SJi
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How to create 3G->WiFi router?

Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:45 am

GOAL: Bridge connection from 3G dongle to Wi-Fi dongle.

WHAT I ALREADY DID: Set Up 3G connection with UTMSKeepr and Sakis3G, create Wi-Fi Accesss Point with HostAPD. Bridged connection from Ethernet to Wi-Fi works fine.

PROBLEM: I see no PPP 3G connection in ifconfig or netstat, so there's no port to bridge from. I use bridge-utils and I expected something like ppp0 or eth1 to be seen in ifconfig, for which I intended to created bridge port br0 in /etc/network/interface file.

Note my Pi is of version 2 Model B, so it would be capable to delivery sufficient power to 3G dongle.

Any help would be appreciate. Thanks in advance!

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Re: How to create 3G->WiFi router?

Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:30 am

SJi wrote:GOAL: Bridge connection from 3G dongle to Wi-Fi dongle ... Any help would be appreciate. Thanks in advance!
Another tool you might try to employ is sudo iwconfig
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Re: How to create 3G->WiFi router?

Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:00 am

3G cellular to WiFi router?
Cradlepoint has some older models (and see eBay) that support USB cellular modems. CBR900.
They also have some with the cellular modem within the box.
Cradlepoint has "WiFi as WAN" - well done.

Many wifi routers have support for USB cellular modems.

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Re: How to create 3G->WiFi router?

Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:24 am

MarkHaysHarris777 wrote:
SJi wrote:GOAL: Bridge connection from 3G dongle to Wi-Fi dongle ... Any help would be appreciate. Thanks in advance!
Another tool you might try to employ is sudo iwconfig
I tried also netstat but none of them had shown the 3G dongle (ppp deamon installed). I suspect UMTSKeeper could be the cause.

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