Provisioning 4G USB Modems on Remote Access Points

ArubaOS provides support for 4G networks by allowing you to provision 4G USB modems on the Remote AP. You can also provision the Remote AP to support both 4G and 3G USB modems. This enables the Remote AP to choose the available network automatically. 4G takes precedence over 3G when the Remote AP tries to auto select the network. You can also configure the Remote AP to work exclusively on a 3G or 4G network. It is recommended that you provision the USB modems for the Remote AP based on your network requirements.

4G USB Modem Provisioning Best Practices and Exceptions

Remote AP does not support dynamic plug-and-play for the 4G USB modems. You must provision a Remote AP with the 4G USB parameters on the managed device manually based on its type and family (4G-WiMAX or 4G-LTE).

When a Remote AP connects to a 4G network, it appears as a Remote AP (R) and Cellular (C) on the managed device.

For a 3G or 4G network switch, using the UML290 modem with the firmware version L0290VWB522F.242 or later is recommended. Using a lower version of the firmware auto-selects the network mode based on the network availability. The latest version allows the Remote AP to lock the modem in a particular network mode (for example, 3G only).

 

The 4G Fourth Generation of Wireless Mobile Telecommunications Technology. See LTE.-WiMAX Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. WiMAX refers to the implementation of IEEE 802.16 family of wireless networks standards set by the WiMAX forum. family of modems do not support the 3G Third Generation of Wireless Mobile Telecommunications Technology. See W-CDMA.-4G Fourth Generation of Wireless Mobile Telecommunications Technology. See LTE. network switch-over functionality.

A new method of provisioning multimode USB Universal Serial Bus. USB is a connection standard that offers a common interface for communication between the external devices and a computer. USB is the most common port used in the client devices. modems (such as a Verizon UML290, Verizon MC551L, AT&T 313u, Huawei K5150, AT &T ZTE MF861 and Inseego U730L) for a Remote AP has been introduced. These changes simplify modem provisioning for both 3G Third Generation of Wireless Mobile Telecommunications Technology. See W-CDMA. and 4G Fourth Generation of Wireless Mobile Telecommunications Technology. See LTE. networks. Earlier the modem configuration procedure required that you define a driver for a 3G Third Generation of Wireless Mobile Telecommunications Technology. See W-CDMA. modem in the USB Universal Serial Bus. USB is a connection standard that offers a common interface for communication between the external devices and a computer. USB is the most common port used in the client devices. modem field under the AP provisioning profile, or define a driver for a 4G Fourth Generation of Wireless Mobile Telecommunications Technology. See LTE. modem in the 4G Fourth Generation of Wireless Mobile Telecommunications Technology. See LTE. USB Universal Serial Bus. USB is a connection standard that offers a common interface for communication between the external devices and a computer. USB is the most common port used in the client devices. type field. You can now configure drivers for both a 3G Third Generation of Wireless Mobile Telecommunications Technology. See W-CDMA. or a 4G Fourth Generation of Wireless Mobile Telecommunications Technology. See LTE. modem using the USB Universal Serial Bus. USB is a connection standard that offers a common interface for communication between the external devices and a computer. USB is the most common port used in the client devices. field, and the 4G Fourth Generation of Wireless Mobile Telecommunications Technology. See LTE. USB Universal Serial Bus. USB is a connection standard that offers a common interface for communication between the external devices and a computer. USB is the most common port used in the client devices. Type field is deprecated. The managed device can auto configure the USB Universal Serial Bus. USB is a connection standard that offers a common interface for communication between the external devices and a computer. USB is the most common port used in the client devices. modem when it is plugged into the associated Remote AP. Since most 4G Fourth Generation of Wireless Mobile Telecommunications Technology. See LTE.- LTE Long Term Evolution. LTE is a 4G wireless communication standard that provides high-speed wireless communication for mobile phones and data terminals. See 4G. modem support dynamic network-switching between 4G Fourth Generation of Wireless Mobile Telecommunications Technology. See LTE. and 3G Third Generation of Wireless Mobile Telecommunications Technology. See W-CDMA., by default (for zero touch) Remote AP is configured in 3G Third Generation of Wireless Mobile Telecommunications Technology. See W-CDMA./4G Fourth Generation of Wireless Mobile Telecommunications Technology. See LTE. mode. In such cases, the Remote AP selects the best available cellular network coverage in that specific region.