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Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:36 pm

As I have read, MikrotikOS support various cards made by Huawei such as E620 and E630

Presently Vodafone, one of the largest European Providers uses the E220 usb modem

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http://www.huawei.com/mobileweb/en/prod ... .do?id=282


Is there any intention or any news regarding support of 3g usb modems ?
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:56 am

Look into this list
http://www.mikrotik.com/testdocs/ros/2. ... nt.php#.15
It is not full, there are devices that isn't listed here.
If the device isn't recognized then plug it in, make the support output file and send to support@mikrotik.com
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:01 am

in v3 we have also added these:
Sierra Wireless AirCard 597E
AirPrime/Sierra PC 5220
Sierra Wireless MC5720
Sierra Wireless MC5725
Sierra Wireless EM5625
Sierra Wireless AirCard 595
Sierra Wireless MC5720
Sierra Wireless MC8755
Sierra Wireless MC8765
Sierra Wireless MC8755 for Europe
Sierra Wireless MC8775
Sierra Wireless AirCard 875
Sierra Wireless AirCard 580
Huawei Mobile Connect Model E620 (3G);
Novatel Merlin S720 (HSDPA);
Audiovox PC5220 CDMA Dual Band 1XEV-DO PC Card for VerizonWireless
Verizon Express Network PC5220 (AirPrime 5220)
Kyocera KPC650 (Verizon Wireless)
Novatel Wireless CDMA card
Novatel U730 (Wireless HSDPA Modem)
Option G3 PCMCIA card (Vodafone UMTS)
Sierra Aircard 595 
Option Globetrotter HSDPA USB drivers added in rc7 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:55 pm

in v3 we have also added these:
Sierra Wireless AirCard 597E
AirPrime/Sierra PC 5220
Sierra Wireless MC5720
Sierra Wireless MC5725
Sierra Wireless EM5625
Sierra Wireless AirCard 595
Sierra Wireless MC5720
Sierra Wireless MC8755
Sierra Wireless MC8765
Sierra Wireless MC8755 for Europe
Sierra Wireless MC8775
Sierra Wireless AirCard 875
Sierra Wireless AirCard 580
Huawei Mobile Connect Model E620 (3G);
Novatel Merlin S720 (HSDPA);
Audiovox PC5220 CDMA Dual Band 1XEV-DO PC Card for VerizonWireless
Verizon Express Network PC5220 (AirPrime 5220)
Kyocera KPC650 (Verizon Wireless)
Novatel Wireless CDMA card
Novatel U730 (Wireless HSDPA Modem)
Option G3 PCMCIA card (Vodafone UMTS)
Sierra Aircard 595 
[size=150][b]Option Globetrotter HSDPA USB drivers added in rc7 [/b][/size]
So there is hope for the E220 ! :)

Thanks both the prompt replies, I hope I will see the modem in an coming release soon
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:49 pm

If you will get one, attach it to a RouterOS router and make a supout.rif file - we will add this to the list. This would be very welcome, so please contact support if you have this modem.
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:57 pm

What's new in 3.0rc8:
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That was fast, very fast !!!

Thanks guys :D
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:18 pm

did anyone get the Huawai USB E220 running ?
my rb230 does not see it anymore
with RC7 it was shown unter resources/USB
now its gone....
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:21 pm

make the support output file and send it to support@mikrotik.com
have you tried to unplog it and reboot it?
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:54 pm

is "Sierra Wireless AirCard 875" supported in OS 2.9.27?

if it's not.what version will support it? thanks
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:55 pm

is "Sierra Wireless AirCard 875" supported in OS 2.9.27?

if it's not.what version will support it? thanks
all these cards are supported in RouterOS v3. If something is not supported, we can take your supout.rif file and make support.
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:19 am

again,
ok i installed OS 2.9.27 on my pc. i inserted the 3g card. now how can i see the pci card and how can i know if the system identify this card. thanks

attached is support file
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:56 am

