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by charlesrg
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Quectel Modems
Topic: WG1608-V2 + Quectel EM12-G (SOLVED)
Replies: 13
Views: 89

Re: WG1608-V2 + Quectel EM12-G (SOLVED)

I put it back the simcard onto the phone so verizon would reactivate it. They didn't like SIM in the Quectel modem.
by charlesrg
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Quectel Modems
Topic: WG1608-V2 + Quectel EM12-G (SOLVED)
Replies: 13
Views: 89

Re: WG1608-V2 + Quectel EM12-G

That was exactly the case, used another SIM and it was back. Now I got it to work with Verizon and ATT.
Thank you guys.
by charlesrg
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Quectel Modems
Topic: WG1608-V2 + Quectel EM12-G (SOLVED)
Replies: 13
Views: 89

Re: WG1608-V2 + Quectel EM12-G

I think the issue was Verizon not liking my modem. I popped a ATT sim and changed the profile to "broadband" and it worked.

Wondering what's the best way to find when a carrier rejects you instead of just keep trying. Wish there was a AT command to find out.
by charlesrg
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Quectel Modems
Topic: WG1608-V2 + Quectel EM12-G (SOLVED)
Replies: 13
Views: 89

Re: WG1608-V2 + Quectel EM12-G

Still didn't work, here is some debug info with identification numbers replaced with XXX. The only line I see an error is: AT+CPBR=? which in Quectel manual says is to read phonebook entries. The Sim should have no entries so it should be ok to fail. +QINDCFG: "all",0 OK Tue Oct 13 10:02:1...
by charlesrg
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Quectel Modems
Topic: WG1608-V2 + Quectel EM12-G (SOLVED)
Replies: 13
Views: 89

Re: WG1608-V2 + Quectel EM12-G

I tried issuing a: AT+CFUN=1,1 but it didn't help. But still shows connecting. Debug shows: Mon Oct 12 22:12:13 2020 : /dev/ttyUSB2 AT+CGDCONT=? +CGDCONT: (1-42),"IP",,,(0-3),(0-4),(0-1),(0-1) +CGDCONT: (1-42),"PPP",,,(0-3),(0-4),(0-1),(0-1) +CGDCONT: (1-42),"IPV6",,,(0...
by charlesrg
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Quectel Modems
Topic: WG1608-V2 + Quectel EM12-G (SOLVED)
Replies: 13
Views: 89

WG1608-V2 + Quectel EM12-G (SOLVED)

I'm testing a EM12-G with vzwinternet however on the General Information page the Provider states: "Connecting". I can see the Modem/SIM info like IMEI, SIM IMSI, ICCID, Phone Number But there is no Signal Info or Cell Info. I've read the Quectel AT commands and tried to query a couple thi...
by charlesrg
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: General and Unclassified
Topic: Onboard Sim slot selection
Replies: 1
Views: 950

Re: Onboard Sim slot selection

Found some info using the GPIO pins to set:
gpioset 1000000.pinctrl 3=0

However I don't have a way to test reading the sim card. I find it strange that the Modem has a direct path to talk to the sim, it must be exposed in some other way.
by charlesrg
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: General and Unclassified
Topic: Onboard Sim slot selection
Replies: 1
Views: 950

Onboard Sim slot selection

How does the M.2 PCI-E/USB modem finds the Sim cards ? I've a Compex WPJ428 with dual SIM slots and wondering how the SIM slot selection is made. So far I'm running modemmanger and I can see the modem and it does not find the sim on slot0. root@OpenWrt:/# mmcli -m 0 ---------------------------------...
by charlesrg
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Building a WPJ428 (MMN428HV) with GoldenOrb
Replies: 1
Views: 2813

Building a WPJ428 (MMN428HV) with GoldenOrb

The Compex WPJ428 or MMN428HV comes with a Quad Core CPU, SIM and M2 slot. I noticed it can be made into a nice router so I order one and here I have it running Rooter Gold Orb. The steps to build are the standard: http://ofmodemsandmen.com/buildpkg.html I'm sharing my .config in case you need help....
by charlesrg
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: NEXP1GO (WG3526-P) Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a WiFiX 19dBi Antenna Enclosure
Replies: 94
Views: 110956

