TECHSHIP IS A GLOBAL SUPPLIER OF WIRELESS COMPONENTS

Register

Welink ME3630 U1A mPCIe (US)

Article Number: 10591
Supplier number: ME3630 U1A MPCIE

Welink ME3630 U1A mPCIe (US) is a LTE CAT-4 module with download speeds of up to 150Mbps and upload speed of up to 50Mbps. It is fully backward compatible with existing 3G networks.

A rich set of internet protocols (PAP and CHAP used for PPP connections) and abundant functions (GNSS, Remote wakeup, MMS, SMS,FOTA) extend the applicability of the module to a wide range of M2M applications. ME3630 PCIE can be widely used in M2M industries such as smart meter, Security and monitor, Industrial router, DTU, CPE, Telematics etc.

This module is also available as LCC, please refer to our article 10590 ZTE ME3630 U1A LCC US

End-of-life

This product has reached
end-of-life and can not be
ordered any more.

Quantity Sample Price

No prices available

For more information
please contact us at
sales@techship.com

For larger quantities and complete pricing, please sign in or register

Do you need offline data on this product?

Download datasheet

Subscribe to stay up to date with the latest about this product.

Subscribe to updates
UMTS Bands
B2 (1900)
B5 (850)
MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output)
Yes
LTE Bands
B2 (1900)
B4 (AWS)
B12 (700ac)
B17 (700bc)
B5 (850)
Manufacturer
GosuncnWelink
LTE Region
North America
FOTA Firmware Updates
Yes
Form Factor
mPCIe - full size
Technology
LTE - cat 4
Antenna Interface
IPEX MHF/U.FL
GPS
Yes
GNSS technology
GPS
Max DL Speed
150 Mbps
Max UL Speed
50 Mbps
Chipset
Qualcomm
MDM9207
Operating Temperature Range
-30 °C – 75 °C
Driver Support
Windows 7
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Linux
Android
Windows 8
Interface
USB 2.0
Serial / UART
Voice Call Support
No
GNSS antenna support
Passive
SIM interface
Through miniPCIe connector
Carrier Certification
AT&T
T-Mobile
Extended Operating Temperature Range
-30 °C – 75 °C
Certification
FCC
PTCRB
IC
Size
51x31x4.75 mm
Technical details:
At this moment the modules will be shipped with firmware version: ME3630U1AV1.0B17.

This Guide describes the AT Command for Gosuncn Welink ME3630 series modules.

Download

This manual describes the hardware related specifications of the ZTE Welink ME3630 mini-PCIE module

Download

Uploaded at
2017-04-26 15:40:27
Last updated
2018-05-18 16:11:25
Version
V1.4
Related products
Techship Starter kit Welink ME3630 U1A
Welink ME3630 E1C mPCIe EU
Welink ME3630 U1A mPCIe (US)
Welink ME3630 C1C mPCIe CN

This Guide describe the ZTEWelink WeFOTA features.

Download

This document describes the ZTE Welink ME3630 Power Management

Download

This manual describes the ZTE Welink ME3630 Software interface and application V2.7.

Download

This manual describes how to load the ZTEWelink Wireless Module in Linux and embedded Linux.

Download

This archive contains the graphical ZTE Welink ME3630 module firmware update tool.

Download

Uploaded at
2017-04-26 16:17:51
Last updated
2018-07-12 14:29:52
Version
MDM9X07V1.0.0B13
Requirements
Microsoft Windows
Related products
Welink ME3630 E1C LCC EU
Welink ME3630 E1C mPCIe EU
Welink ME3630 U1A LCC (US)
Welink ME3630 U1A mPCIe (US)
Welink ME3630 C1C mPCIe CN
Welink ME3630 E2C CAT-1 M.2 EU
Welink ME3630 E1C M.2 EU

This ZIP archive contains the ZTE Welink Android RIL Driver library.

Download

This archive contains the driver files used to manually install the module device endpoint drivers.
The included guide describe the installation steps.

