Novatel U679 / Ovation MC679



  • Hi Guys,

    I've been granted a Novatel USB LTE U679 (Ovation MC769 clone) by my employer so I can work remotely.

    I tried setting it up on my pfsense box beside my cable and Telus LTE connections without success  :(

    Here is dmesg output before ejecting virtual CDROM:
    ugen4.3: <novatel wireless,="" inc.="">at usbus4
    umass2: <novatel 3="" 239="" wireless,="" inc.="" novatel="" wireless="" hspa,="" class="" 2,="" rev="" 2.00="" 0.65,="" addr="">on usbus4
    cd1 at umass-sim2 bus 2 scbus2 target 0 lun 0
    cd1: <nvtl mass="" storage="" 2.31="">Removable CD-ROM SCSI-2 device
    cd1: 40.000MB/s transfers
    cd1: cd present [90112 x 2048 byte records]
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): READ(10). CDB: 28 0 0 1 5f ff 0 0 1 0
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): CAM status: SCSI Status Error
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI status: Check Condition
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI sense: MEDIUM ERROR asc:11,0 (Unrecovered read error)
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): READ(10). CDB: 28 0 0 1 5f ff 0 0 1 0
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): CAM status: SCSI Status Error
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI status: Check Condition
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI sense: MEDIUM ERROR asc:11,0 (Unrecovered read error)
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): READ(10). CDB: 28 0 0 1 5f ff 0 0 1 0
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): CAM status: SCSI Status Error
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI status: Check Condition
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI sense: MEDIUM ERROR asc:11,0 (Unrecovered read error)
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): READ(10). CDB: 28 0 0 1 5f ff 0 0 1 0
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): CAM status: SCSI Status Error
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI status: Check Condition
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI sense: MEDIUM ERROR asc:11,0 (Unrecovered read error)
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): READ(10). CDB: 28 0 0 1 5f ff 0 0 1 0
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): CAM status: SCSI Status Error
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI status: Check Condition
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI sense: MEDIUM ERROR asc:11,0 (Unrecovered read error)
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): cddone: got error 0x5 back
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): READ(10). CDB: 28 0 0 1 5f ff 0 0 1 0
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): CAM status: SCSI Status Error
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI status: Check Condition
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI sense: MEDIUM ERROR asc:11,0 (Unrecovered read error)
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): READ(10). CDB: 28 0 0 1 5f ff 0 0 1 0
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): CAM status: SCSI Status Error
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI status: Check Condition
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI sense: MEDIUM ERROR asc:11,0 (Unrecovered read error)
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): READ(10). CDB: 28 0 0 1 5f ff 0 0 1 0
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): CAM status: SCSI Status Error
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI status: Check Condition
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI sense: MEDIUM ERROR asc:11,0 (Unrecovered read error)
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): READ(10). CDB: 28 0 0 1 5f ff 0 0 1 0
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): CAM status: SCSI Status Error
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI status: Check Condition
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI sense: MEDIUM ERROR asc:11,0 (Unrecovered read error)
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): READ(10). CDB: 28 0 0 1 5f ff 0 0 1 0
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): CAM status: SCSI Status Error
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI status: Check Condition
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI sense: MEDIUM ERROR asc:11,0 (Unrecovered read error)
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): cddone: got error 0x5 back
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): READ(10). CDB: 28 0 0 1 5f ff 0 0 1 0
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): CAM status: SCSI Status Error
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI status: Check Condition
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI sense: MEDIUM ERROR asc:11,0 (Unrecovered read error)
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): READ(10). CDB: 28 0 0 1 5f ff 0 0 1 0
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): CAM status: SCSI Status Error
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI status: Check Condition
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI sense: MEDIUM ERROR asc:11,0 (Unrecovered read error)
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): READ(10). CDB: 28 0 0 1 5f ff 0 0 1 0
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): CAM status: SCSI Status Error
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI status: Check Condition
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI sense: MEDIUM ERROR asc:11,0 (Unrecovered read error)
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): READ(10). CDB: 28 0 0 1 5f ff 0 0 1 0
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): CAM status: SCSI Status Error
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI status: Check Condition
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI sense: MEDIUM ERROR asc:11,0 (Unrecovered read error)
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): READ(10). CDB: 28 0 0 1 5f ff 0 0 1 0
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): CAM status: SCSI Status Error
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI status: Check Condition
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): SCSI sense: MEDIUM ERROR asc:11,0 (Unrecovered read error)
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): cddone: got error 0x5 back

    Here is IDs before ejecting Virtual CDROM:

    **  idVendor = 0x1410
      idProduct = 0x5059**

    Here is dmesg output after I ejected Virtual CDROM:

    ugen4.3: <novatel wireless,="" inc.="">at usbus4 (disconnected)
    umass2: at uhub4, port 2, addr 3 (disconnected)
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): lost device
    (cd1:umass-sim2:2:0:0): removing device entry
    ugen4.3: <novatel wireless,="" inc.="">at usbus4
    cdce0: <novatel 3="" 239="" wireless,="" inc.="" novatel="" wireless="" hspa,="" class="" 2,="" rev="" 2.00="" 0.65,="" addr="">on usbus4
    ue0: <usb ethernet="">on cdce0
    ugen4.3: <novatel wireless,="" inc.="">at usbus4 (disconnected)
    cdce0: at uhub4, port 2, addr 3 (disconnected)
    ugen4.3: <novatel wireless,="" inc.="">at usbus4
    cdce0: <novatel 3="" 239="" wireless,="" inc.="" novatel="" wireless="" hspa,="" class="" 2,="" rev="" 2.00="" 0.65,="" addr="">on usbus4
    ue0: <usb ethernet="">on cdce0
    ugen4.3: <novatel wireless,="" inc.="">at usbus4 (disconnected)
    cdce0: at uhub4, port 2, addr 3 (disconnected)
    ugen4.3: <novatel wireless,="" inc.="">at usbus4
    cdce0: <novatel 3="" 239="" wireless,="" inc.="" novatel="" wireless="" hspa,="" class="" 2,="" rev="" 2.00="" 0.65,="" addr="">on usbus4
    ue0: <usb ethernet="">on cdce0

    Here is IDs before ejecting Virtual CDROM:

    **  idVendor = 0x1410
      idProduct = 0x7031**

    As you can see it is recognized as an USB ethernet device instead of a serial port (loading u3g) and is then unusable  :'(

    Anyone having an idea ?</usb></novatel></novatel></novatel></usb></novatel></novatel></novatel></usb></novatel></novatel></novatel></nvtl></novatel></novatel>



  • Forgot to mention I'm running Jan 31st snapshot build.



  • I also took a look at:
    http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=53057.0

    But seems like the OP had set on the Sierra and did not try the Novatel at all !



  • Anyone has any answer ?



  • Are more recent builds adding support for more hardware ?



  • @doucettom:

    Are more recent builds adding support for more hardware ?

    On rare occasions yes, but in general, no.



  • Does support been added to latest RC0 builds ?



  • u3g hasn't changed.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Have you tried to use the ue0 interface?

    Steve


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