Raspberry PI setup

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David522
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Raspberry PI setup

Post by David522 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:57 pm

I have seen a few screen shots of people with a PI setup and a external USB thing for the 4g lte card. Does anyone have a setup guide for this? I'm moving to a rural area soon and my nearest 4g tower is about 6 miles. Was thinking I might need to do something like that on a solar setup/battery to throw the 4g signal over wifi using some ubiquity gear.

Thanks in advance

gedster314
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Re: Raspberry PI setup

Post by gedster314 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:21 am

The Rooter Project has a PI image.

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Re: Raspberry PI setup

Post by swwifty » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:47 pm

I don't think there is a guide anywhere, but I can help answer questions as I have this setup at home and for multiple customers.

It's fairly easy to do. It's as simple as burning the Rooter image onto a microsd card and powering up the PI. Only configuration that really needs to be done is set the APN and TTL.

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Re: Raspberry PI setup

Post by Sk252 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:16 am

Just found this forum a few days ago. I have a unused raspberry pi 3 lying around. I currently use a cradlepoint mbr95 with USB modem with Verizon unlimited data plan. I have been having poor performance lately and believe it’s the USB modem. I need a new setup and was interested in the pi setup. What do I need to make this work. Also open to any alternative setup as I’m new to all this.

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Re: Raspberry PI setup

Post by swwifty » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:14 am

Sk252 wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:16 am
Just found this forum a few days ago. I have a unused raspberry pi 3 lying around. I currently use a cradlepoint mbr95 with USB modem with Verizon unlimited data plan. I have been having poor performance lately and believe it’s the USB modem. I need a new setup and was interested in the pi setup. What do I need to make this work. Also open to any alternative setup as I’m new to all this.
What modem do you have? If it's already in an external USB enclosure you should be able to just plug it into the Raspberry PI.

You'll need to install GoldenOrb on a microSD card for the PI, but configuration is very simple. you can find the installer here:

https://www.ofmodemsandmen.com/firmware.html

Scroll to the bottom for your version of the PI.

Sk252
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Re: Raspberry PI setup

Post by Sk252 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:45 am

It’s an actual Verizon modem. Pantech uml 295. I think it is the problem. I Have to reboot multiple times when speeds slow. It’s a usb stick and wasn’t designed for 24/7 use which is what I have been doing for 3 years.

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Re: Raspberry PI setup

Post by swwifty » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:46 pm

Sk252 wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:45 am
It’s an actual Verizon modem. Pantech uml 295. I think it is the problem. I Have to reboot multiple times when speeds slow. It’s a usb stick and wasn’t designed for 24/7 use which is what I have been doing for 3 years.
Oh, I'd recommend getting a Sierra MC7455 modem then in a USB enclosure that you can attach to a PI3.

You can pick that stuff up at ltefix.com store.

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Re: Raspberry PI setup

Post by motoguy » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:55 pm

What would be some of the pros and cons over going with Raspberry Pi set up, instead of something like a WE1326?

I would likely use the Wi-Fi aspect of the we1326, but I'm not opposed to having a standalone Wi-Fi router.
I need to come up with a replacement for my WRT54G, so one way or another around a replacement is in order.

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Re: Raspberry PI setup

Post by swwifty » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:25 pm

motoguy wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:55 pm
What would be some of the pros and cons over going with Raspberry Pi set up, instead of something like a WE1326?

I would likely use the Wi-Fi aspect of the we1326, but I'm not opposed to having a standalone Wi-Fi router.
I need to come up with a replacement for my WRT54G, so one way or another around a replacement is in order.
It's a long topic, but if you already have an existing network and equipment, the PI might be for you. I really only needed an LTE modem and router, and not a wireless AP.

If you have nothing a WE1326 might be a better option, but I'm also a Engineer for a living, so all of this is second nature for me and I like to have my network setup in a specific way with full control over all of my hardware and setup.

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