2.9.27 won't work. you have to use RouterOS v3 because only this version has drivers for it.
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:12 am

hi

i also tried it with rc14 but do not get a connect.
thats all i get - then it starts again trying to dial in .......

echo: async,debug umts: sent ATH
echo: async,debug umts: rcvd OK
echo: async,ppp,info UMTS-01: initializing modem...
echo: async,debug umts: sent at+cgdcont=1,"IP","myapn.A1.net"
echo: async,debug umts: rcvd OK
echo: async,ppp,info UMTS-01: dialing out...
echo: async,debug umts: sent atd*99#
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:23 am

should work, probably a minor configuration mistake. did you read this?
http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Huawei_EVDO
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:32 am

sure i did !!
but doing all this on my notebook by hand in hyperterinal it works - after dialing and sendig the atd*99# there comes a connect answer
not with Ros
also tried with 2.9.50 - same problem
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:57 am

can you post your ppp client config?
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:24 am

here it is
add add-default-route=yes allow=pap,chap comment="" dial-command="atd" \
dial-on-demand=no disabled=no max-mru=1500 max-mtu=1000 \
modem-init="at+cgdcont=1,\"IP\",\"steinmann.A1.net\"" mrru=disabled \
name="UMTS-01" null-modem=no password="xxxxx" phone="*99#" port=umts \
profile=umts use-peer-dns=yes user="otto_a1"

and standard ppp profile
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:30 am

We used:
/interface ppp-client print
 0 X  name="ppp-out1" max-mtu=1500 max-mru=1500 port=usb1 user=""
      password="" profile=ppp-LMT phone="*99***1#" dial-command="ATDT" 
      modem-init="AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","internet.lmt.lv"" null-modem=no 
      dial-on-demand=no add-default-route=yes use-peer-dns=yes 
      allow=pap,chap,mschap1,mschap2 
Did you try to experiment with dial-command, phone nr? You know, sometimes one more asterisk, or one less comma can make the whole difference. We achieved the working config by pure experimentation
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:52 am

this is the modem log from my xp workstation dialing in with the same usb modem ...
there you can see the connect after the dial in Senden: ATDT*###<cr> never shows the real number it dials *99#
sorry for german - dont have any englisch wks here

