Pfsense and Huawei E1820 (on the known working list) problem



  • Hey everyone,

    Currently fighting with getting a 3G dongle working but it's not going so well. The 3G stick is on the list (E1820): https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Known_Working_3G-4G_Modems

    This is my usbconfig output

    ugen0.1: <xhci root="" hub="" 0x1022=""> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=SUPER (5.0Gbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
    ugen1.1: <ohci root="" hub="" amd=""> at usbus1, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=FULL (12Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
    ugen2.1: <ehci root="" hub="" amd=""> at usbus2, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
    ugen3.1: <ohci root="" hub="" amd=""> at usbus3, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=FULL (12Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
    ugen4.1: <ehci root="" hub="" amd=""> at usbus4, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
    ugen2.2: <huawei mobile="" huawei="" technologies=""> at usbus2, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=ON (500mA)</huawei></ehci></ohci></ehci></ohci></xhci>
    

    This is the output from dir /dev/cua*;dmesg

    $ dir /dev/cua*;dmesg
    Copyright (c) 1992-2014 The FreeBSD Project.
    Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
    	The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
    FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
    FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p9 #0 57b23e7(releng/10.1)-dirty: Mon Apr 13 20:30:25 CDT 2015
        root@pfs22-amd64-builder:/usr/obj.amd64/usr/pfSensesrc/src/sys/pfSense_SMP.10 amd64
    FreeBSD clang version 3.4.1 (tags/RELEASE_34/dot1-final 208032) 20140512
    CPU: AMD GX-210JA SOC with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics    (998.21-MHz K8-class CPU)
      Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0x700f01  Family = 0x16  Model = 0x0  Stepping = 1
      Features=0x178bfbff <fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,apic,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,pse36,clflush,mmx,fxsr,sse,sse2,htt>Features2=0x3ed8220b <sse3,pclmulqdq,mon,ssse3,cx16,sse4.1,sse4.2,movbe,popcnt,aesni,xsave,osxsave,avx,f16c>AMD Features=0x2e500800 <syscall,nx,mmx+,ffxsr,page1gb,rdtscp,lm>AMD Features2=0x154037ff <lahf,cmp,svm,extapic,cr8,abm,sse4a,mas,prefetch,osvw,ibs,skinit,wdt,topology,pnxc,dbe,pl2i>Structured Extended Features=0x8 <bmi1>TSC: P-state invariant, performance statistics
    real memory  = 1595080704 (1521 MB)
    avail memory = 1505280000 (1435 MB)
    Event timer "LAPIC" quality 400
    ACPI APIC Table: <core  coreboot="">
    FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 2 CPUs
    FreeBSD/SMP: 1 package(s) x 2 core(s)
     cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID:  0
     cpu1 (AP): APIC ID:  1
    ioapic1: Changing APIC ID to 5
    ioapic0 <version 2.1=""> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
    ioapic1 <version 2.1=""> irqs 24-55 on motherboard
    wlan: mac acl policy registered
    ipw_bss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/.
    ipw_bss: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (ipw_bss_fw, 0xffffffff8060b5d0, 0) error 1
    ipw_ibss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/.
    ipw_ibss: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (ipw_ibss_fw, 0xffffffff8060b680, 0) error 1
    ipw_monitor: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/.
    ipw_monitor: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (ipw_monitor_fw, 0xffffffff8060b730, 0) error 1
    iwi_bss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_iwi/.
    iwi_bss: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (iwi_bss_fw, 0xffffffff80632da0, 0) error 1
    iwi_ibss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_iwi/.
    iwi_ibss: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (iwi_ibss_fw, 0xffffffff80632e50, 0) error 1
    iwi_monitor: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_iwi/.
    iwi_monitor: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (iwi_monitor_fw, 0xffffffff80632f00, 0) error 1
    random: <software, yarrow=""> initialized
    kbd1 at kbdmux0
    cryptosoft0: <software crypto=""> on motherboard
    padlock0: No ACE support.
    acpi0: <core coreboot=""> on motherboard
    acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
    cpu0: <acpi cpu=""> on acpi0
    cpu1: <acpi cpu=""> on acpi0
    atrtc0: <at realtime="" clock=""> port 0x70-0x71 irq 8 on acpi0
    Event timer "RTC" frequency 32768 Hz quality 0
    attimer0: <at timer=""> port 0x40-0x43 irq 0 on acpi0
    Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
    Event timer "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 100
    hpet0: <high precision="" event="" timer=""> iomem 0xfed00000-0xfed003ff on acpi0
    Timecounter "HPET" frequency 14318180 Hz quality 950
    Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 900
    acpi_timer0: <32-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x818-0x81b on acpi0
    acpi_button0: <power button=""> on acpi0
    pcib0: <acpi host-pci="" bridge=""> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
    pci0: <acpi pci="" bus=""> on pcib0
    vgapci0: <vga-compatible display=""> port 0x4000-0x40ff mem 0xe0000000-0xefffffff,0xf0000000-0xf07fffff,0xf0b00000-0xf0b3ffff at device 1.0 on pci0
    vgapci0: Boot video device
    hdac0: <ati (0x9840)="" hda="" controller=""> mem 0xf0b60000-0xf0b63fff at device 1.1 on pci0
    pcib1: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge=""> at device 2.2 on pci0
    pcib1: failed to allocate initial I/O port window: 0x1000-0x1fff
    pci1: <acpi pci="" bus=""> on pcib1
