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Old 11-10-2009, 09:27 PM   #1
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Bering, Vmware and a Merlin XU870

First, a bit of detail about what I am doing. I have a 3 MobileBroadband card (the Merlin XU870) which I want to share amongst the three virtual machines running on my laptop.

Installed on the laptop is Vmware Workstation.

I have built a Bering firewall virtual machine (it requires bugger all resources) and have networking setup with one interface on "host-only" and one interface "bridged".

For POC, I wanted to see if eth0 would get a dhcp assigned IP address. Tick, success!!

Now I give the firewall control of the wireless card and the following happens (ultimately, no ppp0 connection).

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

cadia# cat /proc/bus/usb/drivers 
cadia# cat /proc/bus/usb/devices 
T:  Bus=01 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#=  1 Spd=12  MxCh= 2
B:  Alloc= 11/900 us ( 1%), #Int=  1, #Iso=  0
D:  Ver= 1.00 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=0000 ProdID=0000 Rev= 0.00
S:  Product=USB UHCI Root Hub
S:  SerialNumber=2440
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=40 MxPwr=  0mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=   8 Ivl=255ms
T:  Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#=  3 Spd=12  MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=1410 ProdID=1430 Rev= 0.00
S:  Manufacturer=Novatel Wireless
S:  Product=Novatel Wireless HSDPA Modem
C:* #Ifs= 2 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=100mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=(none)
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=  16 Ivl=128ms
E:  Ad=82(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=02(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=0ms
I:  If#= 1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=(none)
E:  Ad=84(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=04(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=0ms
T:  Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=02 Dev#=  2 Spd=12  MxCh= 7
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=0e0f ProdID=0002 Rev= 1.00
S:  Product=VMware Virtual USB Hub
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=  0mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=   1 Ivl=255ms
I think this is where the problem lies. The device is "seen" by the virtual machine, but not assigned?

cadia# cat /proc/tty/driver/usb-serial 
usbserinfo:1.0 driver:v1.4

cadia# dmesg
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 16:04:45 Jan 31 2009
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x2440, IRQ 11
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
usb.c: registered new driver serial
usbserial.c: USB Serial support registered for Generic
usbserial.c: USB Serial Driver core v1.4
usb.c: registered new driver acm
acm.c: v0.21:USB Abstract Control Model driver for USB modems and ISDN adapters
hub.c: new USB device 02:03.0-2, assigned address 2
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 7 ports detected
hub.c: new USB device 02:03.0-1, assigned address 3
usb.c: USB device 3 (vend/prod 0x1410/0x1430) is not claimed by any active driver.


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