Tryin' to use ZTE 3G Dongle in FreeBSD8
I've been trying to get working the 3G dongle ZTE626 for internet access in FreeBSD 8, up to now, without success. I'm quite new to BSDs.
I did the following.
1.1) Tested in linux (Debian Squeezy) using usb_modeswitch to switch the device to modem function. Tested the result with lsusb Switched to Modem ... [OK]
1.2) Tested the device with minicom to send some AT command ... [OK]
1.3) Connected to Internt with wvdial ... Internet communications ... [OK]
In linux after switching to modem function the device is attached to a node /dev/ttyUSB2. Thats the comm. port I used in wvdial and minicom.
2.1) I compiled usb_modeswitch. And switched to modem function. Seemed to have switched to modem ... [OK]
# usbconfig dump_device_desc ugen2.2: <ZTE Configuration ZTE,Incorporated> at usbus2, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=ON bLength = 0x0012 bDescriptorType = 0x0001 bcdUSB = 0x0200 bDeviceClass = 0x0000 bDeviceSubClass = 0x0000 bDeviceProtocol = 0x0000 bMaxPacketSize0 = 0x0040 idVendor = 0x19d2 idProduct = 0x0031 bcdDevice = 0x0000 } iManufacturer = 0x0002 <ZTE,Incorporated> iProduct = 0x0001 <ZTE Configuration> iSerialNumber = 0x0003 <P671A2PERD010000> bNumConfigurations = 0x0001
2.2) What node the device is attached? ... [FAILED]
I think the problem is here... I don't know if the device is beeing recognized. I use u3g driver, I put it in loader.conf
I tried minicom in /dev/ttycuau0 without response from modem. I think that node is not linked to this dongle.
An interesting message I get in /var/log/message is the following:
root: Unknown USB device: vendor 0x19d2 product 0x0031 bus uhub2
Am I missing some step?
Does anybody knows if is there any other approach I could try?
Is there anything else I could try before giving up?
Thanks in advance,
As you can see from the output of "usbconfig", it is attaching as a ugen(4) device.. i.e: a generic catch-all device used for unrecognized/unsupported components.
So for now, this device may not be supported by FreeBSD.. it may however be supported by OpenBSD or NetBSD, or perhaps by loading a different kernel module (..someone else may be able to clarify, if one exists for your device).
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