Budget replacement for Linkzone 2 on Calyx

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Budget replacement for Linkzone 2 on Calyx

Post by noahberg98 » Tue May 04, 2021 10:46 pm

Recent Calyx member and am looking for a budget replacement for the LZ2. I would like to have external antenna ports and possibly ethernet.

I am currently getting around 3 bars and 5-12 mbps down/up.

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Re: Budget replacement for Linkzone 2 on Calyx

Post by Didneywhorl » Wed May 05, 2021 10:00 am

NEXQ6GO-M with Quectel EM06A

Router: https://ltefix.com/shop/routers/lte-rou ... fi-router/
Modem: https://ltefix.com/shop/modems/quectel- ... m-2-modem/
Adapter for modem to router is included with the router now.

That's it.

If you want more modem, it'll cost a few more dollars to get 3xCA: https://ltefix.com/shop/modems/quectel- ... 2-modem-2/
Otherwise same router.


Pop in your SIM card, set the APNs and run commands as follows:

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AT+CGDCONT=1,"IPV4V6","otasn"
then

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AT+CGDCONT=2,"IP","r.ispsn"
then

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AT+CGDCONT=3,"IPV4V6","r.ispsn"
then

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AT+QMBNCFG="AutoSel",0
then

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AT+QMBNCFG="deactivate"
then finally to hard reboot the modem:

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AT+CFUN=1,1
Watch it connect to interwebz!

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Re: Budget replacement for Linkzone 2 on Calyx

Post by sharky » Wed May 05, 2021 11:20 am

How do you repair IMEI on those modems?

Do you need to buy with the "Upgrade Modem to latest Generic Firmware" option, or is there a tutorial on that?

Is there a way to just put a modem into an enclosure so you can tether it over USB to a reasonable wifi router like an ASUS?

Thanks!

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Re: Budget replacement for Linkzone 2 on Calyx

Post by islander261 » Wed May 05, 2021 12:59 pm

I have been using my Calyx SIM card in a WE826 with a MC7455 and didn't need to do anything besides setting the APN to r.ispsn. I connect to Sprint through a T-Mobile tower.

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Re: Budget replacement for Linkzone 2 on Calyx

Post by Didneywhorl » Wed May 05, 2021 10:22 pm

IMEI change not needed for Calyx Hotspot plans. At least not yet.

IMEI changes aren't discussed here, but it can easily be done on Quectel Modems. The info is out there.

You can certainly upgrade it yourself. There are tutorials on this forum, should be under the Modems / tutorials sub forum.

You can tether the modem to a router with drivers for the modem. If your ASUS supports the modems, you can do that. Also, you might not want to go more than 10' - 12' with USB cables. Power loss issues start to pop up.

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Re: Budget replacement for Linkzone 2 on Calyx

Post by noahberg98 » Thu May 13, 2021 5:01 pm

Do you potentially have the AT commands for a WE826 and MC7455

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Re: Budget replacement for Linkzone 2 on Calyx

Post by noahberg98 » Thu May 13, 2021 5:13 pm

WE826 is reading the SIM, just not getting a connection. Changed APN to r.ispsn, no luck

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Re: Budget replacement for Linkzone 2 on Calyx

Post by noahberg98 » Thu May 13, 2021 5:17 pm

Thu May 13 16:59:55 2021 : /dev/ttyUSB1 AT+CPMS="SM"
+CPMS: 0,0,0,0,0,0
OK

This is the only error that shows up in modem debugger

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Re: Budget replacement for Linkzone 2 on Calyx

Post by Didneywhorl » Fri May 14, 2021 5:15 pm

What comes back from the AT command:

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AT+CGDCONT?

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Re: Budget replacement for Linkzone 2 on Calyx

Post by noahberg98 » Thu May 20, 2021 11:13 am

UPDATE:
Got the WE826/MC7455 to grab the network, so far no issues. I had to flash the generic firmware (Modem was set to VERIZON for some reason)
Getting speeds around 15-25mbps down and 8-12mbps upload

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