MC7455 Sprint disconnects in r00ter

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deewhylan
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MC7455 Sprint disconnects in r00ter

Post by deewhylan » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:46 pm

For the past several days my MC7455 has been having disconnects every 30 minutes to 2 hours with modem reconnect enabled in r00ter. My sim card is clean and inserted properly, the antenna cables are connected to the MC7455 properly in the metal enclosure, and I'm using a 1 foot Anker cable that's pretty beefy so I don't THINK the cable is the issue.

I have my MC7455 set to work on the ipv4v6 r.ispsn apn and is set to work with all Sprint LTE bands; 25, 26, and 41. Selrat is set to 06 to force LTE.

When connection monitoring is turned off the modem will stay connected to the router but after 30 minutes to 2 hours it will just stop delivering internet. I will upload some photos of my gstatus when online and offline.

Any and all help is appreciated.
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Re: MC7455 Sprint disconnects in r00ter

Post by JimHelms » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:02 pm

I have seen this occasionally when running the reconnection monitor. You may want to try this modification

One other tweak you might want to try is to add Sprint's "otasn" APN to your second and your third profile APN profile slot (the second is for the ipv4 address):

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at+cgdcont=1,"ipv4v6","r.ispsn"
at+cgdcont=2,"ip","otasn"
at+cgdcont=3,"ipv4v6","otasn"
at!reset
Some claim that adding the otasn APN helped to resolve disconnection issues.

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Re: MC7455 Sprint disconnects in r00ter

Post by deewhylan » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:47 pm

Thanks, Jim.

Another note, with the reconnection monitor disabled, the modem still disconnects from the internet after 30 minutes or so. Sometimes it will only be around 30 minutes, sometimes it will disconnect after 3 hours. The modem itself is still connected to the router, but it will not deliver internet.

I'm trying out the otasn APN right now.

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Re: MC7455 Sprint disconnects in r00ter

Post by deewhylan » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:34 am

Well, it may be too soon to say, but as of right now my MC7455 has been connected for about 4 hours with no disconnects.

I do have one question. How does having more than 1 apn work? Are all 3 apn profiles active at once and it chooses an apn depending on what device you're using?

I'm kind of new to this stuff, I thought one device could only have one apn assigned.

EDIT: I just checked my connection log, the modem disconnected after about 3 and a half hours.

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Re: MC7455 Sprint disconnects in r00ter

Post by deewhylan » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:26 am

I ordered a 10cm low loss micro usb cable, I'm thinking it's my Anker cable. Even though Anker generally makes good quality cables, 1 foot may be too long.

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Re: MC7455 Sprint disconnects in r00ter

Post by deewhylan » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:23 am

I put my AT&T Mobley sim in the MC7455 and haven't had any disconnects for several hours, which leads me to believe it is not a cable issue. I will do some additional testing to make sure. However, I've always had my Sprint sim connected to band 41, and I get 50-90mbps on band 41 in my area, while I usually see max speeds of 20-30mbps on AT&T. So it still might be the cable, since Sprint is much faster in my area, which I assume would require more power. I'm going to try locking to band 25 or 26 with my Sprint sim and see if I still get disconnects with the same cable.

Using my 1 foot Anker cable, I have had times where the MC7455 simply wouldn't even detect on my PC or my router, and I would have to unplug usb cable and plug it back in to get it to detect, so it could still potentially be the cable.

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Re: MC7455 Sprint disconnects in r00ter

Post by deewhylan » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:36 am

Using the same cable, I do not get any disconnects on band 26 on Sprint until after 10+ hours. Either Sprint has issues with band 41 in my area, which I think is unlikely, or it's my cable.

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Re: MC7455 Sprint disconnects in r00ter

Post by drakax » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:36 pm

I have been having the same Sprint disconnection issues over the last few months that you are describing. I have since done a bit more troubleshooting to see if I can narrow down where the problem may lie. I have noticed the same behavior in the screenshots that have been posted in this thread, where the LTE connection remains on, and IP stops flowing.

I have found that i can bring the connection online by running a simple script that causes udhcpc to release and renew the ip address. Running this script from the command line or by creating a custom command in the UI brings the IP connection comes back up immediately. I am currently trying to figure out the best way to add this into the Connection Monitor script to bring a downed interface back up quickly without having to reset the modem.

#!/bin/sh

# get pid of udhcpc
PID=`pidof udhcpc`
#release dhcp lease
/bin/kill -SIGUSR2 $PID
# renew dhcp lease
/bin/kill -SIGUSR1 $PID

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Re: MC7455 Sprint disconnects in r00ter

Post by swwifty » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:53 pm

drakax wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:36 pm
I have been having the same Sprint disconnection issues over the last few months that you are describing. I have since done a bit more troubleshooting to see if I can narrow down where the problem may lie. I have noticed the same behavior in the screenshots that have been posted in this thread, where the LTE connection remains on, and IP stops flowing.

I have found that i can bring the connection online by running a simple script that causes udhcpc to release and renew the ip address. Running this script from the command line or by creating a custom command in the UI brings the IP connection comes back up immediately. I am currently trying to figure out the best way to add this into the Connection Monitor script to bring a downed interface back up quickly without having to reset the modem.

#!/bin/sh

# get pid of udhcpc
PID=`pidof udhcpc`
#release dhcp lease
/bin/kill -SIGUSR2 $PID
# renew dhcp lease
/bin/kill -SIGUSR1 $PID
that's really odd. I wonder if the DHCP lease is expiring, then not being renewed properly?

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Re: MC7455 Sprint disconnects in r00ter

Post by drakax » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:20 pm

--edited to add the timing of the issue info--

I don't know yet, with DHCP there is typically a lease expire time set when an IP is assigned. Some days, it will run for up to 16 hours with no issue at all then it will drop off multiple times in a row, sometimes as short as 15 minutes in between. I have smokeping running to get some statistics on how often this happens, and maybe a better pattern as to when the issue arises that is less anecdotal. But, i do not have enough data yet from it to discern anything.



Now, I have tried this with both the we826, and the wg3526, on both connected to the antennas that come stock, and the 15dbi pole mount antennas https://ltefix.com/shop/antennas/700-27 ... l-antenna/ and my signal sits at 21 csq with stock antennas (speedtest DL 60-70) and 29-30 csq with the external (speedtest 85-90). Btw, the issue only rears its head on band 41, both with CA on or forced off. Band 25 is rock steady but I only get a speedtest of 10-12. The common denominator is the MC7455, and I just received an MC7354 an hour ago to see if it makes a difference.

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