3g/UMTS USB Dongle

Introduction

Gargoyle 1.5.1 and above now supports 3g/UMTS USB Dongles for WAN access to the internet from your wireless ISP provider.

Supported Modems

  • Huawei E3372 4G LTE USB Modem

Prerequisites

To be able to use a 3g with Gargoyle

  • Your Gargoyle router must have a free USB port.
  • You need 3g/UMTS USB Dongle
  • An active account with you 3g provider
  • Routers with at least 8MB of Flash and 32MB of RAM.

Set-up

In your router configuration select

Select 3g

–» Connection –» Basic –» Internet/WAN –» Connect via:

Select 3g (GSM) from the pull down box

If 3g (GSM) is not displayed you will need to plug in your 3g/UMTS USB Dongle wait a couple of minutes then refresh your browser.

Enter 3g provider details

You can either manually enter your provider details or select your provider from the drop down “Mobile ISP:” box

Service

service depends on the services (eg Orange in Poland allows you to connect GSM/UMTS (HSPA) and CDMA).

Device

Select USB port

  • /dev/ttyUSB0
  • /dev/ttyUSB1
  • /dev/ttyUSB2
  • /dev/ttyUSB3

If you don't have SSH access to your router you will have to guess which port your modem manufacture uses

ZTE /dev/ttyUSB2
huawei/dev/ttyUSB0
sierra/dev/ttyUSB3
Pantech UMW190/dev/ttyACM0
Pantech UML290/dev/cdc-wdm0

Pincode

PIN is on the sim card. This may or may not be used.

Mobile ISP

Manual or select your provider

APN

Access Point Name (APN) is a computer protocol that typically allows a user's computer to access the Internet using the mobile phone network.

New Zealand APN
Telecominternet.telecom.co.nz
2degreesinternet
Verizonmw01.vzwstatic (Static IP in Midwest)
vodafonewww.vodafone.net.nz

User Name

optional, provider dependant

Password

optional, provider dependant

WAN Ethernet Port

When using 3g select which option for your spare WAN Ethernet port

Trouble Shooting

From command line install picocom

opkg update
opkg install picocom 

Connect to your 3g dongle

picocom -b 115200 /dev/ttyUSB0

Change to your 3g port (USBx). If you get he wrong port you will get this error at he end when you type anything.

Terminal ready

FATAL: write to term failed: Resource temporarily unavailable
root@Gargoyle:~$

or when nothing is plugged in (3g dongle)

FATAL: cannot open /dev/ttyUSB2: No such file or directory

success will look something like this

+ZDONR: "Telecom NZ",530,5,"CS_ONLY","ROAM_OFF"

+ZPASR: "HSUPA"

+ZDONR: "Telecom NZ",530,5,"CS_PS","ROAM_OFF"

+ZPASR: "UMTS"

ZTE modems

ZTE USB modems by default support self-installation and auto-run functionality. This is a problem with linux devices and needs to be disabled.

To disable run

picocom -b 115200 /dev/ttyUSB2
AT+ZOPRT=5
AT+ZCDRUN=8

https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=26045

http://www.zte.com.au/downloads/USB%20modem%20without%20Connection%20Manager_v.2.0.pdf

3g.txt · Last modified: 2018/02/11 00:17 by ispyisail
 
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