Wireless 3G Wifi Router 2200 Mah Power Bank Broadband Modem PN8X1

So the Citus unit went straight back to ebay.
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Next unit is this unbranded device...

Any ideas on Openwrt > this unit? Links appreciated!

With SIM card, transfer 3G signal to WiFi; Built-in 2200MHABattery,Support Charge for other devices.
Specification; colour: White; material: plastic
Network Type:WCDMA; Processor:MediaTek MTK6575M Cortex A9 1.2Ghz
Transmission:HSUPA,HSDPA,UMTS/WCDMA EDGE,GPRS,GSM network compatible; HSUPA 7.2Mbps downlink and 5.76Mbps uplink rate in max
HSDPA 7.2Mbps downlink and 384Kbps uplink rate in max
UMTS(PS) 384Kbps downlink and uplink rate
EDGE 384Kbps downlink and 177Kbps uplink rat in max
GPRS/GSM 115.2Kbps downlink and 5.76Kbps uplink rate in max
Frequency Scope
UMTS :2100MHz
Operating platform:Google Android 2.3
Support System
32/64Bit: Win2000/XP/Vista/Win7/Win8/Android
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
USIM/SIM:Standard 6 PIN SIM card interface
Drive:Zero-CD (No need CD-ROM)
Installation:No Installation Driver
Memory Extension:Support T-Flash memory extension, 32GB in max,Support DLNA
Interface:USB and Wifi
USB Version:Standard USB 2.0 high speed
Charging Mode:USB,Adapter(Optional)
Charging Time:2-3 hours
Antenna:Inside 3G&GSM antenna
WiFi Chipset:MediaTek MT6228T
WiFi Band:2400MHz-2483.5MHz
WiFi Standard:802.11b/g/n,Max 150M
3GPP Release:R99, R5, R6
Power Consumption:
Battery: Lithium lon 2600mA 3.7 Volt
Operation time: Up to 8 hours(2600mAh)
Power Bank:5V 1000mAH
1* router

Notice the storage here is quoted in gigabytes.
Note also the device currently runs Android 2.3.

My plan is remote monitoring of my boat... but it occurred to me that others might have some more fun ideas. Remote control sailing boat anyone?

How do I set up new software and services on this unit? (Headless Android 2? Links appreciated).

It will be a few weeks while the unit ships from china.

In what timeframe do you want to realize this project?
2 weeks / 2 months / 2 years?

I also wouldn’t expect more that a half hour of battery operation with a cellular connection running, if that.

Divide the flash and RAM by eight, it is quoted in bits, not bytes. The 32 GB is the largest, supported SD card it handles.

Without Ethernet, it will not be officially supported, as far as I know.


I don't see any devices with a "6575" SoC supported by OpenWrt at this time, or any MediaTek SoC supported with an "a9" architecture. No, that it is running an ancient Android-tuned Linux kernel (2.6.29 for "Eclair", c. 2009), even if you could get source, isn't going to help very much in porting to a 4.19 or later kernel.

Single CPU running both the LTE and an external WiFi chip will not be supportable. This is how mobile phones are built. There aren't any open LTE drivers.

I would suggest a GL-Inet, a large lithium USB battery pack, and some duct tape.

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Many thanks for the responses.

Camera and 60w solar panel arrived yesterday ... still waiting for the rest.

@tmomas - hope to have this in place before the end of this winter.
@jeff - thanks for the info - understood ... won't run openwrt.
Have a 12v lorry battery installed for energy storage.
@mk24 Have seen the GL-Inet units up on ebay ... will explore them further if the above unit (which has wifi +3G +battery built in) cannot be made to work.