driver for cell phone modem

Lars Eighner lars at
Thu Jun 7 18:55:25 UTC 2012

On Thu, 7 Jun 2012, Fbsd8 wrote:

> Running 9.0 and thinking about changing to this verizon model 551L usb
> cell phone modem.

> item=phoneFirst&action=viewPhoneDetail&selectedPhoneId=5632

Your link does not lead to specific information about this device.  However,
I gather it is a LTE device, which is good because at least some are
supported (whereas no WiMax devices are supported).  Moreover, the promise
of Linux and Mac 10.4+ compatibility seems a positive sign.  But I can't
find anything that flatly says it will work with FreeBSD.

Have you considered a mobile (or base station) hotspot?  Since these will
connect with up to five wi-fi devices, and you can almost certainly find a
dongle that will work with your ethernet card, maybe you should take a look
at them.

> It's a usb plugin cell modem for internet access.
> Before I go through the purchase and signup process I want to verify
> Freebsd has a driver that works with this 4G cell device.

Lars Eighner
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