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3G/4G/5G USB Modem Dongle compatibility

Manufacturer Model Vendor 4G Standard 3G Standard Default Id Modem Id Protocol Bands supported Comments
Alcatel Link Key IK40V Various 1d6b:0195 (Czech T-Mobile) 4G LTE FDD: B1/B4/B7/B8/B20

HSDPA/HSUPA: 900/1800/2100 MHz

EDGE/GPRS: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Works well. No external antenna jacks. This is the lead developer's 4G test modem when he uses the RNDIS protocol: link
Android (smartphones) Various Various Depends on phone Depends on phone Depends on phone Depends on phone RNDIS Depends on phone At least 5 models of Android smartphones have been reported to work in USB tether mode. So far, these include the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, and ZTE Blade A7 Prime.
Huawei E3372
(h and s) Non-Hilink
Various LTE CAT 4 12d1:1f01 12d1:14d ECM 4G:

3G UMTS: 900/2100 MHz
Has 2 external antenna jacks. Works well.
Huawei E3372
(h and s) Hilink
Various LTE CAT 4 12d1:14dc ECM 4G:

3G UMTS: 900/2100 MHz
This is the same hardware as the above modem. However, this model has problems with some sites (~30%) due to a bug in the Broadcom driver. However, you can switch from Hilink to non-Hilink and vice versa by uploading the appropriate firmware; found here.

See here for details.
Huawei E398 Various 12d1:1446 12d1:1506 Serial and QMI Some versions of this have 1 antenna jack, and some have 2 jacks. In general this dongle works well, but sometimes the driver crashes because FreshTomato has problems with the qmi_wwan module.
Update: it seems that using ONLY USB 1.1 driver fixes this issue in 90% of cases (at least on ARM routers).
Novatel (now Inseego) USB730l Verizon LTE CAT 6 HSDPA 7.2 1410:9030 Serial and RNDIS US LTE Bands: B2/B4/B5/B13

Global LTE Bands: B3/B4

LTE-U Carrier Aggregation: 13+4, 13+2


Quad band: UMTS/HSPA B1/B2/B5/B8

Quad band: GPRS/EDGE B2/B3/B5/B8
Inseego USB800 AT&T LTE CAT 18 1410:B023 Serial and RNDIS 4G LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B12/B13/B14/B17/B18/B20/B28/B29/B30/B66

HSPA+/UMTS: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8

Carrier Aggregation: 5 CC Download CA
This modem uses a series of 5 Vendor IDs, each for different functions. The ID listed in the Vendor ID column is for the modem itself.
ZTE MF923 AT&T LTE LTE: B2/B4/B5/B17/B29

4G HSPA+ : 850/1900/2100 MHz

3G UMTS: 850/1900/2100 MHz
This mobile hotspot was tested as working when connected to the USB port of a Netgear WNDR3400v1.The Micro USB port of this device receives power input from the router, so the hotspot can be powered that way. Caution is advised, as not all routers are designed to output adequate USB power for a device such as this. Overheating might be possible.
dongle_compatibility.txt · Last modified: 2022/05/12 00:16 by hogwild