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Accelerate3g5 -- andreas

Summary and Ideas

Main goal is testing the 3g network based on free open source software from osmocom-project and a nano3G femotcell from ip.access with different test devices (TD)
  • TD1: Acer Liquid M330, Dual-SIM Windows Phone E3336 with Windows10 Mobile
  • TD2: LG G3 LG-D855 android Phone with Android 7.1.1 (LineageOS 14.1 nightly build)
  • TD3: Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 GT-P5100 with Android 4.4.4 (CyanogenMod 11 nightly build)
  • TD4: Huawei HSPA+ USB stick E1823 (used mainly with debian8)
  • TD5: iPhone5 32GB with iOS 10.3.1
  • TD6: Huawei HSPA+ USB stick E1823
  • TD7: Samsung Galaxy S5 duos SM0G900FD with Android 7.1.1 (LineageOS 14.1 nightly build)

Another aim is to extend the documentation and to share my experiences compiling, installing and configuring the software to help users with little or no experiences with UMTS-networks.

Journal

2017-03-08 The nano3G femotcell arrived.

2017-03-13 Software is running. First successful registration of TD2 and TD3

2017-03-19 Successfully tested voice-calls and sending SMS between TD1, TD2, TD3

2017-03-26 TD1, TD2 and TD3 have internet-connection via HSDPA.
Results of browser-based internet speedtests of devices connected to the nano3G with an internet connection of 250 Mbit/s down and 20 MBit/s upstream:
  • TD1: 5852 kbit/s downstream and 488 kbit/s upstream
  • TD2: 6430 kbit/s down- and 481 kbit/s upstream.

2017-03-31 First tests with TD4 and wvdial/pppd: Connection worked, but Modem hangup after CHAP-authentification

2017-04-01 Using the latest sources from git with TD4 the pppd now gets an IP-address.

2017-04-08 After changing the wvdial.conf to force the TD4 to register on the UMTS-network, with "AT+CREG"-command, the IP-connection via pppd is working now.
Results of browser-based internet speedtests of devices connected to the nano3G with an internet connection of 250 Mbit/s down and 20 MBit/s upstream:
  • TD4: 6871 kbit/s downstream and 438 kbit/s upstream

2017-04-20 New Testing devices arrived: An iPhone5 with iOS 10.3.1 (TD5) for checking iOS and another Huawei HSPA+ USB stick E1823 (TD6) for testing data-connections between PCs.

2017-05-21 After solving problems with the HLR, the iPhone5 (TD5) is now able to connect to the 3G Network:
Results of browser-based internet speedtests of devices connected to the nano3G with an internet connection of 250 Mbit/s down and 20 MBit/s upstream:
  • TD5: 5659 kbit/s downstream and 482 kbit/s upstream
2017-06-17 For TD7 it seems to be important to have the own USIM in the first SIM cardslot, otherwise the phone is not able to "see" the UMTS-network - even when searching for networks it is not found.
Results of browser-based internet speedtests of devices connected to the nano3G with an internet connection of 250 Mbit/s down and 20 MBit/s upstream:
  • TD7: 18.972 kbit/s downstream and 619 kbit/s upstream

FAQ

Problems, issues, topics which came up during the setup of the nano3G, configuration of the software and running the 3G-network.
Some of this points here may be included in the main documentation, some may be deprecated, so please refer to the main documentation for
Configuring the ip.access nano3G and Getting started with 3G

SIM / USIM

Q: Is it possible to use a USIM-card from a commercial provider?
A: No, you need to know the Ki-key which cannot be read from the USIM-card.

Q: Is it possible to use a SIM-card?
A: No, only USIM-cards work with the 3G-network.

nano3G

Q: How can I set up the nano3G femtocell as described in Configuring the ip.access nano3G automatically?
A: It is possible to use netcat (nc) to pipe the needed commands to the nano3G, assuming it has 192.168.1.20 as IP address:
echo -e 'action 2061\naction 1216\naction establishPermanentHnbGwConnection'|nc -v 192.168.1.20 8090

HLR

Q: How to create the HLR?
A: Use the hlr.sql included in osmo-hlr software and create the HLR with: cat hlr.sql | sqlite3 hlr.sqlite3
[neels: added this to the main getting started guide, thanks!]

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