Pfsense vs Huawei 1731 modeswitch



  • Hi I've been trying to use Huawei 1731 usb modem, but I get this

    I've been beating my head against the wall trying to modeswitch this.. via this command

    usb_modeswitch -c /huawei.conf
    

    where the contents of the file are

    
    DefaultVendor=  12d1
    DefaultProduct= 1446
    
    TargetVendor=   12d1
    TargetProduct=  140c
    
    MessageContent="55534243123456780000000000000011060000000000000000000000000000"
    

    With the output

    Look for target devices ...
       product ID matched
     Found devices in target mode or class (1)
    Look for default devices ...
     No devices in default mode found. Nothing to do. Bye!
    
    

    Can somebody please guide me how to make it work?

    My usbconfig output is

    ugen0.1: <ehci root="" hub="" intel="">at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
    ugen2.1: <ehci root="" hub="" intel="">at usbus2, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
    ugen1.1: <xhci root="" hub="" 0x1912="">at usbus1, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=SUPER (5.0Gbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
    ugen0.2: <product 0x0024="" vendor="" 0x8087="">at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
    ugen2.2: <product 0x0024="" vendor="" 0x8087="">at usbus2, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
    ugen2.3: <huawei mobile="" huawei="" technology="">at usbus2, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=ON (500mA)</huawei></product></product></xhci></ehci></ehci> 
    


  • How this related to usb_modeswitch ?! Please forget about it for a while and show a few lines of your log where modem and ports are initially detected. If you see a storage device there - disable it from any terminal by AT^U2DIAG=0
    From the screenshot provided I see only one issue - your modem is locked to another provider (or you have bad SIM installed indeed).



  • Ok, i found out that the particular 3g modem was locked to one carrier, so I bought myself another D-Link DWP 157, since that was the only one available close to the Known 3g modem working list…

    upon connecting this is the system log

    Jan 23 13:59:26	kernel: cd0: cd present [28672 x 512 byte records]
    Jan 23 13:59:26	kernel: cd0: 40.000MB/s transfers
    Jan 23 13:59:26	kernel: cd0: Serial Number 531399701373400
    Jan 23 13:59:26	kernel: cd0: <hspa 6225="" usb="" scsi="" cd-rom=""> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-0 device
    Jan 23 13:59:26	kernel: cd0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus3 target 0 lun 0
    Jan 23 13:59:26	kernel: umass0: <mass storage=""> on usbus2
    Jan 23 13:59:26	kernel: ugen2.3: <d-link,inc> at usbus2</d-link,inc></mass></hspa>
    

    usbconfig

    
    ugen0.1: <ehci root="" hub="" intel=""> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
    ugen2.1: <ehci root="" hub="" intel=""> at usbus2, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
    ugen1.1: <xhci root="" hub="" 0x1912=""> at usbus1, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=SUPER (5.0Gbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
    ugen0.2: <product 0x0024="" vendor="" 0x8087=""> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
    ugen2.2: <product 0x0024="" vendor="" 0x8087=""> at usbus2, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
    ugen2.3: <d-link dwp-157="" d-link,inc=""> at usbus2, cfg=1 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=ON (98mA)</d-link></product></product></xhci></ehci></ehci>
    

    usbconfig dump_device_desc

    ugen2.3: <d-link dwp-157="" d-link,inc="">at usbus2, cfg=1 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=ON (98mA)
    
      bLength = 0x0012
      bDescriptorType = 0x0001
      bcdUSB = 0x0200
      bDeviceClass = 0x0000
      bDeviceSubClass = 0x0000
      bDeviceProtocol = 0x0000
      bMaxPacketSize0 = 0x0040
      idVendor = 0x2001
      idProduct = 0xa407
      bcdDevice = 0x0300
      iManufacturer = 0x0002  <d-link,inc >iProduct = 0x0003  <d-link dwp-157="">iSerialNumber = 0x0004  <531399701373400>
      bNumConfigurations = 0x0003</d-link></d-link,inc ></d-link> 
    

    How to get this to recognize as a modem?



  • Better try to unlock your Huawei.



  • yeah, I'm having the same thoughts.. Ok I'll get an unlocked Huawei modem today and try my luck the third time


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