from the end of 2012 many providers start to sell new LTE cards Huawei E3276s also named as K5007 in Vodafone, M150-1 in Megafon and no older cards, like Huawei E398 are available. When new 4 gen cards will be supported in Mikrotik routerboards for example in RB751, RB951 series?
LOOKS LIKE MIKROTIK IS NOT INTERESTED
We can not propose Mikrotik for our clients who want to use LTE in 2013 year .
One of major Mikrotik features "3G/LTE support" is not true - no LTE cards support for 2012-2013 mobile internet users. For example Zyxel made new firmwares at the end of 2012 - I understand that is reaction of leading company.
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TEMPORAL SOLUTION tested with Huawei E3276s and Omnitel (LT) (added few days later ) ONLY FOR FANATICS of MIKROTIK- a lot of problems - usually cannot connect after reboot, sometimes connection takes 5 minutes, but anyway. When can not connect - card is not detected as USB device (also not as LTE card), interface ppp-out is rised (ppp client), but no internet connection, error in log "can not acquire serial port". Looks like RB951g-2hnd 5.24 USB is bugous - it does not recognize USB devicestime to time (tested with USB flash drive).
1. To play with your Mikrotik (not really to work) you need to send AT command to card - only once, only for Huawei E3276s (M150-1):
You may use any program like Putty, Huawei Modem Terminal, DC unlocker client etc.
AT command list for E3276s:
A: BLUE TOOTH ; A1: CDROM ; A2: SD ; 1: 3G MODEM ; 2: 3G PCUI ; 3: 3G DIAG ; 5: 3G GPS ; 10: 4G MODEM ; 12: 4G PCUI ; 13: 4G DIAG ; 14: 4G GPS ; 16: NCM - Network Card Mode
2. Attach card to Mikrotik
3. Change APN, firewal and nat rules accordingly
Speedtest: D-17,51 Mbps, U-11,95 Mbps , so it is working in 4G mode - when working. If not working, try to shutdown Mikrotik, remove card, attach and repeat it many times until successfully connect or you will be bored.
Also Huawei E3276s after AT command working on D-Link DIR-320 with custom firmware (for example from enthusiasts or Vampik) without any problems, but internet speed is decreased to about 11 Mbps - weak hardware. Also you can use Zyxel Keenetic or Keenetic 4G. Also you can use many other routers with recommended 4 or 8 MB flash size with OpenWRT (TP-Link MR3220, MR3420, MR3040 (mobile).
COME ON , Mikrotik, don't be LAST!