M2M Router PRO® User Manual

M2M Router PRO ®
User Manual
v1.7
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Rev: 1.7
2017-03-03
Document specifications
This document was completed for the M2M Router PRO® device and contains the detailed
description of the device configuration which is necessary for the proper operation of the device.
You can choose 2G, 3G, and LTE versions of the modem types. All of the listed settings are similar for the
modem versions.
Document category:
User Manual
Document subject:
M2M Router PRO®
Author:
WMR
Document version No.:
REV 1.7
Number of pages:
43
Hardware Identifier No.:
BE0041E_MG_Main v1.4 2014.11.13. 18:56:18
OpenWRT build version:
2017-02-10
Firmware version:
2017-02-22
Kernel version:
Document status:
4.4.4
Compilation date:
26 April 2016
Last modified:
3 March 2017
Approval date:
3 March 2017
Final
1.
Starting up the Router
1.1 Cable connection
1. Mount a 2G/3G or two LTE SMA antenna – according to the module type - to one of the
Antenna titled SMA-M interfaces (in case of LTE module all the two antenna must be
mounted).
2. If there is a WiFi module presented, then connect a WiFi antenna to the WiFi titled
antenna connector.
3. Insert an activated data SIM card to the SIM holder, placed the chip-side up and the
cutted edge towards to inside and push until it sleeves.
4. Connect an UTP cable to the RJ45 port (Ethernet titled), the other side of the cable
must be plugged to the PC or a current network device.
1.2 First starting of the router
1. Plug the 12V DC power adapter chord to the POWER interface, then plug the adapter
to the 230V electrical network.
2. The router has a pre-installed system (contains uploaded firmware and system software).
By plugging the power adapter to the 230V AC socket, the router begins to work, whereas its
LED signals are showing the current activity during the operation.
3. When power up the router, the upper ST titled LED will be flashing slowly and continuously
with green light, which means that the system is booting and it is loading the system.
4. The system starting then takes about 2 minutes while it will be ready for usage. When the ST
LED will not lighting (but the other LEDs are active), then the system is ready for operating.
Then the router is available on the web user interface and operating well.
5. In case of availability of the WiFi (if WiFi module is presented in the device) then the lower
WiFi LED lighting continuously by green light. This assigns that the WiFi/Access Point is
available for the connecting clients – for accessing the public Internet.
6. The mobile network availability is signed by the middle Cell LED. When the SIM card network
registration was successfully performed by the modem, the middle LED lights continuously by
green.
7. As soon as you can, configure the internet settings of the wireless module (SIM and
APN) for connecting to the 2G/3G/LTE network – in other case the router will be
restarting in every 10 minutes!
If you notice any failure or unusual LED flashing, then go to the Troubleshooting chapter.
In case of restart or manual restarting of the router, all the three LEDs will lighting for 1
second with red colour, then will be blank for a couple of seconds. Then the boot sequence
repeats from the point nr. 3 as it is written here above.
1.3 Web infterface of the router
1. Then now you can connect to the router’s local web interface (LuCi) through the Ethernet
interface – on its default address. The web user interface can be accessed only (!) in a Mozilla
Firefox web browser on this address: https://192.168.127.1:8888
Attention! The ethernet IP address can be modified after login from the OpenWrt.
2. Allow the accessing of the router default IP address in your browser by pushing to the Special
button, then allow the safety exclusion into the pop-up window.
3. The LuCi web user interface (OpenWrt) login data are the following:
Username: root Password: wmrpwd), then push to the Login button.
When connecting to the public network, it is recommended to change the login
password!
1.4 Accessing the router on ssh connection
The router can be accessed through an ssh connection, when it is available on its IP address – by
a terminal utility (e.g. putty) – at 192.168.127.1:22 (Login: root, Password: wmrpwd).
2. Router configuration on the OpenWrt user interface
2.1 Login
1. Login with: Username: root, Password: wmrpwd then push to the Login button.
2. After login to the web interface, the startup screen appears with the current status of the
router.
Check the Build Date (OpenWrt) statuts that it is 2017-02-10 or newer and the STM32
Firmware version. At the Network part you can identify the Modem model, the RSSI (signal
strength value), and the SIM-card logon data (AT+COPS?), with the IPv4 WAN status of
the network (as connection Type, IP address).
