Recommendation for a LTE Stick [EU]

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QAI
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Recommendation for a LTE Stick [EU]

Post by QAI » January 25th, 2018, 3:38 pm

I had a bad experince with a Huawei 3372 working as router and not as Modem. Resulting in one more unnecessary NAT.
Can someone recommend a Stick which has the Option to run as a straight modem and not as a Router.
Thanks in advance

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Re: Recommendation for a LTE Stick [EU]

Post by fredym » January 26th, 2018, 7:18 am

QAI wrote:
January 25th, 2018, 3:38 pm
I had a bad experince with a Huawei 3372 working as router and not as Modem. Resulting in one more unnecessary NAT.
Can someone recommend a Stick which has the Option to run as a straight modem and not as a Router.
Thanks in advance
It is depending on firmware-version:
even number are Router
odd numbers are modems

But at all, you will never (?) reach your IPFire from Internet (on G2/g3/g4 networks). So it is indifferent , what mode the stick is running.

Fred

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Re: Recommendation for a LTE Stick [EU]

Post by QAI » January 29th, 2018, 11:31 am

fredym wrote:
January 26th, 2018, 7:18 am
QAI wrote:
January 25th, 2018, 3:38 pm
I had a bad experince with a Huawei 3372 working as router and not as Modem. Resulting in one more unnecessary NAT.
Can someone recommend a Stick which has the Option to run as a straight modem and not as a Router.
Thanks in advance
It is depending on firmware-version:
even number are Router
odd numbers are modems

But at all, you will never (?) reach your IPFire from Internet (on G2/g3/g4 networks). So it is indifferent , what mode the stick is running.

Fred
Hi Fred,

Because every G2/g3/g4 Network Provider doing NAT?
Is that the major problem and not a Stick/Modem/Router issue?

Another feature would be IPv6? How is the experience with that?
No NAT here!

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Re: Recommendation for a LTE Stick [EU]

Post by MichaelTremer » January 29th, 2018, 12:16 pm

We use a very good Huawei modem in the IPFire Duo Box (https://wiki.ipfire.org/hardware/fountainnetworks/duo). But it is not an external USB stick thing...

It can achieve 100M over LTE with most ISPs and of course there is no extra NAT. Just the CGN if your ISP does it.
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Re: Recommendation for a LTE Stick [EU]

Post by QAI » January 29th, 2018, 2:01 pm

MichaelTremer wrote:
January 29th, 2018, 12:16 pm
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It can achieve 100M over LTE with most ISPs and of course there is no extra NAT. Just the CGN if your ISP does it.
So if IPv4 is used so CGN too, by these Providers.
So the only working alternative would be IPv6!

In conclusion you need a Stick/Router and a Provider how does provide/support native IPv6 Support to get a external access e.g with a VPN Roadwarrior

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Re: Recommendation for a LTE Stick [EU]

Post by qmys » February 10th, 2018, 11:20 pm

Hi.

Huawei E3372 you need to change to the non hilink version.

Tom

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Re: Recommendation for a LTE Stick [EU]

Post by QAI » February 11th, 2018, 9:35 am

qmys wrote:
February 10th, 2018, 11:20 pm
Hi.

Huawei E3372 you need to change to the non hilink version.

Tom
Still the nonsolvable Problem is the "CGN" which every mobile isp use!
So its just need ipv6 in this case

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