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by hazarjast
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Updated OP with links to latest available Voxel firmware and its release notes.
by hazarjast
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

FYI, I noticed at some point I broke the OP by accidentally truncating some of the earliest entries in one of my last few updates. Luckily I had a backup so I went back and restored the truncated info. The truncated info was all old stuff which is pretty deprecated by the newer updates but I figured...
by hazarjast
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Didneywhorl wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:25 pm I wonder if this would help in general with IP tables TTL/HL rules used on openWRT
Would not hurt to add '-w' (--wait) switch for anything using iptables based on the xtables-legacy* packages, IMHO.
by hazarjast
Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Routers
Topic: LBR20 IMEI Help
Replies: 12
Views: 4179

Re: LBR20 IMEI Help

go_navy wrote: Wed Nov 03, 2021 4:04 pm I wish I could PM you about the IMEI for LBR20 but the system won't let me. Can you send me a PM so that I can seek help from you? Thanks!
I don't believe PMs are enabled on this site. Feel free to reach out via email: hazarjast at protonmail dot com.
by hazarjast
Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

While working on a friend's LBR20 I finally figured out the cause and solution of the ip6tables mangle randomly not taking effect on startup in Voxel's firmware when called using either 'firewall-start.sh' or 'firewall6-start.sh'. It helped that I actually went back and read the man page for the sou...
by hazarjast
Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

das1996 wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:15 pm @hazarjast How do i send you a private message?
Best to reach out via email: hazarjast at protonmail dot com
by hazarjast
Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Voxel firmware V9.2.5.2.26SF has been released. Mostly package updates with some fixes as well. OP updated with download and release notes links. Also, the successor to the LBR20 with WiFi 6 (though not the newer 6e standard) and 5G is now being sold by Netgear: https://www.netgear.com/home/wifi/mes...
by hazarjast
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

I've been out of touch for a while. Glad to see more progress made. Question; there is no option in the GUI to disable wifi. Is it possible to do so through console? Negative side effects? No GUI option. CLI can easily issue “wifi down” which will take down the radios. It’s a bit of spaghetti mess ...
by hazarjast
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Thought I would share something useful/fun that I thought I shared before but don't see it posted here so guess it slipped my mind. Netgear has a ~1400 line shell script which the LBR20 uses as a wrapper for some of the raw AT commands it issues to the modem. The script is 'mbctrl.sh' and can be cal...
by hazarjast
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

I'm trying to send AT command using what you posted through ssh. cat /dev/ttyUSB2` echo -e "AT +EMGR=1,7,\"012345678911121\"\r\n" > /dev/ttyUSB2` You can ignore the proton email I sent you about this topic if you reply here. Sorry, just realized I wasn't getting email alerts due...
by hazarjast
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Is there an error log somewhere after getting error sending AT commands? Unfortunately, no; at least not easily accessible outside of the modem's internal logging. But, even if such a log existed that we could access from the LBR20 itself, it would likely not provide anything more verbose than the ...
by hazarjast
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

There is no bridge mode, for all practical purposes, on the LBR20. This is true. The real question becomes 'Why do you require a bridge?'. For most folks, the answer is usually "Because I need open NAT for gaming / running a server / torrenting.' In that case, bridging 'wwan0' from the modem t...
by hazarjast
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

echo -ne "AT+QCAINFO?\r\n" | microcom -X -t 1000 /dev/ttyUSB2 ... I also have a few points on my own to all of you: Somehow, the cell lock behaviour is quite strange in my case. When I lock it to one only, I partly still end up with CA enabled (as far as I can tell): root@LBR20:~# echo -n...
by hazarjast
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

In case anyone needed yet another reason to switch to Voxel and completely disable Circle, it looks like security researchers finally started exploiting ‘circled’ much as I did for my CJ implementation. Only difference being the remote attack vector of uploading malicious code into the unencrypted C...
by hazarjast
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: macos

