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Dell 5600 WWAN - Gobi1000 - Drivers

Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:59 pm

Hi all,

I have a large project to roll out and am having a problem finding a reliable supply of miniPCIexpress GSM cards which work on RB912s.

I have been given a sample of Dell 5600 Gobi1000 cards, which RouterOS detects as:
[admin@Test] > /system resource usb print 
 # DEVICE VENDOR                   NAME                  SPEED
 0 1:1    Linux 3.3.5 ehci_hcd     RB400 EHCI            480 Mbps
 1 1:2    Dell                     Dell Wireless 5600... 480 Mbps
(I thought ROS didn't have any Linux in it, but that's a separate issue). When the card is initialised, the log contains:
[admin@Test] > /log print 
00:00:16 error Failed to load Gobi firmware, check /port firmware directory setting!
Looking through the forum, I can see that some people have got gobi cards working by downloading the Windows drivers and finding three .sys files. I did this and got:
[admin@VitellTest] > /file print 
 # NAME                                  TYPE                                        SIZE CREATION-TIME       
 0 firmware/qcusbnetdl.sys               .sys file                               206.5KiB jan/01/2002 01:22:51
 1 firmware/qcusbserdl.sys               .sys file                               109.0KiB jan/01/2002 01:25:10
 2 firmware/qcfilterdl.sys               .sys file                                 8.6KiB jan/01/2002 01:22:38
 3 firmware                              directory                                        jan/01/2002 01:22:10
 4 skins                                 directory                                        jan/01/1970 00:00:43
 5 pub                                   directory                                        jan/02/1970 00:06:59
(so it looks like the card is a Qualcom). Power-cycled the board and I still get exactly the same "Failed to load Gobi firmware" error message.
Does anybody have any ideas?
Alternatively, does anybody have any recommendations for cards which work in RB912s, which are readily available and which aren't expensive?
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Re: Dell 5600 WWAN - Gobi1000 - Drivers

Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:51 pm

(so it looks like the card is a Qualcom). Power-cycled the board and I still get exactly the same "Failed to load Gobi firmware" error message.
Does anybody have any ideas?
Alternatively, does anybody have any recommendations for cards which work in RB912s, which are readily available and which aren't expensive?
Hey,
I want to share my experience for a HP un2400 Mobile Broadband Module.
It's a Gobi 1000 based and I've managed to have it working on a RB912UAG.
So, you have to get the correct drivers for your Edge/3G provider.
The firmware can be downloaded from HP at ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp45501-46000/sp45888.exe.

- Use a CAB extract program and find the directory Qualcomm/QCImages/Source/Packages/*
- Create a directory firmware and put the files from the directory for your provider.
- For Generic UMTS in Europe choose Pacakges/6/*.mbn. (http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/Te ... R1002_USEN)
- Copy the firmware- directory into your router.
- Reboot the router and reset the configuration
- Adjust the settings for your APN.
- Remove the PIN request on the SIM before using it in the router.

Here is a cli log from my router
[admin@MikroTik] > sys router pr
       routerboard: yes
             model: -------------
     serial-number: ------------
  current-firmware: 3.14
  upgrade-firmware: 3.14
[admin@MikroTik] > sys pack pr
Flags: X - disabled 
 #   NAME                  VERSION                  SCHEDUL
 0   routeros-mipsbe       6.15                            
 1   system                6.15                            
 2 X wireless-fp           6.15                            
 3 X ipv6                  6.15                            
 4   wireless              6.15                            
 5   hotspot               6.15                            
 6   dhcp                  6.15                            
 7   mpls                  6.15                            
 8   routing               6.15                            
 9   ppp                   6.15                            
10   security              6.15                            
11   advanced-tools        6.15        

[admin@MikroTik] > sys resource usb pr det
 0 device="1:1" vendor="Linux 3.3.5 ehci_hcd" name="RB400 EHCI" 
   serial-number="rb400_usb" vendor-id="0x1d6b" device-id="0x0002" 
   speed="480 Mbps" ports=1 usb-version="2.00" 

 1 device="1:3" vendor="HP un2400 Mobile Broadband Module" 
   name="HP un2400 Mobile Broadband Module" vendor-id="0x03f0" 
   device-id="0x1f1d" speed="480 Mbps" ports=0 usb-version="2.00" 

[admin@MikroTik] > int ppp-client info ppp-out1 
       modem-status: ready
         pin-status: no password required
      functionality: full
       manufacturer: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
              model: 88
           revision: D1020-SUUAASGA-4352  1  [Apr 14 2008 19:00:00]
      serial-number: 352354022735687
   current-operator: Telia (cellid unknown)
  access-technology: 3G
     signal-strengh: -65 dBm
   frame-error-rate: n/a

[admin@MikroTik] > int ppp-client pr
Flags: X - disabled, R - running 
 0  R name="ppp-out1" max-mtu=1500 max-mru=1500 mrru=disabled port=usb1 
      data-channel=0 info-channel=0 apn="online.telia.se" pin="" user="" 
      password="" profile=default phone="" dial-command="ATDT" modem-init="" 
      null-modem=no dial-on-demand=yes add-default-route=yes 
      default-route-distance=1 use-peer-dns=yes keepalive-timeout=30 
      allow=pap,chap,mschap1,mschap2 
Hope this will helps
Reboot is the last resort, try to find out what's wrong instead.

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