2.2 Menu
By the menu you can access the following features:
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Status – Status data, operation logs, operation monitoring
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System – System settings, administration, software and fw-refresh, backup/restrore of the
configuration settings
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Router – Device Manager settings, Modem and Logging parameters, Ping an IP address,
Daily restart, Factory settings
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Services – DynDNS (dinamic DNS) settings, Ser2net configuration (RS232/RS485)
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Network – network interface settings, Wifi settings, DHCP, DNS, Route rules, diagnostics,
firewall
2.3 Status menu
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In the Status you can check the current status (Overview) ,
activities of the router (Processes),
monitoring the realtime operation at the Realtime Graphs,
check the system messages and event log (System Log and Kernel Log),
at the Firewall item, you can see the firewall events and information,
at the Routes item the valid/active route settings.
2.4 System menu
You can found several system settings in the System and Administration menu items.
 Installation of further Software (3rd party tools, applications for the Linux distribution.
 You can define the Startup applicatons – resident programs during the operation and th
Scheduled Tasks.
 Setup the NTP server for Time Synchronisation.
 The Mount Points are showing the available (mounted) shares and drives.
 The LED Configuration is also configurable.
 You also can Backup / Flash firmware updates even Rebooting the router device.
2.5 Router menu
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You can define the remote monitoring software connection settings of the az M2M Device
Manager.
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Then at the Modem parameters (define special parameters for the connection).
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Define the Logging parameters.
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At the Periodic Ping you can configure the cyclic heartbeat ping interval settings – as a
network checking method feature.
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The daily router reboot can be allowed at the Periodic Reboot menu item.
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The backup of the factory settings is possible at the Factory Configuration (saves to a
file).
2.6 Services menu
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Here you can define the DynDNS (dynamic DNS) service settings
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Also the RS232/RS485 port communication settings (Ser2net).
2.7 Network menu
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Here you can configure the settings of each network Interfaces
You can check the WiFi connected devices at the WiFi item.
You can modify the DHCP and DNS settings,
or define the router network device name at the Hostname.
The Static route paths can be also defined.
The Firewall rules can be declared here as the following submenu items: Port forward, IP
router, NAT settings.
At the Diagnostics item, you can test the network operation and connection health by the
ping an IP address for the interfaces.
3. Network configuration of the router
3.1 Interface settings
The list of the available network interfacescan be found at the Interfaces / Interface
Overview menu item.
The LAN interface meaning the Ethernet port connection (eth0), the WAN interface is the public
wireless Internet connection (as 3g-wan, in case of LTE: eth1) – which means the 2G, 3G, LTE
module by physically.
In case of WiFi the proper related interface is also available.
Modifying the interface settings
At the interfaces, at right you can modify the settings with the
button.
The Stop button stops the communication on the current interface, the Connect button
reconnects the related interface connection.
At the upper WAN, WIFI, LAN titles you will found further settings related to the chosen
interfaces.
3.2 Mobile internet settings (modem)
Open the WAN item from the upper selection. Then at the General Setup tab you can see the
current status of the interface and the transmitted data amount.
Configure the module to the wireless internet and for the 2G/3G/LTE network connection (by the
modem type and network behaviour) here for the WAN interface.
For configuring end enabling the roaming settings – in case of international or country
border usage – you may need to setup the Mobile country code and Mobile network code
parameters – even if you are attempted to use only a prefered mobile network.
The international country codes can be found here: http://mcc-mnc.com
Ask your mobile operator about the available international settings.
You can define the SIM #1 APN account name, and the SIM #1 PIN code if it is necessary for
the connection.
Attention!
The available APN settings will be assured by the SIM card provider mobile operator or
your mobile internet service provider.
Here you will found some examples for the APN settings.
M2M APN (enclosed)
APN name: wm2m
Public Internet APN (opened)
APN name: net
The LTE communication needs special network and an LTE capable SIM-card for the
succesful connection!
Automatic mode
When you not set any value for the APN, the router will connect by the SIM-card automatically
to the next available network’s available APN.
Authentication
The PAP/CHAP username and PAP/CHAP password settings can be also configured here – if
it is required for the connection.
