Verizon UML290 not successfully starting ppp power on reset (hard boot)
I have had this working for over a year now but never with a connection established on power on boot. I have to manually go under Status->Interfaces->WAN interface (ppp0) -> "Connect" to successfully make the ppp connection. After the connection is established, all works fine.
I have searched the pfsense forum and done web search for solutions. I've tried to set /etc/defaults/rc.conf and /etc/ppp/ppp.conf to the following respectively in snippets below. Short description is to set ppp_mode="ddial" in /etc/defaults/rc.conf and to set persist in /etc/ppp/ppp.conf. I have seen the system boot up a couple of times with a power on boot in which the ppp connection was established. Unfortunately, this is rare as that was after about 30 attempts in a single day. I'm thinking at this point that somebody has already dealt with this power on connectivity issue. Maybe the device is not ready at the point that the ppp connection is first attempted. Any advice, suggestions, or solutions would be appreciated.
/etc/defaults/rc.conf snippet (changes in bold underline
ppp_enable="YES" # Start user-ppp (or NO).
ppp_program="/usr/sbin/ppp" # Path to user-ppp program.
ppp_mode="ddial" # Choice of "auto", "ddial", "direct" or "dedicated".
ppp_nat="YES" # Use PPP's internal network address translation or NO.
ppp_profile="papchap" # Which profile to use from /etc/ppp/ppp.conf.
ppp_user="root" # Which user to run ppp as
#ppp_profile="profile1 profile2 profile3" # Which profiles to use
#ppp_profile1_mode="ddial" # Override ppp mode for profile1
#ppp_profile2_nat="NO" # Override nat mode for profile2
/etc/ppp/ppp.conf snippet (changes in bold underline)
set log Phase Chat LCP IPCP CCP tun command
ident user-ppp VERSION
set device /dev/cuau1
set speed 115200
set dial "ABORT BUSY ABORT NO\sCARRIER TIMEOUT 5
"" AT OK-AT-OK ATE1Q0 OK \dATDT\T TIMEOUT 40 CONNECT"
set timeout 180 # 3 minute idle timer (the default)
enable dns # request DNS info (for resolv.conf)
set phone PHONE_NUM
set authname USERNAME
set authkey PASSWORD
set ifaddr 10.0.0.1/0 10.0.0.2/0 255.255.255.0 0.0.0.0
add default HISADDR # Add a (sticky) default route
built on Fri Apr 12 10:22:18 EDT 2013
Thanks in advance