Download

This archive contains the ZTE Linux Log Capture Tool and related manual

Download

Uploaded at
2017-06-19 17:22:01
Last updated
2017-06-19 17:22:01
Version
1
Requirements
Linux
Related products
Welink ME3630 U1A mPCIe (US)
Welink ME3630 U1A LCC (US)
Welink ME3630 E1C mPCIe EU
Welink ME3630 E1C LCC EU
Welink ME3630 E2C CAT-1 M.2 EU
Welink ME3630 E1C M.2 EU

This archive contains the ZTE Welink Windows Log Capture Tool V1.3 and related user guide.

Download

Uploaded at
2017-04-26 16:22:31
Last updated
2017-04-26 16:22:31
Version
V1.3
Requirements
Microsoft Windows
Related products
Welink ME3630 U1A mPCIe (US)
Welink ME3630 U1A LCC (US)
Welink ME3630 E1C mPCIe EU
Welink ME3630 E1C LCC EU
Welink ME3630 E2C CAT-1 M.2 EU
Welink ME3630 E1C M.2 EU

This archive contains the ZTE Welink ME3630 Windows Driver V.1.0.0.1 and the installation and configuration guide to set the module in correct operating mode depending on host operating system version.

Download

Uploaded at
2017-04-25 19:34:50
Last updated
2017-04-25 19:34:50
Version
V.1.0.0.1
Requirements
Microsoft Windows
Related products
Welink ME3630 U1A mPCIe (US)
Welink ME3630 U1A LCC (US)
Welink ME3630 E1C mPCIe EU
Welink ME3630 E1C LCC EU
Welink ME3630 E2C CAT-1 M.2 EU
Welink ME3630 E1C M.2 EU

This ZIP archive contains the ZTE Welink Windows CE 6 Driver and Integration Manual

Download

This ZIP archive contains the ZTE Welink ME3630 U1A Firmware Update File V1.0 B17. Please use FW update tool to apply it to cellular module.

Download

Uploaded at
2017-09-27 18:05:21
Last updated
2017-09-27 18:05:23
Version
ZTE Welink ME3630 U1A Firmware Update File V1.0 B17
Requirements
Microsoft Windows
ZTE firmware update tool
Related products
Welink ME3630 U1A mPCIe (US)
Welink ME3630 U1A LCC (US)
Question

How-to change the cellular modulesUSB composition mode to Mobile Broadband Interface Model (MBIM) used by Windows 8 and 10 systems for controlling and establishing data connectivity through the built-in connection manager in Windows?

Solution

This is done by sending a set of AT commands to the cellular modules Modem or AT serial interface found in Windows Device Manager. Please see list below for associated AT commands.
(For additional details, refer to the product specific software, ports, and AT commands guides found on the Techship product web pages under technical documentation tab).

After the AT commands have been received by the module and has restarted, the USB interface endpoint composition should have changed to include MBIM interface as well.

You can find the correct Serial COM port number by checking Windows Device Manager, under the Modems drop down -> (right click and see properties for selected COM port info) or under the Ports (COM & LPT) drop down.

Vendor specific commands to use:
Sierra Wireless EM75xx series module:
AT!ENTERCND="A710"
AT#USBCOMP=1,3,100D
AT!RESET

Sierra Wireless EM74xx, MC74xx series module:
AT!ENTERCND=”A710”
AT!USBCOMP=1,1,100D
AT!RESET

Sierra Wireless EM73xx, MC73xx series module:
AT!ENTERCND=”A710”
AT!UDUSBCOMP=8
AT!RESET

Simcom SIM7100, SIM7500 and SIM7600 series modules:
AT+CUSBPIDSWITCH=9003,1,1
AT+CRESET

ZTE Welink ME3630 series:
AT+ZSWITCH=8
AT+ZRST

Telit LE910C1 and LE910C4 series:
AT#USBCFG=2
AT#REBOOT

Telit LM940 and LM940A11:
AT#USBCFG=2
AT#REBOOT

Telit LM960 and LM960A18:
AT#USBCFG=2
AT#REBOOT

Telit LE910 V2 series:
AT#USBCFG=3
AT#REBOOT

On Huawei and Telit LN94x series modules the USB mode changing is done automatically by the modules Windows drivers based on current Windows version.