When you are attempted to use a DUAL-SIM version router
This can be used well as an alternative – or
spare - network path, when the operation
can be granted with better change instead of
the field coverage (adding further mobile
operator service).
Check in the Dual SIM option and define
the SIM #2 APN and PIN code parameter
over the SIM #1.
Fom the Dual-SIM handling…
The nr. #1 SIM can be accessed by
externally of the router, the SIM #2 is
located inside the router.
The switching between the SIMs is automatic. It will switch to the next, when with the current
SIM it cannot register to the network, or it is hanging or not operating.
The switching between the SIM cards is possible in turned of modem status. It takes about 1.5-2
minutes while the new SIM card will be registered to the mobile network.
The SIM switching can be occured by the following possible events in case of every modem
types:
- Optional ping does not work (Periodic ping)
- Wrong SIM PIN code
- RSSI low value (99 or 0)
- No available PPP connection (timeout)
Only in case of NTLM-500 modem:
- After the SIM switching, the modem cannot registered for more than 2 minutes
- After 1 minute of the registration it still does net gets WAN IP address to the eth1 interface (still
will be 10.0.0.10)
There is no SIM switch recovery, the switching is continuous. When none of the SIM cards were
registered to the network, then it will continuously switching the SIM cards.
Click to the Save & Apply button for saving the settings, while the devices attempts then
connecting to the mobile network. When it was succesful, the router will be not restarting
automatically futher.
3.3 WiFi settings (optional)
Choose the WiFi option from the menu, then at the General Setup tab you can define a
different IP address range for the IPv4 address.
The WiFi feature is optiona for the router. In case of presense of the WiFi, the default mode is the
AccessPoint, where clients can connect to the router. The default WiFi password for the
M2M_Pro3 SSID is: M2MPro_123
The interface of the WiFi module is bridged to the ethernet by default.
When you modified the settings, save them by the Save & Apply button.
Then at the Advanced Settings tab check the DHCP part and add the Start IP address and the
number of the max. connectable WiFi clients (Limit).
The IP address will be assured for these clients automatically on the WiFi network.
Under the Advanced Settings tab the Bring up on boot feature must be active (which
initializes the 3G module when the router is booting), and the Use default gateway also must
be active as the usage of Use DNS servers advertised by peer switch.
When you modified the settings, save them by the Save & Apply button.
The connecting WiFi clients can be listed at the Network menu / WiFi menu item.
You can define further SSID by the
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settings of the current one.
The WiFi interface settings can be seen at the Interface part. The ESSID is the name of the
Access Point (will be listed for the clients under this name). Therefore the wireless devices can
discover and found it, connect to the router by the WiFi password. In case of more routers the
reconfiguration of the SSID is recommended, which can be initiated by the
button.
The Mode defines that it will be operating as an Access Point or as a Client. In client mode,
the router can connect to other routers.
If it is necessary, the Encryption level can be changed to an another type.
3.4 Ethernet (LAN) settings
For the LAN interface, at the LAN menu item at the General Setup tab you can define an own IP
range (IPv4 address), with the related IPv4 netmask (subnet mask).
The detailed LAN interface settings can be performed by the Network Interfaces menu itemat
the LAN interface
button.
Change the default 192.168.127.1 router IPv4 address to an own IP address, regarding the
current subnet. Check the IPv4 netmask to be proper for the selected and required network
class which you are attempted to use.
When you modified the settings, save them by the Save & Apply button.
If you are not attempted to use a fixed IP address for the router, and if you are attempted to use
given IP by a different network device (by DHCP service), then modify the IPv4 address to the
connecting gateway – or other network device - IP address, and choose theStatic address at the
Protocol, the DHCP client setting, and push the
button. Then the DHCP client will
be activated for ethernet interface. Push the Save & Apply button for performing the changes.
3.5 DHCP, DNS settings
At the Network menu, at the DHCP and DNS item, General Settings tab you can setup these.
The DHCP service allows the automatic IP address providing for the connecting devices in the
current IP segment by the router.
Attention! You have to enable the DHCP service for these settings!
The Start field means the starting IP addres in the subnet for the connecting devces (by default
192.168.x…). You can Limit how many IP addresses will be provided.
