Currently im trying to get an APU2C4 to run with OpenWRT.
So now i have a few problems.
How can i install packages to get the Sierra Wireless work without an internet connection?
My only possibility for now to get a connection to use opkg is a Mobile Hotspot from a phone.
I tried sharing the connection from the Wifi Adapter of my PC to my Ethernet Port where the APU2 is connected.
No chance here.
Why is my AR5B22 Wifi Card which also Pfsense supports out of the box not available to connect in example to my mobile hotspot and get internet connection from there so i can install all needed packages?
My MC7455 is connected through mPCIE.
My Wifi Card also.
I read somewhere to set up a Webserver on the LAN an say opkg to install the packages from there.
i tried but got stopped because i cant find these kmod-******* packages anywhere as a ipx to download them?
Any device with more than one Ethernet port should default to having one Ethernet port on the wan network as a DHCP client. If you connect that port to your PC with connection sharing turned on, the router will have Internet.
But, then you no longer have a PC on the LAN side to control the router with. There are a few ways to do that:
Use a second PC.
Use local keyboard and screen. Requires the kmod-usbb-hid driver installed offline as @jeff described, a USB keyboard, and a HDMI display.
Use serial, if the hardware supports it
Open the firewall on the router (TCP ports 22 and 80) so you can log in from the WAN side. You also need to use ipconfig and arp on the PC to determine the router's IP address that the PC assigned.
x86 builds ship with very few drivers included (a few Ethernet and no wifi), the concept is to install just what your hardware requires and not bloat it. I think the 5B22 card is an ath9k device, using kmod-ath9k.