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RUT240 SMS Utilities

Summary #

RUT routers have an extensive amount of various SMS control utilities. SMS Utilities can be used to set/get configurations, monitor and issue commands to the router.

The information in this page is updated in accordance with the RUT2XX_R_00.01.12 firmware version.

SMS Utilities #

Execution #

To execute a rule, just send an SMS message to the router‘s SIM card number with the rule’s SMS Text, e.g., if you send a message with the text “reboot”, the router will reboot provided the selected Authorization method is “No authorization”. However, if there is an Authorization method present you will need to include the “Authorization key” in the text message. This “Authorization key” depends on the chosen Authorization method, i.e., if the method is “By serial”, the “Authorization key” is the router’s serial number, if the method is “By router admin password”, the “Authorization key” is the router’s admin password. The “Authorization key” must precede the activation text and they must be separated by a space symbol. For example, if the chosen Authorization method is “By router admin password” and the password is “admin01”, the entire message should look like this: “admin01 reboot”. The same applies to “By serial” authorization.

Here are a few examples of how certain rules can be executed with various Authorization methods:

COMMANDAUTHORIZATIO METHODSMS TEXT
StatusBy router admin passwordROUTER_PASSWORD status
RebootBy serialSERIAL_NUMBER reboot
Switch mobile data offNo authorizationmobileoff

Default Rules #

The SMS Utilities section contains a list of rules that perform certain actions when they are activated by SMS messages.

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The figure above is an illustration of the SMS Utilities rules list. The entire list contains 26 rules but you are also be provided with the possibility to configure custom ones.

All default configuration options are listed below:

  • Reboot
  • Get status
  • Get I/O status
  • Get OpenVPN status
  • Switch WiFi on / off
  • Switch mobile data on / off
  • Switch OpenVPN on / off
  • Change mobile data settings
  • Get list of profiles
  • Change profile
  • SSH access control
  • Web access control
  • Restore to default
  • Force SIM switch
  • GPS coordinates
  • GPS on / off
  • FW upgrade from server
  • Switch monitoring on / off
  • Monitoring status
  • UCI API
  • MORE
  • WOL

Rule Overview and editing #

Every default SMS rule can be edited to your liking. If none of the rules suit your purposes, just click the Edit button next to any SMS Utilities rules. This section will contain information on editing every signle SMS Utilities rule.

Reboot #

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Above is an example of what an SMS Configuration window looks like, specifically, SMS Configuration for the Reboot rule. Below is a table with detailed explanations on how to configure the rule and what each of the fields mean. To avoid redundancy, screenshots for the other rules will not be provided, since the structures, syntax and the overall look of the configuration windows for each rule are very similar. Instead, only tables containing information on how to edit each rule will be provided.

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable SMS reboot functionAllows router restart via SMS
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is metReboots the router
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matter; Default text: reboot
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers
Get status via SMS after rebootCheck this to receive connection status via SMS after the rebootIf checked, the router will send a status message once it has rebooted and is operational again. This is both a separate SMS Rule and an option under the SMS Reboot rule. After checking this, the Send status SMS to other number field will become available
Send status SMS to other numberEnable this if you want the status message to be sent to another (other than the sender) number (s)If this is checked, you will be prompted to enter a phone number (s)This field appears only if you have checked Get status via SMS after reboot
Message textWhich status information should be included in SMS:Data state, Operator, Connection type, Signal Strength, Connection State, IPYou can select which status elements to display

Status #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable SMS status functionAllows you to get the router‘s status via SMS. This is both a separate SMS Rule and an option under the SMS Reboot rule
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is metReturns an SMS message containing information about the status of the router. The type of information contained within the message can be specified in the Message text field
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matter; Default text: status
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers
Send status SMS to other numberEnable this if you want the status message to be sent to another (other than the sender) number (s)If this is checked, you will be prompted to enter a phone number (s)
Message textWhich status information should be included in SMS:Data state, Operator, Connection type, Signal Strength, Connection State, IPYou can select which status elements to display

Get I/O status #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable SMS I/O status functionAllows you to get the router‘s I/O status via SMS
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is metReturns an SMS message containing information about the Input/Output status of the router
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matter; Default text: iostatus
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers
Send status SMS to other numberEnable this if you want a status message to be sent to another (other than the sender) number (s)If this is checked, you will be prompted to enter a phone number (s)

Get OpenVPN status #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the OpenVPN status functionAllows to get the router‘s OpenVPN status via SMS
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is metReturns an SMS message containing information about an OpenVPN instance’s status
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matter; Default text: vpnstatus
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers
Send status SMS to other numberEnable this if you want a status message to be sent to another (other than the sender) number (s)If this is checked, you will be prompted to enter a phone number (s)

