I recently got something the seller on Aliexpress referred to as an "AC1200 WG3526 OpenWrt LTE Router, EU Version 1". It's basically a ZBT WG3526 board, in a Cioswi box, with an Quectel EC25-E LTE card.
So I started looking into the LTE part of the configuration using the Wiki and was quite confused: What with sending AT commands to the modem and different modes of operation and a lot of talk about "dongles" when I have an internal card. Sorry guys, I know you mean well, but I'm new to all that. So I set aside this evening to try to figure it out.
Imagine my delight when, while searching for "QMI" packages, I stumbled across something called
luci-proto-qmi which allows for LTE configuration through LuCI. Using that, it was a breeze and I spend the saved time to document the procedure here.
Now my question is: Was I just lucky, maybe because the router came pre-configured with a customized version of OpenWrt? Or should this procedure generally work with current equipment? Right now the description is on the device page. But if this should generally work, I would recommend moving it to the User Guide as "LTE for dummies - try this first".
What are your thoughts / experiences?