Please be aware that some USB mode configurations do not include any serial interfaces, making it impossible to revert the changes using AT commands.

Related products
Sierra Wireless MC7304
Sierra Wireless MC7354
Sierra Wireless MC7350
Sierra Wireless EM7305
Sierra Wireless EM7355
Huawei MU709s-2 LGA
Huawei MU709s-2 mPCIe
Huawei ME909s-821 mPCIe
Huawei ME909s-821 LGA
Huawei ME909s-120 mPCIe EU
Huawei ME909s-120 LGA EU
Huawei MU709s-6 mPCIe
SimCom SIM7100E LTE SMT EU
SimCom SIM7100E LTE mPCIe EU
SimCom SIM7100A LTE mPCIe US
SimCom SIM7100C LTE mPCIe China
Huawei ME906s-158 M.2 EU
Huawei ME909s-120 LGA dev.kit
Sierra Wireless MC7455 LTE Cat 6
Sierra Wireless EM7455 LTE Cat 6
SimCom SIM7100E LTE mPCIe SIM
Sierra Wireless MC7430 mPCIe
Sierra Wireless EM7430 LTE Cat 6
ZTE ME3610 E1A LCC
Techship Starter kit Huawei ME909s
SIMCom SIM7500A LTE SMT US
SIMCom SIM7500E LTE SMT EU
Welink ME3630 E1C LCC EU
Welink ME3630 E1C mPCIe EU
SIMCom SIM7500E LTE mPCIe EU
Welink ME3630 U1A LCC (US)
Welink ME3630 U1A mPCIe (US)
SIMCom SIM7500SA LTE mPCIe Audio
Telit LM940 LTE CAT-11, GPS, mPCIe
Telit LE910-EU V2 LTE CAT-4, mPCIe
Telit LE910-SV V2 LTE CAT-4, Verizon, mPCIe
Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4, AT T, TM, mPCIe
Telit LE910-AU V2 LTE CAT-4, Telstra, mPCIe
Telit LE910-NA1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LE910-EU1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LE910-SV1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LE910-EU V2 LTE CAT-4 LGA
Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4 LGA
Telit LE910D1-E1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE SMT EU
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe EU
Sierra Wireless EM7565 LTE CAT-12
Welink ME3630 C1C mPCIe CN
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe SIM
SIMCom SIM7600A-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe Audio
Welink ME3630 E1C M.2 EU
Welink ME3630 E2C CAT-1 M.2 EU
Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4, S.SKU, mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600SA-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600A-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe US
SIMCom SIM7600V-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe Audio Verizon
SIMCom SIM7600SA-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe with SIM holder
SIMCom SIM7600E LTE CAT-1 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600SA LTE CAT-1 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE CAT 4 -mPCIE with Audio
Telit LM960 LTE CAT-18, GPS, mPCIe
Sierra Wireless EM7511 LTE CAT-12
Sierra Wireless EM7565, CAT-12, M.2 CBRS Enabled
Telit LE910C4-NF LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600G-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
Telit LE910C1-EU LTE CAT-1 mPCIe
Telit LE910C4-EU LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
Telit LM940, HW Rev. 2, LTE CAT-11, GPS, mPCIe
Telit LM960A18 LTE CAT-18 mPCIe
Question

How can we establish data connection for cellular modules in Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems?

Solution

Microsoft Windows desktop versions starting from Windows 8 and newer have built in data connection manager for WWAN, Wifi etc. that can be used to configure, control and establish the data connection of cellular module that support MBIM interface, which most cellular modules do.

The connection managers settings and controls can be found and accessed on Windows desktop start menu through the network icon (see picture).

