[Solved] My LTE does not work? - Stupid user error 😊

Tried to get LTE running on my omnia, but it seems like I have problem with that.

Everything seems to be configured as in tutorial, still my PCI1 LED stays dead and I cannot seem to be able to connect.

LTE interface itself shows some traffic, but nothing is reachable via it.
Also obviosly I did got IP address from ISP.

After reboot LTE Interface itself refuses to come up, so not sure whats the problem.
Need to investigate more…

2016-11-26T15:51:14+02:00 notice netifd[]: Interface 'lte' is setting up now
2016-11-26T15:51:17+02:00 notice netifd[]: lte (2534): SIM ready
2016-11-26T15:51:17+02:00 notice netifd[]: lte (2534): PIN set successfully
2016-11-26T15:51:27+02:00 notice pppd[2552]: pppd 2.4.7 started by root, uid 0
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: abort on (BUSY)
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: abort on (NO CARRIER)
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: abort on (ERROR)
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: report (CONNECT)
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: timeout set to 10 seconds
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: send (AT&F^M)
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: expect (OK)
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: AT&F^M^M
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: OK
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]:  -- got it
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: send (ATE1^M)
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: expect (OK)
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: ^M
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: ATE1^M^M
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: OK
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]:  -- got it
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: send (AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","internet.tele2.ee"^M)
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: timeout set to 30 seconds
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: expect (OK)
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: ^M
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","internet.tele2.ee"^M^M
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: OK
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]:  -- got it
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: send (ATD*99***1#^M)
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: expect (CONNECT)
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: ^M
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: ATD*99***1#^M^M
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: CONNECT
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]:  -- got it
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info chat[2554]: send ( ^M)
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info pppd[2552]: Serial connection established.
2016-11-26T17:51:28+02:00 info kernel[]: [   70.367779] 3g-lte: renamed from ppp0
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 info pppd[2552]: Using interface 3g-lte
2016-11-26T15:51:28+02:00 notice pppd[2552]: Connect: 3g-lte <--> /dev/ttyUSB2
2016-11-26T15:51:29+02:00 notice firewall[]: Reloading firewall due to ifup of guest (wlan1-1)
2016-11-26T15:51:29+02:00 info pppd[2552]: CHAP authentication succeeded
2016-11-26T17:51:34+02:00 info pppd[]: Last message 'CHAP authentication ' repeated 1 times, supressed by syslog-ng on turris
2016-11-26T15:51:35+02:00 info pppd[2552]: No response to 5 echo-requests
2016-11-26T15:51:35+02:00 notice pppd[2552]: Serial link appears to be disconnected.
2016-11-26T15:51:41+02:00 notice pppd[2552]: Connection terminated.
2016-11-26T15:51:42+02:00 notice pppd[2552]: Modem hangup
2016-11-26T15:51:42+02:00 info pppd[2552]: Exit.
2016-11-26T15:51:42+02:00 notice netifd[]: Interface 'lte' is now down

Any ideas?

OK, it finally connected, but still…no connectivity, even ping to ISP gateway or DNS servers fails from Omnia itself.

Type: 3g
Address: 83.191.219.130
Netmask: 255.255.255.255
Gateway: 10.64.64.64
DNS 1: 212.247.156.70
DNS 2: 212.247.156.66
Connected: 0h 12m 45s

# uqmi -d /dev/cdc-wdm0 --get-signal-info --get-serving-system
{
	"type": "hdr",
	"rssi": -125,
	"ecio": 5,
	"io": -106,
	"type": "lte",
	"rssi": -48,
	"rsrq": -8,
	"rsrp": -78,
	"snr": 260
}
{
	"registration": "registered",
	"plmn_mcc": 248,
	"plmn_mnc": 3,
	"plmn_description": "",
	"roaming": false
}

For the LED light up in go in LuCI to "System - LED Configuration"
and set the omnia-led:pci1 to
either usbdev 1-1 (Quectel LTE Module)
or netdev 3g-(name-of-your-connection).

Yeah, that LED part I figured out already… (wrong netdev problem…)

Still trying to understand, why I don’t seem to have any conenctivity, despite the fact that interface is up and has an IP…

Possibly an ISP issue? Often times ISP only allow certain MAC address to connect to their network, you might want to check that you are using a ‘registered’ device that they have allowed on their network?

Hmm, Interesting theory…but I have never heard any Cellular providers locking down MAC adresses.
Also my third party cell phone (not bought from ISP) works fine.

Fun fact, I am using modem from LTE perk, so no way provider has its MAC or IMEI (same aplies to my phone).

But the sim card must be registered or allowed in order to connect to their network. You are using a registered SIM card?

It is prepaid card (bought for testing) so it is registered to their network, without that I would not even been able to connect and get an IP.
And same SIM card works fine in my phone for LTE, so I would rule that part out.

Hehe…figured it out, thx Softcoder…

My prepaid card obviously had run out of cash, a little “top up” via Internet banking, solved “not passing any traffic” problem… :smiley: :smiley:

As I don’t use this card often (I do have contract SIM’s for daily usage) and use it only for testing equipment…
I never thought about this… :blush: