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RUTX11 WAN

Summary #

The WAN page is used to to set up WAN network interfaces, which are used to connect device with external networks.

This manual page provides an overview of the WAN windows in RUTX11 devices.

If you’re having trouble finding this page or some of the parameters described here on your device’s WebUI, you should turn on “Advanced WebUI” mode. You can do that by clicking the “Basic” button under “Mode”, which is located at the top-right corner of the WebUI.

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WAN #

The WAN section displays WAN network interfaces currently existing on this device.

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Interface configuration #

This section provides information on WAN interface configuration. There are two types of WAN interfaces on the device:

  • Ethernet WAN
  • Mobile WAN

Each supports different types of protocols and setups, which are described in the sections below.

To begin configuring an interface, click the ‘Edit’ button on the right side of the interface:

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Wired WAN #

This section covers all parameters directly related to a wired (Ethernet) WAN interface.

General Setup #

The General Setup section is used to configure the protocol and all the different parameters that go along with each protocol. This section is different for each protocol.

General Setup: Static address #

The static address protocol uses a predefined manual configuration instead of obtaining parameters automatically via a DHCP lease.

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FieldValueDescription
IPv4 addressip4; default: noneThe IPv4 address interface of this interface. An IP address identifies a device on a network and allows it to communicate with other devices.
IPv4 netmasknetmask; default: noneThe IPv4 netmask of this interface. A netmask is used to define how “large” a network is by specifying which part of the IP address denotes the network and which part denotes a device.
DNS serversip4; default: noneDNS server addresses that this interface will use. If left empty, DNS servers are assigned automatically. To see what DNS servers are currently used, you can check the contents of the /tmp/resolv.conf.auto file.
General Setup: DHCP client #

The DHCP client protocol is used to set up an interface which obtains its configuration parameters automatically via a DHCP lease.

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FieldValueDescription
Hostname to send when requesting DHCPstring; default: noneA hostname for this interface used to identify this machine on the DHCP server.
General Setup: DHCPv6 client #

The DHCPv6 client protocol is used to set up an IPv6 interface which obtains its configuration parameters automatically via a DHCP lease.

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FieldValueDescription
Request IPv6-addresstry | force | disabled; default: tryDefines the behaviour for requesting an address.
Request IPv6-prefix of lengthinteger [0..64] | Automatic | disabled ; default: AutomaticDefines how this will request a IPv6 ULA-Prefix length. If set to ‘disabled’ the interface will obtain a single IPv6 address without a subnet for routing.
General Setup: PPPoE #

The PPPoE protocol is used to set up a PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) connection over the Ethernet port.

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FieldValueDescription
PAP/CHAP usernamestring; default: noneUsername used in PAP/CHAP authentication.
PAP/CHAP passwordstring; default: nonePassword used in PAP/CHAP authentication.

Advanced Settings #

The Advanced Settings section is used to set up some of the more specific and less frequently used interface parameters. This section is different for each protocol.

Advanced Settings: Static address #

Advanced Settings information for Static protocol is provided in the table below.

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FieldValueDescription
Override MAC addressmac; default: noneWhen set, uses a user-defined MAC address for the interface.
Override MTUinteger [1..9200]; default: noneChanges the interface’s allowed maximum transmission unit (MTU) size. It is the largest size of a protocol data unit (PDU) that can be transmitted in a single network layer transaction.
Use gateway metricinteger; default: noneA metric specifies the priority of the gateway. The lower the metric, the higher the priority (0 for highest priority).
Advanced Settings: DHCP client #

Advanced Settings information for DHCP protocol is provided in the table below.

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FieldValueDescription
Use DNS servers advertised by peeroff | on; default: onSpecifies whether to use DNS servers obtained automatically or specified manually.
Use custom DNS serversoff | on; default: onSpecifies whether to use DNS servers obtained automatically or specified manually.
Note: this field only becomes visible when Use DNS servers advertised by peer is set to off
Use gateway metricinteger; default: noneA metric specifies the priority of the gateway. The lower the metric, the higher the priority (0 for highest priority).
Override MAC addressmac; default: noneOverride MAC address of the WAN interface. For example, your ISP (Internet Service Provider) gives you a static IP address and it might also bind it to your computers MAC address (i.e., that IP will only work with your computer but not with your device). In this field you can enter your computer’s MAC address and fool the gateway in to thinking that it is communicating with your computer.
Override MTUinteger [1..9200]; default: noneChanges the interfaces allowed maximum transmission unit (MTU) size. It is the largest size of a protocol data unit (PDU) that can be transmitted in a single network layer transaction.
Advanced Settings: DHCPv6 client #

Advanced Settings information for DHCPv6 protocol is provided in the table below.

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FieldValueDescription
Use DNS servers advertised by peeroff | on; default: onSpecifies whether to use DNS servers obtained automatically or specified manually.
Use custom DNS serversoff | on; default: onSpecifies whether to use DNS servers obtained automatically or specified manually.
Note: this field only becomes visible when Use DNS servers advertised by peer is set to off
Override MAC addressmac; default: noneWhen set, uses a user-defined MAC address for the interface.
Override MTUinteger [1..9200]; default: noneChanges the interface’s allowed maximum transmission unit (MTU) size. It is the largest size of a protocol data unit (PDU) that can be transmitted in a single network layer transaction.
Advanced Settings: PPPoE #

Advanced Settings information for PPPoE protocol is provided in the table below.