Switch WiFi On/Off #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the Switch WiFi functionAllows Wi-Fi control via SMS.
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is metTurns WiFi ON or OFF
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matter;Default text: wifion to turn WiFi ON; wifioff to turn WiFi OFF
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers
Write to configPermanently saves Wi-Fi stateWith this setting enabled, the router will keep the new Wi-Fi state even after reboot.If it is not selected, the router will revert the Wi-Fi state after reboot

Switch mobile data ON/OFF #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the Switch mobile data functionAllows mobile control via SMS
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is metTurn mobile data ON or OFF
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matter;Default text: mobileon to turn mobile data ON; mobileoff to turn mobile data OFF
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers
Write to configPermanently saves mobile network stateWith this setting enabled, the router will keep the new mobile data state even after reboot.If it is not selected, the router will revert the mobile data state after reboot

Manage OpenVPN #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the Manage OpenVPN functionAllows OpenVPN control via SMS
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is metTurns an OpenVPN instance ON or OFF
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matterDefault: vpnon to turn OpenVPN ON; vpnoff to turn OpenVPN OFFAfter the SMS text you have to write OpenVPN instance‘s name, e.g., “vpnon client_Client1”
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers

Get list of profiles #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the Get list of profiles functionAllows you to get the list of profiles via SMS
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is met.Sends you the list of existing profiles
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matterDefault text: profdisp
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers

Change profile #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the Change profile functionAllows changing profiles via SMS
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is met.Changes the current profile to the one specified in the message
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matterDefault text prAfter the SMS text you have to write the Profile’s name, e.g., “pr John”
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers

SSH access Control #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the SSH access control functionAllows SSH access control via SMS
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is met.Turns SSH access ON or OFF
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matterDefault text: ssh
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers
Enable SSH accessEnables or Disables SSH access from LANIf this is checked, SMS will enable SSH access from LAN, if not, SMS will disable SSH access from LAN
Enable remote SSH accessEnables or Disables SSH access from WANIf this is checked, SMS will enable SSH access from WAN, if not, SMS will disable SSH access from WAN
  • Note that by default the ssh rule will enable both local and remote SSH access. You can change how the rule acts by clicking the “Edit” button located next to it:
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  • In the next window you can customize whether the rule will turn local/remote SSH access ON or OFF:
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If you are using this rule frequently, we suggest that you create a new custom rule. For example, you can use the default rule to turn SSH access ON and use the custom rule to turn SSH access OFF. You can create new SMS Utilities rules from the New SMS Rule section located at the bottom of the SMS Utilities page.

Web access Control #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the Web access control functionAllows Web access control via SMS
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is met.Turns access to WebUI ON or OFF
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matterDefault text: web
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers
Enable HTTP accessEnables or Disables HTTP access from LANIf this is checked, SMS will enable HTTP access from LAN, if not, SMS will disable HTTP access from LAN
Enable HTTPS accessEnables or Disables HTTPS access from LANIf this is checked, SMS will enable HTTPS access from LAN, if not, SMS will disable HTTPS access from LAN
Enable remote HTTP accessEnables or Disables HTTP access from WANIf this is checked, SMS will enable HTTP access from WAN, if not, SMS will disable HTTP access from WAN
Enable remote HTTPS accessEnables or Disables HTTPs access from WANIf this is checked, SMS will enable HTTPS access from WAN, if not, SMS will disable HTTPS access from WAN
  • Note that by default the web rule will enable both local and remote HTTP access as well as remote HTTPS access. You can change how the rule acts by clicking the “Edit” button located next to it:
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  • In the next window you can customize whether the rule will turn local/remote HTTP/HTTPS access ON or OFF:
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If you are using this rule frequently, we suggest that you create a new custom rule. For example, you can use the default rule to turn HTTP/HTTPS access ON and use the custom rule to turn HTTP/HTTPS access OFF. You can create new SMS Utilities rules from the New SMS Rule section located at the bottom of the SMS Utilities page.