The Cellular tab can be found in Windows system settings and if needed the connection APN details can be manually entered through "Advanced options".

Images
Windows 10 connection manager Windows 10 connection settings
Related products
Sierra Wireless MC7304
Sierra Wireless MC7354
Sierra Wireless MC7350
Sierra Wireless EM7305
Sierra Wireless EM7355
Huawei MU709s-2 LGA
Huawei MU709s-2 mPCIe
Huawei ME909s-821 mPCIe
Huawei ME909s-821 LGA
Huawei ME909s-120 mPCIe EU
Huawei MU709s-6 mPCIe
SimCom SIM7100E LTE SMT EU
SimCom SIM7100E LTE mPCIe EU
SimCom SIM7100A LTE mPCIe US
SimCom SIM7100C LTE mPCIe China
Huawei ME906s-158 M.2 EU
Sierra Wireless MC7455 LTE Cat 6
Sierra Wireless EM7455 LTE Cat 6
SimCom SIM7100E LTE mPCIe SIM
Sierra Wireless MC7430 mPCIe
Sierra Wireless EM7430 LTE Cat 6
SIMCom SIM7500A LTE SMT US
SIMCom SIM7500E LTE SMT EU
Welink ME3630 E1C LCC EU
Welink ME3630 E1C mPCIe EU
SIMCom SIM7500E LTE mPCIe EU
Welink ME3630 U1A LCC (US)
Welink ME3630 U1A mPCIe (US)
SIMCom SIM7500SA LTE mPCIe Audio
Telit LM940 LTE CAT-11, GPS, mPCIe
Telit LE910-EU V2 LTE CAT-4, mPCIe
Telit LE910-SV V2 LTE CAT-4, Verizon, mPCIe
Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4, AT T, TM, mPCIe
Telit LE910-AU V2 LTE CAT-4, Telstra, mPCIe
Telit LE910-NA1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LE910-EU1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LE910-SV1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LE910-EU V2 LTE CAT-4 LGA
Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4 LGA
Telit LE910D1-E1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LN940 A11 LTE CAT-11 M.2
Telit LN940 A9 LTE CAT-9 M.2
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE SMT EU
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe EU
Welink ME3630 C1C mPCIe CN
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe SIM
SIMCom SIM7600A-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe Audio
Welink ME3630 E1C M.2 EU
Welink ME3630 E2C CAT-1 M.2 EU
Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4, S.SKU, mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600SA-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600A-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe US
SIMCom SIM7600V-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe Audio Verizon
SIMCom SIM7600SA-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe with SIM holder
SIMCom SIM7600E LTE CAT-1 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600SA LTE CAT-1 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE CAT 4 -mPCIE with Audio
Telit LM960 LTE CAT-18, GPS, mPCIe
Telit LN941 LTE CAT-6, M.2
SIMCom SIM7600E Development Kit
Sierra Wireless MC-WP7607 LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
Telit LE910C4-NF LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600G-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
Telit LE910C1-EU LTE CAT-1 mPCIe
Telit LE910C4-EU LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
Telit LM940, HW Rev. 2, LTE CAT-11, GPS, mPCIe
Telit LM960A18 LTE CAT-18 mPCIe
Question

What Linux kernel modules and configs are commonly used for communicating with cellular modules over their USB interface?

Solution

Most cellular modules can be supported in Linux by using som of the in-kernel drivers. The physical data interface to the host Linux system is usually done over USB which enumerates a set of different endpoints/interfaces. A set of serial interfaces for Modem/PPP, AT commands, NMEA location data and chipset debug information are almost always available in all configurations.

In addition some type of network endpoint/interface are also available and exposed. This can vary between manufacturers and chipset vendors and can also commonly be configurable by using USB configuration mode switching or through vendor specific AT commands.

Recommended kernel configurations to enable are listed bellow. Many cellular modules base their Linux support on these modules and drivers. Once included in the kernel build, the USB interfaces will be detected and bound correctly out-of-the-box or after applying source code patches to the driver modules.