Has this been a Windows only experience thus far? A non-chromebook laptop on the cheap seems essential here. Whut? Anything on their thread can be accomplished OS agnostic. Maybe you refer to the powershell script for CJ auto deployment? The same can be accomplished in *nix flavors using the Python...
by hazarjast
Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Thanks for the advice. Have a couple of questions. 1. If someone decides Voxel isn't for them is it easy enough to go back to Netgear Firmware? 2. Once you get Voxel loaded do you communicate to the modem thru telnet? 3. Once band 30 is locked out will it stay thru reboots of the device? 1. Yes, yo...
by hazarjast
Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Have used rooter in the past. Want to use this instead since have had some issues with AT&T on rooter for some reason. Haven't modified one of these LBR20 before. Thought that the Circle_Jerk was something running on Voxel. All I want to do is block out band 30 on AT&T. Keeps connecting as ...
by hazarjast
Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Updated my 'cell_lock_failsafe.sh' script adding logic to pause cell locking attempts until the next day if locking to the preferred cell twice in an hour results in no internet connectivity both times. This prevents continuous internet connectivity disruption at $INTERVAL when cell is down for an e...
by hazarjast
Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Updated version of Voxel firmware is out (V9.2.5.2.25SF-HW): https://voxel-firmware.com/Downloads/Voxel/Orbi-RBK50-Voxel-firmware/LBR20/LBR20-V9.2.5.2.25SF-HW.zip I have updated the OP to reflect this as well. Release notes can be found here: https://www.snbforums.com/threads/custom-firmware-build-f...
by hazarjast
Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

hazarjast, Does one also need to add a line to the rc.local file to call the firewall-start.sh or does it start on its own? Just trying to understand better. No sir, that is called by Voxel's modified 'net-wall' script that replaces the original Netgear binary. The script calls whatever is in 'fire...
by hazarjast
Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

hazerjast, Another awesome addition. Thanks! Where do you recommend that this script be placed in order for it to run each time on bootup of the Orbi? I would store it on the overlay filesystem under '/mnt/circle/overlay/opt/scripts' where the 'firewall-start.sh' script is located. That way it can ...
by hazarjast
Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

I’ve put together this guide to help anyone wishing to Cell Lock to a specific cell. Please use at your own risk and know the pros and cons of cell locking before jumping in. 🤓 Netgear Orbi LBR20 Cell Locking Author: shinesmart Login using PuTTy: 192.168.1.1 UN: root PW: your admin password To quer...
by hazarjast
Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

I forked a keep-alive script for the Orbi and added it to my cron. Working good so far. (sorry took this post down ealier cause i ran into some issues) Will reboot router on failure. https://github.com/HiDef888/openwrt-lte-keep-alive Easy to install, just run script in /mnt/circle/overlay/opt/scrip...
by hazarjast
Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Hazarjast - have you found /rom/sbin/wlandebug.sh It's a pretty interesting file. It's literally every setting in the router. Yes, it's nifty! Mostly it covers ATH/QCA debug info for the WiFi and what is likely called when log capture package is selected for collection under 'debug.htm' page of the...
by hazarjast
Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Due to replies showing that the separate IPv6 script 'firewall6-start.sh' was not applying ip6tables rules I tested myself and found that indeed 'firewall6-start.sh' was not loading the IPv6 TTL rules on reboot/startup so I have updated my instructions below to reflect a single 'firewall-start.sh' s...
by hazarjast
Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

VOXEL FIRMWARE -------------- Is there any sort of cron with voxel? (NM - found cron - will see if I can get it to stick) Will it try and auto-update the firmware if I don't use any sort of DNS block? One thing I thought would be neat - though outside of my ability - would be being able to send an ...
by hazarjast
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Has anyone experienced a speed drop using AT&T? I'm on the $20 Ipad tablet plan using latest Voxel and magic and usually get 75-135 download on speed test but tonight only 25-30. Currently it's connected to band 14 but usually connects to band 66. I've tried rebooting several times hoping to co...
by hazarjast
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

There's typo in "\ip6tabl[/b]es" should be "\ip6tables". Here are the correct commands enclosed in code. iptables -t mangle -C POSTROUTING -o wwan0 -j TTL --ttl-set 64 > /dev/null 2>&1 || \iptables -t mangle -I POSTROUTING 1 -o wwan0 -j TTL --ttl-set 64 ip6tables -t mangle -...
by hazarjast
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

you wouldnt happen to have a link to the software or how to go about this with the orbi not having usb and all ????????? :D :D :D The command you are looking for is covered in the OP but is obfuscated to keep carriers from taking down this thread. Happy to provide help as my time allows if you are ...
by hazarjast
Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Magic allows the Orbi to appear as whatever device you told your carrier you were using for their service. Some carriers will remove your plan if you are not connecting with the device you said you were using. And some plans plain do not work at all if the carrier/MVNO is using a TAC blocklist in w...
by hazarjast
Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

