PocketPORTTM Modem Configuration Guide for: Novatel Wireless USB551L (Verizon LTE/4G)

Model                       USB551L Novatel Wireless   USB551L
ManufacturerNovatel Wireless
Other NamesVerizon USB551L, 551L
Antenna JackTS9
Pigtail Part #ANT-104-TS9
Auto Configured by PocketPORT 2? Yes. In firmware 2.1.0 and higher
Comments*** Support for this modem requires PocketPORT firmware version 1.4 or later.

Activate and test the USB551L using the VZ Access Manager software before inserting it into the PocketPORT. Install the latest available 551L firmware onto the modem.

This modem must operate in LAN mode, not Windows Mobile Broadband mode. Configure this setting in VZ Accesss Manager:

For more reliable operation, lock the USB551L into either 3G or 4G mode.

Configure the PocketPORT BEFORE inserting the USB551L modem.

The default APN is vzwinternet (private dynamic IP addresses)
Set APN Number = 3. This is required.

After writing the configuration parameters, power-cycle the PocketPORT.

See this FAQ for the meaning of the 551L's Status LED

By default, the Verizon Wireless LTE network provides NAT'ed private IP addresses and blocks inbound initiated connections from the Internet to remote devices attached to the PocketPORT. Use two PocketPORTs in Virtual Cable Mode or request a static public IP address from Verizon to overcome this limitation.

*** Ths modem must be operated at a 60 degree angle. Do not operate the modem in a vertical or horizontal position. See this FAQ for details:

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