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uhso — support for several HSxPA devices from Option N.V.
The module can be loaded at boot time by placing the following line in
The uhso driver provides support for several HSxPA devices from Option
N.V. that are based on their packet interface. Each device has a set of
serial ports and a raw IP packet interface. The serial ports of the
device are accessed through the ucom(4) driver which makes them behave
like tty(4) devices. The packet interface is exposed as a network
Establishing a connection on the packet interface is achieved by using
the proprietary AT commands “AT_OWANCALL” and “AT_OWANDATA” on any of the
available serial ports.
The network interface must be configured manually using the data obtain
from these calls.
Each device usually have at least two or more serial ports, their
individual purpose can be identified through sysctl(8). Ports identified
as “Modem” features a normal modem interface that can be used with PPP.
Ports identified as “Diagnostic” uses a proprietary binary interface used
for firmware upgrades, this port does not have a AT command interface and
can not be used to control the device. Other ports features an AT
command interface that can be used for normal device control.
The uhso driver should work with most devices from Option. The following
devices have been verified to work
· Option GlobeSurfer iCON 7.2 (new firmware)
· Option iCON 225
· Option iCON 452
· Option iCON 505
The device features a mass storage device referred to as “Zero-CD” which
contains drivers for Microsoft Windows; this is the default mode for the
device. The uhso driver automatically switches the device from “Zero-CD”
mode to modem mode. This behavior can be disabled by setting
hw.usb.uhso.auto_switch to 0 using sysctl(8)
Establishing a packet interface connection using the AT command interface
available at one of the serial ports
_OWANDATA: 1, 10.11.12.13, 0.0.0.0, 10.2.3.4, 10.2.3.5, \
0.0.0.0, 0.0.0.0, 72000
Configuring the interface
ifconfig uhso0 10.11.12.13 up
route add default -interface uhso0
echo "nameserver 10.2.3.4" > /etc/resolv.conf
echo "nameserver 10.2.3.5" >> /etc/resolv.conf
The connection can be terminated with
The uhso driver was written by Fredrik Lindberg ⟨firstname.lastname@example.org⟩.