The router will be providing IP addresses for the connecting devices in the 192.168.x subnet
within the Start and between the Start+Limit address range (especially important for WiFi).
If you attempted to disable the DHCP service, then choose the Disable DHCP for this interface
option at the Ignore Interface.
When you modified the settings, save them by the Save & Apply button.
The further DHCP server settings can be found at the Network menu, DHCP and DNS item.
Here, at the lower Static Leases part you can
devices to always provide the same
dedicated IP address by the router. This can be required by adding values to the Hostname, the
MAC-Address and the IPv4-Address.
3.6 Defining the route rules
In the Network menu, Static routes item you can define the rules for the current routing.
You can define a new one by the
button.
These can be perormed by choosing the related interface and adding the Host-IP or Network
name, the IPv4-Netmask, and IPv4-Gateway. Save & Apply your settings here.
3.7 Firewall settings
By default, the firewall is activated, but it allows all communication – so it is not filtered. in case of
necessary, the access or the traffic can be limited by the ports, IP-segments or addresses.
In the Network menu, at the Firewall item, General Settings tab you can configure the
current firewall rules. You can Delete the settings or
modify.
You can allow the Input (incoming), Output (outgoing) and Forward operations one by one by
accept it, or reject, drop.
You can
a new rule to the current ones, at the Zones part. Anyway, here you can see the
listed communication rules, the comm. operation and path, directions.
At the Advanced Settings tab you can limit the incoming, outgoing, and forwarded traffic for
each subnets.
When you modified the settings, save them by the Save & Apply button.
The firewall can allow or tilt every communication by defauult – according to the further settings.
Therefore just enabling the firewall feature does not protects the router from external attacks,
intrusions. Further port-level filtering or interface traffic limits, or Traffic Rules settings are
necessary to define there.
When you modified the settings, save them by the Save & Apply button.
3.8 Port Forward settings
Here in the Network menu, at the Firewall item, Port Forwards tab you can setup, that which
port forwarding rules should be valid. Here you can add the necessary ports and IP adresses.
You can add a new rule by the
button.
When you modified the settings, save them by the Save & Apply button.
3.9 IP routing, NAT settings
In the Network menu, Firewall item, Traffic Rules tab you can setup the Traffic Rules, and
the Source NAT settings.
You can add a new rule by the
button.
When you modified the settings, save them by the Save & Apply button.
Here you can open ports (e.g. for TCP) for the packages, or you can define new forwarding rule
settings for the interfaces (New forward rule).
The Source NAT settings can be performed for each protocol (tcp, udp), that the router allows the
redirection of data –which incoming IP address and port must be redirected to which outgoing IP address
and port and must be forwarded the data traffic. You also can define a port range, hereby.
These rules must always be defined, not disallowing the general communication and must
consider that the router must be further available on the network. It is easy to enclose the router
from the network or disabling the remote access. Please, be careful when configure these
settings.
Always check the used standard ports by the network services and allow these (e.g. FTP: port 21,
SSH/Telnet: port 22, web: port 80, general network traffic on windows: 443, etc.).
The proper port filtering, routes are minimizing the communication, what could be important by
safety reasons, and could decrease the open threads and risks of safety leaks. Always limit the
access of services, and decrease the amount of the througput communication on the network by
rules to provide the operation of the necessary services, ports.
When you modified the settings, save them by the Save & Apply button.
3.10 Dynamic DNS settings
In the Services / Dynamic DNS menu you can allow the DDNS service providing and the IP
address of the DDNS.
New settings can be
by the button or the current can be
-ed.
4. Special settings
4.1 M2M Device Manager settings
The further router parameters can be easily and remotely configured by the az M2M Device
Manager® server application. It is also capable of performing remote monitoring and firmware
updates.
The necessary Device Manager settings can be defined in the Router / Device Manager menu.
The main importants are the DM IP Address, the DM Port Number and DM User Name.
These must be also configured in the Device Manager and the router must access the IP address
of the M2M Device Manager. You can check it by performing a ping.
4.2 Monitoring the modem
At the Router / Modem Parameters menu you can define some special operation monitoring
and listener parameters for the modem. The Watchdog timeout can be declared as a modem
restarting time interval trigger in case of mobile network unaccessibility.
