permissions.</no></otg></mentor></hub></mentor></no></otg></mentor></hub></mentor>
The phone refuses to even recognize the SG-1000 and won't allow USB tethering to be enabled.
If I connect the phone to a Win 10 laptop via USB, the connection is recognized and I can enable USB tethering.
Hmm, not much we can do if the phone just disconnects itself. :-\
It's not even appearing there.
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If you connect the phone it should show a notification about how the USB connection should be used, on newer Android versions (at least on Sony phones) this defaults to charging only. Make sure it is set to a mode that allows communication. If the notification does not appear enable developer mode on the phone and activate USB debugging, then connect it again. This usually brings the notification back.
Thanks for the suggestion Grimson. I was using the "Transfer files" mode.
I did briefly get a connection after rebooting the phone and captured this information:
ugen0.2: <sony e5823="">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 = 0x0fce idProduct = 0x71da bcdDevice = 0x0310 iManufacturer = 0x0001 <sony>iProduct = 0x0002 <e5823>iSerialNumber = 0x0003 <cb5a28vzkv>bNumConfigurations = 0x0001</cb5a28vzkv></e5823></sony></probed></sony> ``` Unfortunately, it disconnected again before I could run usbconfig -d ugen0.2 dump_all_config_desc
Hmm, 71da does not appear to be listed as a USB PID anywhere I can see.
Some drivers can seemingly attach based on the config type though such as urndi but without seeing the out full config dump there's no way to tell. And even if it does attach if the phone just shuts it down that won't help.
We really need the phone to present a stable device to pfSense.