Up Extreme and 4G networking

joezjoez New Member Posts: 6

Hello,
what should I do in order to see / configure / use a 4G sim card?
I tried plugging a SIM with a working data plan, but I see no network device.
What should I install or configure?
I'm running the 5.0.0 modified kernel as per instructions: 5.0.0-1-generic #2~upboard4-Ubuntu.
ifconfig listes only: eno1, enp2s0, lo, wlp1s0
lusb shows:
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 8087:0025 Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Any hint?
Thank you in advance,
Joez.

Comments

  • beakerbeaker New Member Posts: 10

    Is wlp1s0 a wlan interface? Does it recognize the wwan card in the mpci slot?

    I saw a few settings in the UEFI, one to enable to wwan on PCIe slot I think looked like it was defaulted to off if I recall correctly. Might take a look around in there.

  • joezjoez New Member Posts: 6

    Hi @beaker,
    thanks for the nudge, indeed it defaults off, but I did turn it on without luck.
    lspci returns me

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 3e34 (rev 0c)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 3ea0 (rev 02)
    00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Thermal Subsystem (rev 0c)
    00:08.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/v6 / E3-1500 v5 / 6th/7th Gen Core Processor Gaussian Mixture Model
    00:12.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device 9df9 (rev 30)
    00:12.6 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Device 9dfb (rev 30)
    00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Device 9ded (rev 30)
    00:14.2 RAM memory: Intel Corporation Device 9def (rev 30)
    00:15.0 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Device 9de8 (rev 30)
    00:15.3 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Device 9deb (rev 30)
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Device 9de0 (rev 30)
    00:16.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation Device 9de3 (rev 30)
    00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Device 9dd3 (rev 30)
    00:19.0 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Device 9dc5 (rev 30)
    00:19.2 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Device 9dc7 (rev 30)
    00:1a.0 SD Host controller: Intel Corporation Device 9dc4 (rev 30)
    00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9db1 (rev f0)
    00:1d.6 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9db6 (rev f0)
    00:1e.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Device 9da8 (rev 30)
    00:1e.1 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Device 9da9 (rev 30)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d84 (rev 30)
    00:1f.3 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation Device 9dc8 (rev 30)
    00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Device 9da3 (rev 30)
    00:1f.5 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Device 9da4 (rev 30)
    00:1f.6 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (6) I219-LM (rev 30)
    01:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless-AC 9260 (rev 29)
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation I210 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03)

    and I don't see the card. Should I install something more?
    wlp1s0 is indeed the wlan card which works properly, I enabled even the feature to let wlan and wwlan coexist in the BIOS but nothing changes.
    What can I try more?
    Thanks in advance,
    joez

  • beakerbeaker New Member Posts: 10

    I think the coexistance setting is for specific types of WLAN and WWAN combinations that may have problems, from reading in the UEFI it looked like some intel-intel combinations have problems. I'm not certain though.

    Your lspci output looks similar to mine, I too am having issues with the PCIe on the device, though I have not yet tried a mPCI WWAN card.

    I have a Net Plus Board attached, that from looking at the block diagram should be attached to PCIe lanes 5 through 9 through the 100-pin connector. It is not recognized by the Up Xtreme though, and the USB 3.0 port on the Net Plus Board does not even have power on it when the board is booted.

    I'm not sure, but looks like maybe still some bugs in it to be worked out, I sent them some e-mails requesting support as it is currently not working properly or I am missing something entirely to get it to work.

  • joezjoez New Member Posts: 6

    Hello?
    Anyone from the Up team?

  • DCleriDCleri Administrator, AAEON Posts: 765 admin

    Hi @joez

    What is the exact 4G modem your are using?

    Have you tried to unplug and replug the modem (please make sure the board is powered off and disconnected from the power source)?

  • joezjoez New Member Posts: 6

    Hi @DCleri, thanks for answering!
    I just tried plugging a SIM card into the SIM slot present on the Up Extreme board,
    Isn't it a modem, if not, what is it for?

    Thanks,
    joez

  • DCleriDCleri Administrator, AAEON Posts: 765 admin

    Hi @joez

    You need a dedicated MiniPCIe modem, there is only SIM card slot on the board

  • joezjoez New Member Posts: 6

    Thanks @DCleri ,

    would a MC7700 based mini pcie adapter work fine?

    Thanks!

  • DCleriDCleri Administrator, AAEON Posts: 765 admin
    edited December 3

    Hi @joez

    We haven't tested that modem, the only ones we tested are available in our shop: up-shop.org

    In general any USB modem using the MiniPCIe interface will work if it is supported by the kernel version that is in use with UP Xtreme.

    At the moment the kernel for UP Xtreme is 5.0

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