Recognizing Cellular Modem

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SkinnyFRS
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Recognizing Cellular Modem

Post by SkinnyFRS » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:39 pm

I have two new Microsoft Edge computers. They have an internal cellular broadband modem (new feature). The SoftEther client will not recognized the cellular broadband modem or at least I cannot get it to. I was wondering if there was any workarounds or if I'm just missing a setting somewhere.

SkinnyFRS
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Re: Recognizing Cellular Modem

Post by SkinnyFRS » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:02 pm

So did a bit of troubleshooting and found that the cellular adapter is the only one that does not have the ethersoft lightweight network protocol .inf file. I was wondering where I could find this file.

Brewster
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Re: Recognizing Cellular Modem

Post by Brewster » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:12 am

Did you sort this out, SkinnyFRS? I'm missing the .inf file as well.

thisjun
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Re: Recognizing Cellular Modem

Post by thisjun » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:07 am

What does mean "SoftEther VPN recognize the cellular modem"?
There isn't entry to specify network connection.

SkinnyFRS
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Re: Recognizing Cellular Modem

Post by SkinnyFRS » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:57 pm

Did you sort this out, SkinnyFRS? I'm missing the .inf file as well.

I'm still having trouble with it. This project got put on the back burner.

SkinnyFRS
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Re: Recognizing Cellular Modem

Post by SkinnyFRS » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:59 pm

What does mean "SoftEther VPN recognize the cellular modem"?
There isn't entry to specify network connection.

Right, I'm having trouble getting the Soft Ether client to recognize the embedded cellular modem and for this reason it is not able to connect to the remote network. The client automatically recognizes ethernet and wi-fi but it will not recognize the embedded cellular modem and I am not able to install it manually.

sky59
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Re: Recognizing Cellular Modem

Post by sky59 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:41 pm

Modem must be recognized by the system, linux/windows? Softether is just application that uses existing interface within the operating system.
I have under linux 3g modem and no problem, but SE is not accessing it, i created local bridge to it with SE

SkinnyFRS
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Re: Recognizing Cellular Modem

Post by SkinnyFRS » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:28 pm

Modem must be recognized by the system, linux/windows? Softether is just application that uses existing interface within the operating system.
I have under linux 3g modem and no problem, but SE is not accessing it, i created local bridge to it with SE
System is Windows 10. The embedded modem is recognized by the system. I am able to access it with the windows VPN client.
SE client sees it under network devices but is unable to create a bridge to it. It just is not there under the selections when creating a bridge. The wi-fi and the ethernet ports are the only devices that are available when creating a bridge.

Also, we were able to connect the SE client to the SE server via wi-fi and ethernet, and the embedded cellular modem is able to ping the router; we are just having trouble tunneling.

thisjun
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Re: Recognizing Cellular Modem

Post by thisjun » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:32 am

Naturally, a cellular network can't create a bridge because it isn't ethernet.
Why do you want to create a bridge?

SkinnyFRS
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Re: Recognizing Cellular Modem

Post by SkinnyFRS » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:57 pm

I am trying to use the Surface PCs to access a completely private cellular network.

centeredki69
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Re: Recognizing Cellular Modem

Post by centeredki69 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:14 am

@ SkinnerFRS,

Please verify as there is some confusion.
#1 The cellular modem you refer to, is this acting like a cellular connection similar to that on a cell phone. Meaning when you have NO WiFi or hard wired Ethernet available you use it to connect to the internet via cellular? If not could you please explain how it is being used.
#2 Are you trying to us the "SE CLIENT" software with this cellular to connect to SE VPN server at some remote location?
#3 Or are you trying to use the "SE SERVER" software on your surface with the cellular device? You mention the "ethersoft (Softether) lightweight network protocol" I believe this is only installed with the "SE SERVER" software not the client. The "SE CLIENT" creates a Virtual NIC when a new connection is made.
If you could tell us a little about your network layout and what you are trying to accomplish we might be better at helping.

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