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Author Topic: Zyxel 4G LTE-A HomeSpot Router  (Read 1129 times)

meritez

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Zyxel 4G LTE-A HomeSpot Router
« on: January 25, 2021, 03:35:14 PM »

I'm currently looking at:
https://www.zyxel.com/uk/en/products_services/4G-LTE-A-HomeSpot-Router-LTE4506-M606/

Carrier aggregation support: B1+B8/B3+B20/B3+B7/B3+B8/B7+B20/B7+B28/B40+B40/B3+B3/B7+B7/B3+B28
Micro USB powered.
Amazon want 160 or 130 depending on where you look:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/LTE4506-M606-EU01V1F-AC1200-Unlocked-Router-LTE4506/dp/B01EZTR8GA < 160
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zyxel-AC1200-Unlocked-Router-LTE4506-v2/dp/B07HY2GCJ7 < 130

Seller on Ebay wants 50, has 10 in stock: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zyxel-LTE4506-4G-LTE-A-HomeSpot-Router/402636026591?

Does not look a bad price to test out this Voxi Sim, the micro usb power socket means I could power it anywhere.


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Re: Zyxel 4G LTE-A HomeSpot Router
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2021, 05:11:57 PM »

It will be interesting to read about your experience and the results so obtained.

Looking at that eBay listing it appears that the devices were for the European market, with the PSU having intergal two-pin plugs.
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Re: Zyxel 4G LTE-A HomeSpot Router
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2021, 07:33:09 PM »

Yes, ordered, couldn't really say no to a 80-110 saving.
Should be with me by the weekend, weather permitting.

Looks like the eBay seller has sold two, the two pin plug won't be an issue as it uses the same snap on parts as the vmg series.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2021, 11:11:31 PM by meritez »
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Re: Zyxel 4G LTE-A HomeSpot Router
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2021, 12:29:24 PM »

Arrived today, will unbox later
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Re: Zyxel 4G LTE-A HomeSpot Router
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2021, 02:27:12 AM »

Waiting with baited breath, looks like this has Bridge mode too. https://kb.zyxel.com/KB/searchArticle!gwsViewDetail.action?articleOid=017539&lang=EN
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Re: Zyxel 4G LTE-A HomeSpot Router
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2021, 09:47:30 AM »

Waiting with baited breath, looks like this has Bridge mode too. https://kb.zyxel.com/KB/searchArticle!gwsViewDetail.action?articleOid=017539&lang=EN

The last firmware changelog is pretty extensive too, it's a Qualcomm chipset inside: ftp://ftp.zyxel.com/LTE4506-M606/firmware/LTE4506-M606_V1.00(ABDO.4)C0_2.pdf

Opened the box, comes with a flat ethernet cable in the box, and the eu power plug has the removable adaptor.
Arrived with firmware version V1.00(ABD0.3)C0 but the device looks like new.
Hardware version is V1, which is what Amazon are selling for 160
Currently powering from a Micro USB cable attached to my laptop



Speedtest on Voxi over Ethernet with the device just sitting on the desk next to me.
Upgraded to the latest firmware.
Bridge mode is in system settings.
Voxi is CGNAT, really disappointing, but going to check a few other networks

Telnet can be enabled, this looks fun:
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admin@LTE4506:~# help
GNU bash, version 4.3.47(1)-release (arm-oe-linux-gnueabi)
These shell commands are defined internally.  Type `help' to see this list.
Type `help name' to find out more about the function `name'.
Use `info bash' to find out more about the shell in general.
Use `man -k' or `info' to find out more about commands not in this list.

A star (*) next to a name means that the command is disabled.

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 (( expression ))                                                                    if COMMANDS; then COMMANDS; [ elif COMMANDS; then COMMANDS; ]... [ else COMMANDS>
 . filename [arguments]                                                              jobs [-lnprs] [jobspec ...] or jobs -x command [args]
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changelog confirms it running some version of Yocto OpenEmbedded:
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Re: Zyxel 4G LTE-A HomeSpot Router
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2021, 11:34:26 AM »

Bridge Mode works without issue.

Got it connected to a Mikrotik hAP Lite at present

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msm V1.00 (ABDO.2) C0 LTE4506

admin @ LTE4506: ~ # cat / proc / cpuinfo
processor: 0
model name: ARMv7 Processor rev 3 (v7l)
BogoMIPS: 38.40
Features: swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp neon vfpv3 tls vfpv4 idiva idivt
CPU implementer: 0x41
CPU architecture: 7
CPU variant: 0x0
CPU part: 0xc07
CPU revision: 3

Hardware: Qualcomm MDM 9630 (Flattened Device Tree)
Revision: 0000
Serial: 0000000000000000

Linux version 3.10.0 (bernie @ JPR610-BM144) (gcc version 6.2.0 (GCC)) # 1 PREEMPT Mon Dec 19 16:49:30 CST 2016
CPU: ARMv7 Processor [410fc073] revision 3 (ARMv7), cr = 10c53c7d
CPU: PIPT / VIPT nonaliasing data cache, VIPT aliasing instruction cache
Machine: Qualcomm MDM 9630 (Flattened Device Tree), model: Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. MDM 9630 v2 MTP

IPA driver initialization was successful.
gdsc_usb_hsic: no parameters
gdsc_pcie_0: no parameters
gdsc_usb30: no parameters
cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
World regulatory domain updated:
(start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
cfg80000211: (24000 KHz KHz) ), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
cfg80211: (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
cfg80211: (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
cfg80211: (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 80000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
cfg80211: (5250000 KHz - 5330000 KHz @ 80000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
cfg80211: (5490000 KHz - 5710000 KHz @ 80000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
cfg80211: (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 80000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
cfg80211: (57240000 KHz - 63720000 KHz @ 2160000 KHz), (N / A, 0 mBm )

BusyBox v1.24.1 (2016-12-19 17:44:22 CST) multi-call binary.

« Last Edit: February 16, 2021, 02:21:38 PM by meritez »
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Re: Zyxel 4G LTE-A HomeSpot Router
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2021, 02:18:08 PM »

There's a debug mode:
https://192.168.1.1/system/debug.html

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Network infomation
Type: LTE Operator: vodafone UK mcc: 234 mnc: 15
Band: E_UTRA_20 Channel: 6300
tac: 8275 cid: 131475476 pci: 0 rsrp: -97
rsrq: -14 snr: 9 cqi: -1 rssi: -66

Someone on 4pda.ru has taken it apart:
https://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=833169&st=60
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