BPI R2 - 4G LTE Modem / OpenWRT


(Sam) #1

Is there anyone having tried to connect a 4G/LTE Modem on the mini PCIe slot with an adapter to get a SIM slot ? I’m still looking for the best solution ? M.2(NGFF) to USB type mini PCI-E adapter with SIM slot ? I even don’t know if the mini PCIe really works on the last LEDE image … :frowning: Any idea, experience or help would be apreciated :slight_smile:


(Frank W.) #2

only an idea found while surfing: http://tiebing.blogspot.de/2015/03/linux-running-4g-lte-modem.html

maybe you can also use a newer device from the vendor (seems to be supported since 2015)…

here is a List of actual cards: https://www.sierrawireless.com/products-and-solutions/embedded-solutions/networking-modules/


(Prakash) #3

Hi Sam. I am also looking for such 4G/LTE Module support for R2 Board. I am trying this module with my R2 Board, http://www.quectel.com/product/ec25minipcie.htm I will share my experience & detailed steps in case I got successfully interfaced. Any kind of help from others are appreciated.

TIA, Prakash.


(Sam) #4

Hello Prakash, I will do a test with a SIMCOM SIM7600C including a SIM Slot directly on the board, because there’s no SIM slot on the R2 Board as far as i know. This module is based on a Qualcomm chipset. For now, i’m still waiting for the delivery. Let’s keep informed.


(bpi team) #5

it is standard PCIE interface ,Not support some USB 4G dongle via this interface.


(Maciek Szelągowski) #6

What about USB 4G LTE modem? I was using some on Alix 2D2 running LEDE before.


(Sam) #7

Hello, What does it really mean ? I’m not speaking about USB device, but mini-PCIE board …