01-11-2008 10:47:34.312 - Abschnitt in Modeminformationsdatei: Modem0
01-11-2008 10:47:34.312 - Übereinstimmende Hardwarekennung: usb\vid_12d1&pid_1001&mi_00
01-11-2008 10:47:34.352 - 460800,8,N,1, ctsfl=0, rtsctl=1
01-11-2008 10:47:34.382 - Modem initialisieren
01-11-2008 10:47:34.392 - Senden: AT<cr>
01-11-2008 10:47:34.392 - Empfangen: <cr><lf>OK<cr><lf>
01-11-2008 10:47:34.392 - Interpretierte Antwort: OK
01-11-2008 10:47:34.402 - Senden: AT&FE0V1X1&D2&C1S0=0<cr>
01-11-2008 10:47:34.432 - Empfangen: <cr><lf>OK<cr><lf>
01-11-2008 10:47:34.432 - Interpretierte Antwort: OK
01-11-2008 10:47:34.442 - Senden: AT<cr>
01-11-2008 10:47:34.442 - Empfangen: <cr><lf>OK<cr><lf>
01-11-2008 10:47:34.442 - Interpretierte Antwort: OK
01-11-2008 10:47:34.442 - Auf Anruf warten
01-11-2008 10:47:34.452 - Senden: ATS0=0<cr>
01-11-2008 10:47:34.452 - Empfangen: <cr><lf>OK<cr><lf>
01-11-2008 10:47:34.452 - Interpretierte Antwort: OK
01-11-2008 10:47:34.462 - 460800,8,N,1, ctsfl=0, rtsctl=1
01-11-2008 10:47:34.492 - Modem initialisieren
01-11-2008 10:47:34.502 - Senden: AT<cr>
01-11-2008 10:47:34.512 - Empfangen: <cr><lf>OK<cr><lf>
01-11-2008 10:47:34.512 - Interpretierte Antwort: OK
01-11-2008 10:47:34.522 - Senden: AT&FE0V1X1&D2&C1S0=0<cr>
01-11-2008 10:47:34.542 - Empfangen: <cr><lf>OK<cr><lf>
01-11-2008 10:47:34.542 - Interpretierte Antwort: OK
01-11-2008 10:47:34.552 - Senden: AT<cr>
01-11-2008 10:47:34.552 - Empfangen: <cr><lf>OK<cr><lf>
01-11-2008 10:47:34.552 - Interpretierte Antwort: OK
01-11-2008 10:47:34.552 - Wählen
01-11-2008 10:47:34.562 - Senden: ATDT*###<cr>
01-11-2008 10:47:34.562 - Empfangen: <cr><lf>CONNECT 236800<cr><lf>
01-11-2008 10:47:34.562 - Interpretierte Antwort: Verbinden
01-11-2008 10:47:34.562 - Verbindung wurde erstellt, aber das CD-Signal war niedrig. Es wird gewartet bis das Signal sich erhöht.
01-11-2008 10:47:34.582 - Das CD-Signal ist nach einer Wartezeit von 20 ms immer noch niedrig.
01-11-2008 10:47:34.603 - Das CD-Signal ist nach einer Wartezeit von 20 ms immer noch niedrig.
01-11-2008 10:47:34.623 - CD-Signal wurde heraufgesetzt.
01-11-2008 10:47:34.623 - Verbindung hergestellt mit 236800 Bit/s
01-11-2008 10:47:34.623 - Fehlerkontrolle ausgeschaltet oder unbekannt
01-11-2008 10:47:34.623 - Datenkomprimierung ausgeschaltet oder unbekannt
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:56 pm

for this card "Sierra Wireless AirCard 875"

if it's not not supported in this version, how i install it's driver (it has a linux driver in this wb site http://www.sierrawireless.com/faq/ShowFAQ.aspx?ID=601)

ok when i insert the card is there a way to the activity like (/var/log/messages) for example. and how i go from the router command line to the linux command line.

ok let's say that i'm not lucky at all, and the answers to the later questions are "No" :)
do i have to get "buy" MikroTik v3 to have the driver in there.

thanks and i'm sorry if i had too many Q's
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:11 pm

it is running with E220 !!!!!
after a clean system reset and new config in rc14 on a rb230 it is running
absolutly the same config on it !!!
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:18 am

we added support for a bunch of new cards in the next release, try that one maybe
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:54 pm

Hi. ULDIS , NORMIS and other

when NOVATEL EU870D http://www.novatelwireless.com/products ... u870d.html
can use on RBouard ???

:( or when RB21 release..............................???
we are waiting it ... :lol:
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:56 pm

Novatel EU870
Novatel Merlin XU870 HSDPA/3G
Novatel EV620 CDMA/EV-DO
Novatel Merlin ES620 / Merlin ES720 / Ovation U720
Novatel Merlin ES620 SM Bus
Novatel EU740
are now supported in addition to all the others. please avoid crossposting to multiple forums.
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:03 pm

Novatel EU870
Novatel Merlin XU870 HSDPA/3G
Novatel EV620 CDMA/EV-DO
Novatel Merlin ES620 / Merlin ES720 / Ovation U720
Novatel Merlin ES620 SM Bus
Novatel EU740
are now supported in addition to all the others. please avoid crossposting to multiple forums.
how about Mikrotik Issue NO.3 (mikrotik news)

we hope MIkrotik/RB team shortly to add driver new device , such as Novatel EU870D.
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:41 pm

we hope MIkrotik/RB team shortly to add driver new device , such as Novatel EU870D.
what do you mean? it's already added as per my post above!
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:27 pm

(To normis....for example ! hi!)