Restore to default #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the Restore to default functionAllows you to restore the router to its default settings via SMS
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is met.Executes a router Reset, which means the router will reboot after this rule is executed and all custom configurations will be deleted and restored to default
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matterDefault text: restore
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers

Force SIM switch #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the Force SIM switch functionAllows SIM switch via SMS
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is met.Forces the router to switch to the other SIM card(the one that is not in use at the moment of receiving the message)
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matterDefault text: switch_sim
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers

GPS Coordinates #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the GPS coordinates functionAllows you to get GPS coordinates via SMS
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is met.Sends you GPS coordinates of the router
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matterDefault text: gps
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers

GPS ON/OFF #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the GPS ON/OFF functionAllows you to control GPS via SMS
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is met.Turns GPS ON or OFF
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matterDefault text: gpson to turn GPS ON; gpsoff to turn GPS OFF
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers

Force FW upgrade from server #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the FW upgrade from server functionAllows you to upgrade the router‘s FW via SMS
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is met.Upgrades your router’s current Firmware to the one uploaded and assigned to your router in FOTA. The router will reboot and be unreachable for a couple of minutes after this rule is executed
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matterDefault text: fw_upgrade
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers

Switch monitoring ON/OFF #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the Switch monitoring functionAllows you to control monitoring status via SMS
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is met.Turns remote monitoring ON or OFF
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matterDefault text: monitoringon to turn remote monitoring ON; monitoringoff to turn remote monitoring OFF;
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers

Monitoring status #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the Monitoring status functionAllows you to get monitoring status via SMS
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is met.Returns a text message containing information about remote monitoring status
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matterDefault text: monitoring_status
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers

Switch output ON/OFF #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the Switch output functionAllows output control via SMS
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is met.Turns specified output ON or OFF
Active timeoutMake the rule active for a specific time;format: secondsExample: if you configure a rule to turn a specific output on and set a 30 s timeout, the output will activate once the router receives the SMS messages and then it will deactivate after a period of 30 s
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matterDefault text: none
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers
Output typeWhich output will be activatedPossible values:Digital OC output | Relay output; Default: Digital OC output

NOTE: No default SMS text is provided for this rule. It can be created via the New SMS Rule tab.

MORE #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the MORE ruleProvides the possibility to see the next part of the message
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is metReturns a text message containing the next part of the message
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matterDefault text: more
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers

WOL #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the WOL ruleProvides the possibility to wake computers from sleep mode
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is met.Wakes the specified computer from sleep mode
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matterDefault text: none
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers
MAC addressComputer’s MAC AddressPossible values: mac; Default: none

NOTE: No default SMS text is provided for this rule. It can be created via the New SMS Rule tab.

Change mobile data settings (cellular) rule #

The Change mobile data settings rule is exceptional to most of the other rules as it does not perform a single action like turning specific services On/Off or getting status updates. It designed to change mobile data settings and it’s SMS text can’t be described by a single string because the message depends on what configurations you want to change. For example, you can send a message that will change your APN only, you can send a message that will change APN and mobile service mode, or even a message that will change every single mobile setting.

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the Change mobile data settings functionAllows you to change mobile settings via SMS
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is met.Changes the specified mobile settings
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matterDefault: cellularDetailed explanations on how to use this function are presented in the table below
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers

The default SMS text for the Change mobile data settings rule is cellular but it is only an indication text and does not include any specific parameters to be changed. The list of parameters that can be changed and explanations on how to incorporate them into the “cellular” message is presented in the table below.

PARAMETERVALUEDESCRIPTIONDEFAULT MESSAGE EXAMPLE
apn=e.g., internet.gprsSets APNcellular apn=internet.gprs
dialnumber=e.g., *99***1#Sets Dialing numbercellular dialnumber=*99***1#
auth_mode=none | pap | chapSets Authentication methodcellular auth_method=pap
service=2gonly | 3gonly | 4gonly | autoSets the mobile Service modecellular service=auto
username=e.g., userSets the user name for PAP or CHAP authenticationcellular username=user
password=e.g., passSets the password for PAP or CHAP authenticationcellular password=pass
roaming=0 for OFF; 1 for ONTurn Mobile data roaming ON or OFFcellular roaming=0

Each of the above examples contain a single parameter but you can send out multiple parameters in one message. For example, “cellular apn=internet.gprs service=3gonly”. This message would set your APN to “internet.gprs” and your Service mode to 3G Only. You can also send a message that would include all of the parameters above: “cellular apn=internet.gprs dialnumber=*99***1# auth_mode=pap service=3gonly username=user password=pass”

UCI API rule #

The UCI rule lets you set or get any parameter from the router’s configuration files.

