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    3G Shutdown

    3G still present here in the city along the coast and rural SC west of Conway. In NC and SC I count one 10MHz band 2/25 channel and about 3 three gee channels.
  2. Starting a spot to post mods or builds, connected stuffs, antennetry, relay magic and other fun fixes. I'll begin; Our latest weekend adventure is a box with failover/load balance between 2 LTE radios, one cat 7 at 2x1, the other cat 12 at 2x2 mimo. This 3+2x carrier aggregation combo could peak at 900mb p/s down by 225 up at the radios. All domestic 🇺🇸 bands including LAA@5GHz and CBRS, except band 71. Input side is all set. They feed into a router that will soon; tx AC Wifi on 2.4/5GHz and gsm on 900MHz. USB to ethernet bus for ~330mb p/s throughput over Ethernet. 5v means you can pretty much use this box anywhere. Has 2 more USB port for maybe forced air, another radio or peripherals. Bonus PoE too. Working out the kinks on software this week for the output side. Please share your builds, LTE solutions and especially your ideas. I have like 5 more variants going so I will share as I get through projects. Have a great week everyone.
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    Build your own devices, routers, relays, IoT etc.

    Picked up a wg3526. 2Gb NIC, AC1200, SD card, USB 3.0. I stuck a 2x card in it when it came in last week to test. I got all those adapters last week for my 3x card so here is a how to in pictures to update to some cat12 goodness, then add the old card via USB3.0 for some 3x + 2x carrier aggregation goodness. yayyy all of our gear is here. Need that m.2>mPCIe to get this chip going. Add heat sinks and remove 3 screws to get your main board loose. Freeeeeeeedom!!!! Install adapter, make sure to screw from top down and trim plastic spacers, these will cause problems between PCB and case otherwise. In to win Like I said, upside down from the top and trim to fit. This is an adapter setting so you M U S T go Adapter>Spacers>Screws down or your m.2 card rubs on the insert. L O O K I N G G O O D Tighten that baby down oh so gently. Insert your EM7565>mhf4>RP-SMA adapters in the slot where your IPEX>SMA adapters for your previous mPCIe card went. These are the direct left and right holes labeled FOURGEE on the outside of the case. Tighten and attach antenna. To be totally BA, make sure to reuse your old cat7 card by attaching to a project box, add some IPEX antenna, a USB/SIM slot adapter and win at the game of ugly modems and speed. Have an amazing weekend everyone and post your build here.
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    Build your own devices, routers, relays, IoT etc.

    I ended up getting one of these together today before work. Boss travels a lot, Tmo service has a nice 2 hour deadspot in NC so I took that travel router up a couple of posts and added a short coax line to an omni, picked up VZW sim, added Verizon APN, programmed some band locking and she hands off smooth as silk while traveling. This was made a bit easier since Boss has a DC plug right on the dash, but I threw in an inverter just in case. That project was accelerated to say the least, woe is me now I have to buy another router!
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    What is the difference between Sprint APNs?

    I believe that would take a plan or SoC change, this is a great question but I am not sure. I know you can add a public IP address but that is not necessarily routable as you will hit that carrier NAT. I have noticed there were some n.ispsn routers handed out over the last year; I believe they were the newer 910 hotspot but they were recently switched over to r.ispsn on the mysterious "backend" we are here trying to learn about. It caused quite the nasty outage for some folks for a few days.
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    What is the difference between Sprint APNs?

    R=routable, N =Non routable X not sure. r.ispsn devices receive a routable ivp4 address.
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    Build your own devices, routers, relays, IoT etc.

    Quality shipment came to the post today. I had to get some more 3x cards before I could start on the gigabit build, they kind of show up as they come in so waiting for one moar to complete. I had one, but a friend of mine in Northernish MI needed some bandwidth and Sprint was the easiest option for them. Being one block outside the city limit they have DSL and DSL, seriously, they had to get two lines. So cat12>fast ethernet capable router and he is already creeping up to the limit on that with a pair of directional 11db radomes via 10ft coax, they are still indoors and not correctly polarized yet, so room to tune and they will be at 100 like that. Anyhoo, I will get this one mounted after I get the ordered adapters in. Waiting on some; M.2>mPCIe, unless you are putting this in your PeeCee, you may need this. mhf4>RP-SMA whips, all my stock gear and junkyard are ipex>SMA or N. SMA>N-male coax, this will connect to the giant antenna, impressive length. 24' Steel pole>Giant antenna had to get something a little custom ordered I can mount to the house and plant in the ground, quality US steel and Flag. This part may take the longest. Fun summer ahead for the HOA and I, plus we are making one for the car next. Have a great weekend everyone.
  8. Hope everyone is having a great weekend, best Memorial Day weekend to you all. On the roof with antenna and in the kitchen w steaks and bacon. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
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    Build your own devices, routers, relays, IoT etc.

