Setup Directions For Using The USB 4G Modem With A Mini Router

The router ships pre-configured to work with a SIM card where there is a SIM card purchased with the router and modem. No settings on the router need to be adjusted to make it work. Keep in mind you will need to change the APN on the router to utilize a different provider's SIM Card if you decide to later switch providers. Where there is a SIM card purchased with the router the SIM card(s) are not shipped activated and you will need to purchase and activate the SIM card prior to using the modem with the router.

To activate the AT&T SIM card follow the directions in the URL below steps 0-2:

https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/connecting-att-usb-4g-lte-advance...

To activate the Verizon SIM card follow the directions in the URL below steps 0-2:

https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/connecting-verizon-usb-4g-lte-adv...

Please note: The white cable included with the router provides power only. It is not a USB data cable which means if you attempt to utilize the white cable to connect the 4G USB modem to the mini router the device will not be detected by the router even if the blue light comes on. The blue light at most indicates that there is power. You can utilize either the optional High Quality Nylon 3FT Micro USB Cable To USB-A (107545) cable or the black USB-A cable included with the USB 4G modem to connect the modem to the router.

If you want to switch to a different cellular provider log into the router at https://192.168.8.1/ and under Network > Interfaces click the Edit button next to WWAN0. Here you can change the APN and other cellular provider info to switch between AT&T, Verizon, and other providers. Don't forget to switch your SIM card after updating and reboot the router/modem.

If you ever need to setup the router to work with the USB 4G modem in the future there are directions at the URL below (for instance if you upgrade to a newer version of libreCMC):

https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/usb-4g-lte-advanced-modem-router-...

If you have any questions please feel free to contact contact support with a description of the product and the problem your encountering.

The directions for the original configuration are linked above and intended primarily for more advanced users. As this is a complex product and changes can potentially result in issues that would be difficult to assist with remotely we recommend keeping changes to the routers configuration to a minimum. We understand that some users are very technical and will undoubtedly want to make more significant changes. Feel free to do so, but keep in mind it's unlikely that we'll be able to remotely assist in resolution of a problem as our support is primarily limited to reverting back to an original shipping configuration. Thus we recommend limiting changes to setting a password for the router and SSID / access point and adjusting any needed APN information for whichever provider you are going with.