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3G/4G Uplink

Instant supports the use of 3G/4G USB modems to provide the Internet backhaul to an Instant network. The 3G/4G USB modems can be used to extend client connectivity to places where an Ethernet uplink cannot be configured. This enables the RAPs to automatically choose the available network in a specific region.

 

The 3G and 4G LTE USB modems can be provisioned on RAP-3WN/3WNP, RAP-108, and RAP-155/155P.

Types of Modems

Instant supports the following three types of 3G modems:

True Auto Detect— Modems of this type can be used only in one country and for a specific ISP. The parameters are configured automatically and hence no configuration is necessary.
Auto-detect + ISP/country— Modems of this type require the user to specify the Country and ISP. The same modem is used for different ISPs with different parameters configured for each of them.
No Auto-detect— Modems of this type are used only if they share the same Device-ID, Country, and ISP details. You need to configure different parameters for each of them. These modems work with Instant when the appropriate parameters are configured.

The following table lists the types of supported 3G modems:

Table 1: List of Supported 3G Modems

Modem Type

Supported 3G Modems

True Auto Detect

l USBConnect 881 (Sierra 881U)
l Quicksilver (Globetrotter ICON 322)
l UM100C (UTstarcom)
l Icon 452
l Aircard 250U (Sierra)
l USB 598 (Sierra)
l U300 (Franklin wireless)
l U301 (Franklin wireless)
l USB U760 for Virgin (Novatel)
l USB U720 (Novatel/Qualcomm)
l UM175 (Pantech)
l UM150 (Pantech)
l UMW190(Pantech)
l SXC-1080 (Qualcomm)
l Globetrotter ICON 225
l UMG181
l NTT DoCoMo L-05A (LG FOMA L05A)
l NTT DoCoMo L-02A
l ZTE WCDMA Technologies MSM (MF668?)
l Fivespot (ZTE)
l c-motech CNU-600
l ZTE AC2736
l SEC-8089 (EpiValley)
l Nokia CS-10
l NTT DoCoMo L-08C (LG)
l NTT DoCoMo L-02C (LG)
l Novatel MC545
l Huawei E220 for Movistar in Spain
l Huawei E180 for Movistar in Spain
l ZTE-MF820
l Huawei E173s-1
l Sierra 320
l Longcheer WM72
l U600 (3G mode)

Auto-detect + ISP/country

l Sierra USB-306 (HK CLS/1010 (HK))
l Sierra 306/308 (Telstra (Aus))
l Sierra 503 PCIe (Telstra (Aus))
l Sierra 312 (Telstra (Aus))
l Aircard USB 308 (AT&T's Shockwave)
l Compass 597(Sierra) (Sprint)
l U597 (Sierra) (Verizon)
l Tstick C597(Sierra) (Telecom(NZ))
l Ovation U727 (Novatel) (Sprint)
l USB U727 (Novatel) (Verizon)
l USB U760 (Novatel) (Sprint)
l USB U760 (Novatel) (Verizon)
l Novatel MiFi 2200 (Verizon Mifi 2200)
l Huawei E272, E170, E220 (ATT)
l Huawei E169, E180,E220,E272 (Vodafone/SmarTone (HK))
l Huawei E160 (O2(UK))
l Huawei E160 (SFR (France))
l Huawei E220 (NZ and JP)
l Huawei E176G (Telstra (Aus))
l Huawei E1553, E176 (3/HUTCH (Aus))
l Huawei K4505 (Vodafone/SmarTone (HK))
l Huawei K4505 (Vodafone (UK))
l ZTE MF656 (Netcom (norway))
l ZTE MF636 (HK CSL/1010)
l ZTE MF633/MF636 (Telstra (Aus))
l ZTE MF637 (Orange in Israel)
l Huawei E180, E1692,E1762 (Optus (Aus))
l Huawei E1731 (Airtel-3G (India))
l Huawei E3765 (Vodafone (Aus))
l Huawei E3765 (T-Mobile (Germany)
l Huawei E1552 (SingTel)
l Huawei E1750 (T-Mobile (Germany))
l UGM 1831 (TMobile)
l Huawei D33HW (EMOBILE(Japan))
l Huawei GD01 (EMOBILE(Japan))
l Huawei EC150 (Reliance NetConnect+ (India))
l KDDI DATA07(Huawei) (KDDI (Japan))
l Huawei E353 (China Unicom)
l Huawei EC167 (China Telecom)
l Huawei E367 (Vodafone (UK))
l Huawei E352s-5 (T-Mobile (Germany))

No auto-detect

l Huawei D41HW
l ZTE AC2726

 

Table 2: 4G Supported Modem

Modem Type

Supported 4G Modem

True Auto Detect

l Pantech UML290
l Ether-lte

 

 

When UML290 runs in auto detect mode, the modem can switch from 4G network to 3G network or vice-versa based on the signal strength. To configure the UML290 for the 3G network only, manually set the USB type to pantech-3g. To configure the UML290 for the 4G network only, manually set the 4G USB type to pantech-lte.

