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Re: When MR5200 can support 5G SA?

jzz15
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When MR5200 can support 5G SA?

In China mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, many many places start switch to 5G SA, and MR5200 can not connect to 5G anymore!

iPhone12Pro is also  X55 modem, iPhone12Pro can support 5G SA and works fine, but MR5200 can only connect to 4G+, support 5G SA is just a firmware thing...

And in China, netgear china offical store promotion image said that MR5200 can support 5G SA

That chinese means it can support 5G SA and 5G NSA.

Netgear china offical store promotion image:

https://zzstatic.oss-cn-hongkong.aliyuncs.com/Snipaste_2021-10-16_20-13-29.jpg 

 

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jzz15
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Re: When MR5200 can support 5G SA?

Netgear china offical store promotion image:

https://zzstatic.oss-cn-hongkong.aliyuncs.com/Snipaste_2021-10-16_20-13-29.jpg 

And china netgear support told me they can not do anything about this.

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TeeJay74
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Re: When MR5200 can support 5G SA?

Here M5 EU SA mode selection enabled using AT-commands(behind security layer).

 

https://ibb.co/7pnfrTs

 

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jzz15
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Re: When MR5200 can support 5G SA?

Hi, Tee,

I have tried this with this tool before:

https://mega.nz/folder/DCoXXSpJ#CrBiM28fP-3Zml1_XNclxA

But this can only unlock some bands.

And I have connected to MR5200 with telnet, and it also can only unlock some bands.

Could you please help me unlock SA mode on MR5200?

Thanks a lot!

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TeeJay74
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Re: When MR5200 can support 5G SA?

Sorry, that security layer is only accessible by Netgear personnel. Only lasting solution is to enable SA on firmware.

 

I chatted with ohe Huawei top 5G expert and he confirmed this:

 

"...China operator will disable NSA sooner, they think SA is TRUE 5G but NSA not, and they demand all the devices and network equipment have to support SA otherwise they will not get the permission. This is policy-determined, not technology-determined."

 

So Netgear M5 user's have trouble with 5G in Far-East with China operators. Netgear technical staff should be aware of this.

 

@JohnPeng , Are you aware of this and what is your plan to get SA mode enabled in firmware ?

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jzz15
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Re: When MR5200 can support 5G SA?

Thanks Tee!

 

My friend have a Linksys 5G (FGHSAX1800):

https://www.linksys.com/us/linksys-5g-fghsax1800/p/p-fghsax1800/

It can support 5G SA n78(china telecom, china unicom, china mobile HK) and n41(china mobile), it also have a X55 modem and it also an american network company....

And it just only about $500 USD in china...

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