Re: WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

Do you guys have any trouble with the router overheating inside the enclosure during hot summer months ?
by charlesrg
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Modems - Questions and Support
Topic: Quectel RM500Q-GL preliminary VS RM500Q-GL
Replies: 2
Views: 1446

Quectel RM500Q-GL preliminary VS RM500Q-GL

Yes they both have the same names and both have mostly the same description. However one has 6 antenna connectors while the other has only 4. Quectel don't have info on the version with 6 antennas only the standard https://www.quectel.com/product/rm500q.htm But some other places have, like [url=http...
by charlesrg
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General and Unclassified
Topic: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot
Replies: 27
Views: 27912

Re: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot

Using the wg3526p, with a mpcie to m.2 adapter, and the Quectel EM20G, inside a B41 tuned dual flat panel antenna enclosure, with another dual panel plugged in as well, I can test nearly 400Mbps with speedtest.net. thats with 3xCA on Sprints band 41. I think the tower AND my EM20 can do much more, ...
by charlesrg
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Modems - Questions and Support
Topic: Remote Sim card solution or SIM Injector
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Re: Remote Sim card solution or SIM Injector

I know some Cradlepoint routers have dual sim support as well. https://customer.cradlepoint.com/s/article/NCOS-Effectively-utilizing-2-SIM-modems For open solution there is the H721 dual modem router or the MikroTik RBM33G Routerboard with dual sim but it's not exactly what you are looking for. May...
by charlesrg
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Modems - Questions and Support
Topic: Remote Sim card solution or SIM Injector
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Remote Sim card solution or SIM Injector

I've been looking for a solution to have the sim card separated from the router as the router will stay together with the antenna. The idea is to be able to switch between one of our 3 carriers to get the best signal, however ideally without having to open the radio+antenna box. I noticed peplink ha...
by charlesrg
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General and Unclassified
Topic: Overland Traveling
Replies: 3
Views: 1742

Re: Overland Traveling

I read that post before, however it's really hard to find an EM20-G , I wish there was another alternative with lots of frequencies.
by charlesrg
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General and Unclassified
Topic: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot
Replies: 27
Views: 27912

Re: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot

I've got a MMN428HV and built rooter for it. I was not able to flash the image from Compex original Web GUI but should be able to flash soon from the console, I'm waiting for the cable to arrive.
by charlesrg
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General and Unclassified
Topic: Overland Traveling
Replies: 3
Views: 1742

Overland Traveling

What would you do if you are about to travel around US and maybe South America a year later and needed internet to work. Most of the areas I want to stay are Overland areas and national parks with weak signal. I was thinking about building a router with a LM960 to cover most of the world frequencies...
by charlesrg
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Cellular Antennas
Topic: Omni Antennas for Overland Travel Truck
Replies: 3
Views: 6480

Re: Omni Antennas for Overland Travel Truck

Wondering if anyone was also using their system with Omni antennas. Feel that for mobile people that would be the solution.
by charlesrg
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General and Unclassified
Topic: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot
Replies: 27
Views: 27912

Re: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot

That Unielec U7623 router looks interesting on paper, but the problem is that there's only regular OpenWRT and Rooter firmware available for it, still no GoldenOrb. Also, looks like it doesn't come with built-in WiFi 2/5G, so you'll have to add your own WIFi cards which increases the cost. I'm pret...
by charlesrg
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Cellular Antennas
Topic: Omni Antennas for Overland Travel Truck
Replies: 3
Views: 6480

Re: Omni Antennas for Overland Travel Truck

The Widest band wide band highest gain thing you can find x2, or x4 of you can. I dont know of any specifically, but ensure you have type N connectors and simply put out type Ns from the modem pigtails to your weathrlroof enclosure and a short set of LMR400 Coax antenna cables. Jim Helms of thewire...
by charlesrg
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General and Unclassified
Topic: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot
Replies: 27
Views: 27912

