We are recently receiving more requests on the NR7101 in regard to one of the following subjects:
- Forum entries, which claim the NR7101 especially in Germany does not support 5G NSA, but only LTE frequency bands
- Connectivity issues on reboot of the units
- General inquiries on where to find the latest firmware version
Since we still want to offer this firmware to our customers, we want to provide it within this article.
Here are the latest router firmware and module firmware:
Router firmware: V1.00(ABUV.3)C0, the v3 firmware you mentioned.
Module firmware: RG502QEAAAR11A03M4G, let’s call it R11A03
Here are the links to the update files:
If an NR7101 has a module firmware RG502QEAAAR01A04M4G (let’s call it R01A04), and users want to upgrade the module firmware to the R11A03, the V1.00(ABUV.3)C0 has the web GUI page for the module upgrade.
Older Firmware Version without Module Upgrade:
New Firmware Version with Module Upgrade:
The steps to upgrade the router firmware to V1.00(ABUV.3)C0 and the module firmware from R01A04 to R11A03, here are the steps:
Log in the NR7101’s GUI.
Go to Firmware Upgrade (Maintenance > Firmware Upgrade), select the V1.00(ABUV.3)C0 firmware file. Start the upgrade.
After upgrading the NR7101 to the V1.00(ABUV.3)C0, log in the NR7101’s GUI.
- Go to Module Upgrade (Maintenance > Firmware Upgrade > Module Upgrade), select the file “RG502QEAAAR01A04-R11A03.zip”, start the upgrade. Note: the pre-requisite for this step is that the module firmware is originally RG502QEAAAR01A04M4G.
LTE Module before upgrade:
LTE Module after upgrade:
Please note that the router changes from router mode to pass-through mode after the upgrade and you may encounter an error claiming an "illegal image" is to be updated. The workaround is to remove the SIM card before you start the upgrade of the cellular module: