July 23rd, 2005, 11:54 PM
USB Modem/Router under FreeBSD
i'm trying to set up my laptop with freeBSD 5.4, for days now but theres a problem, that I can't solve. I want to connect over an USB-Modem/Router to the internet. With Ethernet this worked very well (just plugging it in and it works) but the Ethernet-Interface of the Router is occupied by another machine so I have to connect the laptop with USB. When I do this, I can't get any connection to the net.
Has anyone an idea about what to do?
July 24th, 2005, 06:15 PM
usb modems are not very common and neither is freebsd, I suggest that you read the freebsd handbook section on usb (at the freebsd site there is a singlepage html version so you can search it easily) then go to www.bsdforums.org , sign up and then search for usb modem and _then_ ask your question if you can't find an answer. ***Make sure to include details*** ie. make of modem and what you have tried already. There is a freebsd-usb mailing list to check out also. I am quite familiar with freebsd but unfortunatly i have never used a usb modem before so i haven't a clue.
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July 24th, 2005, 06:35 PM
I suggest asking the people who made the "modem" if you can plug in two computers on it. I don't think they were meant to have a connection on Ethernet AND USB. My cousin had this same set up and it didn't work. He Had XP and WIndows 98, so it's not BSD.
July 24th, 2005, 10:04 PM
As I said its not just a USB-Modem but a "USB-Modem/Router". So it must be possible to connect it with 2 Computers. When I was using XP and Suse, it worked. I could enter the internet with both machines simultanously. But sinc I have FreeBSD running on them, only the one with the Ethernet plug is routed to the Internet.
July 25th, 2005, 10:49 AM
What's the brand and type of the modem? I'm not sure what the status is but there are some usb modems supported..
Oh and how about just buying a cheap switch/hub and connecting both computers to the ethernetport?
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July 25th, 2005, 11:58 AM
I´ve just solved the problem. It wasn`t because of the Modem/Router. I edited the rc.conf file. .There were multiple Devices and the USB Interface and another one were configured with DHCP. I just gave the other Device a nonsens static IP and it worked just fine. Now I can connect to the Modem/Router.
Thanks for your help anyway. I'm happy not that I didn't buy a switch/hub