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LTE - Huawei E3276s-150

Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:14 pm

Hi,
Il tries to use Huawei E3276s-150 USB LTE modem, but the interface PPP does not go UP.

I follow a precedent topic, but not work correctly.
link: viewtopic.php?t=71055#p718643
[admin@MikroTik] > /system resource usb print 
 # DEVICE VENDOR                                    NAME                                   SPEED                                  
 0 1-0    Linux 3.3.5 ehci_hcd                      RB400 EHCI                             480                                    
 1 1-1    HUAWEI Technology                         HUAWEI Mobile                          480                                    

[admin@MikroTik] > /port print 
Flags: I - inactive 
 #   DEVICE NAME                                              CHANNELS USED-BY                                           BAUD-RATE
 0          usb1                                                     2                                                   9600     

[admin@MikroTik] > /interface ppp-client print 
Flags: X - disabled, R - running 
 0 X  name="ppp-out1" max-mtu=1500 max-mru=1500 mrru=disabled port=usb1 data-channel=0 info-channel=1 apn="ibox.tim.it" pin="" 
      user="" password="" profile=default phone="" dial-command="ATDT" modem-init="" null-modem=no dial-on-demand=no 
      add-default-route=yes default-route-distance=1 use-peer-dns=yes keepalive-timeout=30 allow=pap,chap,mschap1,mschap2 

[admin@MikroTik] > /system serial-terminal usb1 

[Ctrl-A is the prefix key]

# Press Ctrl+A

[Q - quit connection]      [B - send break]
[A - send Ctrl-A prefix]   [R - autoconfigure rate]

AT
OK

Il tries to follow the guide, but can't connect with the local operator.

someone can help me?
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Re: LTE - Huawei E3276s-150

Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:53 am

You should enable this ppp interface and test the differ "data-channel=0 info-channel=1".
Maybe this "dial-command="ATDT"" is not necessery?

I found that to this E3276 are a firmware files and you can re-firmware it to HiLink means like internal router inside E3276 who give lte1 interface for MikroTik. This is more transparent way.
Repo I use is on: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/ll9ieq ... 991w1v12np but the procedure to doit is not easy to just give you a few steps, you must find in your country a proper forum/help.
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Re: LTE - Huawei E3276s-150

Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:56 am

You should enable this ppp interface and test the differ "data-channel=0 info-channel=1".
Maybe this "dial-command="ATDT"" is not necessery?

I found that to this E3276 are a firmware files and you can re-firmware it to HiLink means like internal router inside E3276 who give lte1 interface for MikroTik. This is more transparent way.
Repo I use is on: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/ll9ieq ... 991w1v12np but the procedure to doit is not easy to just give you a few steps, you must find in your country a proper forum/help.
Thank for the answer.
I'll try with a different channel but not work.
I won't try to re-firmware the USB modem but how?
have you got some guide?
Thank you
 
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Re: LTE - Huawei E3276s-150

Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:57 pm

I'll try with a different channel but not work.
.
To check a proper data/info channel you must do some testing. Example at E3131.
interface ppp-client set ppp-out1 disabled=yes

system serial-terminal port=usb1 channel=0
  [Ctrl-A is the prefix key]
ATI
  Manufacturer: huawei
  Model: E3131
  Revision: 21.157.11.00.264
  IMEI: 861145018645680
  +GCAP: +CGSM,+DS,+ES
  OK
CTRL+A Q
  Welcome back!
system serial-terminal port=usb1 channel=1
A
  [cannot write to serial line]
  Welcome back!
system serial-terminal port=usb1 channel=2
ATI
CTRL+A Q
  Welcome back!
system serial-terminal port=usb1 channel=3
  ^RSSI: 9
  ^SRVST: 2
  ^MODE: 5,9
  ...
  ^SI
ATI
  Manufacturer: huawei
  Model: E3131
  Revision: 21.157.11.00.264
  IMEI: 861145018645680
  +GCAP: +CGSM,+DS,+ES
  OK
CTRL+A Q
  Welcome back!
other test by receive gsm registration from operator by checking each info-channel
interface ppp-client set ppp-out1 disabled=yes

