Originally Posted by chouliha
We also installed a Mikrotik router at the same time we installed.the groove. Would you have the time to explain how one goes about setting it up to accept a USB dongle with a data card. We are in French Polynesia
where wifi is awful but some locations we could use the stick.
Do you already have a usb modem
? If so stick it in the USB port then go in the router to System->Resources->USB and see if your modem
is listed. Email
me directly and I can address your specific circumstances. I am just learning
the ins and outs of cell modems myself.
This link, Option Globetrotter HSDPA USB Modem - MikroTik Wiki
, will take you to a wiki example of setting up a USB modem.
If the router recognizes the modem it will usually create a PPP interface for the modem. This interface is where you add the details for your ISP and for the modem.
You also need to create a NAT masquerade for the PPP interface.
The "Mikrotik Supported Hardware
" list will show you modems that users have found to work. This is a user supported list and is not complete by any means.
If you need to get a modem you have two tasks. First you have to find one that will work with the local phone
company and then you have to find if it will work with your Mikrotik.