Configuring Cellular Uplink Profiles

You can configure 3G or 4G uplinks using the Instant UI or CLI.

In the Instant UI

1. Click the System link at the upper right corner of the Instant main window. The System window is displayed.
2. In the System window, click the show advanced settings link. The advanced options are displayed.
3. Click the Uplink tab and perform any of the following steps:
To configure a 3G or 4G uplink automatically, select the Country and ISP. The parameters are automatically populated.
To configure a 3G or 4G uplink manually, perform the following steps:
a. Obtain the modem configuration parameters from the local IT administrator or the modem manufacturer.
b. Enter the type of the 3G/4G modem driver type:
l For 3G — Enter the type of 3G modem in the USB type text box.
l For 4G — Enter the type of 4G modem in the 4G USB type text box.
c. Enter the device ID of modem in the USB dev text box.
d. Enter the TTY port of the modem in the USB tty text box.
e. Enter the parameter to initialize the modem in the USB init text box.
f. Enter the parameter to dial the cell tower in the USB dial text box.
g. Enter the username used to dial the ISP in the USB user text box.
h. Enter the password used to dial the ISP in the USB password text box.
i. Enter the parameter used to switch a modem from the storage mode to modem mode in the USB mode switch text box.
4. To configure 3G/4G switch network, provide the driver type for the 3G modem in the USB type text box and the driver type for 4G modem in the 4G USB type text box.
5. Click OK.
6. Reboot the IAP for changes to affect.

 

In the Instant UI, you can view the list of country and ISP in the Country and ISP drop-down lists. You can either use the country or ISP to configure the modem, or configure the individual modem parameters manually. If you cannot view the list of country or ISP from the drop-down list, configure the modem parameters manually. Contact your IT administrator or the manufacturer of your modem to obtain the parameter details.

In the CLI

To configure a 3G cellular uplink profile:

(Instant Access Point)(config) # cellular-uplink-profile

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# usb-type <3G-usb-type>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# modem-country <country>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# modem-isp <service-provider-name>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# usb-auth-type <usb_authentication_type>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# end

(Instant Access Point)# commit apply

To configure a 4G cellular uplink profile:

(Instant Access Point)(config) # cellular-uplink-profile

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# 4g-usb-type <4g-usb>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# modem-country <country>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# modem-isp <service-provider-name>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# usb-auth-type <usb_authentication_type>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# end

(Instant Access Point)# commit apply

To switch a modem from the storage mode to modem mode:

(Instant Access Point)(config)# cellular-uplink-profile

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# usb-modeswitch <usb-modem>

To configure 3G/4G switch network

(Instant Access Point)(config) # cellular-uplink-profile

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# usb-type <3G-usb-type>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# 4g-usb-type <4g-usb>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# modem-country <country>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# modem-isp <service-provider-name>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# usb-auth-type <usb-authentication_type>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# usb-user <username>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# usb-passwd <password>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# usb-dev <device-ID>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# usb-tty <tty-port>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# usb-init <Initialization-parameter>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# usb-dial <dial-parameter>

(Instant Access Point)(cellular-uplink-profile)# end

(Instant Access Point)# commit apply

To view the cellular configuration:

(Instant Access Point)# show cellular config

 

USB Plugged in: Vendor_ID=0 Product_ID=0

 

cellular configure

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Type Value

---- -----

4g-usb-type pantech-lte

usb-type

usb-dev test

usb-tty

usb-init

usb-user

usb-passwd

usb-auth-type PAP

usb-dial usb-init

usb-modeswitch

modem-isp verison

modem-country India

Supported Country list

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Country list

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Supported ISP list

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ISP list

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To view the cellular status:

(Instant Access Point)# show cellular status

 

cellular status

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card detect link

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Not-present Not-detect Linkdown