How to : Configure FortiGate to Use USB 3G Modem Broadband

Hi All,

In order to get your USB 3G modem to works with FortiGate firewall,  you have to add the modem ID manually into the firewall modem setting. This setting was tested on FortiGate 60D using firmware 5.2.11, 5.4.5 & 5.6.2 with Huawei E1692 USB 3G modem from Maxis Broadband. Follow all steps as below;

  1. Connect your usb modem into FortiGate USB port.
  2. If the modem menu not available, navigate to CLI and type

#config system modem
 #set status enable

  1. Refresh browser and and you will see modem option under  Network > Modem
  2. From CLI type as below to collect USB modem identification

# fnsysctl cat /proc/bus/usb/device

T: Bus=01 Lev=02 Prnt=02 Port=01 Cnt=01 Dev#= 5 Spd=480 MxCh= 0

D: Ver= 2.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1

P: Vendor=12d1 ProdID=140c Rev= 0.00

S: Manufacturer=ZTE,Incorporated

S: Product=ZTE WCDMA Technologies MSM

S: SerialNumber=P671A1ZTED010000

C:* #Ifs= 5 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPw r=500mA

I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=serial

E: Ad=81(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms

E: Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=4ms

  1. Identify ProdID and VendorID  for the USB modem devices and type command as below

#config system 3g-modem custom  
#edit 1  
#set vendor “huawei”  
#set model “E1692/E303H”
#set vendor-id 12d1
#set product-id 140c

  1. Configure modem setting in firewall as below

#config sys modem
#set status enable
#set auto-dial enable
#set phone1 “*99#”
#set username1 “maxis”
#set passwd1 ENC KK6nvmigMJQsDNe6cgISVM7I7FhvSVsQo1OTZJ0W2ZxeJcWHd1waV7X0BpAfnAFXAIKGfJWi17jaMuf/9OxYFNgq3WicyhZNvI1NFpI9XCWRqqTuZkKaGge3yvSFZcw8mQ8JXZc96pE224ObcGPh+qafWDn6+VZDEqEF9Dy06jtWNOL0EdQ9Sa6q4NJtOEZvvpCLrw==


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Dell PowerConnect Switch : How to upgrade the firmware



Its been a while since this blog updated. This time im gonna share the steps to upgrade Dell Powerconnect 8132/8132F8164/8164F Switches to Firmware


  1. Administrator access to CLI via telnet, SSH or serial port to the switch
  2. TFTP server that accessible by switch (within same network)
  3. Firmware (PC8100v5.1.1.7.stk)


  1. Backup your configuration to local TFTP server
    1. console#copy running-config tftp: //
  2. Dowload firmware from local TFTP server
    1. console#copy tftp:// backup
  3. Once transfer completed verify as below
    1. console#show version11
  4. To begin upgrade, boot to backup by running command as below
    1. console#boot system backup
    2. console#reload
    3. Once switch restarted, initiate show version command
    4. 12
  5. To downgrade or revert to previous firmware, initiate command as below
    1. console#boot system backup
    2. console#reload

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Job as A Network Security Engineer


Currently i’m working as a network security engineer at Integrated Netlink Solutions Sdn Bhd near Damansara Perdana Petaling Jaya. Works as security engineer require me to plan, install, commission and maintain operation of various type of firewalls and IBM ISS & Proventia IPS.

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new work

lately i didn’t update this blog. But today feel like to update it with latest new about my work..currently i’m working at First Click Sdn Bhd after resigned from BSO Technologies Sdn Bhd.The previous company got problem and i feel like better looking for another job before my future end up with regret if continue working with BSO.

at the new company i was assigned as junior system engineer focusing in WAN architecture..this time i’ll work with leased line, load balancer, firewall, switching and many else.this company is a certified company with ASP licensed mean that we able to provide our customer with high capacity internet connection together with maintenance from us and not from the national ISP.

i hope that working in this company will help me gain a lot of new things about networking and hopefully i will be happily work and served to the company..

when i got my 1st task, i’ll share with you later.

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WLAN-WiMAX Project at KPJIC Nilai

This time i would like to share about my current work at KPJIC Kota Seriemas Nilai Negeri Sembilan.

From the google earth images you can see that KPJIC consist of 2 main building which is the main admin building situated office, classes, auditorium and the other side is the puteri emas hostel for girl student.The purpose of this project is to provide full WiFi coverage for entire campus and hostel and in the future they would like to expand the coverage with new building development within that area.

For this project, BSO Technologies proposed to KPJIC a HybridMAX solution that combined WiMAX and WiFi technology to ensure larger coverage and trusted link between 2 site building.HybridMAX is the most convenience solution because to link up hostel and main building, KPJIC unable to lay any cable or any other wired media because between that building there are pipes of oil and gas own by Petronas. Using 5.8Ghz WiMAX signal, the two site can be link up so that the student in the hostel also can get internet access from their main college network.

The physical network design is such belom but on the installation day, all ProST WiFi was relocated from auditorium to the hostel. The distance between main building and hostel is almost 200 meter make it impossible to lay Cat6 cable and to lay fiber it is too expensive and not suitable since the usage at the hostel is only for surfing and low bandwidth usage.

In the main building, equipment installed are
-1 Airspan 5.8GHz Base Station (Backhaul)
-1 RGNet A4 (triple A Server-hotspot management server)
-1 3Com Switch 24 port
-9 3Com 8769 802.11a/b/g PoE Access Point

In the hostel (5 floor building), equipments installed are
-3 ProST-WiFi 5.8GHz (backhaul connection)
-3 3Com switch 24 port
-3 6U wall mount rack
-11 3Com 8769 802.11a/b/g PoE Access Point

Every equipment has been installed and fully function and waiting for official launch and equipment training lead by BSO Technologies sdn bhd.For more information about HybridMAX please surf through this web page because there are explanation about HybridMAX from my previous post.

Thank you.

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R&D with MIMOS

MIMOS currently doing a lot of R&D to search for equipments to suit broadband coverage need in rural area in Malaysia. Through Universal Service Provider Fund allocated by Ministry Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), all WiMAX provider in Malaysia are looking for that fund and to earn that fund this WiMAX provider need to use equipment provided by MIMOS.

BSO Technologies Sdn Bhd has been appointed by Airspan as Malaysian representative also take part in this R&D with MIMOS and by this time, the R&D process has been started and BSO has give their full intention to this project.The end of this R&D is where the WiMAX equipment MicroMAXe will be sell to the WiMAX provider such as P1,AMAX and RedTone and installed by them to build WiMAX coverage in rural area because currently this providers only gave their WiMAX services in main town area only.

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TM launch CDMA Data for Home Usage

Did you know that, in Shah Alam Selangor, TM has launched internet service via CDMA network.CDMA network is different from Streamyx because the network connected through Wireless between your home and TM cloud.For starting, TM only provide this services for area in Shah Alam that does not covered by Streamyx network. The advantage of using this service is since the network are still new, so the number of current user are small make the network faster. And since it is wireless, your internet became mobile and you can use it anywhere as long as you are in the CDMA coverage area.

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