    em0: <intel(r) 1000="" pro="" network="" connection="" 7.4.2=""> mem 0xf0800000-0xf081ffff,0xf0820000-0xf0823fff at device 0.0 on pci1
    em0: Using MSIX interrupts with 3 vectors
    pcib2: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge=""> at device 2.3 on pci0
    pci2: <acpi pci="" bus=""> on pcib2
    em1: <intel(r) 1000="" pro="" network="" connection="" 7.4.2=""> port 0x2000-0x201f mem 0xf0900000-0xf091ffff,0xf0920000-0xf0923fff at device 0.0 on pci2
    em1: Using MSIX interrupts with 3 vectors
    pcib3: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge=""> at device 2.4 on pci0
    pci3: <acpi pci="" bus=""> on pcib3
    em2: <intel(r) 1000="" pro="" network="" connection="" 7.4.2=""> port 0x3000-0x301f mem 0xf0a00000-0xf0a1ffff,0xf0a20000-0xf0a23fff at device 0.0 on pci3
    em2: Using MSIX interrupts with 3 vectors
    xhci0: <xhci (generic)="" usb="" 3.0="" controller=""> mem 0xf0b68000-0xf0b69fff at device 16.0 on pci0
    xhci0: 32 byte context size.
    usbus0 on xhci0
    ahci0: <amd hudson-2="" ahci="" sata="" controller=""> port 0x4410-0x4417,0x4420-0x4423,0x4418-0x441f,0x4424-0x4427,0x4400-0x440f mem 0xf0b6c000-0xf0b6c3ff at device 17.0 on pci0
    ahci0: AHCI v1.30 with 2 3Gbps ports, Port Multiplier supported
    ahcich0: <ahci channel=""> at channel 0 on ahci0
    ahcich1: <ahci channel=""> at channel 1 on ahci0
    ohci0: <ohci (generic)="" usb="" controller=""> mem 0xf0b6a000-0xf0b6afff at device 18.0 on pci0
    usbus1 on ohci0
    ehci0: <ehci (generic)="" usb="" 2.0="" controller=""> mem 0xf0b6c400-0xf0b6c4ff at device 18.2 on pci0
    usbus2: EHCI version 1.0
    usbus2 on ehci0
    ohci1: <ohci (generic)="" usb="" controller=""> mem 0xf0b6b000-0xf0b6bfff at device 19.0 on pci0
    usbus3 on ohci1
    ehci1: <ehci (generic)="" usb="" 2.0="" controller=""> mem 0xf0b6c500-0xf0b6c5ff at device 19.2 on pci0
    usbus4: EHCI version 1.0
    usbus4 on ehci1
    hdac1: <generic (0x780d1022)="" hda="" controller=""> mem 0xf0b64000-0xf0b67fff at device 20.2 on pci0
    isab0: <pci-isa bridge=""> at device 20.3 on pci0
    isa0: <isa bus=""> on isab0
    sdhci_pci0: <generic sd="" hci=""> mem 0xf0b6c600-0xf0b6c6ff at device 20.7 on pci0
    sdhci_pci0: 1 slot(s) allocated
    mmc0: <mmc sd="" bus=""> on sdhci_pci0
    sc0: <system console=""> at flags 0x100 on isa0
    sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x100>
    vga0: <generic isa="" vga=""> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
    atkbdc0: <keyboard controller="" (i8042)=""> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0
    atkbd0: <at keyboard=""> irq 1 on atkbdc0
    kbd0 at atkbd0
    atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    ppc0: cannot reserve I/O port range
    uart0: <16550 or compatible> at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
    uart0: console (115200,n,8,1)
    uart1: <16550 or compatible> at port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on isa0
    acpi_throttle0: <acpi cpu="" throttling=""> on cpu0
    hwpstate0: <cool`n'quiet 2.0=""> on cpu0
    acpi_throttle1: <acpi cpu="" throttling=""> on cpu1
    acpi_throttle1: failed to attach P_CNT
    device_attach: acpi_throttle1 attach returned 6
    Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
    IPsec: Initialized Security Association Processing.
    hdacc0: <ati r6xx="" hda="" codec=""> at cad 0 on hdac0
    hdaa0: <ati r6xx="" audio="" function="" group=""> at nid 1 on hdacc0
    pcm0: <ati r6xx="" (hdmi)=""> at nid 3 on hdaa0
    pcm1: <ati r6xx="" (hdmi)=""> at nid 5 on hdaa0
    usbus0: 5.0Gbps Super Speed USB v3.0
    usbus1: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
    usbus2: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0
    usbus3: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
    ugen0.1: <0x1022> at usbus0
    uhub0: <0x1022 XHCI root HUB, class 9/0, rev 3.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus0
    ugen1.1: <amd> at usbus1
    uhub1: <amd 1="" 9="" ohci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr=""> on usbus1
    ugen2.1: <amd> at usbus2
    uhub2: <amd 1="" 9="" ehci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 1.00,="" addr=""> on usbus2
    ugen3.1: <amd> at usbus3
    uhub3: <amd 1="" 9="" ohci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr=""> on usbus3
    usbus4: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0
    ugen4.1: <amd> at usbus4
    uhub4: <amd 1="" 9="" ehci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 1.00,="" addr=""> on usbus4
    random: unblocking device.
    mmcsd0: 16GB <sdhc 116="" 2015="" 47180188="" sdu1 ="" 0.2="" sn="" mfg="" 02="" by="" j`=""> at mmc0 31.5MHz/4bit/65535-block
    SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!
    Timecounter "TSC" frequency 998212924 Hz quality 1000
    uhub1: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
    uhub3: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
    uhub0: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
    Root mount waiting for: usbus4 usbus2
    Root mount waiting for: usbus4 usbus2
    uhub2: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
    uhub4: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
    ugen2.2: <huawei technologies=""> at usbus2
    u3g0: <huawei 0="" 2="" technologies="" huawei="" mobile,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 0.00,="" addr=""> on usbus2
    u3g0: Found 4 ports.
    umass0: <huawei 0="" 2="" technologies="" huawei="" mobile,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 0.00,="" addr=""> on usbus2
    cd0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus2 target 0 lun 0
    cd0: <huawei mass="" storage="" 2.31=""> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-2 device 
    umass1: cd0: 40.000MB/s transfers <huawei 0="" 2="" technologies="" huawei="" mobile,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 0.00,="" addr="">on usbus2
    
