Configuring a Verizon UML295 USB Modem

Connect the UML295 to a computer to do the initial setup and remove the initial SIM PIN.

Test the connection from the computer to ensure that there is 4G connectivity.

If the test succeeded, remove the modem from computer and plug it into the firewall running pfSense® software. There should be no PPP configuration necessary for this device in the firewall as it will register as a USB Ethernet device in the interface list.


Reboot the firewall if the device does not show in the list for assignment.

Assign UE0 as a DHCP interface, and it should show an IP address in the subnet which then should be accessible from the LAN after configuring the necessary rules.

The gateway on the new interface can also be used by the firewall for failover. See Multiple WAN Connections for details.