    Got that gigabit option now. Here it is under the smaller travel router.
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    Build your own devices, routers, relays, IoT etc.

    Thanks! We have some room to experiment, punch holes and patch. I am new to this and it is so much fun learning all this how to. It is worth the time to do it, why not share? I am at least good enough at aggregating how to information and like to get projects done. If you have ideas let me know. I got back from Charlotte today, I took this guy. I like handing back the hotel WiFi info, I brought my own I know is not Krack vulnerable if I must go wireless. It worked great! Tower was a couple miles away, from the chatter I picked up a race was happening, the local High School Prom going on and lots of travelers, so the area was packed.
  11. You guys have one of the best market teams here, and have consistently received visible band 41 upgrades over the years. This is a genuine shame to the network progress in your area. Our 6 out of 70 site upgrades don't show either, and they were all added since 1/1/17 as well.
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    Build your own devices, routers, relays, IoT etc.

    We moved our routing gear down from the attic. Super preliminary and half of these are testing builds for friends but had to get this posted. We are mounting the larger antennae/Cat6 as we go throughout the weeks ahead, the smaller Rpi homebrews are using the old Magic Box antenna. From L - R 1. Cat16 4xCA mr1100 unlocked and uncased(!) to soon get at that 4x4 antenna goodness>switch. 2. Cat12 3xCA em7565>fast ethernet router/N wifi. 3. 2xCA>Raspberry Pi3b fast ethernet/n wifi. 4. 2xCA>RaspberryPi3bPLUS fast(er ~300MB p/s) ethernet/ACWiFI, I put that high speed heat sink on the radio after I got the 5GHz rolling. Neat! This spicy build is gigabit, AC1200 and currently working with a pair of 2x/cat 6 radios until my order for moar cat 12 gets here off the boat. When I get a day off ~next weekend I am looking forward to exploring that new IoT e~garage Sprint put together. I really should get in touch with whoever their dood is over there in IoT. They seem to actually be utilizing some neat tools and people. Anyhoo, I have to go to bed and then work. Have a fantastic weekend everyone.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I am kind of excited to check this out when I can sit down and explore. This seems along the lines of one of those innovation projects Sprint often undertakes but does not advert or open source. Maybe change is in the air.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Much to the chagrin and under reporting in the industry, many of us have been at this for years. We simply don't have another reliable option for access. Just got done building this actually, this should get me halfway to that gigabit access everyone keeps bragging about, Just over if I plug another radio into the USB. \ It is terrible! Every time they come out with a new affordable consumer UDP, they shoot it down in a few months and put a cap on it. I am contracted into two priority lines with all band access, not letting those go.
  15. I died when I saw it and did the math. I thought, well where is the first carrier now!?!? Since we were strictly OGblock until this change, and this was expanded I had to plug in some LTE radios and scan the rest of the band 2 channels. They are still CDMA. That is 50% more bandwidth on the local GMO so no complaining here. Just made me do some searching to confirm, which was fun in and of itself.
  16. My market shows as 10x10 second carrier as well, centered at 1990. There is no other carrier present yet. I believe user:ingenium explained above why it shows that way in our area in scp as ^2, our sectors now end in 11, 12 and 13 on band 25; previously at 01, 02 and 03. This is all exciting to see. Great find!
  17. https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=Y&application_id=9y5xubvTVPl8VXTdfdh0gg%3D%3D&fcc_id=A3LSFG-D0100 Looks like VZW 5g CPE radio posted to the FCC OIT yesterday. Neat.
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    Sprint & T-Mobile Roaming Agreement