Has anybody put a Mini-PCI 4-port USB in a Routerboard (or RB600 or 133 or 333 for example)
and in the usb port a gprs/umts device ? (a good way to control the net if the link drops)
Is it necessary that Mikrotik has drivers inside ?

Let me put the question another way....
What's the best way to control an rb600 on the top of the mountain if link drops ?
Umts, gprs, for example, but how do I connect a device the Routerboard ?

There are some expensive gprs gateways and routers but I need a cheap way, of course.

Carlo

this is the device I've found.
http://www.neutronexpress.com/prod.cfm/ ... E_WITH_NEC
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:49 am

I also have a Huawei E220 plugged into my RB230 running 3.3

Under resources i can see 1:2 Huawei Tech.., Huawei Mobile 12Mbps

Anyone know why when i try and set up the new ppp client i am unable to choose usb, the only option i have is serial0


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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:02 pm

Skip that last comment i rebooted a couple of times and pugged and unplugged a couple more times and it has come up

Although now the interface disconnects every 30 or so seconds and the logs say "could not acquire serial port"

Ideas

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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:33 pm

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Hai frens,
i will try in next several week, i hope .... will connect to E220 USB Modem.
thanks

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What's new in 3.0rc8:
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That was fast, very fast !!!

Thanks guys :D
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:50 am

Im trying to work out what theses settings are for the E220 within New Zealand/Australia:
We used:
/interface ppp-client print
 0 X  name="ppp-out1" max-mtu=1500 max-mru=1500 port=usb1 user=""
      password="" profile=ppp-LMT phone="*99***1#" dial-command="ATDT" 
      modem-init="AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","internet.lmt.lv"" null-modem=no 
      dial-on-demand=no add-default-route=yes use-peer-dns=yes 
      allow=pap,chap,mschap1,mschap2 
Did you try to experiment with dial-command, phone nr? You know, sometimes one more asterisk, or one less comma can make the whole difference. We achieved the working config by pure experimentation
I can connect to the card from hyper terminal and when i issue the ATI command i get a response from the card, how do i now monitor the card as i connect through the vodafone connection manager, or am i way off and i will no be able to grab the int string this way?

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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:25 am

Skip that last comment i rebooted a couple of times and pugged and unplugged a couple more times and it has come up

Although now the interface disconnects every 30 or so seconds and the logs say "could not acquire serial port"

Ideas

thanks
Ok i have it all set up and running great, however if i reboot the router i loose the usb ports listed under ports.

If i look under resources however i can see that the E220 is listed under the USB devices.

I am only able to get it to return occasionally if i reboot and unplug and replug etc. any idea as to if it is a soft or hardware issue.
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:23 pm

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hai fren,

does mikrotik add ZTE MF620 USB driver too...? . . . . . . . peace man :wink:

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in v3 we have also added these:
Sierra Wireless AirCard 597E
AirPrime/Sierra PC 5220
Sierra Wireless MC5720
Sierra Wireless MC5725
Sierra Wireless EM5625
Sierra Wireless AirCard 595
Sierra Wireless MC5720
Sierra Wireless MC8755
Sierra Wireless MC8765
Sierra Wireless MC8755 for Europe
Sierra Wireless MC8775
Sierra Wireless AirCard 875
Sierra Wireless AirCard 580
Huawei Mobile Connect Model E620 (3G);
Novatel Merlin S720 (HSDPA);
Audiovox PC5220 CDMA Dual Band 1XEV-DO PC Card for VerizonWireless
Verizon Express Network PC5220 (AirPrime 5220)
Kyocera KPC650 (Verizon Wireless)
Novatel Wireless CDMA card
Novatel U730 (Wireless HSDPA Modem)
Option G3 PCMCIA card (Vodafone UMTS)
Sierra Aircard 595 
Option Globetrotter HSDPA USB drivers added in rc7 
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:47 pm

I'm intrested in support of 3G usb modem ZTE AC8700 http://zteit.com/ennewzte/product/produ ... 4981840005

I have sent supout.rif file to support but no answer until now.

