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LTE Carrier Aggregation

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:36 pm
by connormill
I am having a lot of toruble getting decent speeds from a wAP LTE with the R11e card.

My network (EE UK) Supports carrier aggregation but I cannot get this working in Router OS

Is there any way to enable this in software with the R11e card, or could a Huawei PCI-E / newer MikroTik card be used to get this working?

Re: LTE Carrier Aggregation

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:17 pm
by mkx
r11e LTE is an LTE category 4 device which means it doesn't support carrier aggregation ... To support that device has to be at least category 6.

Re: LTE Carrier Aggregation

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:20 pm
by zlobster
R11e-LTE supports up to 150Mbps DL, which is 20MHz total BW, 2x2 DL MIMO, 64QAM.

It's basically an entry-class LTE modem.

There is only one LTE CA capable mini-PCIe card that I know of. However, it's expensive and its FW is currently in experimental phase.

Re: LTE Carrier Aggregation

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:50 pm
by connormill
R11e-LTE supports up to 150Mbps DL, which is 20MHz total BW, 2x2 DL MIMO, 64QAM.

It's basically an entry-class LTE modem.

There is only one LTE CA capable mini-PCIe card that I know of. However, it's expensive and its FW is currently in experimental phase.
Do you know the model number of the LTE CA capable Mini PCI-E card?

Re: LTE Carrier Aggregation

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:21 pm
by zlobster
Even better - check this out: https://techship.com/products/telit-lm9 ... gps-mpcie/

I don't know if this forum allows external links, so in case the the link is deleted - Telit LM960.

Even better, you can check ALL Cat.6 LTE cards https://techship.com/products/category/lte-cat-6/ under the same roof, and pick one or two of your liking.

This site, techship.com is a good Swedish one. You will do the community a huge favor if you can get your hands on one of these mPCIe cards and test them in a MikroTik.

EDIT 2: I totally forgot about https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Peripherals. There you can check for a list of somewhat supported mPCIe LTE cards, and then pick one that possibly does the job.

Re: LTE Carrier Aggregation

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:01 pm
by connormill
The problem I have is that I don't want to spend a lot of money to find out that the card isn't RouterOS compatible.

that wiki article of the compatible cards seems to be a little out of date

Re: LTE Carrier Aggregation

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:15 pm
by zlobster
The problem I have is that I don't want to spend a lot of money to find out that the card isn't RouterOS compatible.
Same with me. I guess someone will still have to take one for the team.

At this point I'm considering a Netgear M1 in passtrough mode with some decent L3 switch or something.

that wiki article of the compatible cards seems to be a little out of date
It seems the same way to me. Doesn't look like MikroTik are paying much attention to it, though.

Re: LTE Carrier Aggregation

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:49 am
by RogerWilco
FCC mentions a R11e-LTE6 device. I assume that is Cat6. No idea when that would be released.
Hopefully MikroTik will continue making more modems and SXT devices and get around to updating their Wiki page.

Re: LTE Carrier Aggregation

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:39 pm
by zlobster
FCC mentions a R11e-LTE6 device. I assume that is Cat6. No idea when that would be released.
Hopefully MikroTik will continue making more modems and SXT devices and get around to updating their Wiki page.
Judging from the initially listed bands for NA, it will be rather retarded device. :lol: Let's see what bands will they release for the intl. version, although I'm not holding my breath.

Re: LTE Carrier Aggregation

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:41 pm
by SiB
https://cdr.pl/p7084,mikortik-routerboa ... -mesh.html

MIKORTIK ROUTERBOARD Audience D25G-5HPACQD2HPND&R11E-LTE6
LTE FDD 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 25, 26
LTE TDD 38, 39, 40, 41n.
2G (2, 3, 5, 8)
3G (1, 2, 5, 8)
slot miniPCIe
antenna u.FL.

For all Poland ISP we have all Band's we need: 1+3+7+8+20+38.
Question is about Carrier Aggregation in R11e-LTE6 - on what band's will be CA working. We must wait for official announcements.
The SXT R + LHG R + LtAP mini + wAP R have got 100Mb Ethernet interface and Cat.6 with reaching 100-300Mb will be lost.
Only LtAP and wAP R ac have GigaBit Ethernet and USB 3.0 and are good base on Cat.6 cards like Quectel EP06-E who is the best cost/performance/compability card. I hope that Telit LM940+LM960 reach more compability in future.

Re: LTE Carrier Aggregation

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:42 pm
by weather01089
I got sprint running on an R11e-4g in a LtAP mini by doing the following:

Take an active SIM from a sprint hotspot, use an adapter (its a nano card) put into the Ltap.
The R11e-4g IMEI isnt in the Sprint database, so this is needed.

Then it connects, only on band 41 (only compatible band in the R11e-4g) however. This was fine in the city, they dont use that in the rural areas.

So now, I have a Sierra MC7354 on the way. The IMEI for that IS in Sprints database. The card supports 25 and 26, much better in Rural areas.
Its listed on the supported devices page, but only PPP until v7 arrives. Beta for mipsbe yet??

You can get a sprint sim card for the LtAP on ebay, sprint part number is SIMGLW106R. Sprint was clueless when I asked them for it.
Now you can get that activated as is. Ill advise on the speed when the Sierra card arrives. The R11e-4g was running 12mbits down, the max they will give you normally.

Ray

Re: LTE Carrier Aggregation

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:12 pm
by antispam
CA now is supported on r11-lte6
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