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
EnableThis check box will enable or disable the UCI API functionAllows you to set or get any configurations from the router
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is met.Sets or sends you any specified configurations of the router
SMS textSMS text that will trigger the ruleSMS text can contain letters, numbers, spaces and special symbols. Capital letters also matterDefault text: uciDetailed explanations on how to use this function are presented in the table below
Authorization methodWhat kind of authorization to use for SIM managementPossible values:No authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: By router admin password
Allowed usersWhite list of allowed usersPossible values:From all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbers

The following are syntax examples for the UCI API rule:

SYNTAXDESCRIPTIONDEFAULT MESSAGE EXAMPLE
uci get config.section.option”Returns config option valueuci get network.wan.ipaddr – returns the router’s WAN IP address
uci set config.section.option=”value”Sets config optionuci set wireless.wifi-iface.key=”12345678″ – sets WiFi interface’s password to 12345678
uci show configReturns the contents of a config fileuci show openvpn – returns the contents of the openvpn config file
uci show config.sectionReturns the exact part of a config file (either section or the exact option value)uci show network.ppp – returns the contents of the ppp interface section from the network config file

As you can see, the UCI rule requires that you know the names of the configuration files and the names of the sections and parameters that they hold. You can find the config file list and some examples of UCI usage in general in our UCI command usage article.

Custom Rules #

If default rules do not suit your purposes, you can also configure custom SMS rules. To do so, go to the bottom of the SMS Utilities page, where you will find the New SMS Rule tab. Select an Action and press the Add button located next to it.

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Configuring a new rule is very similar to editing default rules: you are provided with a list of Actions, other fields are generated in accordance with which Action you choose.

Call Utilities #

Just like SMS Utilities, Call Utilities provide you with the possibility to issue certain commands to the router from your mobile phone. The list of possible rules is of course shorter because you can only make one type of call. Keep that in mind when creating Call Utilities rules because one call will trigger all of the enabled rules at once.

There is only one default rule (Reboot) configured and it is disabled. To make a new rule click the Edit button located next to the one default rule or make an entirely new entry for you Call Rules list by adding a rule from the New Call Rule tab.

Call Configuration #

The Call Configuration window is similar to SMS Configuration, but less complex.

Reboot #

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FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
Enableyes | no; Default: noAllows router’s Call rules
ActionReboot | Send status | Switch WiFi | Switch mobile data | Switch output; Default: RebootThe action to be performed when this rule is met
Allowed usersFrom all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbersWhite list of allowed users
Get status via SMS after rebootyes | no; Default: noIf checked, the router will send a status message once it has rebooted and is operational again

Send Status #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
Enableyes | no; Default: noAllows router’s Call rule
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is metSends status information message
Allowed usersFrom all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbersWhite list of allowed users
Message textstring; Default: Router name – %rn; WAN IP – %wi; Data Connection state – %cs; Connection type – %ct; Signal Strength – %ss; New FW available – %fs;Which status information should be included in SMS:Data state, Operator, Connection type, Signal Strength, Connection State, IP

Switch WiFi #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
Enableyes | no; Default: noAllows router’s Call rule
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is metSwitches wireless on or off
Allowed usersFrom all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbersWhite list of allowed users
Write to configyes | no; Default: noIf checked, the router will save performed action in configuration and changes won’t be lost after reboot

Switch Mobile Data #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
Enableyes | no; Default: noAllows router’s Call rule
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is metSwitches mobile data on or off
Allowed usersFrom all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbersWhite list of allowed users
Write to configyes | no; Default: noIf checked, the router will save performed action in configuration and changes won’t be lost after reboot

Switch Output #

FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
Enableyes | no; Default: noAllows router’s Call rule
ActionThe action to be performed when this rule is metSwitches output type
Active timeouton | off; Default: offMake rule active for specified time
Secondsinteger; Default: noneActive rule time in seconds
Allowed usersFrom all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbersWhite list of allowed users
Output typeDigital OC output | Relay output; Default: Digital OC outputType of output which will be activated

User Groups #

User Groups provides you with the possibility to group phone numbers for SMS management purposes. You can then later use these groups in all related SMS and call functionalities. This option helps if there are several Users who should have the same roles when managing the router via SMS or calls. You can create a new user group by entering a name in the Group name text field and clicking the Add button located next to it in the Create New User Group section. After this you will re redirected get to the Modify User Group section.

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FIELD NAMEDESCRIPTIONEXPLANATION, NOTES
Group namestring; Default: ” “Name of the group of phone numbers. Used for easier management purposes
Phone numberphone number; Default: ” “Add numbers to the user group. Must match international format. You can add more phone number fields by clicking on the green () symbol

SMS Management #

With the help of the SMS Management window you can read and send SMS messages.