Regards.
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:41 am

What's new in 3.6:
*) added support for ZTE AC8700 USB modem;

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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:20 am

I used a Huawei E226, with Claro (argentina ex CTI), it works for me. excellent work guys !! 8)
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri May 16, 2008 2:08 pm

Has anybody put a Mini-PCI 4-port USB in a Routerboard (or RB600 or 133 or 333 for example)
and in the usb port a gprs/umts device ? (a good way to control the net if the link drops)

Let me put the question another way....
What's the best way to control an rb600 on the top of the mountain if link drops ?
Umts, gprs, for example, but how do I connect a device the Routerboard ?
So is it possible to connect a USB 3G modem to a routerboard? I don't see any USB ports. Would one have to use an internal board or something?

I would appreciate some feedback please.

Thanks.
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri May 16, 2008 4:42 pm

You need a x86 machine for that or maybe RB230.

i'm currently looking at a miniPCI to USB conversion.
Maybe this can be a solution.
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

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i'm currently looking at a miniPCI to USB conversion.
Maybe this can be a solution.
Absolutely, please keep us informed.

Thanks.
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri May 16, 2008 5:44 pm

Here is the LINK...
I did find another one, but i lost the link :(
 
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Fri May 16, 2008 6:21 pm

Ah thanks!
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:33 pm

Ah thanks!
so, it works?
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:40 pm

Not sure from my side as I'm still trying to find a local supplier.
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:27 pm

I have Option N.V.Globetrotter HSDPA Modem. Use the the 3.9os,jetway miniitx monterboard and two usb v1-2 port.
My os find the usb stick with the resources/usb .

Testing the ppp/ppp-client(new interface) settings and have not find the usb port.
I attached as the picture to the e-mail.
Does not support full this usb stick with 3.9os?
Thanky for your advance.

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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:16 pm

How to install a USB 3G modem in Mikrotik ?
Is any docs disponible anywere ?

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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:55 pm

How to install a USB 3G modem in Mikrotik ?
Is any docs disponible anywere ?

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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:53 pm

Hi.

I've been trying to make an Huawei E156 work on 3.16 OS. I created a test machine (24h licence period) on a standby laptop (1.3G Pentium) which have only one LAN onboard and there's anything else plugged to USB bus except the E156.

I listed the detected USB devices and there is one "Huawei Mobile Device" (480Mbps), so it's ok.

Then I created an ppp account according to several examples I found here on the forum and wiki but does not connect.

Using the info provided at http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Option_Gl ... _USB_Modem, I run ([admin@3Gtest] > system serial-terminal usb1) and gain access to modem, checked some AT commands (ok, worked) and when idle this serial terminal shows some modem telemetry as RSSI, mode (it's a quadriband modem), etc, updated every 5 seconds or so.

The Vendor / Product is the same (yes, it is) as model E220 (e.g. 0x12d1/0x1003), I confirmed that on a Windows XP machine and under an Kubuntu 8.10 machine.

The E156 have, besides the modem, two virtual discs inside: one is a 12Mb "cd-rom" which have the microsoft drivers, 3G ISP dialer, etc. The other one is a "SD-card reader".

On some linux distributions (kernel > 2.6.19 i guess) the E156 "creates" 3 USB ports, e.g. "virtual discs" (ttyUSB0), "modem telemetry" (ttyUSB1) and "data modem" (ttyUSB3). Older kernels this USB ports must be added manualy, there's some extra config lines to make kernel ignore the discs.

Any ideas?

