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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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