RT-AC68U with EM7455 (AT&T 2CA 30MHz)

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RT-AC68U with EM7455 (AT&T 2CA 30MHz)

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Carrier:
AT&T
Distance_to_Tower:
0 to .5 Mile
Type_of_Device:
ASUS RT-AC68U
Type_of_Modem:
Sierra Wireless EM7455
Firmware:
9999999_9904609_SWI9X30C_02.24.05.06_00_GENERIC_002.026_000
Antenna_Setup:
2x 3dBi Omnis
Cable_Type:
6cm RP-SMA Pigtail
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Re: RT-AC68U with EM7455 (AT&T 2CA 30MHz)

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30MHz 2CA B2+B12:

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!GSTATUS: 
Current Time:  22016		Temperature: 40
Reset Counter: 1		Mode:        ONLINE         
System mode:   LTE        	PS state:    Attached     
LTE band:      B2     		LTE bw:      20 MHz  
LTE Rx chan:   800		LTE Tx chan: 18800
LTE CA state:  ACTIVE      		LTE Scell band:B12    
LTE Scell bw:10 MHz  		LTE Scell chan:5110
EMM state:     Registered     	Normal Service 
RRC state:     RRC Connected  
IMS reg state: No Srv  		

PCC RxM RSSI:  -45		RSRP (dBm):  -81
PCC RxD RSSI:  -44		RSRP (dBm):  -79
SCC RxM RSSI:  -52		RSRP (dBm):  -83
SCC RxD RSSI:  -51		RSRP (dBm):  -81
Tx Power:      15		TAC:         8C65 (35XXX)
RSRQ (dB):     -14.0		Cell ID:     0A14XXXA (16910XXXX)
SINR (dB):     23.8
Router is a RT-AC68U with ROOter Golden Orb 2017-12-15 (No WiFi).

Cell tower has B2(20MHz), B12(10MHz), and B30(10MHz). I'm considering picking up the EM7565 just so I can get 3CA 40MHz, but that would be overkill.

Enclosure/Antennas:
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Setup (6dBi Omnis for this shot):
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Re: RT-AC68U with EM7455 (AT&T 2CA 30MHz)

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That is exactly what I’m thinking of doing with my RT68, but I need WiFi on the router and don’t want to use a second WiFi router.
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Re: RT-AC68U with EM7455 (AT&T 2CA 30MHz)

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how to put ROOter on RT-68U?
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Re: RT-AC68U with EM7455 (AT&T 2CA 30MHz)

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danielewood wrote: Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:16 pm
Router is a RT-AC68U with ROOter Golden Orb 2017-12-15 (No WiFi).

Cell tower has B2(20MHz), B12(10MHz), and B30(10MHz). I'm considering picking up the EM7565 just so I can get 3CA 40MHz, but that would be overkill.

Doesn't the latest version of Rooter firmware support WiFi on the RT-AC68U?
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Re: RT-AC68U with EM7455 (AT&T 2CA 30MHz)

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Doesn't the latest version of Rooter firmware support WiFi on the RT-AC68U?
Bought a ac-68u off ebay last month at right price. Was excited about the deal, but to my dismay no wifi. Just checked back and there is no update to my current installed firmware. Sadly, no wifi...
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Re: RT-AC68U with EM7455 (AT&T 2CA 30MHz)

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terryjett wrote: Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:09 am Bought a ac-68u off ebay last month at right price. Was excited about the deal, but to my dismay no wifi. Just checked back and there is no update to my current installed firmware. Sadly, no wifi...

Yeah, you gotta do some careful research before deciding on a mobile router, as you can see, price ain't everything... the latest update I see for the AC68U is dated 2019-03-10
https://www.ofmodemsandmen.com/download/GoldenOrb/

The WG3526 is definitely a lot more active device, with the latest firmware dated 2019-12-11
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... u0ACG0WDxA
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Re: RT-AC68U with EM7455 (AT&T 2CA 30MHz)

Post by LoveMeSomeCALTE »

Apologies if this should instead be a new thread, but how can we be sure that those two antenna on the LTE modem are actually LTE and not WiFi antenna?
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Re: RT-AC68U with EM7455 (AT&T 2CA 30MHz)

Post by Didneywhorl »

Typically wifi antennas are reverse polarity, and are not compatible with the LTE SMA setup. The antenna will screw into LTE SMA connector, but wifi sma-rp antennas are female and LTE SMA bulkhead connectors in the cases are female as well.
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Re: RT-AC68U with EM7455 (AT&T 2CA 30MHz)

Post by LoveMeSomeCALTE »

Sure, but if you look at the pictures for the modem/enclosure that danielewood posted, the connectors are RP-SMA type connectors.

I ordered one from Amazon that looks like that one and it should arrive Monday.
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Re: RT-AC68U with EM7455 (AT&T 2CA 30MHz)

Post by Didneywhorl »

How can you tell? The only way I can is by looking into the end of the connector, the outsides are identical between RP-SMA and SMA. That is something I've never had get mixed up..... Yet :)
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Re: RT-AC68U with EM7455 (AT&T 2CA 30MHz)

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looking into the end of the connector

Not all pictures have that angle but for those that do, the antenna side is male and the chassis is female.

Amazon will ship it to me tomorrow.
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