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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:09 pm

I don't understand, you got access to the AT mode? then RouterOS already fully supports this modem. What happens in AT mode, then is completely modem dependent. RouterOS has nothing to do with that. Maybe you have to contact your mobile provider and work with them, to find out why it doesn't connect
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:01 pm

I don't understand, you got access to the AT mode? then RouterOS already fully supports this modem. What happens in AT mode, then is completely modem dependent. RouterOS has nothing to do with that. Maybe you have to contact your mobile provider and work with them, to find out why it doesn't connect
I re-installed 3.16, created ppp using Winbox and voilà ... it's running.

I need to choose now the minimum 3.16 config because I'm a home user and I'm thinking to order a RB if one has USB or even the CF<>IDE product you have. I live at countryside and 3G modem must be in the top of a hill away from home, in a shelter. I don't want HDs there, just a CF or even a pen drive + notebook.

I'll play a little bit more. I have 2 WRAP and a RB, but all of them uses 2.9.XX and I guess they're not eligible to upgrade anymore. And they don't have USB anyway.

Thanks sir.

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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:03 pm

most 2.9 routers can safely be upgraded to v3.16 by using netinstall. just try

the only currently available RouterBOARD with USB is model 230. We will have some more models next year.
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Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:02 am

most 2.9 routers can safely be upgraded to v3.16 by using netinstall. just try

the only currently available RouterBOARD with USB is model 230. We will have some more models next year.
[off-topic]I have a stand alone WRAP2E with 2.9.28 as far I remembered (MARE400 AP). But it's off for a long time now, and I forgot the password. I know that in this cases we need to re-install ROS in order to restore / erase configs and passwords but this board came with ROS already installed. So I removed the flash and overrited everything with the last RouterOS version. Later I'll decide what I'll do.[/off-topic]

Back to the E156, it worked ok until I decided to install RouterOS on a pen-drive. Then came back the same behaviour I described before: no conection at all. Dialing forever. When I posted that problem was gone, the USB port used for ppp connection was USB2.

I took a look at the ROS resources and there was lots of IRQs dedicated to Huawei Modem. Vy strange.

Then I opened the \system\console using Winbox and besides several unused VCs reserved for "linux" there was (is) a VT102 terminal tied to USB1 (which belongs to the same E156, when plugged it creates USB1 and USB2. One seems "data", the other seems "console" or "user interface", 2 different serial circuits).

Well, I disabled this VT102 terminal at \system\console and so there is !!! Modem connected but NOT via USB2 but USB1 then.

I don't know, seems that ROS is assuming a VT102 for USB1 (seems the data port) when, may be, VT102 shoud be tied to USB2 (looks like the telemetry port, 4800-8-N-1) and vice-versa.

Now, back to the tests. So lets see how RB230 looks like. :D

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Huawei E156 + ROS 3.16 follow up.

Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:25 am

Hi:

I tested E156 on two different Pentium machines (a 1.3GHz laptop and a 2.4GHz desktop) using ROS 3.16. The only way to make this 3G modem connect is disabling VT102 at \system\console and if E156 is the ony USB device must use USB1. USB2 may be the telemetry interface or the MMC/CD interfaces. I don't know which USB port modem will use if any other USB device connected.

Now I'm running ROS 3.16 on a WRAP 1E (233MHz X86), bios 1.11, USB 1.1 and the E156 is working fine. Was necessary to open WRAP bios setup to enable USB feature (normally disabled) and to install a 10 pin connector at WRAP PCB to have access to USB interface. At the same time, I built an ESD circuit in a separated PCB, as recommended by the manufacturer. E156 manual says USB2.0 - but - seems compatible with USB1.1. No problems with the \system\console like I noticed before at the laptop/desktop. On WRAP the E156 creates 3 USB ports (data, telemetry, discs) so USB1 is ok.

The E156 performance on WRAP board is poor when a Micro-SD card is installed at the modem. Without this Micro-SD everything's ok. At the laptop/desktop no difference at all with or without Micro-SD card at the modem. May be because the USB2.0 they have.