Configs for USB serial drivers:
CONFIG_USB_SERIAL
CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_GENERIC
CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_WWAN
CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_OPTION
CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_QUALCOMM
CONFIG_USB_ACM

Configs for Modem/PPP support:
CONFIG_PPP
CONFIG_PPP_BSDCOMP
CONFIG_PPP_DEFLATE
CONFIG_PPP_FILTER
CONFIG_PPP_MPPE
CONFIG_PPP_MULTILINK
CONFIG_PPPOE
CONFIG_PPP_ASYNC
CONFIG_PPP_SYNC_TTY

Configs for USB network drivers:
CONFIG_USB_USBNET
CONFIG_USB_NET_QMI_WWAN
CONFIG_USB_NET_CDCETHER
CONFIG_USB_NET_RNDIS_HOST
CONFIG_USB_NET_CDC_NCM
CONFIG_USB_NET_HUAWEI_CDC_NCM
CONFIG_USB_NET_CDC_MBIM

Please relate to the Techship product specific web pages for vendor specific Linux integration guides.

Below is a selection of kernel commits relating to cellular module support in Linux kernels:
qmi_wwan: Add support for Fibocom NL678 series
qmi_wwan: Added support for Telit LN940 series
qmi_wwan: Added support for Fibocom NL668 series
USB: serial: option: add support for GosunCn ME3630 RNDIS mode
USB: serial: option: add support for Simcom SIM7500/SIM7600 RNDIS mode
USB: serial: option: add Simcom SIM7500/SIM7600 (MBIM mode)
USB: serial: option: add Fibocom NL678 series
USB: serial: option: add Telit LN940 series
USB: serial: option: add Fibocom NL668 series
USB: serial: option: add GosunCn ZTE WeLink ME3630
qmi_wwan: apply SET_DTR quirk to the SIMCOM shared device ID

If you use any of the listed cellular modules, drivers and specified USB modes in the commits above, ensure that your kernel version already include the patch or apply it to your build.