i know its not recommended but i had the same issue the only way i got it to work was to put the ip6 scrip code in with the ip4 code and it worked like a charm so far but either way his guide was a blessing so no complaints here ttl 64 hl64 on reboot (set at 64 seems to be the one for verizon) i ca...
by hazarjast
Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Hello, Been using one of these for AT&T. With original orbi firmware. Being AT&T have no use for TTL settings. But would like to create a group of bands. Do I have to switch to this voxel to do that? No, you can band lock on any firmware but be aware it may not be reboot persistent unless y...
by hazarjast
Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Thank you hazerjast for your awesome work and info! I have my LBR20 running the newest Voxel. I'm running T-mobile Magent Max with working magic on the orbi and using the wifi from the orbi. Even with your great instructions I still can't get my TTL working correctly. Still having some leakage. Fro...
by hazarjast
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Thanks hazarjast! I actually implemented the same steps above over the weekend based on a couple of your previous posts. I saw your post about the commands to disable wifi from last March and then one of your recent comments about rc.local being able to commands at bootup with Voxel's firmware. So ...
by hazarjast
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

I see that Voxel has released another update to his firmware. Once an LBR20 has the Voxel firmware and he releases a new version, is it necessary to revert back to the stock Netgear firmware (2.5.2.20) before installing the new version or can the new Voxel firmware be installed over top his old ver...
by hazarjast
Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Is there any chance someone can make a step by step guide on how to add the ttl mod for the V9.2.5.2.23SF-HW version ??????????????????????????? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? im just at a loss and i have done the circle mod but the ttl is not sticking so i could really really really use the help 18...
by hazarjast
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

I'm running Voxel's firmware trying to get a connection to NordVPN using either OpenVPN or NordLynx. No luck with a wireguard NordLynx connection so far, although I think I have all the right connection info. Now I'm trying to get OpenVPN to work, and all I get when I try to start the VPN is "...
by hazarjast
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

I am getting caught up with this thread. A lot of good info! What would be the correct way to disable wifi while using the new Voxel firmware? I have Unifi equipment in place and would prefer to use it instead. I have been using your exact scenario for the last couple of years (Unifi for WiFi). A q...
by hazarjast
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Thanks. I think the only thing I really need is to lock out sprint bands as once in awhile it seems to REALLY want to do sprint only, even resetting, turning antennas etc. I get 7/.5 if I'm lucky on sprint. Otherwise I'm getting 80/10, which is perfect for me, a big upgrade from the M1. B71 has bee...
by hazarjast
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Thank you.... after tedious attempts i installed the circle jerk not not positive it worked (auto deploy) the ttl is not sticking have to manualy change evey time via shh and im super confused on how to add the ttl mod script like copy paste to notepad rename and save as sh. to the circle jerk unzi...
by hazarjast
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

No joy. Can't connect to anything (either via the router itself or attached devices) when I add PresharedKey="XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX=" I found /var/log/wireguard-client.log Start WireGuard client. Please wait. IP of EndPoint XXXXXXXXXX.whiskergalaxy.com is 38.146.XXX.XXX. Restart fi...
by hazarjast
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Well I'm lost and don't know if I Mangeld the TTL tables correctly I used putty port 23 ip 192.168.1.1 copy and pasted the command one line at a time for ipv4 and ipv6 and it seemed to work????? On my PC (but I also changed lc default to 65 on cmd ) all I know is the speeds are junk 15-10 then rand...
by hazarjast
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Anyone know how to use a wireguard Preshared Key on Voxel firmware? I'm using the latest Voxel Firmware on an LBR20 with the Wireguard client. The Quickstart.txt indicates to use the following template for the wireguard.conf file: ------------------------- cut here ---------------------------------...
by hazarjast
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Thanks for the response. Would you advise running the latest FW and Voxel? Do I need Voxel in order to telnet and run the AT commands? I did see your "read between the lines" and understand what the AT command is, are all the digits in that accurate aside from the ID or do they change for...
by hazarjast
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

I found the price of the LBR20 quite competitive for the modem inside it of along with the basic functions it accomplishes (LAN Port, basic routing, etc.) Is there a much cheaper option I'm missing? Getting a CAT16 modem appears to run 225 by itself, and the LBR20 was only 300. At those prices you ...
by hazarjast
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Hello everyone, I've been testing Voxel's firmware some. I'm going to try to use it with NordLynx VPNs soon. We'll see how that goes. At the moment I'm having a problem with DNS, although this might be a problem with the stock firmware as well. Changing the DNS in settings doesn't seem to do anythi...
by hazarjast
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

I'm looking for a better device than my Nighthawk M1 for Tmobile / Sprint. Would this device on it's latest firmware still be a good option? My requirements are that I need an ID change and preferably band locking as well, and external MIMO antennas. I'd also prefer to create multiple SSIDs with SQ...
by hazarjast
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: Orbi LBR20 SMA Ports
Replies: 7
Views: 3623