Read SMS #

In the Read SMS tab you can read and delete received/stored SMS messages. The layout is simple, there is a list of received SMS messages and you can choose how many entries of that list should visible at one time with SMS per page drop box in the top left corner of the page and there is a Search field to help you navigate more efficiently through the list of messages in the top right corner of the page.

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Send SMS #

The Send SMS tab lets you send SMS messages from the router‘s SIM card.

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All you have to do is enter the recipient’s phone number, type in your message and hit the Send button. If everything went well, a green bar saying Message sent should appear (image below).

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Storage #

The Storage tab shows you how much SIM card memory space is used and how much is still available. You can also chose the option for the router to not delete messages. If this option is not used, the router will automatically delete all incoming messages after they have been read. Message status read/unread is examined every 60 seconds. All read messages are deleted.

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Remote Configuration #

RUT routers can be configured via SMS from another RUT router. You only have to select which configuration details have to be sent and type in the phone number of the other router. The router will then generate the SMS Text needed for the configurations to be applied. Total count of SMS is managed automatically. You should be aware of the possible number of SMS and use this feature at your own responsibility. Generally, it should not be used if you have a high cost per SMS. This is especially relevant if you will try to send a whole OpenVPN configuration, which might accumulate to about 40 SMS messages.

Receive Configuration #

This section controls how the configuration initiation party should identify itself.

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FIELD NAMEVALUEDESCRIPTION
Enablestring; Default: ” “Name of the group of phone numbers. Used for easier management purposes
Authorization methodNo authorization | By serial | By router admin password; Default: No authorizationWhat kind of authorization will be used to authenticate remote configurations
Allowed usersFrom all numbers | From group | From single number; Default: From all numbersWhite list of allowed users that can send remote configurations to the router

Send Configuration #

This section lets you configure remote RUTxxx devices via SMS. The authorization settings must match those that are set on the receiving party. An example of how sending a new network configuration with both WAN and LAN settings is presented below.

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FIELD NAMEVALUEDESCRIPTION
Generate SMSNew | From current configuration; Default: NewSelect whether the configuration will be newly generated or the router’s current configuration
WANyes | no; Default: noSelect whether to send WAN (Wide Area Network) configurations
InterfaceWired | Mobile; Default: MobileWhich interface type will be used for WAN connection on the remote device
Primary SIM cardSIM1 | SIM2; Default: SIM1Which SIM card will be used as Primary on the remote device
Mobile connectionUse PPP mode | Use NDIS mode | Use NCM mode | Use QMI mode | Use QMI mode used for Quectel EC25-E modem; Default: Use PPP modeWhich mobile connection type will be used on the remote device; select according to the remote device’s modem:NDIS for Huawei modemsNCM for Telit modemsQMI for Quectel modemsPPP for any modem
APNstring; Default: ” “APN that will be used on the remote device. APN is the name of a gateway between a GPRS or 3G mobile networks and another computer network, frequently the public Internet. APN is provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Dialing numberstring; Default: ” “Dialing number that will be used on the remote device. A Dialling number is used to establish a mobile PPP connection
Authentication methodCHAP | PAP {{!} None; Default: NoneMobile authentication method that will be used on the remote device. Mobile Authentication methods are used to authenticate new connections on your GSM carrier’s network
User namestring; Default: ” “User name used for new connection authentication with CHAP or PAP authentication methods. This field only becomes visible when you select CHAP or PAP authentication methods.
Passwordstring; Default: ” “Password used for new connection authentication with CHAP or PAP authentication methods. This field only becomes visible when you select CHAP or PAP authentication methods.
Service mode2G Only | 2G preferred | 3G Only | 3G preferred | 4G (LTE) Only | 4G (LTE) preferred | Automatic; Default: 3G preferredMobile service mode that will be used on the remote device
LANyes | no; Default: noLAN IP address that will be used on the remote device
IP addressip; Default: ” “LAN IP address that will be used on the remote device
IP netmaskip; Default: ” “A subnet mask that the remote router will use to define how large the LAN network is
IP broadcastip; Default: ” “A logical address at which all devices connected to a multiple-access communications network are enabled to receive datagrams

This is an example of only one scenario but you can also send different Network and VPN settings. The settings being sent are the same as they would be configured on your router locally, therefore, you can find information on what different Network and VPN parameters do in [[RUT240 LAN|LAN]], [[RUT240 WAN|WAN]], [[RUT240 Mobile|Mobile]] and [[RUT240 VPN|VPN]] pages of this wiki.

Statistics #

The Statistics page represents information about sent and received SMS messages of both SIM cards. The counters can be reset by clicking the Reset button next to each SIM card.

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