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MikroTik RouterBOARD RBSXTR&R11e Setup

Weegaz21a

Casual Member
Hi guys, purchased the titled outdoor router and receiver, arrived today and looked easy to setup, 3hrs later and still nothing.

Have registered and topped up both an EE p&g sim and a Vodafone one.

tried both setting up using the Quickset page both nothing at all is working.

Has anyone any advice or set one up previous?

Shows up Sim not inserted
 

kommando828

Top Member
On my LHG the sim card slot is a pain and easy to misalign the sim, all I can suggest is trial and error plus as Lucian suggests manually add the APN's and select the one for the inserted sim.
 

Weegaz21a

Casual Member
Thanks guys, it would seem the software needs updated before I go to far, so frustrating lol

The SIM card location really is a pain, it is not clear which way around it goes either, but it does click in which I assume is correct way round?
 

Weegaz21a

Casual Member
Not really, I got it the wrong way and it still took it and clicked. Once I got it right I took a pic and its kept on the phone for reference.
Do you have pic? I have the corner peice on the sim to the left hand side beside the network cable and the metal of the sim upwards
 

aesmith

Casual Member
Shows up Sim not inserted
I have one of these and we can go into detail in necessary. However I think the first stage is to get that SIM properly inserted and recognised. I don't have physical access to mine at the moment but I don't remember any particular issues getting the correct slot. So I suspect it's not properly home.

Are you using Winbox? You can check the correct SIM slot is selected from "System / Routerboard / Modem"

Once the SIM is recognised you may, or may not have to enter the APN. That seems to depend on the carrier. But we need to get to the stage where you see it live and connected under "Interface / LTE1 / Cellular"

From memory I set mine originally using Quick Set. However there's an important caveat - don't run Quick Set more than once without completely resetting the device between. Apparently it doesn't play nicely revising an existing QS configuration.

QS should give you default LAN on 192.168.88.0/24 on both Ethernets, with NAT, firewall and Internet routing.

Ref firmware/software .. what version are you running at the moment? "System / Packages"? I didn't have to change mine from factory version (6.41.3) to get it alive. Once it's alive with Internet working you can get it to upgrade itself.
 

aesmith

Casual Member
I'll get mine down from the loft if necessary and we can compare pictures, but I'll have to get clearance from the family for an Internet outage.
 

Weegaz21a

Casual Member
Finally got it working guys, the sim was in the wrong way around, it didn’t click but pushed it far enough eon that it wouldn’t come back out, it showed on Winbox, changed the apn and was able to log into WiFi router and set up easily, get 20mb download (previous air fibre was about 10mb on a good day, when it worked) with it sitting in the garage before I mount. Thanks for the help, the angled corner goes to the back right hand side, with the metal on sim pointing upwards for anyone who suffers like I did.
 

Swac3

Casual Member
Finally got it working guys, the sim was in the wrong way around, it didn’t click but pushed it far enough eon that it wouldn’t come back out, it showed on Winbox, changed the apn and was able to log into WiFi router and set up easily, get 20mb download (previous air fibre was about 10mb on a good day, when it worked) with it sitting in the garage before I mount. Thanks for the help, the angled corner goes to the back right hand side, with the metal on sim pointing upwards for anyone who suffers like I did.

Curious, what was the setup you had before ? You say airFiber were you mooching a connection from somewhere else.
 
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