The Mobile page is used for setting parameters related to the mobile data connection.
The information on this page has been updated in accordance with the RUT2XX_R_00.01.12.x firmware version.
The General tab is used to configure the SIM card parameters that define how the router establishes a cellular connection.
The Mobile Configuration section is used to configure main SIM card parameters. Refer to the image and table below for information on the fields contained in this section.
In Passthrough mode the device assigns its mobile WAN IP address to another device, usually a WiFi router. It is similar to Bridge mode, except in Passthrough mode other devices can still connect to this device and get LAN IP addresses and both other clients and the device retain Internet access, while Bridge mode also disables the device’s DHCP Server.
Important: using Passthrough mode will disable most of the router’s other capabilities.
In Bridge mode the router assigns its WAN IP address to another device. It is used instead of Network Address Translation (NAT) in order to make the router “transparent” in the communication process. The main difference between Passthrough and Bridge is that in Passthrough, the router’s DHCP Server still works and the regular LAN interface is still up, allowing clients to connect to the router’s local network as usual, while Bridge mode disables all of these features and simply gives the a single specified device its WAN IP address. Since Bridge uses less of the router’s features, it is a bit faster than Passthrough.
To begin configuring Bridge mode, make sure that WAN failover is turned off and mobile is set as main WAN in the Network → WAN page. Then in the Network → Mobile page select Mode: Bridge in the mobile configuration section. You will then see an additional configuration field for entering a MAC address appear Mode field.
Important: using Bridge mode will disable most of the router’s other capabilities.
If you have configured Bridge mode and can no longer reach your router, you’ll need to set up a Static IP address on your PC in order to do so.
The mobile data on demand section keeps the mobile data connection on only when it is in use. When the router detects that there is no traffic, it shuts down the mobile data connection and turns it back on only when there is a “Demand” (a user trying to reach a website, for example). Refer to the image and table below for more information.
The network frequency bands section provides the possibility to manually choose which frequency band the router’s module should use for the cellular connection.
Simply select Manual connection method and check the bands that you want the module to use. If all bands are unchecked, the band that provides the best connectivity will be used.
Available network frequency bands may differ based on router modem module. More information about router module supported network frequency bands: https://www.quectel.com/product/ec25.htm
Information about router’s modem module can be found by going to Status > Device Information page and checking FW Version field. Usually first 5-7 characters show modem module series code. See image below for example.
The Force LTE network function makes the router forcefully connect to an LTE network at a specified period of time. Refer to the image and table below for more information.
The Network Operators tab provides you with the possibility to scan for and manually manage mobile network operators to which the router’s SIM card can connect to. Operator selection is only available for the primary SIM card. In order to specify an operator for the other SIM card it must first be selected as the primary SIM in the SIM Management section.
Scan For Network Operators is a function that initiates a scan for mobile network operators available in your area. To initiate a scan, press the ‘Scan for operators’ button. After you do, you will be prompted with a pop-up asking if you wish to proceed. This is because while the scan is in progress you will lose your data connection for approximately 2 minutes.
After the scan is complete you will be presented with a list of operators available in your area. The list provides such information as operator’s name, code and network access type. You can also choose to which operator you would like to connect provided that the operator’s status is not Forbidden.
Below the list you can select how to the router should connect to network operators.
The ‘Reconnect interval’ box specifies how often the device will attempt to reconnect to a network operator, while the ‘Connection mode’ specifies the logic of how the router will connect operators:
* Most network operators’ codes can be found online or you can initiate a scan for operators – if the operator you’re looking for can be reached from your current area, the list of available network operators will contain the desired operator’s code.
The Operators List section is used for creating a blacklist or whitelist for undesired or desired operators.Settings
Important: be mindful when using the Operators List function as it very easy to block yourself from the right operators and lose your data connection.
The Mobile Data Limit page provides you with the possibility to set data usage limits for your SIM cards and data usage warnings via SMS message in order to protect yourself from unwanted data charges.
The Data Connection Limit Configuration section is used to configure custom mobile data limits for your SIM card. When the mobile data limit set for the SIM card is reached, the router will no longer use the mobile connection to establish a data connection until the limit period is over or the limit is reset by the user.
*Your carrier’s data usage accounting may differ. Teltonika is not liable should any accounting discrepancies occur.
The SMS Warning Configuration section provides you with the possibility to configure a rule that sends you an SMS message after the router’s SIM card uses a specified amount of mobile data.
The Clear Data Limit section contains only one button – ‘Clear data limit’. When clicked, the button resets the data limit counter for the related SIM card. Thus, the count is started over again regardless of the specified period.
Important: remember that the ‘Clear data limit’ button doesn’t clear the actual data usage statistics for the SIM card, only the data counters as calculated by the router.
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