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compatible LTE mini pci-e cards?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:36 pm

Is there a *good* list of known working LTE mini-pci-e cards that support bands 4/66,12, and ideally 71? I'm only getting partial band support in the existing LTE modems and really need to find something. I could live with a USB modem in some circumstances, but really needing an outdoor device so the mini pci-e is about 90% required.
 
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Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:55 pm

No one with band listing.
You must check and maybe some of them have got your Band's.
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Re: compatible LTE mini pci-e cards?

Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:57 am

Is there a *good* list of known working LTE mini-pci-e cards that support bands 4/66,12, and ideally 71? I'm only getting partial band support in the existing LTE modems and really need to find something. I could live with a USB modem in some circumstances, but really needing an outdoor device so the mini pci-e is about 90% required.
What country and what carriers are you interested in connecting to using 4,66,12,71?
 
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Re: compatible LTE mini pci-e cards?

Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:05 am

US/T-Mobile.
 
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Re: compatible LTE mini pci-e cards?

Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:21 am

US/T-Mobile.
I import Quectel modems personally. For your application I would use the EC25-AF It's a Cat4 that supports B2/B4/B5/B12/B13/B14/B66/B71 I use it with Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T with no problems.
 
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Re: compatible LTE mini pci-e cards?

Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:20 am

US/T-Mobile.
I import Quectel modems personally. For your application I would use the EC25-AF It's a Cat4 that supports B2/B4/B5/B12/B13/B14/B66/B71 I use it with Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T with no problems.
Have a reasonably priced source?
 
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Re: compatible LTE mini pci-e cards?

Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:09 pm

US/T-Mobile.
I import Quectel modems personally. For your application I would use the EC25-AF It's a Cat4 that supports B2/B4/B5/B12/B13/B14/B66/B71 I use it with Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T with no problems.
I picked up one of these cards, swapped it for an R11e-LTE-US model and it's not recognized by routeros...
 
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Re: compatible LTE mini pci-e cards?

Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:43 pm

Put it in ECM mode and it will show up as a LTE interface. Wiki has instructions. Essentially you send it an AT command to switch modes.
 
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Re: compatible LTE mini pci-e cards?

Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:48 pm

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I picked up one of these cards, swapped it for an R11e-LTE-US model and it's not recognized by routeros...
Please read this: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=150149 about ECM mode and post feedback if this give you success or not.
Of course please upgrade ROS to stable or beta channel.

Stuff what have decision about properly detect device (only as ROS example) I write here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=158261#p778875
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Re: compatible LTE mini pci-e cards?

Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:58 pm

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I picked up one of these cards, swapped it for an R11e-LTE-US model and it's not recognized by routeros...
Please read this: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=150149 about ECM mode and post feedback if this give you success or not.
Of course please upgrade ROS to stable or beta channel.

Stuff what have decision about properly detect device (only as ROS example) I write here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=158261#p778875
I've ran through these posts and was able to enter the AT command at+qcfg="usbnet",1, but the modem doesn't show up in LTE interfaces after that either. I can dial via ppp, but it's not in LTE interfaces. Any idea for a next step?
 
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Re: compatible LTE mini pci-e cards?

Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:09 am

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I've ran through these posts and was able to enter the AT command at+qcfg="usbnet",1, but the modem doesn't show up in LTE interfaces after that either. I can dial via ppp, but it's not in LTE interfaces. Any idea for a next step?
First, upgrade ROS to latest stable or testing channel. In old ros the directip can work different ways.
Be sure that "/port firmware set ignore-directip-modem=yes" & "/system reboot" give you access to AT command. Remember that port print give you info like channels=3 and this means channels=[0,1,2]. You can try connect to one of channel and put display current settings: AT+QCFG=“usbnet” or AT+QCFG\? what shoud give result. +QCFG: “usbnet”,1 OK
At some vendor are different firmware and until correct is installed then all ways do nothingh, Please check this.

If you cannot doit then use Laptop with windows/linux and $10-15 wwan adapter and doit outside RB.

At ROS do "/port firmware set ignore-directip-modem=no" & "/system reboot" and check if the lte1 interface show.
This method have good HowTo at twin post: Quectel EP06-E and wAP R ac (RBwAPGR-5HacD2HnD)

You can always create case at forum modem vendor like this: https://forums.quectel.com/t/ec25-e-ope ... oblem/2665

I hope I give some fresh idea at least.
P.S. You read documentation, true ? https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Cellular ... _modems_01
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Re: compatible LTE mini pci-e cards?

Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:29 am

The fix was a second round of
"/port firmware set ignore-directip-modem=yes"
reboot
"/port firmware set ignore-directip-modem=no"
reboot


now it shows up.
 
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Re: compatible LTE mini pci-e cards?

Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:49 am

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now it shows up.
Perfect!.
If you can give screenshot from Cellular tab then I will be happy to check what MikroTik assign from that modem. Sometimes SNR/CQI not show or feature is minimal and Cellular tab is empty.
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