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Sierra Wireless EM7345 not accepting APN settings

2014-05-20, 11:57 AM

I am using the EM7345 in my X1 carbon 2014 on a daily basis. It works flawlessly with my local 4G SIM. (No need for APN settings)

I went to Spain for a week and tried 2 different providers: Labara and Hits mobile.

They are both guesting in Vodaphone's network.

In the network connection dialog they both indicate Vodaphone ES with an additional roaming indicator.

When trying to connect they both ask for an APN string:

 

gprsmov.lebaramobile.es

pc.hitsmobile.es

 

After clicking connect it takes like no time till it says "cannot connect,"

 

I wonder,
Windows bug? (windows 8.1 update)

Sierra driver bug?

or maybe vodaphone trouble?

 

btw, I also tried a "native" vodaphone ES sim (no need for APN settings)

Worked perfectectly !

 

Any suggestions?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Sierra Wireless EM7345 not accepting APN settings

2014-09-23, 16:39 PM
I have exactly the same issue.
My thinkpad 8 LTE (sierra EM7345 chip)with windows 8.1 doesn't work if the sim card requires APN configuration!
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Re: Sierra Wireless EM7345 not accepting APN settings

2014-09-23, 19:58 PM

Did you type in appropriate APN strings?



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Re: Sierra Wireless EM7345 not accepting APN settings

2014-09-23, 21:05 PM
Hi and thanks for answering. I am not sure what you mean by apn strings.. I have tried my APN carrier which is mmsbouygtel.com without strings. I try to connect to "F-Bouygues Telecom (LTE)" with 4 bars out of 5 In windows 8.1 network configuration panel i use : APN : mmsbouygtel user name: (blank) password : (blank) Authentification type : I have tried "default", "PAP" ,etc... with no success...
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Re: Sierra Wireless EM7345 not accepting APN settings

2014-09-23, 21:22 PM

Hi and thanks for answering. I am not sure what you mean by apn strings.. I have tried my APN carrier which is mmsbouygtel.com without strings. I try to connect to "F-Bouygues Telecom (LTE)" with 4 bars out of 5 In windows 8.1 network configuration panel i use (which works on my phone) APN : mmsbouygtel.com user name: (blank) password : (blank) Authentification type : I have tried "none", "PAP" ,etc... with no success... I also tried ebouygtel.com & b2bouygtel.com as APN from https://opengear.zendesk.com/entries/22946823-configuring-the-access-point-name-apn-setting-for-your-carrier#France

 

Edit[replaced typo  msbouygtel by mmsbouygtel.com  in this post but i had entered mmsbouygtel.com in the tablet]

I also tried a2bouygtel.com some time before...

 

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Re: Sierra Wireless EM7345 not accepting APN settings

2014-09-23, 21:51 PM

There are tree mobile operators in France under "Bouygues" brand.
I know connetion profile APN and username/password settings for two operators:
Bouygues - mmsbouygtel.com, blank/blank.
Bouygues Pro - a2bouygtel, a2b/acces

 

Settings you've provided seem not correct since I've checked out several settings I'm sure in on the site you linked - all of them are incorrect.



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Re: Sierra Wireless EM7345 not accepting APN settings

2014-09-24, 7:01 AM

Thanks again for your help
but i called the Bouygues operator and they told me mmsbouygtel.com should be the right value and my sim card should work in any tablet(no restriction on GSM)

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Re: Sierra Wireless EM7345 not accepting APN settings

2014-09-26, 19:37 PM

Hi,

OK  i found out that my APN value 'mmsbouygtel.com' was missing in "C:\Windows\system32\ApnDatabase.xml" file and had other apn values ebouygel.com and pcebouygtel.com .

 

Changing this value  in the file will do the job.

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Re: Sierra Wireless EM7345 not accepting APN settings

2014-10-01, 22:25 PM

Sorry,Editing the file did not work for me :(

 I know it is a bug or a software issue but i  am still looking for a solution

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Re: Sierra Wireless EM7345 not accepting APN settings

2014-10-17, 9:22 AM
Well from what i gathered,
ApnDatabase.xml should be updated with new APN with windows update so it requires my Provider(Bouygues) to inform Microsoft about it...It could take some time and it doesn't explain why the custom APN setting do not work(a flaw in windows 8.1?)
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