Now with LAN connection, a single PC as a client, 3G modem connected at EDGE mode (230Kbps) the CPU load at full internet speed is 28% maximum. Tomorrow I'll add an 802.11 B/G Ubiquiti card, enable some sort of AP or Hotspot and check the CPU load when E156 is connected using HSDPA. Mobile service providor limits the download speed at 2Mbps.

May be there's a bug that only show up at desktops/laptops. I don't have a RB with USB to test (yet).

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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:41 pm

Guys,

Got Huawei E220.
I can find the device ans serial port for the ppp client.
I create this ppp-client:
[admin@climat-gw] > interface ppp-client print
Flags: X - disabled, R - running
0 name="ppp-out1" max-mtu=1500 max-mru=1500 mrru=disabled port=usb2
command-channel=0 data-channel=0 info-channel=0 user="" password=""
profile=default phone="*99***1#" dial-command="ATDT"
modem-init="AT+GCDCONF=1,"IP","online.telia.se"" null-modem=no
dial-on-demand=no add-default-route=yes use-peer-dns=yes
allow=pap,chap,mschap1,mschap2
[admin@climat-gw] >

Still I get:
17:40:13 async,ppp,info ppp-out1: initializing...
17:40:13 async,ppp,info ppp-out1: reseting link...
17:40:13 async,ppp,info ppp-out1: reseting link... - could not acquire serial po
rt
17:40:13 async,ppp,info ppp-out1: disconnected

I do know that on my Windows PC i didnt need to give any PIN CODE for trhis Huawei 3G dongle, but on my MAC I had to.

Anyonme have any input to make this work for me?

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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:44 pm

Sligth correction, I actually have:

[admin@climat-gw] > interface ppp-client print
Flags: X - disabled, R - running
0 name="ppp-out1" max-mtu=1500 max-mru=1500 mrru=disabled port=usb2
command-channel=0 data-channel=0 info-channel=0 user="" password=""
profile=default phone="*99***1#" dial-command="ATDT"
modem-init="AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","online.telia.se"" null-modem=no
dial-on-demand=no add-default-route=yes use-peer-dns=yes
allow=pap,chap,mschap1,mschap2
[admin@climat-gw] >
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:19 pm

Guys,

Problem simply was as I suspected that the SIM card wanted a PIN CODE.
Didnt find any good way to send PIN CODE through AT mode. Best trick then is to take the SIM CARD from the HUAWEI and put it into your normal cell phone. Then start the cell up and use the SIM card maintenance menus on your cell to disable security (i.e. telling the SIM CARD to NOT ask for its PIN).

Then the conf mentioned earlier in this thread made the whole thing rock!

Rock on dudes!
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:27 pm

hello,
i need detail configuration of usb modem in mikrotik so that i can test the setting and use it for my backup. how do i set the usb to pick up automatically when my main link goes off, and wen it comes up the usb modem disconnects.

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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Thu May 10, 2012 6:12 pm

hello, i am having some problems connecting my 3g usb modem with rb751g.

My modem is zte model mf 631 hdsp and after trying several times, it is not connecting even after putting the apn=providers.
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Does mikrotik not support zte modems.
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri May 11, 2012 2:17 pm

try to use different data/info channels. Also disable dial-on-demand.
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:55 pm

hello,
thanks after disabling dial on demand, it seesm to have solve the problem, cus at times it connects, at times it does not connect.
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Fri May 31, 2013 8:59 am

Do you every face this problem again?


huawei mobiles
 
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Re: Huawei usb 3g modems (used by vodafone)

Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:11 pm

hello,
Actually, bthe usb dongle is still working, but i tried another version of ZTE MF 202/262, but this one shows on the USB interface, when /system/resources/usb. But did not see the ppout port showing in the interface. Even on the ports, it did not show. the version i am using is v5.23.

Out of annoyance, i have to remove it cus the owner whats to use his own modem and no other type of modem.

Please, Mikrotik team you should look into making sure that ZTE USB modems are all supported because their devices stand the test of time.

Thanks

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