USB Mobile Dongle Internet
The 582n router (BEBox v2) appears to support a small set of usb mobile dongles but only if hacked via telnet.. Doing this will probably hinder the ability for BE to help you with router issues, be sure to reset your BEBox back to factory defaults before contacting BE if you have service issues.
I also have been unable to work out if it is failover or if it just bungs all the traffic down the mobile connection... keep an eye on your data usage!
Before you get your hopes up, check to see whether your device is actually supported - see Dongle Support obtained from the 582n itself.
ZTE MF627 (Three) has been tested and is known to work.
- BACKUP YOUR BEBOX CONFIG before starting, in case you mess up your router or need to undo the change in the future!
- Plug in your mobile dongle.
- In telnet:
:mobile ifconfig intf=umts apn=CHANGEME :ppp ifadd intf=mobilebroadband :ppp ifconfig intf=mobilebroadband dest=umts :nat ifconfig translation=enabled intf=mobilebroadband :ppp rtadd intf=mobilebroadband dst=0.0.0.0
- If the umts service does not exist run the following command, then the ones above:
:mobile ifadd intf=umts
- Fill in the required information such as user, password and mobile APN for your mobile network connection and click Apply.
- On the next page click Connect!
- If it shows "Device Status: Searching device" then your mobile dongle is either not detected (try unplugging it, plugging it back in and waiting a few minutes.. the ZTE dongle was intermittent at detecting sometimes) or is not supported.
With luck, you'll now be enjoying internet routed via your mobile dongle!
(Also, don't bother calling BE support about this feature, you won't get any help.)
It appears to be possible to add other devices to the list of supported dongles - see the Dongle Support page.