interface ppp-client set ppp-out1 info-channel=0
interface ppp-client info ppp-out1 duration=5   
       modem-status: ready
         pin-status: no password required
      functionality: full
       manufacturer: huawei
              model: E3131
           revision: 21.157.11.00.264
      serial-number: 861145018645680
   current-operator: Virgin mobile (unknown)
               imsi: 260060109645349
  access-technology: 3G
     signal-strengh: -95 dBm
   frame-error-rate: n/a
interface ppp-client set ppp-out1 info-channel=1
interface ppp-client info ppp-out1 duration=5
       modem-status: 
         pin-status: 
      functionality: 
       manufacturer: 
              model: 
           revision: 
      serial-number: 
   current-operator:  ()
  access-technology: 
     signal-strengh: 
   frame-error-rate:
interface ppp-client set ppp-out1 info-channel=2
interface ppp-client info ppp-out1 duration=5
       modem-status: 
         pin-status: 
      functionality: 
       manufacturer: 
              model: 
           revision: 
      serial-number: 
   current-operator:  ()
  access-technology: 
     signal-strengh: 
   frame-error-rate:
interface ppp-client set ppp-out1 info-channel=3
interface ppp-client info ppp-out1 duration=5
       modem-status: ready
         pin-status: no password required
      functionality: full
       manufacturer: huawei
              model: E3131
           revision: 21.157.11.00.264
      serial-number: 861145018645680
   current-operator: Virgin mobile (unknown)
               imsi: 260060109645349
  access-technology: 3G
     signal-strengh: -95 dBm
   frame-error-rate: n/a
This means the channels 0 and 3 are working with AT commands and give gsm operator status.
Set data-channel=0 and data-channel=3 and this give you possibility to be connected and check the gsm-info at once.

When you have errors then power-reset, change data or/and info channels, reboot.
Example below.
interface ppp-client monitor ppp-out1 once 
  status: disconnected
interface ppp-client info ppp-out1 duration=5   
log print follow-only where message~"ppp-out1"
  async,ppp,info ppp-out1: dialing out... 
  async,ppp,info ppp-out1: initializing modem...
system routerboard usb power-reset
or
interface ppp-client info ppp-out1 duration=5
  no such item (4)
interface ppp-client info ppp-out1 duration=5
  modem did not respond
interface ppp-client set ppp-out1 disabled=no 
  no such item (4)
system reboot
After upgrade the channel's can be change and now I have 0 and 2.

About E3372.
When I have "ignore-directip-modem=yes" then I see USB 1-1 device but witout any /port or lte interface.
When I have "ignore-directip-modem=no" & reboot then I see USB 1-1 with lte1 interface, with dhcp-client at lte1, with internet working automatical.
.
I won't try to re-firmware the USB modem but how?
have you got some guide?
.
About re-format firmware I doing it at my own devices. I recommend E3272 or E3372 as LTE USB devices. Other LTE devices are different story.
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Re: LTE - Huawei E3276s-150

Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:28 pm

I'll try with a different channel but not work.
.
To check a proper data/info channel you must do some testing. Example at E3131.
interface ppp-client set ppp-out1 disabled=yes

system serial-terminal port=usb1 channel=0
  [Ctrl-A is the prefix key]
ATI
  Manufacturer: huawei
  Model: E3131
  Revision: 21.157.11.00.264
  IMEI: 861145018645680
  +GCAP: +CGSM,+DS,+ES
  OK
CTRL+A Q
  Welcome back!
system serial-terminal port=usb1 channel=1
A
  [cannot write to serial line]
  Welcome back!
system serial-terminal port=usb1 channel=2
ATI
CTRL+A Q
  Welcome back!
system serial-terminal port=usb1 channel=3
  ^RSSI: 9
  ^SRVST: 2
  ^MODE: 5,9
  ...
  ^SI
ATI
  Manufacturer: huawei
  Model: E3131
  Revision: 21.157.11.00.264
  IMEI: 861145018645680
  +GCAP: +CGSM,+DS,+ES
  OK
CTRL+A Q
  Welcome back!
other test by receive gsm registration from operator by checking each info-channel
interface ppp-client set ppp-out1 disabled=yes

interface ppp-client set ppp-out1 info-channel=0
interface ppp-client info ppp-out1 duration=5   
       modem-status: ready
         pin-status: no password required
      functionality: full
       manufacturer: huawei
              model: E3131
           revision: 21.157.11.00.264
      serial-number: 861145018645680
   current-operator: Virgin mobile (unknown)
               imsi: 260060109645349
  access-technology: 3G
     signal-strengh: -95 dBm
   frame-error-rate: n/a
interface ppp-client set ppp-out1 info-channel=1
interface ppp-client info ppp-out1 duration=5
       modem-status: 
         pin-status: 
      functionality: 
       manufacturer: 
              model: 
           revision: 
      serial-number: 
   current-operator:  ()
  access-technology: 
     signal-strengh: 
   frame-error-rate:
interface ppp-client set ppp-out1 info-channel=2
interface ppp-client info ppp-out1 duration=5
       modem-status: 
         pin-status: 
      functionality: 
       manufacturer: 
              model: 
           revision: 
      serial-number: 
   current-operator:  ()
  access-technology: 
     signal-strengh: 
   frame-error-rate:
interface ppp-client set ppp-out1 info-channel=3
interface ppp-client info ppp-out1 duration=5
       modem-status: ready
         pin-status: no password required
      functionality: full
       manufacturer: huawei
              model: E3131
           revision: 21.157.11.00.264
      serial-number: 861145018645680
   current-operator: Virgin mobile (unknown)
               imsi: 260060109645349
  access-technology: 3G
     signal-strengh: -95 dBm
   frame-error-rate: n/a
This means the channels 0 and 3 are working with AT commands and give gsm operator status.
Set data-channel=0 and data-channel=3 and this give you possibility to be connected and check the gsm-info at once.

