Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:27 Post subject: AT&T Unite Pro USB Tethering Support for DD WRT
Router Used: Asus AC68U Broadcom Dual Core BCM4708A0
I would like to make a request for the DDWRT guys to add USB tethering support for the AT&T Unite Pro Hotspot.
Also Known as: Netgear AirCard 781S (Netgear makes several versions of this for each carrier, all use the same driver)
Basically, this hotspot is one of the only hotspots to support LTE-A. It's the most modern Hotspot i've used.
It has Native USB Tethering Support, it shows up in device manager as a "Remote NDIS Internet Sharing Device". Drivers install automaticlly on Windows 7, windows 8, and windows 10. Windows XP drivers are included on the device itself, and i can provide drivers to any developer interested.
I have been using the 313u Hotspot with my Asus AC68U Router, however it's a very old modem, and has slow speeds (tops out at 15 Mbps, but it's very inconsistent ping wise). The Unite Pro gets 40 Mbps and my ping is very consistent.
Tried to use a 340U hotspot (the updated 313u), but DDWRT doesnt have the drivers i guess, it just won't connect. Despite using the same settings as the 313u in ddwrt.
I think we need to really get on board with this particular Hotspot. It's really the only GSM hotspot worth having ATM because it has Carrier Aggregation/Channel Bonding. Besides a phone.
Gotta have 700 Mhz LTE support for AT&T. most of them modems are 800 and 850mhz
I would use a phone but my data plan is in-compatible (i have a hotspot data plan), don't work on phones.
If anyone has gotten the AT&T Unite, or AT&T Unite Pro working as a WAN in DD WRT Please let me know, and how you did it.
I tried both Mobile Hotspot and Iphone Tethering options in ddwrt but no luck. The hotspot works great on my windows pc using built in drivers.
EDIT: after reading the wiki, it says to post the vendor ID, Product ID, etc.. using commands to request support.
knowing the hardware manufacturers as well as i do. you have to secure an open source driver for it. so if you want support do some leg work and see if you can find and open source driver for it. _________________ EA-6900
Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 4:38 Post subject: Yes please!
This would be super helpful.
At the moment I can get up to mid and upper 20's (megabits) through my 313U with the AC68U, while using it through the MoFi 3500-3GN Version 2 Rev 2 with 8.2_std instead will give me low to mid 30's. That's disappointing and unexplained, but the MoFi already supports the Netgear AirCard 781S (Unite Pro). I went ahead and picked up the ASUS AC68U hoping that it's much faster hardware would result in much better performance.
The 781S nets me up to ~75Mbps when tethered directly to the PC. That's really what I'm looking for here
This appears to have collected dust over the last month. What can I do to help resurrect interest?
EDIT: PS I have the latest DD-WRT under Other Downloads for the AC68U -- DD-WRT v24-sp2 (05/19/15)
(SVN revision 26947) -- but while it seems much more polished and stable than the default download, and it offers iPhone Tethering for example, still no 781S or RNDIS support.
It is also possible to connect an Android phone to your ROOter using a USB cable and use it to provide internet to your network. To tether your phone to a ROOter, plug in a USB cable between the phone and the router. Then, on the phone, go to Settings->Wireless & networks > Tethering & portable hotspot and check USB Tethering. The rest is done automatically by the ROOter.
& if I make any progress on my ARM device I'll let you know, but that is unlikely given I had the E3000 laying around and it is working for my travel needs (I don't need usb tether WAN @ home). _________________ reenignE esreveR
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