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we826GO-U, quectel EC25-AF can't get on t-mobile

Post by wherman » Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:28 pm

I am unable to get my WE826GO-U on the internet

I installed the Quectel EC25-AF modem
connected antenna pigtail connecters
configured apn for fast.t-mobile.com
set time zone, password saved all

got t-mobile sim and put in apple iphone 6, connected and got on internet pulling 40 Mbps
pulled sim from iphone 6 and put sim in adapter tray
installed sim in we826GO-U

powered up we826GO-U
look at debug info

looks like dev/ttyUSB2 AT+COPS=0 returns an error code +CME Error 13

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Re: we826GO-U, quectel EC25-AF can't get on t-mobile

Post by Didneywhorl » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:53 pm

Under Modem-->Network Status does your modem show up, IMEI info filled in and SIM info?

Which plan are you using?

What mode is your modem in? QMI, MBIM, ECM?
Should say this at the bottom of the first section. If not you can go to Modem-->Miscellaneou-->AT Command Terminal and enter the command:

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AT+QCFG="usbnet"?
if it returns a:
1 its ECM
0 is QMI
and 2 is MBIM
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Re: we826GO-U, quectel EC25-AF can't get on t-mobile

Post by wherman » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:34 pm

Before I answer all your questions, it dawns on me that maybe I should configure the modem to use the IMEI number from the iPhone 6 as it is what is activated on the network. Is there a way to do that? Or is there a way to activate the Quectel IMEI, or doesn't it matter?

All this info came from Modem->Network Status

Modem :Quectel EC25-AF
Modem 1
Modem ID :2c7c : 0125

Provider :Failed to Connect : Retrying

Comm Port :/dev/ttyUSB2

Modem/SIM Information

Modem IMEI :866834040913522

The plan is a Sprint Unlimited Plus - but I am using APN fast.t-mobile.com because I went to the T-Mobile store and traded in my Sprint SIMS for T-Mobile SIMS. The iPhone 6 showed up on the T-Mobile network using APN fast.t-mobile.com

The modem says it is in QMI mode

Any ideas?

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Re: we826GO-U, quectel EC25-AF can't get on t-mobile

Post by Mattflexreed » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:39 pm

If it's a sprint plan then it probably uses the sprint apn, not t mobile.
And you don't need to configure the modem imei

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Re: we826GO-U, quectel EC25-AF can't get on t-mobile

Post by wherman » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:35 pm

i have now tried the sprint apn's. Same error. I am pretty confident that I need to use the t-mobile apn as the sim is t-mobile and the iPhone 6 it came out of was configured to use the t-mobile apn. the plan is sprint, but I have been migrated to the t-mobile network because sprint is so bad at my house. I can't find what error 13 meant in the Quectel AT command guide

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Re: we826GO-U, quectel EC25-AF can't get on t-mobile

Post by wherman » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:01 pm

About to give up on this and return the router, does this mean anything to anyone?

Here is info from the debug screen-


Sun Oct 18 10:25:48 2020 : /dev/ttyUSB2 AT+CREG=2;+CREG?;+CREG=0
+CREG: 2,0
OK
AT+CEREG=2;+CEREG?;+CEREG=0
+CEREG: 2,0
OK
AT+C5GREG=2;+C5GREG?;+C5GREG=0
ERROR


Sun Oct 18 10:25:53 2020 : /dev/ttyUSB2 AT+CSQ
+CSQ: 15,99
OK
AT+QENG="servingcell"
+QENG: "servingcell","LIMSRV","WCDMA",310,260,F414,CAAB3B9,9841,495,1,-86,-6,-,-,-,-,-
OK
AT+QNWINFO
+QNWINFO: "WCDMA","310260","WCDMA 1900",9841
OK
AT+QCAINFO
ERROR
AT+QCFG="nwscanmode"
+QCFG: "nwscanmode",0
OK
AT+QTEMP
+QTEMP: 41,39,38
OK

Sun Oct 18 10:26:05 2020 : /dev/ttyUSB2 AT+CPMS="SM"
+CPMS: 0,30,0,30,0,30
OK

Here is the Network Status

Signal Information
Network :WCDMA

CSQ :15

Signal Strength :48%

RSSI :-83 dBm

ECIO :-9 dB

RSCP :-88 dBm

Connection Monitoring Status : Disabled

Cell Information
MCC MNC :- -

RNC/eNB ID :-

LAC/TAC :-

Cell ID :-

LTE Band :-

Channel :9841

Maximum Qos : --

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Re: we826GO-U, quectel EC25-AF can't get on t-mobile

Post by Didneywhorl » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:25 pm

wherman wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:01 pm
About to give up on this and return the router, does this mean anything to anyone?

Here is info from the debug screen-


Sun Oct 18 10:25:48 2020 : /dev/ttyUSB2 AT+CREG=2;+CREG?;+CREG=0
+CREG: 2,0
OK
AT+CEREG=2;+CEREG?;+CEREG=0
+CEREG: 2,0
OK
AT+C5GREG=2;+C5GREG?;+C5GREG=0
ERROR


Sun Oct 18 10:25:53 2020 : /dev/ttyUSB2 AT+CSQ
+CSQ: 15,99
OK...
That means that you dont have a 5G modem, so its not registering on the 5G networks. Its built into the router firmware for 5G modems. You can ignore this.
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Re: we826GO-U, quectel EC25-AF can't get on t-mobile

Post by Didneywhorl » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:29 pm

If you swapped SIMs and the new SIM registers fast.t-mobile.com on the phone its registered in, then it should work out fine on that APN.

If you go to the command terminal again and run the command:

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AT+CGDCONT?
What is the output?


Also, did you set your system time?

System-->System-->Time settings, or something like that
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Re: we826GO-U, quectel EC25-AF can't get on t-mobile

Post by Didneywhorl » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:31 pm

wherman wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:34 pm
Before I answer all your questions, it dawns on me that maybe I should configure the modem to use the IMEI number from the iPhone 6 as it is what is activated on the network. Is there a way to do that? Or is there a way to activate the Quectel IMEI, or doesn't it matter?

All this info came from Modem->Network Status

Modem :Quectel EC25-AF
Modem 1
Modem ID :2c7c : 0125

Provider :Failed to Connect : Retrying

Comm Port :/dev/ttyUSB2

Modem/SIM Information

Modem IMEI :866834040913522

The plan is a Sprint Unlimited Plus - but I am using APN fast.t-mobile.com because I went to the T-Mobile store and traded in my Sprint SIMS for T-Mobile SIMS. The iPhone 6 showed up on the T-Mobile network using APN fast.t-mobile.com

The modem says it is in QMI mode

Any ideas?

After Modem IMEI does it Show the SIM information? If not, there's a major issue, its not reading your SIM card.
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Re: we826GO-U, quectel EC25-AF can't get on t-mobile

Post by wherman » Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:56 pm

When I type in

AT+CGDCONT?

I get

+CGDCONT: 1,"IPV4V6","fast.t-mobile.com","0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0",0,0,0,0
+CGDCONT: 2,"IPV4V6","ims","0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0",0,0,0,0
+CGDCONT: 3,"IPV4V6","sos","0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0",0,0,0,1
+CGDCONT: 4,"IPV4V6","tmus","0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0",0,0,0,0

OK

under modem network status it appears to read the sim info, it is providing the imsi, iccid and phone number

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