MIFI support Quectel EP06?


#1

MIFI support Quectel EP06?


#2

Taking a quick look at the spec here:
http://www.quectel.com/UploadFile/Product/Quectel_EP06_LTE-A_Specification_V1.2_.pdf

I see it uses UMI as the other Quectel modules, and usb3, so i would think it will work fine, but not 100%. I have not seen anyone else using it.

Worst case it would require just a few changes to config files in OpenWrt.


#3

I tried Quectels some time ago because of low price. No success, at least on another MT7620-based device, running openwrt. May be, now the drivers are better, but for a single router usage of Huawei, for example, saves some headache. Not money, though :slight_smile:


#4

I run the Quectel EC25 in QMI mode with no issues on the Mifi every day. It has the same interface as the EP06, that is why i think it will work without issues.


#5

Is it iot version module. For all modules needs to add driver support. But should be simple as quctel give the source code.

@luochongjun may have a check.


#6

I dropped an EP-06A into one of my MiFis, and it worked without any further modifications.

Completely drop in. I assume it uses the same drivers as an EC25A.

I can get ~80Mbps down and 40Mbps up on an uncongested tower with Carrier Aggregation. I think we’re approaching the limit of the CPU/ethernet interface.

Now if only I could lock the bands in the GUI. Hint hint.


#7

Write your feature request here and i add it:


#8

80Mbps got from the MiFi? I never saw such a high speed. How did you do that?


#9

Replaced the modem with one that does carrier aggregation, and be next to an uncongested tower with carrier aggregation enabled. I also have an ideal signal strength. It’s very much a best case scenario. I also have a special SIM that doesn’t get deprioritized as much as consumer or commercial lines. This is with those 9dBi antennas I linked a while back.


#10

Regarding the ep06-a module. I aquired one with no documentation. The antenna connectors are labeled; M1, D2/G, D1 and an unpoplated M2 pad. Which two do I use for LTE/WCDMA?

Also anyone have a copy of the AT commands documentation for this module.

Thanks.


#11

Hi,
The module is connected like this:

For the commands, i haven’t gotten them from Quectel, but you can register and get the PDF here:

https://www.quectel.com/product/EP06.htm


#12

@lucidtek just want to know your location? For example city, carrier. You can pm me this info.

Just want to know the speed of different locations.


#13

I’m outside of Washington, D.C. All of my testing is on AT&T for the most part. T-Mobile hasn’t enabled carrier aggregation on too many towers. I did get +80Mbps down on T-Mobile earlier this week with the EP-06A in a MIFI. That’s the fastest I’ve seen T-Mobile in this area so far.


#14

Nice! Thanks very much!