Related products
Huawei ME909u-521 - EU/ASIA
Huawei ME909u-523D - US - AT&T
Huawei ME909u-521 Mini PCI Express - EU/ASIA
Huawei ME909u-523D Mini PCI Express - US - AT&T
Sierra Wireless MC7710
Huawei ME909u-521 developer kit
Sierra Wireless MC7750
Sierra Wireless MC7700
Sierra Wireless MC7304
Sierra Wireless MC7354
Sierra Wireless MC7350
Sierra Wireless EM7305
Sierra Wireless EM7355
Huawei MU709s-2 LGA
Huawei MU709s-2 devkit
Huawei MS2131i-8 USB-stick
Huawei MU709s-2 mPCIe
Huawei ME909s-821 mPCIe
Huawei ME909s-821 LGA
Huawei ME909s-120 mPCIe EU
Huawei ME909s-120 LGA EU
Huawei MU709s-6 mPCIe
SimCom SIM5360E HSPA+ mPCie EU
SimCom SIM7100E LTE SMT EU
SimCom SIM7100E LTE mPCIe EU
SimCom SIM7100A LTE mPCIe US
SimCom SIM7100C LTE mPCIe China
SimCom SIM7230 LTE mPCIe EU
Huawei ME906s-158 M.2 EU
Huawei ME909s-120 LGA dev.kit
Sierra Wireless MC7455 LTE Cat 6
Sierra Wireless EM7455 LTE Cat 6
SimCom SIM7100E LTE mPCIe SIM
SimCom SIM5360E HSPA+ mPCie Audio/GPS
Sierra Wireless MC7430 mPCIe
SimCom SIM5360E-mPCIe SIM
Sierra Wireless EM7430 LTE Cat 6
Techship Starter kit Huawei MU709s
Techship Starter kit Huawei ME909s
SIMCom SIM7500A LTE SMT US
SIMCom SIM5300E HSPA SMT
SIMCom SIM5300E Development kit
SIMCom SIM7500A Development kit
Sierra Wireless WP7502
SIMCom SIM7500E LTE SMT EU
SIMCom SIM7500E Development Kit
Welink ME3630 E1C LCC EU
Welink ME3630 E1C mPCIe EU
SIMCom SIM7500E LTE mPCIe EU
Welink ME3630 U1A LCC (US)
Welink ME3630 U1A mPCIe (US)
SIMCom SIM7500SA LTE mPCIe Audio
SIMCom SIM7000E CAT-M/NB-IoT SMT
Telit HE910-G HSPA+, GPS, mPCIe
Telit HE910-G-SIM HSPA+, GPS, miniPCIe, SIM card holder
Telit HE910-D HSPA+, miniPCIe, Global
Telit HE910-D-SIM HSPA+, miniPCIe, SIM card holder
Telit LM940 LTE CAT-11, GPS, mPCIe
Telit LE910-EU V2 LTE CAT-4, mPCIe
Telit LE910-SV V2 LTE CAT-4, Verizon, mPCIe
Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4, AT T, TM, mPCIe
Telit LE910-AU V2 LTE CAT-4, Telstra, mPCIe
Telit HE910-GL SIM UMTS, miniPCIe, SIM card holder
Telit HE910-G (Voice) HSPA+ LGA
Telit HE910-DG HSPA+ LGA
Telit HE910-EUD HSPA LGA
Telit LE910-NA1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LE910-EU1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LE910-SV1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LE910-EU V2 LTE CAT-4 LGA
Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4 LGA
Telit LE910D1-E1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LN940 A11 LTE CAT-11 M.2
Telit LN940 A9 LTE CAT-9 M.2
SIMCom SIM7000E Development Kit
Huawei MS2372h-153 LTE USB Dongle EU
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE SMT EU
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe EU
Sierra Wireless EM7565 LTE CAT-12
Welink ME3630 C1C mPCIe CN
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe SIM
Huawei MS2372h-517 LTE USB Dongle US
SIMCom SIM7600A-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe Audio
Huawei MS2372h-607 LTE USB Dongle Asia
Welink ME3630 E1C M.2 EU
Welink ME3630 E2C CAT-1 M.2 EU
Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4, S.SKU, mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600SA-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600A-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe US
SIMCom SIM7600V-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe Audio Verizon
Telit LE910-NA1 LTE CAT-1 Developer Kit
Telit LE910-EU1 LTE CAT-1 Developer Kit
Telit LE910-SV1 LTE CAT-1 Developer Kit
SIMCom SIM7020E-SUB KIT Developer kit
SIMCom SIM7000G
SIMCom SIM7020E NB-IoT SMT
SIMCom SIM7600SA-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe with SIM holder
SIMCom SIM7600E LTE CAT-1 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600SA LTE CAT-1 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE CAT 4 -mPCIE with Audio
Telit LM960 LTE CAT-18, GPS, mPCIe
Telit LN941 LTE CAT-6, M.2
Sierra Wireless EM7511 LTE CAT-12
Sierra Wireless EM7565, CAT-12, M.2 CBRS Enabled
SIMCom SIM7000G Development Kit
SIMCom SIM7000E CAT-M/NB-IoT PCIE
SIMCom SIM7000G CAT-M/NB-IoT/GSM miniPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600E Development Kit
SIMCom SIM7020G-SUB KIT
Sierra Wireless MC-WP7607 LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
Telit LE910C4-NF LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7906E LTE CAT-6 M.2
SIMCom SIM7000A CAT-M/NB-IoT mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600G-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
Telit LE910C1-EU LTE CAT-1 mPCIe
Telit LE910C4-EU LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7070E CAT-M/NB2
SIMCom SIM7070E Development Kit
Telit LM940, HW Rev. 2, LTE CAT-11, GPS, mPCIe
Telit LM960A18 LTE CAT-18 mPCIe
Question

How can we activate and use dual stack IPv4 and IPv6 functionality on the Gosuncn ZTE Welink ME3630 series cellular modules in Linux?

