We've got a Vodafone K4201 brought in New Zealand which works successfully with
Mikrotik. It's 3G LTE.
From: nznog-bounces(a)list.waikato.ac.nz [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf
Of Andrew Thrift
Sent: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:05 a.m.
To: Rob McDonald
Cc: nznog List
Subject: Re: [nznog] [OT] 3g on mikrotik
There are two modes these can work in on RouterOS. PPP interface mode or LTE interface
In PPP interface mode you get a virtual serial port from the 3G modem and you
"dial" to establish a connection to the provider. This gives you a public IP on
the Mikrotik device.
In LTE interface mode (also called CDC Ethernet) you get a virtual Ethernet port from the
3G modem and configure a DHCP client on this, the 3G modem then allocated a lease to the
Mikrotik often in the 192.168.1.x/24 range.
If you need to reliably run inbound services to the Mikrotik you will ideally need a modem
that supports PPP interface mode. We have found the Sierra Wireless devices work well for
Telecom networks, for Vodafone/2Degrees we have found the K3805Z to work well.
If you just need internet access, pretty much any of the common modems will work e.g. ZTE
MF669, Huawei K4201
On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 4:12 PM, Daniel Millar
If you check out: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Supported_Hardware
Under 3G cards, It shows the chipsets of the 3G modems that the router boards are
On Behalf Of Rob McDonald
Sent: Thursday, 27 March 2014 3:08 p.m.
To: nznog List
Subject: [nznog] [OT] 3g on mikrotik
Sorry for the OT post...
Does anyone have experience with USB 3g sticks on Mikrotik routerboards?
I've had quite a long look around, and without resorting to trial and error I thought
someone here might be able to share their winning numbers with me.
Rob McDonald | Director
Level 2 Systems Ltd
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