EM 9191 Band N41 Cannot Detect Network


I have a EM 9191 modem with specs

Manufacturer: Sierra Wireless, Incorporated
Model: EM9191
Revision: SWIX55C_01.07.19.00 000000 jenkins 2021/02/11 02:17:18
IMEI: 355890347014198
FSN: 8W2374203802B1

I am setting OAI gNB at band n41 and my Pixel 6 could connect to gNB successfully. However, EM 9191 cannot detect the network.

From AT!BAND=?, the support NRSA band are

4 - NRSA: 
     1/0000010000000000 - n41
     1/0000000008000000 - n28    
     1/0000000000000010 - n5     
     1/0000000000000004 - n3     
     1/0000000000000002 - n2     
     1/0000000000000001 - n1     
     2/0000000000004000 - n79    
     2/0000000000002000 - n78    
     2/0000000000001000 - n77    
     2/0000000000000040 - n71    
     2/0000000000000002 - n66  

From at!band?, the current selection is all bands

Index, Name
00, All bands,
0 - GW: 100600000FC00000
1 - LTE: 0000A3E2BB0F38DF 0000000000000042 0000000000000000 0000000000000000
2 - TDS: 0000000000000000
3 - NRNSA: 0000010008000017 0000000000007042 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000
4 - NRSA: 0000010008000017 0000000000007042 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000

From AT!rfcombos?, the n41 related combo are


I have also change the default all bands to customized band set(with only band n78 and n41). EM9191 works with n78 but not on n41.

Any suggestion on how to make it could detect band n41?


Are you using 4 antenna?
Which carrier are you using?
Have you tried with latest FW



I am using OAI gNB, not commercial carrier. For my gNB config, the plmn is 001/01.

Not yet. My current FW is
SWIX55C_01.07.19.00 000000 jenkins 2021/02/11 02:17:18
It supports band n41 as indicated by “at!band=?”. Is there a special reason to use the latest FW?


have you verified if your area is having n41?
Did you try with other modem and see if it can attach to n41?

No special reason for upgrading FW, but your FW is a bit old (two years ago), so just see if there is any luck

No other n41 but not 100% sure (not sure about commercial carrier)

Yes, as I stated in the post, my pixel 6 could connect to n41.

Thanks, I would like to have a try.