New ZBT 5G-ready router WG1608 + GoldenOrb firmware

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

Post by BillA » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:49 am

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Where are you guy sourcing these from? I may be interested in buying one, but so far prices appear above $530 US for single piece orders from China.

The high price is due an included (not so great) modem. The router alone is around the same cost as the WG3526, you can either import it or wait/look for a US seller.

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

Post by tambutso » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:54 am

prideauxx wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:01 am
Where are you guy sourcing these from? I may be interested in buying one, but so far prices appear above $530 US for single piece orders from China.
send me a PM if you're interested

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

Post by OptimusPrime » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:23 pm

tambutso wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:54 am
send me a PM if you're interested
For some reason I am not able to send a PM. Please let me know if you supply the SIM8200.

Thanks.

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

Post by Didneywhorl » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:53 am

I might have some available in a few weeks. But I'm not getting them with modems. The Fibocom modem it comes with is dreadful in my opinion. If you want a 5G modem, I would go with the Quectel RM500Q. 5G stuff is so early. The 4x4 MIMO LTE modems now, those pop right in and need to antenna changes.
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Re: New ZBT 5G-ready router WG1608 + GoldenOrb firmware

Post by OptimusPrime » Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:31 am

Didneywhorl wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:53 am
If you want a 5G modem, I would go with the Quectel RM500Q
Any particular reason you would favor this over the SIM8200EA-M2?

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

Post by Didneywhorl » Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:55 pm

OptimusPrime wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:31 am
Any particular reason you would favor this over the SIM8200EA-M2?
I've come to really like the Quectel modems. I have not used the SIM8200 myself, though I have buddies who have, the support and community use of it is very lacking at the moment. I don't know of many people using SIMCOM modems at all. That's not to say they aren't good modems and aren't being used all over the world, but in my limited circle its pretty non existent.

I don't technically have a "particular" reason though, no. :)
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Re: New ZBT 5G-ready router WG1608 + GoldenOrb firmware

Post by tambutso » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:53 am

OptimusPrime wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:23 pm
For some reason I am not able to send a PM. Please let me know if you supply the SIM8200.

Thanks.
There is support for it on ROOter. It will work. I am using one right one with ROOter. This is a CAT20 LTE modem as well as 5G.If it can't connect to a 5G signal, you have the CAT20 LTE function. Better because if you're on T-Mobile, this has Band 71. Some CAT20 modems do not. Yes I can get you the SIM8200, might be able to get the Quectel RM500Q as well.

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

Post by OptimusPrime » Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:53 am

tambutso wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:53 am
There is support for it on ROOter. It will work. I am using one right one with ROOter. This is a CAT20 LTE modem as well as 5G.If it can't connect to a 5G signal, you have the CAT20 LTE function. Better because if you're on T-Mobile, this has Band 71. Some CAT20 modems do not. Yes I can get you the SIM8200, might be able to get the Quectel RM500Q as well.
OK, let me know if you're buying in bulk and offering comparable pricing to US residents. Thx.

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

Post by tambutso » Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:12 am

OptimusPrime wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:53 am
OK, let me know if you're buying in bulk and offering comparable pricing to US residents. Thx.
Hi. do you happen to be a member of the LTE Hacks FB group as well?I need a way to communicate privately with you. You can reach me here: https://www.messenger.com/t/rcpaccialjr Send me a PM at your convenience. Thanks.

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