RUTX11 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 SMS Utilities section contains a list of rules that perform certain actions when they are activated by SMS messages.
The entire list contains more than 20 rules but you are also be provided with the possibility to configure custom ones or edit the existing rules.
All default configuration options are listed below:RebootSend_statusI/O setI/O statusWifi(on)Wifi(off)Mobile (on)Mobile (off)SSH access (on)SSH access (off)Web access (on)Web access (off)FirstbootSwitch SIMGPS coordinatesGPS (off)GPS (on)Firmware upgradeRMS statusRms connectRms action (on)Rms action (off)Monitoring statusMoreUCI API
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 if 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. By default authorization for SMS utilities are set “By router admin password”.
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 guide will contain information on editing every single SMS Utilities rule.
Above is an example of what SMS Configuration General and Authorization settings windows 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.
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.
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.
Each of the above examples contain a single parameter but you can send out multiple parameters in one message. For example, “cellular apn=internet service=3gonly”. This message would set your APN to “internet” and your Service mode to 3G Only. You can also send a message that would include all of the parameters above: “cellular apn=internet dialnumber=*99***1# auth_mode=pap service=3gonly username=user password=pass”
The UCI rule lets you set or get any parameter from the router’s configuration files.
The following are syntax examples for the UCI API rule:
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.
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 Add Rule tab. Write SMS text, select an Action and press the Add button located next to it.
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.
This section is a summary of the SMS Gateway function in RUTX11 routers.
Post/Get allows you to perform action requests by writing them in the URL after your device’s IP address.
Use a web browser or any other compatible software to send HTTP post/get strings to the router. The router must be connected to a GSM network when using the Send SMS feature. Below you will find a table with possible actions and examples on how to use them:
Auto reply allows you to configure automatic replying to SMS messages that the router receives.
This section is a summary of the SMS Forwarding function in RUTX11 routers.
The SMS Forwarding To HTTP functionality forwards SMS messages to HTTP, using either POST or GET methods.
The SMS Forwarding To SMS function forwards SMS messages to one or several recipients.
The SMS Forwarding To Email function forwards SMS messages to email.
Email to SMS Forwarding is a function that connects to your email account and checks its inbox at the specified frequency. If it finds any new received emails with a specific subject (phone number in email subject), it sends the body of the email as an SMS message(s) to the recipient specified in the email subject field.
Important note: all POP3 server email messages from inbox will be deleted when using this service.
Additional note: you may have noticed that there is no option where you can specify the recipient’s phone number. As mentioned earlier, Email to SMS doesn’t forward all emails, only the ones that are meant to be forwarded. Only emails with the recipient’s phone number in the subject will be forwarded to SMS
Correct phone number format is:
For example, a valid number would be 0037012345678 (370 is country code and 12345678 is the receiver’s phone number, all preceded by 00)
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.
To make a new rule, select what Action you want to make and press Add button.
Every Call rule can be edited to your liking, just click the Edit button. This guide will contain information on editing every single Call Utilities rule.
Call Configuration window is similar to SMS Configuration, but less complex. Call Configuration also has similar Authorization settings.
With the help of the Messages window you can read and send SMS messages.
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 be 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.
The Send Messages tab let’s you send SMS messages from the router‘s SIM card. All you have to do is enter the recipient’s phone number, type in your message and hit the Send button.
In the Storage tab you can find settings associated with message storage.
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