FreeBSD 9 and 3G Modems

Mike Tancsa mike at
Wed Jan 25 15:54:34 UTC 2012

On 1/25/2012 5:43 AM, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> I have a Huawei E1820
> I will also try RTFM.

	kldload u3g
	kldload umodem

plug in the modem

Show the output of



 sysctl -a dev.u3g
ls -l /dev/cuaU*


On some 3g sticks, you have to send a command to put them in "modem
mode". Typically this is done by 'ejecting the cd'

camcontrol eject pass0

But the driver knows of most of the variants out there and does that
automatically for you.


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

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