Re: Orbi LBR20 SMA Ports

Didneywhorl wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:26 pm You have to quote the person to get the system to email them a notification.
Thank you for clarifying this!
by hazarjast
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Ok, Verizon was able to fix the way the data usage was displaying on my account. Now I can clearly see the breakdown: Data Usage: 23.4GB (sim in LBR20) 4G Hotspot Usage: 1.8GB (sim in iPad) So, for my Verizon Postpaid Tablet Plan, it appears that TTL of either 64 or 65 will mask the hotspot usage i...
by hazarjast
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Would you mind sharing how you configured NextDNS to work on your Orbi? I see from the original post this is being used by modifying resolve.conf In my case all my actual routing is handled by an upstream PFSense box which is running NextDNS CLI. On the Orbi I'm simply overwriting resolve.conf with...
by hazarjast
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Routers
Topic: LBR20 IMEI Help
Replies: 12
Views: 4179

Re: LBR20 IMEI Help

If it is a Quectel modem, I believe the command: AT+QPR.... should help set the changed parameters until a factory reset is done. Hmm, wouldn't that command be the one for factory reset of NRAM (counterproductive to what we are trying to accomplish)? I am working off the below for reference since &...
by hazarjast
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Routers
Topic: Is the Orbi LBR20 4x4 MIMO?
Replies: 2
Views: 1916

Re: Is the Orbi LBR20 4x4 MIMO?

Hi Greg, I just purchased this router and did some research on it before pulling the trigger. The LBR20 has a 4x4 MIMO Cat 18 4G LTE modem and includes 2 external SMA connectors for 2x2 MIMO. Not sure if it deactivates the other 2 internal antennas or not when using external. I'll have to experimen...
by hazarjast
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Routers
Topic: Orbi LBR20 SMA Ports
Replies: 7
Views: 3623

Re: Orbi LBR20 SMA Ports

@hazarjast I think it may have been your Orbi project that I saw on the facebook group. Did you end up putting the Orbi in a box and doing 4x4 mimo? I'm thinking of adding 2 SMA ports to the Orbi by finding a good spot to drill through the plastic case. My Orbi is going to be an inside-Orbi with 25...
by hazarjast
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

For optimal processing of rules, Voxel suggests splitting IPv4 and IPv6 into their own scripts and is updating his QuickStart.txt to reflect this: . . . Additionally you can use your own custom scripts to add your own iptables rules. These scripts should be named firewall-start.sh (IPv4), /opt/scrip...
by hazarjast
Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Unfortunately, the Verizon portal doesn’t differentiate mobile data vs hotspot data for this tablet plan, so it’s difficult to know exactly what’s being used. Activated the sim in an iPad LTE and then migrated to the LBR20 with magic, so only shows 2.3GB usage on the data usage page since activatio...
by hazarjast
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Voila! Once I fixed the script, I regained SSH access. Crazy how that script would cause the issue. Just updated to the newer v9.2.5.2.23.1 Voxel firmware and it seems to be running well. Will continue comparing speed and performance results via WiFi as I’ve already established a baseline. Up and r...
by hazarjast
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Ok, thanks for the help. Will update the script accordingly! So does the netwall.conf file also need to be executable? That might help explain why the ports aren’t staying open on my specific install. I would much prefer to avoid doing another downgrade/factory reset. Will see if the updated script...
by hazarjast
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Maybe it’s my firewall-start.sh script that’s creating the SSH issue. Let me know if you see anything in my script: #!/bin/sh while [ 1 ] do # IPv4 TTL mod iptables -t mangle -C POSTROUTING -o wwan0 -j TTL --ttl-set 64 > /dev/null 2>&1 || \ iptables -t mangle -I POSTROUTING 1 -o wwan0 -j TTL --...
by hazarjast
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Did a fresh install of the Voxel build this morning. LBR20 with Visible sim is now up and running. It appears that once you add the firewall-start.sh script, you lose the SSH capability. Still have port 22 open in netwall.conf. At least in this version Telnet is still available via debug page. Obse...
by hazarjast
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Here are my initial notes on the Voxel firmware: 1. SSH/Telnet banner says LBK20 instead of LBR20. Easy Cosmetic Fix. 2. After initial SSH access, and creating folders to add the ‘firewall-start.sh’ script, I lost both SSH and Telnet access. Tried rebooting and still no access. I suspect some ports...
by hazarjast
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Just wanted to let folks know that I have worked with some additional folks to test Verizon (postpaid proper, not prepaid Visible or MVNO) and AT&T under Voxel's firmware and so far those carriers have been good. I am running for nearly 72 hours so far on T-Mobile on B2 and B41 as PCCs without i...
by hazarjast
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