    I have several LTE only embedded radios. These do not have any prl's or "profiles" to update. I ran several tests with them last night. With these I am able to select certain bands and specific blocks in that band. I tried roaming back and forth with several different service levels and plans. Sprint I tried an Unlimited Freedom business, and one of the byod free plans; with T-Mobile I used a business line and a Tmo one line. I switched APN's (r.ispsn/fast.t-mobile.com) even in the GUI, the radio would not even connect after the changes but I had to make sure. I selected Tmo only bands(2/4/5 here) and Sprint bands(26/25 here). Nothing, nada, no roaming yet.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Tfw when prices rise and traffic shaping kicks in, but there is no one left to switch to.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Crotchety oldster here checking in: This video is to me, a cringe casemaker to the DOJ, shareholders and whoever else they are trying to convince this is awesome. Per video; I now have a few rural options in wireless since competitive builds started the last few years. Now we see deployments being limited to particular bands and speeds(ATT rural plans band30/10mb p/s cap/100Gb) all sorts of playing with your packets(Try a speedtest with different vectors on Tmobile) and the friendly sounding deprioritization. Neither of these companies is interested in being your rural broadband provider, they have said as much many times up until now. If adding 74MHz was the tipping point, either could have had that at any of the last 3 auctions, let alone 3.5-4.2GHz, ya know the goldilocks zone. This seems to make the barrier of entry higher for new market entrants as the players consolidate and grow monolithic in size. I really hope this interpretation is wrong, but this Big 8 are using the same Networks as the now formerly Big 4. I understand no one has 1.5T to blow on radios and towers like it was an electronics strip club party with hookers and blackjack, but unless you want to make your own networks you are priced out; to enter the business you basically rely on those 4(3) networks until your model is working. At what point do we just go to one company for our needs and quit the charade buried in buzzwords like innovator and disrupter, when all we want is a dumb pipe?
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    Build your own devices, routers, relays, IoT etc.

    I started working on the Raspberry Pi 3b Plus tonight with an Sierra Wireless em7565. This one has all those cool features that I was describing up top. Not bad for ~39 bucks. I was waiting for a few open source firmwares to get through the compilebot6k's toobs; this one is built now. Some use modem manager or openWRT for the router side. This LTE radio is band(s) 2/26/41 capable on the Sprint side. Band 25 did not make the cut, but was on previous Sierra builds. This is a tester radio so there is a slight chance it will appear down the road. It has just about every other LTE band. This is an example of the debug screen. GMO is nearest so we only get 26 from a far site. No 41 in our zip yet. The best part is I can plug an MC7455(that would be Modem#2) or another EM7565 in and it can hop over to that or I can direct load balancing. I just wanted to show the EM7565 authenticated below. Another shot of my terrible reception. Here it is out of the armor. So, we have a stable software image. I will get it built and add some GPS features, then test on band 41 in Myrtle where present. We have one site w 8t8r gear to test 3xCA on, so it might be a minute. I am in 2xCA MM areas through the week. I will see how it likes the Magic box too. I should have a true GB ethernet router to massacre in the next couple of weeks with software images already set to go. I can embed the radio beyond a USB adapter. It still requires m.2>mPCIe but that is one less failure point and better throughput. This was a great breakthrough in affordable and small solutions for us. I have to go to bed and then work now. Have a great week everyone.
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    Build your own devices, routers, relays, IoT etc.

    Waiting on parts from HK. Cradlepoint is very strong for support and the product. You just can't beat an all in one setup.
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    Build your own devices, routers, relays, IoT etc.

    I'll be back in town next week for 3x+3x and some Gb ports. Yes, I am starting on a board next week sir. How is cradlepoint treating you?
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    Build your own devices, routers, relays, IoT etc.

    Out of town but quick check in, I set Moms up with this guy. 2xCA mPCIe radio>fast Ethernet. This is backhauled by our triband antenna site. Wired Internet option is dsl or 2mbps fiber(wat!?!?!?!?!) So, here we are. Had to test at home in a low signal area. Just for adversity sake we threw long coax on, tested wifi coverage higher with a remote signal from large antenna. Then we dialed it right in via our multiplomitron of adapters. Sorry for the late post; I rocked this out last Monday and it is a pretty simple build inside. 2.4 WeeFee radio, fast ethernet and the LTE radio is on top under tape. If it slows down we can add a carrier via USB. The first radio is on board so I like that and mom gets her cat Vidya, pictures, scheduling for remote work and news. Success. I'll be back in town next week for 3x+3x and some Gb ports. Have a great weekend everyone, keep building!
  25. https://selectspectrum.com/sla.html I've been randomly following this guy's site. Former clearwire worker who helps auction unsold edu lessors capacity in 2.5. They have held a few the last year or so. I wonder if we will see some reform here. I believe redspark posted about the plan to expand license areas from a circle to meet the next lessor or to the next county line. Long time listeners will note It has been in the works for a couple of years at least. Maybe this is supporting that plan. Great find Mr Trip.
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