Solution

This can be done by configuring and using the Gosuncn ZTE Welink ME3630 module in Linux the following way:

Check with AT commands that you are using the most recent firmware version on the cellular module:
AT+ZVN
ME3630E1CV1.0B19 [Jan 15 2019 16:03:19]

The module have to be switched from default USB mode in order to support this, in this mode it uses RNDIS interface and drivers instead in host.
This mode can be switched with AT commands:
AT+ZSWITCH=x
AT+ZADSET=r
Restart module:
AT+ZRST

The module will restart now and appear in system with the following USB IDs:
usb-devices
T: Bus=03 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=03 Dev#= 9 Spd=480 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 2.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=19d2 ProdID=0601 Rev=03.18
S: Manufacturer=Android
S: Product=Android
S: SerialNumber=b950269c
C: #Ifs= 5 Cfg#= 1 Atr=a0 MxPwr=500mA
I: If#=0x0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=e0(wlcon) Sub=01 Prot=03 Driver=rndis_host
I: If#=0x1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=0a(data ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=rndis_host
I: If#=0x2 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=option
I: If#=0x3 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=option
I: If#=0x4 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=option

If the option driver is not attached initially it can be done so by force loading the driver:
modprobe option
echo 19d2 0601 > /sys/bus/usb-serial/drivers/option1/new_id

Activate the network interface in the Linux host system (check e.g. with dmesg what system named it to):
ip link set enp0s20u2 up

Make sure you have a cellular subscription and APN that allow usage of IPV4 and IPV6 functionality combined.
Default configuration with setting a empty string lets the module subscribe for an APN from cellular network:
AT+CGDCONT=1,"IPV4V6",""
With defined APN:
AT+CGDCONT=1,"IPV4V6","my.apn"
If you have to modify/set AT+CGDCONT, please re-register in cellular network e.g. by toggling:
AT+CFUN=0
AT+CFUN=1
(Enter PIN again with AT+CPIN if necessary)

Check that you are registered in the cellular network and module are attached on packet switched network and have got an IP:
AT+CGCONTRDP
+CGCONTRDP: 1,5,BREDBAND.TRE.SE,2.70.254.24,,80.251.201.177,80.251.201.178

Now start the network interface data connection:
With empty string APN details in second parameter, then module try to request them from network:
AT+ZECMCALL=1,"",3
Or with APN defined:
AT+ZECMCALL=1,"my.apn",3

You should receive bellow if successful:
+ZECMCALL: CONNECT
OK

Check the status of the network interface activation, both IPV4 and IPV6 information should be listed as bellow if successful:
AT+ZECMCALL?
+ZECMCALL: IPV4, 2.70.254.24, 2.70.254.25, 80.251.201.177, 80.251.201.178
+ZECMCALL: IPV6, 2a02:aa1:1018:5fc2:b532:a78c:7e20:fedb, , 2a02:aa0::55, 2a02:a6
OK

In Linux you should now run a DHCP client on the network interface in order to acquire an IPV4 adress:
dhclient -v enp0s20u2
Listening on LPF/enp0s20u2/56:60:35:1b:9f:7f
Sending on LPF/enp0s20u2/56:60:35:1b:9f:7f
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on enp0s20u2 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3 (xid=0x914b302a)
DHCPOFFER of 2.70.254.24 from 2.70.254.25
DHCPREQUEST for 2.70.254.24 on enp0s20u2 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 (xid=0x2a304b91)
DHCPACK of 2.70.254.24 from 2.70.254.25 (xid=0x914b302a)
bound to 2.70.254.24 -- renewal in 19393 seconds.

