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  1. Edit: I’m an idiot, my connectors for my primary antenna cables were RP-SMA instead of regular SMA. I bought two longer SMA adapters and foolishly two shorter RP-SMA adapters. No wonder the LMR cable connectors didn’t want to fit [emoji37]. With the two longer SMA adapters connected to the primary modem ports everything connected! Now I’m just mad RP-SMA exists! Original post: I got my new antenna, WG3526P and LM960 all assembled with the AT&T SIM inserted. I flashed the latest version of rOOter on the WG3526P and set my default APN to "broadband" which I believe is right for AT&T but I'm having some issues I think. The LM960 doesn't appear to want to connect. It's just stuck at connecting.... I'm not sure what steps I might have forgotten or if I messed something up?
  2. I wonder how realistic it would be to expect any benefit from Low Band 4x4 MIMO on the proxicast? That looks to be the biggest possible advantage to the proxicast. (Edit: It appears the LM960 only supports 4x4 MIMO on mid-band anyway) Your antennas look sleeker and have a bit higher gain on the mid-bands I would expect to see the most benefit from 4x4 on. I’m in very much an Edge-Of-Cell area with this installation so 4x4 MIMO gains in general may be mostly wishful thinking on my part. Band 2 signal from current setup https://i.imgur.com/i62NBqT.jpg Recent typical speed test https://www.speedtest.net/result/i/3944846734 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Where did you source that Kathrein antenna and what would one cost if you don’t mind me asking? I’m thinking about picking up one of these Proxicast panel MIMO antennas otherwise to provide my two new streams. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBSLNJ6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_KLQ2EbNHCCWB8 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Thanks for all the help! I called, left a voice message and sent them an email. Unfortunately it looks like they were pretty quick shipping since I already have a tracking number and an ETA of Monday. Hopefully you’re right and it hasn’t actually shipped yet. I am in Oklahoma, so that’s part of why the shipping is so quick to get here. I guess that could mean returns are faster too. So at least there’s that. Edit: just heard back from them. They want to charge a 15% to 25% restocking fee. I’m thinking I’ll avoid this group in the future. Is there really a huge difference between the two modules? Edit 2: they decided not to charge me a restocking fee and they’re processing the RMA. Much happier now! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Welp, I picked the wrong one. Is there a huge difference? They charged me a Tariff and taxes which I may or may not get refunded so it could cost me at this point to switch to the second revision modem. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks! Just ordered an LM960, it should make things easy and it comforts me a bit that it’s a final product rather than an engineering sample. In my case, I won’t have to play with IMEI stuff since I have a grandfathered Original Unlimited Plus plan with official unlimited Hotspot access on the line. That WG router you use looks like a good option except it’s out of stock at LTEFix. It looks like you did what I would do with that router too on the antenna ports (replace a couple WiFi ports with LTE ports for 4x4 MIMO). I’m thinking in exchange for a little cable loss to feel better about it durability wise, I might mount my enclosure under the eave right under the antenna J-Pole so there is some shelter from direct sunlight and precipitation. Now I just need to figure out what to do with my cabling. I’m considering either buying tools to cut and re-terminate my existing LMR400 cables to the shorter length or buying new cables at the appropriate length. It looks like new cables would be cheaper but maybe getting those tools could be worthwhile for future changes? Thanks again! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. It’s been a while since I’ve posted here since I’ve switched away from Sprint but I happened upon your thread while researching an upgrade to my Rural Internet Setup and I thought you might be able to help some I currently have a MoFi 4500 with two 35ft long LMR400 cables going from inside my cabin up to two panel antennas on the roof https://imgur.com/a/NpOjzwM It’s working ok but I think I’m missing out on a lot of bandwidth since bands 14 and 66 have been added to the area and I could get better signal with a modem mounted behind the antennas (eliminating a lot of line loss). I’ve been looking at mounting a Telit LM960 or Quectel EM20 in a panel behind the antennas outside along with a Golden Orb compatible router powered by POE and adding another pair of antennas for 4x4 MIMO. Since you’ve tested both the EM20 and the LM960, which do you prefer? It appears the LM960 actually has better CA combinations for AT&T’s network even though it’s theoretically not as high level of LTE technology category as the Quectel. It appears to me most of the higher order carrier aggregation on the Quectel is with CBRS or LTE unlicensed which I don’t think I’ll ever see in this rural Edge of Cell area. Also does it appear to you that having these installed outside would be a reliability issue? It gets really hot here in the summers with plenty of severe weather and it can be cold in Winters. The LM960 at least appears to have a pretty broad operating temperature range. Any advice is appreciated, thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. As far as I know the CCA roaming hub does not set prices. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. U.S. cellular thinks they're big and bad like Verizon, so they are demanding Verizon roaming fees. Idiotic but that's how they work. Roaming probably accounts for a significant portion of their revenue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. My 2014 Mazda6 has HD radio and I only have the mid-trim (touring). I actually really appreciate the better sound quality. More and more stations are becoming HD in my area. I am somewhat disappointed on how long it has taken for HD radio to become popular. It really should be standard equipment by now. It's been around since I was in high school (graduated in 09) yet it's still a special feature for aftermarket receivers. We just bought a speed boat (for the opulent price of $750 lol) and I wanted to add an HD radio capable receiver to it. I assumed that was the standard tech these days, but it isn't. You have to buy a special optional component to add on to a higher priced receiver. So it's still in the early stages for that market segment, which is a damn shame. They've had years to get the tech in their products. I guess part of the problem is that I expect the evolution of all electronics to be as rapid as it has been for cellular technology.
  11. If they add Ecuador they might stand a chance of keeping my brother from switching to T-Mobile. (He does Bio research in the Galapagos islands) Edit: This is totally awesome and I knew it would happen eventually. Good work Marcelo! Added to all of my lines.
  12. 10+10 in the PCS and enabling 4 transmitting antennas (on equipment that already supports it) with their FDD bands would just make too much sense.
  13. More likely not a removal of sites but skipping them for 700mhz. They will probably stay online just broadcasting mid-band PCS and AWS. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Tmobile has a lot of new rural coverage now. They will be pretty great (except deep indoors) soon (and mostly already are).
  15. The way things have been managed there lately it wouldn't surprise me if they don't want to reciprocate, at least not cheaply. They probably want to pay for cheap Sprint LTE and charge Sprint a boatload for their LTE.
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