    cd0: cd present [65536 x 2048 byte records]
    cd0: quirks=0x10<10_BYTE_ONLY>
    da0 at umass-sim1 bus 1 scbus3 target 0 lun 0
    da0: <huawei tf="" card="" storage=""> Removable Direct Access SCSI-2 device 
    da0: 40.000MB/s transfers
    da0: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present
    da0: quirks=0x2 <no_6_byte>Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ufs/pfsense0 [ro,sync,noatime]...
    vlan0: changing name to 'em1_vlan100'
    vlan1: changing name to 'em1_vlan200'
    vlan2: changing name to 'em1_vlan300'
    vlan3: changing name to 'em1_vlan400'
    vlan4: changing name to 'em1_vlan500'
    vlan5: changing name to 'em1_vlan600'
    em1: link state changed to UP
    em1_vlan100: link state changed to UP
    em1_vlan200: link state changed to UP
    em1_vlan400: link state changed to UP
    em1_vlan500: link state changed to UP
    em1_vlan600: link state changed to UP
    em1_vlan300: link state changed to UP
    pflog0: promiscuous mode enabled</no_6_byte></huawei></huawei></huawei></huawei></huawei></huawei></sdhc></amd></amd></amd></amd></amd></amd></amd></amd></ati></ati></ati></ati></acpi></cool`n'quiet></acpi></at></keyboard></generic></system></mmc></generic></isa></pci-isa></generic></ehci></ohci></ehci></ohci></ahci></ahci></amd></xhci></intel(r)></acpi></acpi></intel(r)></acpi></acpi></intel(r)></acpi></acpi></ati></vga-compatible></acpi></acpi></power></high></at></at></acpi></acpi></core></software></software,></version></version></core ></bmi1></lahf,cmp,svm,extapic,cr8,abm,sse4a,mas,prefetch,osvw,ibs,skinit,wdt,topology,pnxc,dbe,pl2i></syscall,nx,mmx+,ffxsr,page1gb,rdtscp,lm></sse3,pclmulqdq,mon,ssse3,cx16,sse4.1,sse4.2,movbe,popcnt,aesni,xsave,osxsave,avx,f16c></fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,apic,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,pse36,clflush,mmx,fxsr,sse,sse2,htt>
    

