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Known Working 3G-4G Modems

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This page lists 3G and 4G modem devices which are known to work with pfSense 2.0

  • 4G Systems XS Stick P14
  • Anydata ADU-635 WA
  • Verizon/Pantech UM175
  • Verizon/Pantech UML290 and UML295 (see here for config info)
  • Verizon USB727
  • HP hs2340 HSPA+ Mini Card AMO Ericsson
  • Huawei B970/B970B
  • Huawei E122
  • Huawei E153
  • Huawei E156G
  • Huawei E160
  • Huawei E161
  • Huawei E160E
  • Huawei E169
  • Huawei E172
  • Huawei E173
    • It has been reported that some E173 modems are shipping labeled as E173 but have a different chip that is not supported. See below.
  • Huawei E173U-1
  • Huawei E180
  • Huawei E220
  • Huawei E226
  • Huawei E272
  • Huawei E352
  • Huawei E353U-2
  • Huawei E367
  • Huawei E372
  • Huawei E392
  • Huawei E398 (E398u-1)
  • Huawei E960
  • Huawei E1550
  • Huawei E1552
  • Huawei E1556
  • Huawei E1692
  • Huawei E1750
  • Huawei E1756
  • Huawei E1762
  • Huawei E1820
  • Huawei E5372
  • Huawei E5776
  • Huawei K3563
  • Huawei VIK K3715 HSU by Vodafone
  • Nokia Phone E72-1 connected via USB cable
  • Sierra Wireless U305
  • Sierra Wireless U330
  • HP2300 (Sierra Wireless MC8775 3G) Mini-PCIe
  • USB Connect Mercury (Sierra Wireless Compass 885 or C885)
  • Sierra Wireless Compass 889
  • Ovation U727 by Novatel on Sprint CDMA
  • Nokia CS-17
  • Turkey-TTNET Usb Stick 3G Modem. Label says Huawei E173 but its actually Huawei E1800.
  • Telstra maxon bp3-usb (Benchmarked: 2500/350)
  • ZTE MF656A
  • Vodafone Mobile Connect K3565
  • Huawei K4505 (Vodafone Mobile Broadband)
  • LTE Yota LiTE LU 156 4G - NOTE: May need nudged in some way out of storage mode. (e.g. boot delay, unplug/replug)
  • Novatel EU850D (Mini PCIe)
  • ZTE MF683 (May need CD-ROM disabled using AT+ZCDRUN=8 on another system first)
  • ZTE MF622
  • Ericsson H5321G / Lenovo FRU 60Y3297
  • ZTE MF915 LTE modem (T-Mobile)
  • ZTE MF190 USB (1&1) using /dev/cuaU0.2
  • And many others

If you have a modem that DOES WORK but is not on the list - Please Let us know - but only use that address for reports of success.

If you have a modem that DOES NOT WORK - post about it on the forum for help, do not send us e-mail asking for support or drivers, as the above address is only for updating the documentation, not for technical assistance.

Modems reported to work as Ethernet devices

  • Verizon (Pantech) 295 - Works, but fails if detached and reattached, must reboot.
  • ZTE MF60 3g
  • ZTE MF823 - Defaults to, will need to be sure local system does not have an overlapping network.

Modem variations reported to NOT work

These have the same model numbers as the above, but have different chips and may not be supported.

  • Huawei E173s
#Before switching (USB mass storage)
DefaultVendor= 0x12d1
#After switching into modem mode
TargetVendor=  0x12d1
  • mPCIe: Sierra Wireless Gobi2000

Mode Switching

Some devices show up as a media device, such as cd0, in this case it may be possible to switch modes by executing a command:

camcontrol eject cd0

If that does switch the modem to the proper mode, it may be added as a shellcmd using the full path:

/sbin/camcontrol eject cd0