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by datasmasher
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Misc Modem Cards
Topic: Configuring SIM8200EA
Replies: 16
Views: 747

Re: Configuring SIM8200EA

I would like to hear about other's experiences with the card. Sometimes my connection is great, sometimes, not so much. It would be helpful to me if I could understand other folks who are using this card experiences with it.
by datasmasher
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: New ZBT WG1608 5G-ready router + GoldenOrb firmware
Replies: 128
Views: 24894

Re: New ZBT WG1608 5G-ready router + GoldenOrb firmware

With help from jheld and other folks over at the rooter forum, I was able to get the 8200EA to work. The bulk of the praise goes to jheld. If you want to see how take a look at these two topics on the forum: https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/thread/3vx1k1r3?p=718#r14346 and https://forums.whirlpool.ne...
by datasmasher
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Misc Modem Cards
Topic: Configuring SIM8200EA
Replies: 16
Views: 747

Re: Configuring SIM8200EA

On the Rooter forums there were several post from jheld talking about the module. He has written 2 updates to the existing modemsignal.sh and celltype.sh files, as well as two scripts to add the Simcom responses to the appropriate fields in Network Information. If you want to see what I did, take at...
by datasmasher
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Misc Modem Cards
Topic: Configuring SIM8200EA
Replies: 16
Views: 747

Re: Configuring SIM8200EA

I was able to get help from jheld on the Rooter OpenWRT forum over at https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/thread/ ... #r67837810.
by datasmasher
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Misc Modem Cards
Topic: Configuring SIM8200EA
Replies: 16
Views: 747

Re: Configuring SIM8200EA

This card is 4xmimo. In the kernel log I see: [15579.506999] epc = 004036e9 in comgt[400000+6000] [15579.511698] ra = 0040369d in comgt[400000+6000] [15590.393010] usb 2-1.4: new SuperSpeed USB device number 6 using xhci-mtk [15590.430117] option 2-1.4:1.0: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected [155...
by datasmasher
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Misc Modem Cards
Topic: Configuring SIM8200EA
Replies: 16
Views: 747

Re: Configuring SIM8200EA

Yes, I see the modem IMEI and the phone number. The modem connects, but network says: General Information Modem : SIMCOM INCORPORATED SIMCOM_SIM8200EA-M2 Modem ID : 1e0e : 9001 Provider : T-Mobile Comm Port : /dev/ttyUSB2 Temperature : - Protocol : QMI Modem/SIM Information Modem IMEI : 864284040032...
by datasmasher
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: New ZBT WG1608 5G-ready router + GoldenOrb firmware
Replies: 128
Views: 24894

Re: New ZBT WG1608 5G-ready router + GoldenOrb firmware

If anyone else is experimenting with the SIM8200EA, I am interested in your experience. I just put one in a WG1608 and am waiting to see if I can get it to register on T-Mobiles network. I gave them a call and had them register the IMEI, but so far, no joy.
by datasmasher
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Misc Modem Cards
Topic: Configuring SIM8200EA
Replies: 16
Views: 747

Re: Configuring SIM8200EA

I am looking through the AT command guide to see how to switch modes. So far, I haven't found anything. I was able to get the module to switch to download mode, which was a bit tricky to get out of. I am going to continue reviewing the guide.
by datasmasher
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Misc Modem Cards
Topic: Configuring SIM8200EA
Replies: 16
Views: 747

Configuring SIM8200EA

Howdy! I am hoping someone can help me. I have a new WG1608 flashed with GoldenOrb_2020-06-10 and a SIMCOM SIM8200EA-M2, both from Alibaba. The router can see the modem, but I don't seem to be connecting. I am on a post paid TMobile plan with two yagi antenna's pointed at the nearest tower (about 2 ...
by datasmasher
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: 4G LTE 5G Antennas
Topic: Spectrum Analyzers
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Spectrum Analyzers

What spectrum analyzers would folks recommend? I am interested in better pointing my Yagi antenna's towards the closest tower (about 2.5 miles away). Would something like one of these work? https://www.amazon.com/AURSINC-Analyzer ... B07T6LXNTV Other recommendations?