FreeBSD 9 and 3G Modems

Mike Tancsa mike at
Tue Jan 24 16:37:59 UTC 2012

On 1/24/2012 10:56 AM, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> I am Google-ing for a recent definitive HOWTO use my 3G modem with
> FreeBSD/PC-BSD and what I get seem rather old.
> Someone can point me to a recent document detailing the steps. I have
> PC-BSD 9 on my laptop.

Most of them just come up as cuaU* devices, but not all.  The method to
use them has not really changed, so chances are what you have found via
google will still work.

Take a look at the relevant man pages.

man u3g

What type of modem do you have ?


Mike Tancsa, tel +1 519 651 3400
Sentex Communications, mike at
Providing Internet services since 1994
Cambridge, Ontario Canada

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