[pfSense] Orange 3G+ USB Dongle
mehmasarja at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 09:41:01 EST 2012
On 2/2/12 11:09 PM, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 00:44, Mehma Sarja <mehmasarja at gmail.com
> <mailto:mehmasarja at gmail.com>> wrote:
> On 2/2/12 12:44 PM, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 21:01, Mehma Sarja <mehmasarja at gmail.com
>> <mailto:mehmasarja at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> I'm trying to remotely setup an Orange 3G+ usb modem and am
>> wondering if we can directly plug it into a pfSense's USB
>> port and start configuring it? By remotely, I
>> Hi Mehma,
>> You could have taken this first into the Kenyan technical forum -
>> First tell me, which modem is this? ZTE MF192 or the older one? I
>> cannot remember the model. Having the modem bundled with DIR-412
>> means these guys (Orange) already disabled the virtual CD-ROM,
>> right? That is the only way it would work with the D-Link DIR-412.
> Hi Washington,
> Thanks for the quick reply!
> I am not aware of the Kenyan tech forum - skunkworks. Checking
> online it looks like a blog. Yours, perhaps?
> I will get the model number shortly. We got the bundle in Kisumu a
> month ago and have it running on a weekly pre-pay plan. You'll
> have to excuse me, I do not know what a virtual CD-ROM is.
> I was in Siaya over the new year's working on a medical records
> automation project. We are trying to get ssh access to allow them
> to go-live next month. The administrators are really green and
> need much hand-holding. We carried most of our equipment over (3
> servers, 5 switches, fiber optic cables) and are currently
> challenged by Internet access and UPS.
> Hi Mehma,
> I am not sure I understand what you need to do here.
> Is it that you'd like to run pfSense on a workstation in Siaya, to
> enable you get SSH access onto a server located there?
> Have you tried looking at this another way, like:
> 1. Using TeamViewer (http://www.teamviewer.com) - Get the guys at
> Siaya to run it on a host there, run the same on your side,
> access their Desktop, then you can download putty.exe from
> http://lix.in/-adf819 and use it to ssh into the server you want
> 2. If you want to have pfSense at the site in Siaya, my question is -
> how will you be accessing the pfSense box? Do you intend to configure
> a VPN tunnel between the box and another endpoint at your end?
> I have not tried using Internet in Siaya, but if Safaricom was there,
> I'd go for their 3G instead of this EvDO from Orange, although the
> last time I used EvDO in Kisumu the speeds were pretty good. I hope
> the same applies to Siaya.
> Please feel free to take this discussion off list with me. I have a
> feeling you are not in Kenya at the moment. I can probably help you
> sort out your needs.
> Best regards,
> Odhiambo WASHINGTON,
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I am not in Kenya anymore - back home in Northern California. What I am
trying to grapple with is to get the orange 3g+ modem working directly
connected to the pfSense firewall. It works on the Dlink router and we
get Internet. However, I am not able to setup port forwarding because
there are 3 devices involved.
Was hoping if we can get the dlink router out of the picture...
Yesterday we tried the direct connection and tried to bring up an
interface - no luck. The interface won't register under either of the 2
The only way you can help that I can think of is to help us get the
dongle directly connected and working. Safaricon is charging 140 some
dollars a month for shared 256K service. Way more than the 44 we pay
now. We may do that to get to go-live.
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