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4 minutes ago, belusnecropolis said:

https://ltefix.com/shop/modems/quectel-modems/quectel-em12-g-cat12-m-2-modem/

EM20 is out of stock right now there though. Ebay has a couple sellers from China for 265 so who knows on shipping, I will see if I can source you one domestic. 

 

Great.. I'm willing to try the EM20 in the Pepwave. However, I may be waiting my money if it does not work...

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3 minutes ago, PJG said:

Great.. I'm willing to try the EM20 in the Pepwave. However, I may be waiting my money if it does not work...

Yes you want a sled or a chassis of some sort that will operate it correctly. I do not have a pepwave to test the ones I have. If Pepwave has a forum, look there for any leads or other users who are looking for this combination.

It obviously works in the m2m. I am working on adding a failover radio in next week's version. Did you mention the pepwave has a second radio yes? It is a cool feature to have.   

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8 hours ago, belusnecropolis said:

Yes you want a sled or a chassis of some sort that will operate it correctly. I do not have a pepwave to test the ones I have. If Pepwave has a forum, look there for any leads or other users who are looking for this combination.

It obviously works in the m2m. I am working on adding a failover radio in next week's version. Did you mention the pepwave has a second radio yes? It is a cool feature to have.   

The Pepwave unit I have does have 2 radios. However, changing out the second radio requires you to totally dissemble the unit to remove it.

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11 hours ago, PJG said:

The Pepwave unit I have does have 2 radios. However, changing out the second radio requires you to totally dissemble the unit to remove it.

The Pepwave unit I have does have 2 radios. However, changing out the second radio requires you to totally disassemble the unit to remove it.

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Ok guys need some help i have a pepwave max hd2  firmware 8.0.0.2 with the telit lm960 and running 4x4mimo on sim tmobile but in pepwave dashboard it keeps saying  resetting and can get anything ... any help 

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47 minutes ago, Jp156 said:

Ok guys need some help i have a pepwave max hd2  firmware 8.0.0.2 with the telit lm960 and running 4x4mimo on sim tmobile but in pepwave dashboard it keeps saying  resetting and can get anything ... any help 

Is your APN correct? What are your signal levels like? Is this plan provisioned as a data line and is it IMEI locked to a certain device?

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I cant get it to say anything but resetting on the cellular 1 

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10 minutes ago, Jp156 said:

I cant get it to say anything but resetting on the cellular 1 

I get it, but could you let me know if you tried setting the APN to the one your plan is provisioned for? Maybe fast.t-mobile.com or fbb.home?

What service is your plan provisioned as, is it a voice, tablet or connected device line?

Is the SIM card attached to the plan locked to this or another device?

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Its was a all talk text and data i will go get an all data tablet one tomorrow 

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Posted (edited)

Hey everyone, I wanted to share something that I've been working on. I bought a Fibocom 850GL from eBay (the HP version) for about $30. My original intention was to create a DIY Portable Mobile Hotspot with a Raspberry Pi acting as the router and a TP Link WR902ac for a fast WiFi AP. I got two Cradlepoint antennas (I didn't trust any cheap ones on eBay/Amazon) that is rated to pickup 2.5 GHz and put the modem in an enclosure that converts from M.2 to USB 3.0 with a SIM slot.

You can see it all together held by rubber bands (there is also a 20,000 mAh battery underneath it all):

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It worked great! I installed OpenWRT on the RPi and configured it to get a cellular data connection. I used it for a few weeks taking it around town and it was stable. However data speeds weren't as fast as it should be (about 42 Mbps). I initially thought it was the antennas but after some digging around I figured out a way to fix it. To keep it brief, abrasive on GitHub figured out how to change USB modes with an AT command. I tried changing the USB mode to 7 which allows it to work in Windows using CDC MBIM (before it wouldn't work in Windows). To my surprise it worked, and without any drivers! Best of all, I'm seeing much better data speeds almost upwards of 120 Mbps download. The modem supports 3xCA on B41. 

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From here, I haven't gotten much further. I'd like to put this modem in a real router using PCIe instead of USB but I'm unsure about compatibility and drivers when looking some up. Now why this modem? You can activate it on Sprint as a "tablet" which costs $15/month after auto pay (the HP version only) for unlimited data.

Also as a side note, right now I deactivated it. Should I reactivate it again because of the merger and the plan not being available? I don't need this but it's pretty cool to have. 

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