New GoldenOrb 2020-03-01 Firmware

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New GoldenOrb 2020-03-01 Firmware

Post by MrEdLu » Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:49 pm

Just flashed my ZBT-WE826 device 20 minutes ago and it works fine so far. Firmware download link...

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

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Re: New GoldenOrb 2020-03-01 Firmware

Post by MrEdLu » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:37 pm

This new firmware is working well. With the old firmware, I normally avoided Sprint's band 41 because of constant disconnects. With this new firmware, I'm still getting disconnected on heavy usage but at least it is automatically reconnecting and it is doing so under 1 minute. In contrast, I will often need to manually power cycle my WE826 to reconnect.

Log of my disconnects when downloading at ~9MB/s

Fri Feb 28 20:35:49 2020 : Disconnect (Removed) Modem #1
Fri Feb 28 20:36:17 2020 : Attempting to Connect Modem #1 (Sierra_Wireless,_Incorporated DW5811e_Snapdragon™_X7_LTE)
Fri Feb 28 20:36:26 2020 : Modem #1 Connected ( Sierra Wireless, Incorporated EM7455)

Fri Feb 28 20:41:31 2020 : Disconnect (Removed) Modem #1
Fri Feb 28 20:41:58 2020 : Attempting to Connect Modem #1 (Sierra_Wireless,_Incorporated DW5811e_Snapdragon™_X7_LTE)
Fri Feb 28 20:42:07 2020 : Modem #1 Connected ( Sierra Wireless, Incorporated EM7455)

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Re: New GoldenOrb 2020-03-01 Firmware

Post by BillA » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:52 pm

MrEdLu wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:37 pm
This new firmware is working well. With the old firmware, I normally avoided Sprint's band 41 because of constant disconnects. With this new firmware, I'm still getting disconnected on heavy usage but at least it is automatically reconnecting and it is doing so under 1 minute. In contrast, I will often need to manually power cycle my WE826 to reconnect.

Log of my disconnects when downloading at ~9MB/s

Fri Feb 28 20:35:49 2020 : Disconnect (Removed) Modem #1
Fri Feb 28 20:36:17 2020 : Attempting to Connect Modem #1 (Sierra_Wireless,_Incorporated DW5811e_Snapdragon™_X7_LTE)
Fri Feb 28 20:36:26 2020 : Modem #1 Connected ( Sierra Wireless, Incorporated EM7455)

Fri Feb 28 20:41:31 2020 : Disconnect (Removed) Modem #1
Fri Feb 28 20:41:58 2020 : Attempting to Connect Modem #1 (Sierra_Wireless,_Incorporated DW5811e_Snapdragon™_X7_LTE)
Fri Feb 28 20:42:07 2020 : Modem #1 Connected ( Sierra Wireless, Incorporated EM7455)

Looks like it reconnects under a minute.... does this new version have TTL settings built in?

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Re: New GoldenOrb 2020-03-01 Firmware

Post by MrEdLu » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:25 pm

Not sure what you mean with the TTL setting. Are you referring to this screen?
Screen Shot 2020-02-28 at 11.20.36 PM.png
If so, it looks the same as the previous version.
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Re: New GoldenOrb 2020-03-01 Firmware

Post by SliverGT » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:34 pm

What new features does it have?

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Re: New GoldenOrb 2020-03-01 Firmware

Post by MrEdLu » Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:21 am

I don't see any difference in the UI but I am hopeful that it is more stable. It is too early to tell since I'm less than 24h into using this new firmware.

Features list below copied from the download link in the 1st post.

The latest version of ROOter is GoldenOrb 2020-03-01 and has the following features.

All Firmware Images
  • Extensive support for different makes and models of USB Cellular modems including CDMA, 3G and LTE models including those using PCie and M.2 interfaces.
  • Automatic connection to your Provider when the modem is plugged in or when the router is booted up with the modem plugged in. No user intervention is required after the initial set up.
  • Automatically try to reconnect if the modem fails to connect to the Provider or loses its connection.
  • Monitoring of the connection with various steps to take if the connection fails.
  • Detailed information about the connection including signal strength, SIM information and tower details.
  • SMS (text) messaging on those modems and plans that support it.
  • Ability to send AT Commands to the modem as well as change the Network Mode of the modem.
  • Simple method of adding a Guest Wifi network to the router.
  • Allows the use of 2 modems at the same time.
  • Failover System to allow using multiple Internet sources with seamless switching between them in case of disconnection.
  • Scheduled reboot of the router at a time of your chosing.
  • Wifi Hotspot Manager to allow easy connection to Wifi hotspots.
  • Two GUI themes for different look for the router's web GUI.
  • Firmware update checking to see if you have the latest firmware.
8meg and 16meg Firmware Images
  • Print Server for USB printers.
  • Dynamic DNS for assigning a URL to your router.
  • VPN support using OpenVPN and OpenSSL. (8meg images can not have this as well as Samba)
  • Automatic mounting and sharing of USB storage devices using Samba. (8meg images can not have this as well as OpenVPN)
  • Extensive system for Load Balancing different Internet sources.
  • Support for IPv6.
  • Ability to create and execute router level scripts.
  • A per-device Bandwidth Monitor to allow viewing the bandwidth usage of all devices on your network.
  • Wake on Lan for devices on the Network.
  • Custom TTL Setting to change the ttl value for the modem.
  • Built-in Speedtest using Netperf.
  • Status of OpenVPN Instances shown on the Overview page.
  • Smart Queue Management for traffic shaping.

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Re: New GoldenOrb 2020-03-01 Firmware

Post by bjmc12 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:45 pm

were can i go to get the latest goldenorb for my m2m nexg h721 . i have a quectel em20 on the way and want to make sure i have the latest and greatest. also i have a em7511 in it now and was wondering if can bond the 2 modems for faster speeds
:D :D :D :D

thanks

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Re: New GoldenOrb 2020-03-01 Firmware

Post by BillA » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:01 pm

bjmc12 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:45 pm
were can i go to get the latest goldenorb for my m2m nexg h721 . i have a quectel em20 on the way and want to make sure i have the latest and greatest. also i have a em7511 in it now and was wondering if can bond the 2 modems for faster speeds
:D :D :D :D

thanks

I don't see any OpenWRT or GoldenOrb available for the H721 but maybe JimHelms can point you in the right direction.
As far as modem/channel bonding, you can use any cheap OpenWRT router (WE826/WG3526) with an internal and external modem (connected via USB) and use the latest OpenWRT/GoldenOrb load balancing feature. While it's not true modem/channel bonding, it does improve complex web page loads and multi segment downloads.

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Re: New GoldenOrb 2020-03-01 Firmware

Post by conan785 » Wed May 13, 2020 12:19 pm

has anyone gotten the bandwidth monitoring to actually work. I have it running on a mofi4500/WE826 and it is not working. The stock mofi firmware monitor did work but this one is a no go. Any suggestions?

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