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FieldValueDescription
Obtain IPv6 addressAutomatic | Disabled | Manual; default: AutomaticDefines behaviour for obtaining an IPv6 address.
Use DNS servers advertised by peeroff | on; default: onSpecifies whether to use DNS servers obtained automatically or specified manually.
Use custom DNS serversoff | on; default: onSpecifies whether to use DNS servers obtained automatically or specified manually.
Note: this field only becomes visible when Use DNS servers advertised by peer is set to off
Override MTUinteger [1..1500]; default: noneMaximum Transmission Unit (MTU) – specifies the largest possible size of a data packet.

DHCP Server: IPv6 Settings #

Refer to the table below for information on the IPv6 Settings section.

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FieldValueDescription
Router Advertisement-Servicedisabled | relay mode | server mode | hybrid mode; default: DisabledSpecifies whether router advertisements should be enabled (server mode), relayed or disabled.
DHCPv6-Servicedisabled | relay mode | server mode | hybrid mode; default: DisabledSpecifies whether DHCPv6 server should be enabled (server), relayed (relay) or disabled (disabled).
NDP Proxydisabled | relay mode | hybrid mode; default: DisabledSpecifies whether NDP should be relayed or disabled.
Announced DNS serverip; default: noneSupplements DHCP-assigned DNS server entries with ones specified in this field.
Announced DNS domainsip; default: noneDNS domain handed out to DHCP clients.

Mobile WAN #

This section covers all parameters directly related to a mobile WAN interface.

General Setup: Mobile #

The General Setup section is used to configure the main parameters of a mobile WAN connection.

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FieldValueDescription
ModeNAT | Bridge | Passthrough; default: NATMobile connection operating mode.NAT – the mobile connection uses NAT (network address translation).Bridge – bridges the LTE data connection with LAN. The device assigns its WAN IP address to another device (first connected to LAN or specified with MAC address). Using Bridge mode will disable most of the device’s capabilities.Passthrough – in this mode the RUTX11 shares its WAN IP to a single LAN device (first connected to LAN or specified with MAC address). The LAN device will get WAN IP of RUTX11 instead of LAN IP. Using Passthrough mode will disable most of the device’s capabilities.
PDP TypeIPv4 | IPv6 | IPv4/IPv6; default: IPv4Specifies what of address will be requested from the operator.
SIMSIM1 | SIM2; default: SIM1Select which sim will be used for this interface.
Auto APNoff | on; default: onThe Auto APN feature scans an internal Android APN database and selects an APN based on the SIM card’s operator and country. If the first automatically selected APN doesn’t work, it attempts to use the next existing APN from the database.
APN / Custom APNstring; default: noneAn Access Point Name (APN) is a gateway between a GSM, GPRS, 3G or 4G mobile network and another computer network. Depending on the contract, some operators may require you to use an APN just to complete the registration on a network. In other cases, APN is used to get special parameters from the operator (e.g., a public IP address) depending on the contract.
An APN Network Identifier cannot start with any of the following strings:rac;lac;sgsn;rnc;.gprs;it cannot end in:and it cannot contain the asterisk symbol (*).
Bridge | Passthrough: MAC Addressmac; default: noneSpecifies the MAC address of the device that will receive the mobile interface’s IP address in Bridge or Passthrough mode.
Note: this field only becomes visible when using Bridge or Passthrough mode.

Advanced Settings: Mobile #

Advanced Settings information for mobile WAN is provided in the table below.

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FieldValueDescription
Use DNS servers advertised by peeroff | on; default: onSpecifies whether to use DNS servers obtained automatically or specified manually.
Use custom DNS serversoff | on; default: onSpecifies whether to use DNS servers obtained automatically or specified manually.
Note: this field only becomes visible when Use DNS servers advertised by peer is set to off
Use gateway metricinteger; default: noneA metric specifies the priority of the gateway. The lower the metric, the higher the priority (0 for highest priority).
Override MTUinteger [1..9200]; default: noneChanges the interface’s allowed maximum transmission unit (MTU) size. It is the largest size of a protocol data unit (PDU) that can be transmitted in a single network layer transaction.

Mobile Data Limit #

The Mobile Data Limit section provides you with the possibility to set data usage limits for your mobile network interfaces and data usage warnings via SMS message in order to protect yourself from unwanted data charges.

In order to view the Mobile Data Limit section, the interface protocol must be set to Mobile.

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FieldValueDescription
Enable data connection limitoff | on; default: offTurns mobile data limitations on or off.
Data limit* (MB)integer; default: 1000The amount of data that is allowed to be downloaded over the specified period of time. When the limit is reached, the device will no longer be able to establish a data connection until the period is over or the data limit is reset.
PeriodMonth | Week | Day; default: DayData limit period after which the data counter is reset on the specified Start day.
Start day | Start hourday [1..31] | day [Monday..Sunday] | hour [1..24]; default: hour 0Specifies when the period of counting data usage should begin. After the period is over, the limit is reset and the count begins over again.
Enable SMS warningoff | on; default: offTurns SMS warning on or off. When turned on and configured, sends an SMS message to a specified number after the SIM card uses a specified amount of data.
Data limit* (MB)integer; default: noneThe received data limit before sending an SMS warning. After reaching using the the amount of data specified in this field, the router will send an SMS warning message to the specified phone number.
Phone numberphone number; default: noneRecipient’s phone numbers.

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