Try ping an IPv4 address using the module network interface:
ping -4 -I enp0s20u2 8.8.8.8
PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) from 2.70.254.24 enp0s20u2: 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=31.1 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=26.8 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=44.7 ms
^C
--- 8.8.8.8 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 5ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 26.776/34.198/44.722/7.650 ms

Try ping an IPv6 address over the module interface:
ping -6 -I enp0s20u2 2600::
PING 2600::(2600::) from 2a02:aa1:1018:5fc2:c2:afb2:2c6e:66f3 enp0s20u2: 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 2600::: icmp_seq=1 ttl=47 time=200 ms
64 bytes from 2600::: icmp_seq=2 ttl=47 time=177 ms
64 bytes from 2600::: icmp_seq=3 ttl=47 time=177 ms
64 bytes from 2600::: icmp_seq=4 ttl=47 time=176 ms
64 bytes from 2600::: icmp_seq=5 ttl=47 time=175 ms
64 bytes from 2600::: icmp_seq=6 ttl=47 time=174 ms
^C
--- 2600:: ping statistics ---
6 packets transmitted, 6 received, 0% packet loss, time 12ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 174.342/180.176/200.333/9.096 ms

Please note that this functionality is not supported in all firmware versions and target regional variants of the ME3630 series yet. Here tested on the ME3630 E1C version for European target region using ME3630E1CV1.0B19

Question

How to collect initial diagnostics data for Gosuncn ZTE WeLink cellular modules when requesting technical support?

Solution

Solution: In order to troubleshoot and solve a technical problem, we ask you to please provide information about your system and logs from the related cellular module when creating a technical support ticket via Techship.com.

Include a problem description of what exact problem is and in what precise situations it is present/occurring.

Describe the host system:
-Hardware (system board, peripherals...)
-Operating system and detailed versions (E.g. Windows, Linux release, kernel...)
-Drivers and driver versions

Identify the precise details of the cellular module found on product label:
-Model
-SKU/BOM or P/N code
(For RMA returns the IMEI number is also required)

If you are running on a Linux based system, please capture the terminal logs bellow:
uname -a
lsusb
lsusb -t
ifconfig -a
ls -l /dev/serial/by-id
ls -l /sys/bus/usb-serial/devices
dmesg

The log output requested from the commands bellow, can be acquired from the module by accessing one of the USB enumerated serial (COM) interfaces accepting AT commands. (In Windows this is generally found listed as a Modem interface or AT commands serial interface in the device manager and in Linux it is usually found on some of the /dev/ttyUSB* interfaces). Send the following commands to module and capture the text output and include them when creating the the technical support ticket.

Enable input command echo:
ATE1
Request general vendor, type and unique ID about module:
ATI
Enable verbose error reporting:
AT+CMEE=2
Firmware version:
AT+CGMR
Sub firmware version:
AT+ZVN
IMEI Code:
AT+CGSN
USB endpoint configuration:
AT+ZSWITCH?
AT+ZADSET?
Operational mode:
AT+CFUN?
Allowed network bands:
AT+ZBAND?
List network operator info:
AT+COPS?
Network registration status:
AT+CREG=2
AT+CREG?
AT+CEREG=2
AT+CEREG?
Signal strength:
AT+CSQ
AT+ZSRSP?
Serving network & cell information:
AT+ZCELLINFO
AT+ZCDS?

Network Selection configuration and order:
AT+ZSNT?
AT+ZSNTE?
Service domains status:
AT+ZPAS?
System info:
AT^SYSINFO

List APN details:
AT+CGDCONT?
Show APN authentication details:
AT$QCPDPP?
Attach UE to default PDP Context:
AT+CGATT=1
List PDP profiles status:
AT+CGACT?
List default bearer and data connection details:
AT+CGCONTRDP
List IP addresses:
AT+CGPADDR
Show data call and host data ECM interface status:
AT+ZECMCALL?
Show chipset temperature:
AT+ZCHIPTEMP?
List configured temperature limit:
AT+ZTEMPCTRL?

The support ticket can be created after login at: https://techship.com/technical_support/

You might also be interested in