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WE826-T connected to Sprint Data network

Post by K9MMQ » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:01 pm

Greetings to the Group

I'm looking to purchase a WE826-E Router for wireless internet and I have some questions
1) What Model of Sierra 4G LTE Wireless card, for using the WE826-T on the SPRINT 4G LTE network? MC7455?
2) Will Sprint allow this WE826-T on their network?
3) Anyone know if Sprint blocks any ports?

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Re: WE826-T connected to Sprint Data network

Post by JimHelms » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:32 am

Most use the MC7455 modem running the generic firmware for the Sprint network.

Most users are also using the SIM Card from a Sprint (via third part supplier) provisioned hotspot and plan.

The WE826-T cannot be provisioned by Sprint but it is not necessary when using the MC7455 with generic firmware.

It is possible, depending on the Sprint plan, to have the MC7455 provisioned thru Sprint. In that case, you could run the Sprint firmware on the MC7455.

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Re: WE826-T connected to Sprint Data network

Post by Trkman76! » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:26 pm

I'm new here so Ill Apologize for the stupid question right now. Thanks for the tolerance.
I have a WE826-T with the Sierra MC7455 Modem. I'm a calyx supporter so I have a sprint aircard that has no external antenna ports and no usb tethering capability which is why I'm going the WE826 Route. Thank You in Advance for any guidance.

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Re: WE826-T connected to Sprint Data network

Post by JimHelms » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:51 pm

Trkman76! wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:26 pm
I'm new here so Ill Apologize for the stupid question right now. Thanks for the tolerance.
Not a problem. We all had to start somewhere.

The WE826 and MC7455 is fairly easy to configure. There is a lot of useful information and tutorials on the forum to walk you through the process.

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Re: WE826-T connected to Sprint Data network

Post by Trkman76! » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:13 pm

So here we go, I installed the following Firmware on a WE826-T with a Sierra MC7455 Modem.
we826-GO2018-09-02 , The Tutorial I used was the LTEFIXIT "Configuring the router" one that I found here on LTE Hacks. I cannot seem to get any internet from router. When configuring, some of the screens in tutorial were different then those in the Router screen. One that was way different was the Modem Connection Info was not present on my screen as it was in tutorial. I only had Connection Profile which did not have the same windows and selections as tutorial.
This brings me to the question of do I have the correct firmware? When I went directly to the GoldenOrb link from Jim Helms tutorial I did not see the choice for WE826 or MC7455. Not sure what I'm missing.
Also when I installed the 7455 in the router I could see that there were antenna ports on the modem, I assume these are for a different application and the modem gets its signal through the connection pins at the opposite end? Sorry for all these elementary questions I'm a bit lost thus far.
Thanks for anyone brave enough to try helping me. LOL

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Re: WE826-T connected to Sprint Data network

Post by Trkman76! » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:17 pm

Also the Kernal Version of firmware is 4.14.54

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Re: WE826-T connected to Sprint Data network

Post by JimHelms » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:16 am

Trkman76! wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:13 pm

When I went directly to the GoldenOrb link from Jim Helms tutorial I did not see the choice for WE826 or MC7455. Not sure what I'm missing.
The WE826 uses the same router PCB (board) as the WE3926 and the configurations are very similar. See
THIS tutorial.

Also when I installed the 7455 in the router I could see that there were antenna ports on the modem, I assume these are for a different application and the modem gets its signal through the connection pins at the opposite end?
The modem must have the U.FL pigtails installed for the 4g LTE antennas. They are taped to the inside of the upper case of the router.


Antenna connectors for modem.jpg



The pigtail U.FL connectors will connect to the Main and Aux ports on the modem. Position the U.FL connector where the metal part of the connector does not touch the metal part of the modem. Rotate if necessary for clearance.


Main and Aux Ports.jpg
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Re: WE826-T connected to Sprint Data network

Post by Trkman76! » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:55 am

Thanks for the clarification... Learning Here

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Re: WE826-T connected to Sprint Data network

Post by Trkman76! » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:55 pm

So in step 6 of tutorial it talks about going to modem connection info
here is a screen shot of my dropdown in the configuration screen. As you can see its missing the Modem Connection Info Tab. That's where I'm lost. Thanks againImage
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Re: WE826-T connected to Sprint Data network

Post by JimHelms » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:11 pm

Yes, the new firmware has changed slightly. Go to MODEM > CONNECTION PROFILE > GENERAL > APN and enter your APN > SAVE and APPLY.

On the same page, you will see another tab for the Connection Monitoring. I would suggest you do not enable Connection Monitoring until you establish a good network connection.
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