Can someone please help me set up my tata-photon (huawei) modem ?

Matthias Apitz guru at
Tue Jun 28 18:45:05 UTC 2011

El día Tuesday, June 28, 2011 a las 01:47:31PM +0530, Manish Jain escribió:

>    Hi all,
>    My tata-photon (huawei) modem works painlessly on Win XP. Every
>    setting is auto (including getting the nameserver). The auth protocol
>    is CHAP. But when I boot into FreeBSD 8.0 (stable), and run 'ppp -auto
>    pmdemand' followed by 'ping [1]' (or yahoo or any other
>    site, for that matter), I always get "Hostname lookup failure". BTW, I
>    don't have an /etc/resolv.conf. I only configured ppp.conf (please see
>    below for details). Can someone please help me set up the modem so
>    that I can dial out and connect to the internet from my FreeBSD box ?
>    Thanks in advance.
>    Manish Jain
>    This is my ppp.conf :

Hello Manish,

Before digging into the ppp details (there is a log about in
/var/log/ppp.log), do you have after attaching the Huawei modem a
device /dev/cuaU0 at all? What does the following command gives:

ls -l /dev/cua*
chat -vs < /dev/cuaU0.0 > /dev/cuaU0.0 '' AT OK 'ATI2' O
printf "\n"


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