State of [u3g] & [cdce]
Hello pfSense Guru's
I would like to discuss u3g and cdce and 4G in general.
I saw this redmine post. Mr. Jim Thompson moved a related issue up to 2.2.1
Then i found this and wonder…..
The redmine bug report looks so poorly written i don't know how they would know what to fix. Plus i have working examples of said hardware working. I bet this is more a hardware issue truthfully. I can send a working example to any pfSense developer who asks. Especially Jim Thompson who is at least aware there are issues and lacks the hardware.. Does pfSense have any testing facilities where i could send hardware or is this more upstream-freebsd?
The real true issue is most all 4G internal mini PCI-E modems are cdce type devices now and the guy working on it at the freebsd level is walking away from it?? Can't be good. I don't want to gossip but what is the true state of 4G in FreeBSD and by extension pfSense. Is there people working the issue? And just to be clear, pfSense added cell support around 2010 after a bounty was issued. Do i have that right?
I won't be able to work on this. I am not happy with the fact that CDCE related code ends up in the U3G driver, but I can't justify blocking this either.
I'll leave the decision the HPS.
What is the HPS he alludes to?
And i did'nt mention QMI which from what i read in Linux world, is a binary blob in a wrapper, so i assume freebsd would never use that -is that correct?
This is one of the most informative pages i have ever seen regarding this matter.