usb cable modem motorola surfboard sb4100

John Murphy jfm at
Thu Apr 10 14:20:19 PDT 2003

"David Nogueira" <gnoze5 at> wrote:

>does anyone have any idea how to make this usb modem work under freebsd? 
>when i type ifconfing -a this is what appears:
>lp0:flags=8810<POINTOPOINT,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
>faith0:flags=8002<BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
>lo0:flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16389
>inet6::1 prefixlen 128
>inet6:fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopid 0x3
>inet netmask axff000000
>ppp0:flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
>sl0:flags=c010<POINTOPOINT,link2,MULTICAST> mtu 052
>according to some other people neither of these devices are the modem. on 
>the dmesg the modem is detected and i have usb enabled im using 4.8r and the 
>modem works just fine under win xp with usb. when i detache it under fbsd a 
>message appears saying that the sb4100 was detached and same thing when i 
>attach it back.
>thanks for helping.

AFAIK there are no *nix usb drivers available for this modem.

But this message will reach you via one of the very same model
connected to an old ne2000 network interface card.

So why bother with usb?


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