Banglalion Modem Running on NanoPi Neo
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Recently I got a Nanopi Neo with Allwinner H3 SoC, 512MB RAM, 1 USB-A port and 1 Ethernet port. I am using Armbian as OS which is based on Debian.
I did a test if it was possible to run Banglalion WiMAX devices on this platform. So I grabbed Beceem WiMAX API sources and built it using
First I had to build the Armbian kernel with
BCM_WIMAX module. Then I dumped the image into a microsd card, put it into my NanoPi Neo and booted up.
I wasn't sure which IP it got, so I ran
nmap to find it out.
root@minhaz-desktop:~# nmap -sn 10.42.0.1/24 Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2016-08-07 01:10 BDT Nmap scan report for 10.42.0.28 Host is up (0.00027s latency). MAC Address: 46:A0:87:0F:06:B6 (Unknown) Nmap scan report for 10.42.0.1 Host is up. Nmap done: 256 IP addresses (2 hosts up) scanned in 19.06 seconds
Then I logged into it. Checked its memory and CPU information.
root@nanopineo:/# free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 495 90 404 8 5 43 -/+ buffers/cache: 42 453 Swap: 0 0 0 root@nanopineo:/# nproc 4 root@nanopineo:/# lscpu Architecture: armv7l Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): 4 On-line CPU(s) list: 0-3 Thread(s) per core: 1 Core(s) per socket: 4 Socket(s): 1 CPU max MHz: 1200.0000 CPU min MHz: 480.0000
I built the necessary library, daemons, clients etc which can be found at mdminhazulhaque/beceem-cscm-armv7. Let's install them.
TTLSAnonymousIdentityto your own config
/etc(Use your head, ask questions or search the internet for it)
Now let's run the total setup.
- Plug in the modem (obviously!)
wimaxd -c /etc/wimaxd.conf
- From another terminal, run
wimaxc connect 2600 10to connect
- If connection is established, run
dhclient eth1to lease IP from the modem (assuming that eth1 is the WiMAX device)
Here is a photo of my little buddy and the Bilai modem.
If you have any questions, ask below or open issue at the github repository.