Recommend a GL-INET compatible USB dongle for Google Fi?

I am tossing up between the Spitz and the Slate routers.

The Slate seems like it is more powerful, and has Gigabit LAN port.

However, it means I need to get a separate USB dongle.

What USB dongle would you suggest for Google Fi in the US, that is compatible with GL INET routers?

I am not sure what dongle is compatible.
But Spitz and GL-mifi should work with google fi

Correct, Google Fi work on GLi devices. I have a data SIM as a hot failover at home. Just remember to set the APN correctly (“h2g2”)

I bought a Slate along with a Huawei E3372 dongle - and it does not appear to be detected on my GL-iNET Slate.

It says:

No modem device found. Plug in your USB modem to start.

When I log in, and run dmesg, I see:

[  810.599291] cdc_ether 1-1:1.0 eth1: unregister 'cdc_ether' usb-ehci-platform.0-1, CDC Ethernet Device
[  834.898560] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-platform
[  835.089943] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=12d1, idProduct=1f01
[  835.097040] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[  835.104535] usb 1-1: Product: HUAWEI_MOBILE
[  835.109009] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: HUAWEI_MOBILE
[  835.114109] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0123456789ABCDEF
[  835.250577] usb-storage 1-1:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
[  835.297297] scsi host1: usb-storage 1-1:1.0
[  836.306909] usb 1-1: USB disconnect, device number 4
[  836.908586] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci-platform
[  837.130563] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=12d1, idProduct=14dc
[  837.137627] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[  837.145219] usb 1-1: Product: HUAWEI_MOBILE
[  837.149583] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: HUAWEI_MOBILE
[  837.416176] cdc_ether 1-1:1.0 eth1: register 'cdc_ether' at usb-ehci-platform.0-1, CDC Ethernet Device, 0c:5b:8f:27:9a:64
[  837.527302] usb-storage 1-1:1.2: USB Mass Storage device detected
[  837.616544] scsi host1: usb-storage 1-1:1.2
[  838.697060] scsi 1:0:0:0: Direct-Access     HUAWEI   TF CARD Storage  2.31 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[  838.712970] sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
root@GL-AR750S:~# packet_write_wait: Connection to port 22: Broken pipe

Any idea what’s going on?

I did see the Huawei E3372 listed as compatible on the Slate Docs page
. I tried emailing, but haven’t received a reply yet. (Guessing they’re busy at the moment).

Is there another USB dongle that is recommended?

For the Spitz device - I see there’s a “CAT4 EC25-AF 4G AT&T,T-Mobile” modem - but then I saw on that the EC25 isn’t recommended?


Huawei has a couple of different implementations…

The E3372 might be a hilink device, where it shows up as an ethernet device, vs a CDC-WDM device.

Is there a recommended model/spec of 3372 then? Or a place I should buy one?

These logs show that the dongle is recognised as storage which generally means there is lack of modem info of this dongle of this dongle.

You can try ROOter firmware which specifically designed for modems and have great support.

I has support for AR750s ROOter by Of Modems and Men

You need to flash this firmware using boot as here: Debrick via Uboot - GL.iNet Docs

OK, I can try the ROOTer firmware.

Will I lose anything, versus the stock GL-iNET firmware?

Is there any chance of adding this modem info into stock GL-iNET firmware?

I am not sure if ROOter support your modem now. Most of the time they did.

You will loose the GL.iNet firmware but you can flash it back using the same method in uboot.