Cellular stats for MC760?



  • My home network has exceeded the complexity that my better half can troubleshoot, so I've added a cheap USB 3G modem as backup connectivity. Works great, and setup was painless.

    The Cellular tab appears in RRD Graphs, but with no data. I can't find the list of supported modems to know if this is a bug or an enhancement request, but I'd like to help either way. What information do we need to get support added?

    One tip for anyone doing this: Gateway monitoring at default settings is more data than you might think. I changed the ping interval to 10s to avoid burning through the 200MB/month prepaid plan.



  • @zandr:

    The Cellular tab appears in RRD Graphs, but with no data. I can't find the list of supported modems to know if this is a bug or an enhancement request, but I'd like to help either way. What information do we need to get support added?

    Just to clarify, what form of support are you looking for? You haven't said you actually have a working connection to the mobile network so its not clear if your modem "works" but you can't see any statistical data about the connection or your modem doesn't "work: and you are looking for someone to weave some magic to make it "work".



  • I was using one of these 3G USB MC760 adapters successfully with pfSense at one point.  The adapter did function successfully as far as internet access went.   I did notice that the signal strength RRD graphs did not work.  However, not having the signal strength was not that big of a deal for me.



  • @wallabybob:

    Just to clarify, what form of support are you looking for? You haven't said you actually have a working connection to the mobile network

    I thought "works great, and setup was painless" would be relatively unambiguous. Apparently not.

    I have a fully functional internet connection over the MC760. I'm using it in a failover group, and everything works as expected. (well, see my other post about OpenVPN)

    I would like the graphs to work, and I'm willing to help. I'm a sysadmin, so I'm both interested in monitoring and not completely clueless, but the last time I dealt with PPP and AT commands it was talking to a Courier. :D

    So, where should I be looking to add support for graphing the cellular stats, and what information about this modem can I contribute to the cause?


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