The Max. RSSI error count means the possible max. error in case of continuous signal strength
troubles. If it is permanently low or not available, the modem will be restarted as it is defined
accorfing the Watchdog timeout parameter.
4.3 Ping an IP address
Open the Network menu, Diagnostics item. Here you can check the availability of an IP
address, that is it accessible or can be pinged (Ping), is there a naming service provided, is there
a response between two points (Nslookup), furthermire the path of the communication
(Traceroute).
It is important to check only IP addresses, which are surely available to access from the current IP
segment and APN zone (e.g. from an enclosed APN zone the router will not access the public
internet, and from the public internet it will not access the enclosed M2M APN zone).
In case of M2M APN the 192.168.1.250 address can be accessed, it is possible to ping the address
for checking the 3G network connection.
4.4 RS485/RS232 parameters
In case of present of the serial port and RS485 port expansion, at the Services / Ser2net menu
you can define the elements of the protocol conversion, such as receiving the incoming
communication in the proper format and the transparent forwarding.
4.5 Network Time Service (NTP)
Open the System menu, Time Synchronisation item.
You can add hereby the refresh interval at the Update interval (in seconds).
You can define the time synch at the Clock Adjustment.
At the Time Servers part you can
NTP time servers by its Hostname, IP-address or
server name, and Port.
When you modified the settings, save them by the Save & Apply button.
4.6 Identifiying names connecting machines
Open the Services menu, Hostnames item.
Here you can register those machines, network devices which are using the router connection for an easier identification. You can add logical names to the IP addresses which you can see as
listed at the status overview.
4.7 TFTP service settings
Open the Network menu, DHCP and DNS item, TFTP settings tab to allow the TFTP service
(Enable TFTP server), and the related further parameters.
When you modified the settings, save them by the Save & Apply button.
3.8 Port Forward settings
Here at the Networkmenu, Firewall item, Port Forwards tab you can setup that which port
forwarding and routing rules must be valid. You also can define IP addresses.
a new rule
to the current ones. When you modified the settings, save them by the Save & Apply button.
5. Software refresh and router maintenance
5.1 Firmware refresh
1. Open the System menu, Backup / Flash firmware item.
2. Browse the fwos-…. compressed file then push to the Flash image button.
3. A new window will
appear where the file will be checked. When it is okay, the system
refreshment is possible by the Proceed button.
4. Then the next message appears on the screen in the browser. Then the refresh method has
started, while the LED2 and LED3 is continuously lidghting by red.
5. Later the LED2 wil blandk and only the LED3 lighting with red.
6. At the end of the installation – the LEDs are not lighting further – the system restarting twice
while all the three LEDs are continuously lighting with green, then the OpenWrt system will
be loaded as it was described before.
7. It is important, that the refresh window will not closed automatically, and the browser
cannot sense the availability of the OpenWrt site. Then, close the windows after the refresh
and open a new one on the default URL (Mozilla Firefox browser), when the middle Cell LED
is lighting continuously in green. Login to main page and check the software version!
5.2 Installing applications
Open the System / Software menu.
Attention!
This feature is available when the public internet can be accessed by the SIM card,
APN zone.
You can refresh the catalog of the available applications by the Update lists button.
When it was successful, fill the name of the application you are attempted to install at the
Download and install package field (e.g. MC – Midnight Commander esetében), and push
to the OK button for the installation – regarding the upcoming hints on the screen.
The installed packages of the router are listed lower at the Status part.
5.3 Restarting the router
Choose the System / Reboot item and push upon the Perform reboot button. Then the router
will be restarted as it was described before (the 3 LEDs lighting shortly by red colour for a
second, and the St. LED flashing assigns the booting process, then the router will be operating as
normal, and will be connected to the internet according the configuration settings.
5.4 Reset
When the router is not reacting or it was not possible to configure properly, push int he Reset
titled low-case button for 10 seconds – by a sharp and thin object. Then the router will be
restarted by the factory configuration, whereas the LED lights will assign it. After a few minutes,
the router will be available and accessible on its default address.
Configure the router on its web user interface!
5.5 Password change
Open the System / Administration menu.
At the Router password you can fill the new Password and again to the Confirm password
fields. You will be able to login further by this new password.
