Hello Turris Community,
I got the new Turris (Version Oct. 2022) with the Turris OS 6.0 for a small-business-customer. As he needs LTE connectivity as well, I got the Quectel EP06-E LTE modem (RTROM01-LTE-KIT - Turris LTE-Kit für Omnia | Turris Omnia | Varia-Store) which I physically installed like described here:
Installation of LTE modem into Turris Omnia router [Turris wiki]
Now the first question:
- I saw in some threads on the forum, that to use the modem, one needs to put some tape over some pins of the modem - is this still mandatory on my configuration of new devices and OS?
When I start my Turris at first it seems that it realizes that something is happening on its PCI1 - I assume that because the PCI1 LED shines in the first moments during startup. After boot though no more PCI1-LED is shining.
However if connected through ssh and checked with lsusb I see that something is connected:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 2c7c:0306 Quectel EP06-E
with lspci - the Quectel is not visible.
- Therefore - I wonder - what exacty does the PCI1 LED indicate and if one can rely on its status?
Now following the turtorial (…/lte_modem_install…) I should be able to somehow add a new device and interface to the network configuration (for LTE). Unfortunately I can’t find most of the important menu-points in the new LUCI interface.
I can add a new interface, but already in the choice of protocol UMTS/GPRS/EV-DO is not available, /dev/ttyUSBX neither as a choice of device and neither LTE as a menupoint in interfaces.
- How can I configure the modem on the new Turris so I can get some LTE-connectivity?
I hope this questions have not been asked yet - anyhow I am grateful for your answers as getting that thing working is a bit time-critical for my customer right now.
Thanks and have a great day,