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.
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:
The SMS Utilities section contains a list of rules that perform certain actions when they are activated by SMS messages.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
NOTE: No default SMS text is provided for this rule. It can be created via the New SMS Rule tab.
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.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”
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 New SMS Rule tab. 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.
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.
The Call Configuration window is similar to SMS Configuration, but less complex.
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.
With the help of the SMS Management 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 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 SMS tab lets 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. If everything went well, a green bar saying Message sent should appear (image below).
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.
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.
This section controls how the configuration initiation party should identify itself.
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.
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.
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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