The default accoung is root, the default pass is wmrpwd
5.6 Backup and restore of settings
Open the System menu, Backup / Flash Firmware item.
At the Backup / Restore part and Download backup feature push the
for saving the settings into a file.
button
The Restore backup is possible to reload – a previously saved configuration – when you will be
able to browse and load from your computer to the router memory by pushing the
button.
5.7 Handle of memory cards
The router is able to handle the connected and mounted uSD cards, USB memory sticks. But
these are only possible to access from the Linux command line (ssh connection).
The partitions and memory areas are listed when you will attempted to choose the System /
Mount Points menu. At the Mount Points part will be listed the automatically connected and
mounted devices. These will be attached under the /mnt.
6. Troubleshooting
LED activities
Can you see a LED signal activity?
It is not sure that after 2 minutes of LED inactivity it must mean a failure. It is possible that the
router is currently under restart progress or it has just booting. Wait 2-3 minutes, then check the
LEDs. If the LED1..LED2..LED3 are not blinking or light then the device hasn’t got its power
supply or the device has damaged, or it has a malfunction.
In case of LED blinking after restart
After cca. 2 minutes of the the router starting, the LED1 start to blinking by green. Then after
cca. 2 minutes the LED1 will not light further.
Then the LED3 starts to blinking in green. The router tries to connect to the mobile network
(autenticates and logging to the APN zone and will be initiating the network connection).
(In case of 4G version, the after connecting the LED3 will not lighting – the LED is inactive).
The device is communicating on the network and will send a couple of minutes later proper RSSI
values and life signals. During the operation, the LED1 will blinks once in every 10 seconds. This
means the normal operation of the router.
Power supply
Check that the router that it has its power source through its microfit connector (POWER). If it
does not, then reconnect the power cable. When it has its power source the LED signals will sign
it. In this case please wait for 2-3 minutes, while the router will register to the network then check
the life signals. When the power source will be added, all then the LED1 (green) will lighting for 2
minutes, then after that only blinks once in every 10 seconds. The router is booting and just
started. When it is ready to operate, login and check the life signals.
Cable connection
Check or connect the RJ45 UTP cable to the ETHERNET port. When the router is operating, the
Ethernet port LEDs must sign the network activities.
Continuous restarting…
When the modem is not available or cannot be connected to the network, then the router will be
restarted in every 2 minutes!
When the ppp/wan connection is not configured properly or the modem was not perperly
confugzred, the router will be restarted in every 10 minutes.
Antenna
Check or connect proper SMA fit antenna to the Antenna connector and mount it to the interface.
The router must send and assure proper RSSI signal value and life signals after 2-3 minutes of the
starting.
In case of using WiFi, use WiFi antenna!
SIM-card is not detected
Turn off the router – POWER plug disconnection. Check that a SIM card was inserted to the SIM
holder in the proper position and orientation. Push the SIM card back and ask you Mobile
Operator that the SIM card is active or not. Let’s start the router again and check it, please.
SIM/APN failure
It means a SIM or APN failure, if the Cell. LED will not lighting for minutes. If the device is not
registering to the network, then the modem was not initiated properly, and the router will restart
itself after 10 minutes.
This could caused by a not proper APN setting (you can configure it on the local web user
interface).
Connection to the router, checking the connection
Configure the Ethernet interface IP address on your PC where you can access it (Control
panel / Network / Network Adapter / Adapter settings). Ping the router IP address.
When the router will not started…
Follow the hints of the Installation manual.
7. Support availability
If you have any questions concerning the use of the device, contact us at the following address:
E-mail: support@m2mserver.com
Telephone: +36203331111
7.1 Contact the support line
For the proper identification of the router you should use the sticker on the device, which contains
important information for the call center.
Attach the OpenWrt related important information – marked - of modem identifiers to the problem
ticket, which will help resolving the problem! Thank you!
7.2 Product support
The documentation and software released for this product can be accessed via the following link:
http://www.m2mserver.com/en/products/m2m-router
The documentation and software released for this product can be accessed via the following link:
http://www.m2mserver.com/en/support/
Online product support can be required here:
http://www.m2mserver.com/en/support/
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Warning
Any errors occurring during the program update process may result in failure of the device.