This comparison was to compare which carrier’s plan is more suited to my needs, that’s why I merely wanted to test them side by side on the same (newest) firmware v2.6.5.2 vs the older v2.5.20. I’ve seen improved speeds on both carriers when running the newest firmware vs the older builds. Here’s t...
by hazarjast
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Great News! Will try it out before the end of this week and provide feedback. The latest firmware v2.6.5.2 has been very stable and showing faster speedtest results. Currently have two units running to compare; one with Visible and the other with the AT&T Tablet Plan. As expected, the AT&T ...
by hazarjast
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Fingers crossed that Voxel is able to release his firmware for the LBR20 8-) Your wish (and mine) has come true. Updated OP with link, overview, and QuickStart instructions for Voxel LBR20 firmware. Please test and provide feedback which I can pass on to Voxel in order to improve future releases :)
by hazarjast
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: LBR20 IMEI Help
Replies: 12
Views: 4179

Re: LBR20 IMEI Help

I wanted to drop an update here. For now my issues have disappeared. While on firmware v2.5.2.20 I continued to have problems. On a whim I updated the LTE firmware to A06 and suddenly it's rock-solid again for a week. I'm curious if A06 and the current router firmware (2.6.3.50) would be solid, wit...
by hazarjast
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

*** UPDATE *** It’s safe to update to v2.6.5.2! CircleJerk still present and all is working as expected. No need to reinstall CJ. Performed about 4 reboots……and all is well. 🥳 *************** Anyone tested the new firmware 2.6.5.2? Does circlejerk still work with no issues? May test it this weekend...
by hazarjast
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Weird, I choose to auto deploy, but after I got the SSH password, the command jump out: Connect request failed. And of course cannot ssh to LBR20, and I telnet to find there's no mods in that directory. Seems like something on your client PC is blocking TFTP. I would recommend going through the man...
by hazarjast
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

You step 15.c step says "Disable Netgear IOT check-ins". What exactly did you do here? Is this helping with the problem that some IOT device do not work with the LBR20? Thanks Your referenced issue of "some IoT device" not working with LBR20 would not be related to the step you ...
by hazarjast
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

I completed the upgrade today and wanted to share - as I went ahead and jumped to the most recent firmware V2.6.4.2. Happy to report that circle_jerk installs just fine with this version and as far as I can tell works. My speed test just after the install is great (possibly better than before) but ...
by hazarjast
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Finally was able to find the LTE downgrade file to go from A06 back to A05. https://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/LBR20/LBR20_A06_to_A05_LTE_downgrade_package(US).zip Hope this helps if anyone needs to downgrade. Thank you for posting this. Always good to have archive for those who have issue...
by hazarjast
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

ATT Post pay tablet plan will work with just APN change - but you risk termination as TOS requires SIM be used only in a tablet. Pretty much anything done using the methods in this thread and forum are ToS violations to lesser or greater degrees (depending on which lawyer you ask on a given day) wh...
by hazarjast
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

I have been using my Orbi LBR20 on AT&T successfully now all winter following the original instructions with the ttl mod script and shutting down wifi and blocking updates. I am on 2.5.2.20 and FW A05. For some reason my MAGIC keeps reverting back and it I lose internet connection. Reboot, redo...
by hazarjast
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Routers
Topic: LBR20 IMEI Help
Replies: 12
Views: 4179

Re: LBR20 IMEI Help

I have noticed this in some setups especially VZW. Depending on the SKU of the unit and SIM ICCID the unit appears to struggle with the attach to VZW and then may be resetting itself with different MBN. Would be interested to know if your IMEI persists as long as you don’t reboot or if it is resetti...
by hazarjast
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Never used the orbi app, but Netgear tells me that it will notify me of updated fw availability. SOO, I just installed the Android version and lo and behold, it is gave me an option to update to fw version 2.6.4.2; which is NOT available on the Netgear LBR20 download site... Since, I've little to l...
by hazarjast
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread
Replies: 303
Views: 99039

Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

I'd be weary of using any netgear cr@p on my phone devices. The analytics and phone home stuff is plentiful. I dread the day we have an actual fiber outage here and I need to connect this lbr20 as backup. You can always kill the telemetry with hosts file entries and killing any unwanted daemons on ...