Dongle 4 G ZTE MF831 non reconnue par PFsense 2.4.5



  • Bonjour,
    Mon Dongle 4G ZTE MF831 n'est pas reconnu lors de la configuration de l'interface PPP sur PFsense 2.4.5 ? il m'affiche juste /dev/cuauo comme interface diponible.
    Par contre un autre dongle 3G huawei fonctionne parfaitement comme interface PPP.
    Priére de m'orienter afin de configurer ZTE MF831 sur PFsense .


  • Netgate Administrator

    Connect it and then check the system log.

    Try running at the command line: usbconfig dump_all_desc

    You may need to switch it from cdce mode to serial modem mode if you want to use it as a ppp device.

    Steve



  • Merci pour la réponse , après execution du script il affiche toujours l'interface /dev/cuau0 puis la configuration PPP echoue.

    par contre le dongle Huawei 3G affiche 4 ports : /dev/cuau0.1 ....../dev/cuau0.3
    puis la configuration PPP réussi.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Ok, but what does the log show?

    Does it appear as a USB Ethernet device? /dev/ue0?



  • Hello,

    the following message is shown in the log system :
    Jul 19 11:15:33 kernel ugen2.3: <ZTE,Incorporated ZTE Mobile Broadband> at usbus2 (disconnected)
    Jul 19 11:15:33 kernel umass0: at uhub4, port 5, addr 3 (disconnected)
    Jul 19 11:15:33 kernel cd1 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus4 target 0 lun 0
    Jul 19 11:15:33 kernel cd1: <CWID USB SCSI CD-ROM 2.31> s/n MF8310ZTED000000 detached
    Jul 19 11:15:33 kernel da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus4 target 0 lun 1
    Jul 19 11:15:33 kernel da0: <ZTE MMC Storage 2.31> s/n MF8310ZTED000000(cd1: detached
    Jul 19 11:15:33 kernel umass-sim0:0:0:0): Periph destroyed
    Jul 19 11:15:33 kernel (da0:umass-sim0:0:0:1): Periph destroyed
    Jul 19 11:15:33 kernel umass0: detached
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel ugen2.3: <ZTE,Incorporated ZTE Mobile Broadband> at usbus2
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel cdce0 on uhub4
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel cdce0: <CDC Ethernet Control Model ECM> on usbus2
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel ue0: <USB Ethernet> on cdce0
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel ue0: Ethernet address: 36:4b:50:b7:ef:da
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel umass0 on uhub4
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel umass0: <Mass Storage> on usbus2
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel cd1 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus4 target 0 lun 0
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel cd1: <CWID USB SCSI CD-ROM 2.31> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-2 device
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel cd1: Serial Number MF8310ZTED000000
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel cd1: 40.000MB/s transfers
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel cd1: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel cd1: quirks=0x10<10_BYTE_ONLY>
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel can't re-use a leaf (minimum_cmd_size)!
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus4 target 0 lun 1
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel da0: <ZTE MMC Storage 2.31> Removable Direct Access SCSI-2 device
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel da0: Serial Number MF8310ZTED000000
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel da0: 40.000MB/s transfers
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel da0: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel da0: quirks=0x2<NO_6_BYTE>


  • Netgate Administrator

    Ok so it sees a USB Ethernet device:

    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel cdce0: <CDC Ethernet Control Model ECM> on usbus2
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel ue0: <USB Ethernet> on cdce0
    Jul 19 11:15:34 kernel ue0: Ethernet address: 36:4b:50:b7:ef:da
    

    You can try just assigning that in pfSense. If the USB modem us in router mode you will probably get an IP address and be able to access the modems config page dircetly.
    ZTE devices can often be permanently set to a different mode so if you need PPP you might be able to set that. You would lose access to the modem web config though.

    Steve



  • First Thank you steve for your help,
    Of course it has an IP and the web access is enabled, I need the PPP on Pfsense in order to get the Public IP adress in the WAN interface so i can enable my Openvpn server there.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Does your provider actually supply a public IP? A lot of mobile providers use CGN so you never get a routable IP in which case there is little point digging further.

    If they do then you need to set the modem mode so it presents a PPP interface. As I say ZTE often make that quite easy by providing a setting for it in their web UI. I can't really help with that directly though as I don't have a modem to reference. Also it's potentially risky as you could lock yourself out of it.

    Steve


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