When you have errors then power-reset, change data or/and info channels, reboot.
Example below.
interface ppp-client monitor ppp-out1 once 
  status: disconnected
interface ppp-client info ppp-out1 duration=5   
log print follow-only where message~"ppp-out1"
  async,ppp,info ppp-out1: dialing out... 
  async,ppp,info ppp-out1: initializing modem...
system routerboard usb power-reset
or
interface ppp-client info ppp-out1 duration=5
  no such item (4)
interface ppp-client info ppp-out1 duration=5
  modem did not respond
interface ppp-client set ppp-out1 disabled=no 
  no such item (4)
system reboot
After upgrade the channel's can be change and now I have 0 and 2.

About E3372.
When I have "ignore-directip-modem=yes" then I see USB 1-1 device but witout any /port or lte interface.
When I have "ignore-directip-modem=no" & reboot then I see USB 1-1 with lte1 interface, with dhcp-client at lte1, with internet working automatical.
.
I won't try to re-firmware the USB modem but how?
have you got some guide?
.
About re-format firmware I doing it at my own devices. I recommend E3272 or E3372 as LTE USB devices. Other LTE devices are different story.
Sorry but not work on this usb modem only channel 0, on channel 1 stop responding, I can do only CTRL-A and nothing else.
I'll try some configuration but no one work.
The real problem is: I have 100 of this usb modem and someone works perfectly and someone not works, only on Mikrotik router, directly on a pc works perfectly.
 
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Re: LTE - Huawei E3276s-150

Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:55 pm

This forum is about how to use MikroTik with working properly hardware like modem. About more details about changing/flashing firmware you can write me directly at WebChat or Telegram bcs this is not related to MikroTik .
If you have that many modems you should know about they firmware version, possibile features and mod's.

Two main Huawei E327x firmware version:
  • v21 (current: 21.491.05.00.00) - modem mode, ignore-directip-modem=no|yes, PPP client use usb1 port with data and info channel. At PC you must use MobileDialer and modem can be installed as NDIS or RAS mode devices.
  • v22 (current: 22.491.09.00.00) - router mode (Hi.Link), ignore-directip-modem=no, at PC you see new Ethernet NIC at RB you see lte1 interface, you have internet by dhcp-client from default gateway at 192.168.8.1 who is internal WebGui with own firmware like v17.100.18.03.143
Other case.
.
[admin@MikroTik] > /port print 
Flags: I - inactive 
 #   DEVICE NAME                                              CHANNELS USED-BY                                           BAUD-RATE
 0          usb1                                                     2                                                   9600     
.
This Channels=2 means you have only 0 and 1 as data/info-channel. Only two! and proper config is always like "data-channel=0 info-channel=1" in ppp-out1 when e3276 has fw v21 and you see usbX interface.

E3131 have 4 channels means data/info channel are 0,1,2 or 3. Default channel 0 is always working and he is data-channel and give me internet. When I have info-channel at proper or bad channel from 1,2 or 3 then I can receive gsm operator status/info with working internet at channel 0 and only this.
When modem works, SIM have gsm/3g/4g signal and data-channel is 0 then you have 99% of success with connection.
You can set data and info channel to 0 but you can do gsm info or have internet.
I hope now you know that info-channel is not that important. Most important to get info at 0 (or proper additional channel) just to confirm that you have a gms/3g/4g signal and connection can be do. On some modem the internal LED give you this info.

This is all for today.

Example of 2x E3131 on Unitek Y-2140 USB2.0 HUB in RB hAPac2.
Screen of my example config
winbox_v3.20_64_m7BGx9QkSy.png
With working 2x internet connection I can use INFO at single ppp-out1 OR ppp-out2, both results at the one screen:
thunderbird_AZnJ3K9fEg.png
At INFO (PPP-OUT1) ->Current Operator -> CellID: 494a hex => 18762 dec. At Poland btsearch.pl I can find information about GSM/3G Tower:
This is UMTS > 900Mhz
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