Hi guys, waiting for the ""official"" release of OpenWRT for this device, I would like to use it as USB modem on my AR-150, but it figure out that when i plug usb modem on it, the AR-150 desn't recongnize it as USB modem.
I've both installed by default (I'm using the last version of openwrt from GL-inet based on OpenWRT 19)
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OpenWrt 19.07.8, r11364-ef56c85848
root@GL-AR150:~# opkg update
Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/glinet_packages
Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/glinet_private
Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/glinet_kmod
root@GL-AR150:~# opkg install kmod-usb-net-rndis
Package kmod-usb-net-rndis (4.14.241-1) installed in root is up to date.
root@GL-AR150:~# opkg install usb-modeswitch
Package usb-modeswitch (2017-12-19-f40f84c2-2) installed in root is up to date.
Hi guys, waiting for the ""official"" release of OpenWRT for this
device, I would like to use it as USB modem
The USB modem does not need to run an OpenWRT(-based) operating system.
But if you want to make this device here behave like an USB modem, I
think you would need some dedicated operating system to tweak it to
on my AR-150, but it
figure out that when i plug usb modem on it, the AR-150 desn't
recongnize it as USB modem.
What do you suggest ?
If possible, use a dedicated USB-modem, like the Huawei E3372s-sticks.
They have much better mobile network reception, too.
This device we are talking about in this thread is more a complete
router with integrated mobile network modem and integrated WLAN and an
To use this device we are talking about here as an USB modem, you would
need to do some configurations on the device and install some software:
The device must react to the outside world like an USB modem, must
accept commands that are meant to configure USB modems, etc. I also
don't know by heart what is needed, but it definitely does not come out
of the box of an OpenWrt build, you have to investigate what you need
and implement it. It should be possible, though, but requires reading
If you do, please post your results and what you did!
What I've found is THIS guide, about how to get works a similiar dongle but with MDM9600.
Author said that in its case the only thing to do is to modify /etc/usbmode.json and add the new USB VID/PID (in our case, our USB VID is 05c6:9024 that is already present in the configuration file, so I skipped this step.
However I'm not understanding why when I digit lsusb my dongle is showed as generic usb and not as wireless interface when in the author's case the dongle change in Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05c6:9201 Qualcomm, Inc. Gobi Wireless Modem (QDL mode)
This is defined by the software (kernel) running on the stick. But I don't know further details since I have not tinkered with USB gadget mode on Linux devices yet.
So maybe the stock firmware already supports that the stick acts as modem mode.
You were asking for
and as far as I know, OpenWrt does not support out of the box to be used as a modem. So might be that you can use the stick straight away as a modem if you plug it to any router, but if you flash an OpenWrt based system on the stick you might need to do some configuration on the stick itself. (But of course, have much more power to customise the behaviour of the stick.)
I start wondering, if you just mixed up "OpenWrt on the stick" with "OpenWrt on the AR150", and you mean an OpenWrt for the AR150 which can drive the stick with it's stock firmware (not OpenWrt) as a modem?
Sorry, my english is not good anymore. What I would like to do is to use this dongle with stock firmware on it in my AR-150 with OpenWRT, all that expectant that one day will be a stable OpenWRT firmware for this dongle (in order to use it alone without use in combo with ar-150)
After installing the universal image, you need to flash the commands fastboot flash boot boot.img fastboot flash rootfs rootfs.img
after renaming the ...boot.bin and ...system.bin files from the compiled firmware to boot.img and rootfs.img.
Rebooting the device after flashing with the fastboot reboot command
you need to go to Openwrt 192.168.1.1 and flash ...sysupgrade.bin from the web interface.
Do not forget that you can restore your modem by shorting 1 and 6 PINs on the board.
Moreover, if the SIM is not inserted, then you will enter the EDL mode, and if the SIM is inserted, then you will enter the fastboot mode.
I tested different sim cards, neither did work. I also searched for any means to deactivate SIM detection, to force the modem to talk to the SIM, but did not find anything.
I also installed picocom, but i struggled to find any serial interface where AT-commands could be sent to the modem.