    From this info I gather - hopefully correctly - that the modem is on /dev/cuaU0.2. But no worky. This is output on status > interfaces

    4G interface (opt7, ppp0)
    Status	up
    DHCP	
    down    
    MAC address	00:00:00:00:00:00
    MTU	1500
    In/out packets	0/0 (0 bytes/0 bytes)
    In/out packets (pass)	0/0 (0 bytes/0 bytes)
    In/out packets (block)	0/3 (0 bytes/296 bytes)
    In/out errors	0/0
    Collisions	0
    

    And this is a short version of the system log > ppp

    May 7 19:30:24	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 30
    May 7 19:30:38	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: The modem is not responding to "AT" at ModemCmd: label.
    May 7 19:30:38	ppp: [opt7_link0] MODEM: chat script failed
    May 7 19:30:38	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: DOWN event
    May 7 19:30:38	ppp: [opt7_link0] LCP: Down event
    May 7 19:30:38	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 31 in 2 seconds
    

    Now, when I pull and reconnect the modem while PFsense is still running, I get a new set of cua's;

    cuaU1.0
    cuaU1.1
    cuaU1.2
    cuaU1.3

    If I set the ppp interface to cuaU1.3 I get some sort of recognition at least, but it still won't connect;

    May 7 19:35:09	ppp: [opt7] Bundle: Interface ng0 created
    May 7 19:35:09	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: OPEN event
    May 7 19:35:09	ppp: [opt7_link0] LCP: Open event
    May 7 19:35:09	ppp: [opt7_link0] LCP: state change Initial --> Starting
    May 7 19:35:09	ppp: [opt7_link0] LCP: LayerStart
    May 7 19:35:09	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: +CGDCONT=1,"IP","online.telia.se"
    May 7 19:35:09	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: Detected Hayes compatible modem.
    May 7 19:35:09	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: Dialing server at *99#...
    May 7 19:35:09	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: ATDT*99#
    May 7 19:35:10	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: The remote modem did not answer.
    May 7 19:35:10	ppp: [opt7_link0] MODEM: chat script failed
    May 7 19:35:10	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: DOWN event
    May 7 19:35:10	ppp: [opt7_link0] LCP: Down event
    May 7 19:35:10	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 1 in 3 seconds
    May 7 19:35:13	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 1
    May 7 19:35:13	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: +CGDCONT=1,"IP","online.telia.se"
    May 7 19:35:13	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: Detected Hayes compatible modem.
    May 7 19:35:13	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: Dialing server at *99#...
    May 7 19:35:13	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: ATDT*99#
    May 7 19:35:13	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: The remote modem did not answer.
    May 7 19:35:13	ppp: [opt7_link0] MODEM: chat script failed
    May 7 19:35:13	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: DOWN event
    May 7 19:35:13	ppp: [opt7_link0] LCP: Down event
    May 7 19:35:13	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 2 in 1 seconds
    May 7 19:35:14	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 2
    May 7 19:35:16	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: +CGDCONT=1,"IP","online.telia.se"
    May 7 19:35:16	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: Detected Hayes compatible modem.
    May 7 19:35:16	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: Dialing server at *99#...
    May 7 19:35:16	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: ATDT*99#
    May 7 19:35:16	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: The remote modem did not answer.
    May 7 19:35:16	ppp: [opt7_link0] MODEM: chat script failed
    May 7 19:35:16	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: DOWN event
    May 7 19:35:16	ppp: [opt7_link0] LCP: Down event
    May 7 19:35:16	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 3 in 1 seconds
    May 7 19:35:17	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 3
    