Re: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot

http://unielecinc.com/q/news/cn/p/product/detail.html?qd_guid=OjXwKCaRlN
unielec u7623 this guy with a MT7615 (same as Linksys EA7500 V2) banana Pi guys got 600Mbps on wifi MT7615
http://forum.banana-pi.org/t/mt7615-wifi-driver-testing/7943/24
by charlesrg
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General and Unclassified
Topic: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot
Replies: 27
Views: 27912

Re: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot

I think soon there will be routers with the MT7623N, like the banana pi. Just found this place to find boards: https://www.hackerboards.com/
by charlesrg
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General and Unclassified
Topic: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot
Replies: 27
Views: 27912

Re: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot

Using the wg3526p, with a mpcie to m.2 adapter, and the Quectel EM20G, inside a B41 tuned dual flat panel antenna enclosure, with another dual panel plugged in as well, I can test nearly 400Mbps with speedtest.net. thats with 3xCA on Sprints band 41. I think the tower AND my EM20 can do much more, ...
by charlesrg
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General and Unclassified
Topic: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot
Replies: 27
Views: 27912

Re: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot

While USB2's maximum theoretical speed is 480Mbps, due to some overhead it maxes out at around 400Mbps in the real world. From my experience, current LTE speeds rarely exceed that limit even with a higher CAT modem, therefore I don't think you'd gain too much speed increase using a USB3 connection....
by charlesrg
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General and Unclassified
Topic: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot
Replies: 27
Views: 27912

Re: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot

If I may... The WE826 and WG3526 will need a mpcie to m.2 adapter, which downgrades the usb3.0 capable speeds down to usb2.0. This will make your CAT20 modem a waste of money. The WE826 specifically only has base100 LAN ports and both the 3526 and 826 have sketchy quality wifi and typically work &q...
by charlesrg
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General and Unclassified
Topic: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot
Replies: 27
Views: 27912

Re: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot

H721 does not come with builtin POE, little of a bummer.
by charlesrg
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General and Unclassified
Topic: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot
Replies: 27
Views: 27912

Re: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot

I'm not a fan of long cables for antennas, usually there is huge loss in them.
I just found this M2M NEXG H721 wish it was in stock. Looks like H721 Dual sim 4G LTE is a common device. That might be the way to go.
by charlesrg
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General and Unclassified
Topic: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot
Replies: 27
Views: 27912

Re: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot

I'm not a fan of long cables for antennas, usually there is huge loss in them.
I just found this M2M NEXG H721 wish it was in stock.
by charlesrg
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General and Unclassified
Topic: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot
Replies: 27
Views: 27912

Re: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot

So far I'm pending towards a RB922UAGS-5HPacD or RBM33G and add Wifi card, The RBM33G will need mini-Pcie to M.2, and has dual sim card slot WG3526-P seems a good option as well but also needs a Mini-Pcie to M2 converter. Since I'm going to have to switch sim cards once in a while I'm trying to avoi...
by charlesrg
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Cellular Antennas
Topic: Omni Antennas for Overland Travel Truck
Replies: 3
Views: 6480

Omni Antennas for Overland Travel Truck

I'm building an Overland Travel Router that I want to put outside of the truck with higher gain antennas and run it over PoE. I already ordered a M.2 Snapdragon X20 "Dell DW5821E " as I believe it's the most affordable global modem I could find and now I need a routerboard and antenna / en...
by charlesrg
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General and Unclassified
Topic: Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot
Replies: 27
Views: 27912

Custom Routerboard with M.2 Slot

I'm building an Overland Travel Router that I want to put outside of the truck with higher gain antennas and run it over PoE. I already ordered a M.2 Snapdragon X20 "Dell DW5821E " and now I need a routerboard and next an antenna enclosure. What router board would you recommend so I can do...

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