Zte mf279 and Netgear m1?

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saw2645
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Zte mf279 and Netgear m1?

Post by saw2645 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:23 pm

I have a zte mf279 and a Netgear m1 that I tried before getting a mofi4500.

I’m curious if there are any options for using the modems, best I can tell they are both using the lte Qualcomm x16 modem, for building a router modem that uses OpenWrt?

Or if I’m something something other options i’d Be happy to hear.

Thanks for any help!

swwifty
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Re: Zte mf279 and Netgear m1?

Post by swwifty » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:29 pm

I'm not entirely sure what you're asking here, but if you're looking to build your own router/modem combo you can do it.

Check out this link. It's the same hardware the mofi4500 uses, that you can use to build your own router/modem running OpenWRT as desired.

https://ltefix.com/shop/routers/we826-lte-router/

saw2645
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Re: Zte mf279 and Netgear m1?

Post by saw2645 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:12 pm

Yes, that is what I was looking for. I just need help trying to identify whether I can use the modems I have to build one.
Are they a Sierra wireless card? How do I identify them?

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Re: Zte mf279 and Netgear m1?

Post by swwifty » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:18 pm

saw2645 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:12 pm
Yes, that is what I was looking for. I just need help trying to identify whether I can use the modems I have to build one.
Are they a Sierra wireless card? How do I identify them?
Unless the 4G modems you have are removable from the hardware you already have, then I'd imagine you'll need to buy one. I recommend the Sierra MC7455. I have it and it works great.

saw2645
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Re: Zte mf279 and Netgear m1?

Post by saw2645 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:27 pm

They are removable and look like a “mc” style board from the pictures I can find. I just don’t know if they would be locked or not.

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Re: Zte mf279 and Netgear m1?

Post by swwifty » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:42 pm

saw2645 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:27 pm
They are removable and look like a “mc” style board from the pictures I can find. I just don’t know if they would be locked or not.
Only one way to find out, if they are mini-pci, you can buy the external USB enclosure for them and try them out.

Probably best though to try and do some googling though on the model modem for more info first.

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Re: Zte mf279 and Netgear m1?

Post by ImTravis » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:03 pm

If the Netgear M1 is the Nighthawk Mobile Router (which I think it is), you can use it in USB mode to the WE826 LTE router. That would allow you to use the M1 as a modem without having to modify it. the WE826 LTE router can use a USB modem.

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