    I have tested the dongle in my laptop (in the same room) and can connect. Only EDGE, but at least 60% signal so it should be OK. I also tried rebooting the router several times, but if I do I can't get it to recognise the dongle at all, I need to pull and reconnect it to get the above result.

    Any ideas?



  • Some of the modem scripts seem broken these days. Check this post for something to try.
    PPP advanced modem init string:
    +CFUN=1

    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=90199.msg507588#msg507588



  • @Phishfry:

    Some of the modem scripts seem broken these days. Check this post for something to try.
    PPP advanced modem init string:
    +CFUN=1

    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=90199.msg507588#msg507588

    I'll give that a try and report back. Thanks!



  • No go I'm afraid. Got new log inputs though.

    May 13 10:26:47	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: Detected Custom modem.
    May 13 10:26:47	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: Dialing server at *99#...
    May 13 10:26:47	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: ATDT*99#
    May 13 10:26:47	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: The remote modem did not answer.
    May 13 10:26:47	ppp: [opt7_link0] MODEM: chat script failed
    May 13 10:26:47	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: DOWN event
    May 13 10:26:47	ppp: [opt7_link0] LCP: Down event
    May 13 10:26:47	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 3 in 4 seconds
    May 13 10:26:51	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 3
    May 13 10:26:51	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: Detected Custom modem.
    May 13 10:26:54	ppp: [opt7_link0] CHAT: The modem is not responding to "AT+cfun=1" at ModemCmd: label.
    May 13 10:26:54	ppp: [opt7_link0] MODEM: chat script failed
    May 13 10:26:54	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: DOWN event
    May 13 10:26:54	ppp: [opt7_link0] LCP: Down event
    May 13 10:26:54	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 4 in 4 seconds
    May 13 10:26:58	ppp: [opt7_link0] Link: reconnection attempt 4
    

    Any other ideas?  :-[



  • I installed usb_modeswitch today in an effort to at least try something, but the application says there are no things to change, and exits. And nothing happens with the cua's either. I'm close to giving up  >:(



  • I am not much help with usb modems. I use Sierra MC7700 internal modem and they have 2 modes of firmware, QMI and DirectIP. So that is the only issue with mode switching I have had to deal with. I handle that with Windows firmware flasher. I have a feeling it could be handled with a modeswitch if I knew what i was doing…

    In the old days the mass storage devices had to be ejected for 3G to work. I wonder if that is your issue.



  • Well if I knew there were a firmware to fix this I'd use it, but I don't think there are. It really bothers me that open source is always like this. Like "sure it works, but you need to do A, to go to B, to reach C, in order to get X, then it'll work". And there's usually not enough accurate documentation, so it's almost always a guessing game half the time. Argh!  >:(

    I really thought I'd done the right thing when I specially ordered this modem, since it was the only modem I could get my hands on that was on the known working list. It really sucks!

    Not sure where to go from here, I really need 3G or 4G to work since there are no more options at the location the unit resides.



  • bump

    Anyone got any ideas?



  • Ok, I don't know exactly what I did except changing cua to 0.0, now it suddenly works. Can't even explain what I did differently this time that I haven't already tried. And secondly if it'll last. We'll see.

    Tnx for all help Phishfry!



  • just for reference are you using the +CFUN command or is it working out of the box?



  • just for reference are you using the +CFUN command or is it working out of the box?

    Nope. And as far as I can tell, not modeswitch either. At least the cua's look the same as before I installed modeswitch, and the script itself said there are nothing to change. It just suddenly started to work and I have no freaking idea why. That bothers me.