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Arctic 3G Gateway User Manual
Document version 1.1
Firmware version 1.2.5
Modified January 27, 2009
©Viola Systems Ltd
Contents
1 Introduction
1.1 About the Arctic 3G Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2 Arctic 3G features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.3 Packaging information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2 Hardware description
2.1 Front panel . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2 Back panel . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3 Side panel . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.4 LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.4.1 Status LEDs . . . . . .
2.4.2 Ethernet LEDs . . . . .
2.4.3 3G module status LED
2.5 Networking . . . . . . . . . . .
2.5.1 Mobile WAN (3G) . . .
2.5.2 Ethernet WAN . . . . .
2.5.3 Ethernet LAN . . . . .
2.6 Serial ports . . . . . . . . . . .
2.6.1 Serial console port . . .
2.6.2 Serial port 1 . . . . . .
2.6.3 Serial port 2 . . . . . .
2.7 Power switch and reset button
2.8 Power connector . . . . . . . .
2.9 DIN rail mounting . . . . . . .
2.10 Product Label . . . . . . . . .
2.11 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . .
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3 Quick Installation
3.1 Connection principle . . . . . .
3.2 Connecting cables . . . . . . .
3.3 Logging in to Arctic 3G . . . .
3.4 Configuring Ethernet LAN . .
3.5 Configuring Mobile WAN (3G)
3.6 Configuring default gateway . .
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4 Network Configuration
4.1 Configuration screens . . . . . . . . .
4.1.1 Host and domain names . . .
4.1.2 Ethernet WAN . . . . . . . .
4.1.3 Mobile WAN (3G) . . . . . .
4.1.4 WAN Failover . . . . . . . . .
4.1.5 Ethernet LAN . . . . . . . .
4.1.6 Network monitor . . . . . . .
4.2 Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.2.1 Routing parameters . . . . .
4.2.2 Default route . . . . . . . . .
4.2.3 WAN redundancy/failover . .
4.2.4 Routing serial <-> Ethernet
4.3 Network services . . . . . . . . . . .
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5 Serial Port Configuration
5.1 Configuring serial gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6.1 Changing system password . . .
6.2 Date and time . . . . . . . . . .
6.3 System log . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.4 Factory default settings . . . . .
6.5 Firmware update . . . . . . . . .
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4.3.1 DNS proxy . . . . . . . . . . .
Network status information . . . . . .
4.4.1 System status screen . . . . . .
4.4.2 Mobile WAN (3G) status LEDs
4.4.3 Modem info screen . . . . . . .
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7 Troubleshooting
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8 Technical Specifications
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9 Limited Warranty
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10 Technical Support
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Copyright and Trademark
Copyright © 2008, Viola Systems Ltd. All rights to this manual are owned solely by Viola Systems Ltd. (referred
in this manual as Viola Systems). All rights reserved. No part of the contents of this manual may be transmitted
or reproduced in any form or by any means without the written permission of Viola Systems.
Ethernet is a trademark of XEROX Corporation. Windows and Internet Explorer are trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation. Netscape is a trademark of Netscape Communications Corporation. Linux is a Registered Trademark
of Linus Torvalds. All other product names used in this manual are the properties of their respective owners and
are acknowledged.
Contact Information
Viola Systems Ltd.
Lemmink¨
aisenkatu 14 - 18 B
FIN-20520
Turku
Finland
Technical Support
Phone: +358 (0)20 1226 226
Fax: +358 (0)20 1226 220
E-mail: support@violasystems.com
On-line: http://www.violasystems.com/
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Disclaimer and Revisions
Viola Systems reserves the right to change the technical specifications or functions of its products, or to discontinue
the manufacture of any of its products or to discontinue the support of any of its products, without any written
announcement and urges its customers to ensure, that the information at their disposal is valid.
Viola software and programs are delivered “as is”. The manufacturer does not grant any kind of warranty
including guarantees on suitability and applicability to a certain application. Under no circumstances is the
manufacturer or the developer of a program responsible for any possible damages caused by the use of a program.
The names of the programs as well as all copyrights relating to the programs are sole property of Viola Systems.
Any transfer, licensing to a third party, leasing, renting, transportation, copying, editing, translating, modifying
into another programming language or reverse engineering for any intent is forbidden without the written consent
of Viola Systems.
Viola Systems has attempted to verify all information in this manual as of the publication date. We assume
no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this guide. Information in this manual may change without
prior notice from Viola Systems.
Revision History
09/2008
Version 0.1 First draft
12/2008
Version 1.0 First release version
01/2009
Version 1.1 Fixed operating voltage specifications
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Warranty and Safety Instructions
Read these safety instructions carefully before using the product:
Warranty will be void, if the product is used in any way, which is in contradiction with the instructions given
in this manual, or if the product has been tampered with.
The devices mentioned in this manual are to be used only according to the instructions described in this
manual. Faultless and safe operation of the devices can be guaranteed only if the transport, storage, operation
and handling of the devices is appropriate. This also applies to the maintenance of the products.
To prevent damage both the product and any terminal devices must always be switched OFF before connecting
or disconnecting any cables. It should be ascertained that different devices used have the same ground potential.
Before connecting any power cables the output voltage of the power supply should be checked.
This product is not fault-tolerant and is not designed, manufactured or intended for use or resale as on-line
control equipment in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance, such as in the operation of nuclear
facilities, aircraft navigation or communication systems, air traffic control, direct life support machines, or weapons
systems, in which the failure of our hardware or software could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe
physical or environmental damage.
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Chapter 1
Introduction
1.1
About the Arctic 3G Gateway
The Arctic 3G Gateway product is an industrial grade wireless router for demanding IP connectivity applications.
For the rest of this documentation, the Arctic 3G Gateway is referred to as Arctic 3G.
For the rest of this documentation, the Viola M2M Gateway is referred to as M2M Gateway.
1.2
Arctic 3G features
Arctic 3G offers different advanced features. Flexible design allows the system to gain extra features if required.
High speed wireless connectivity
Arctic 3G has support for the latest mobile technologies, such as 3G and HSDPA. This allows the remote control
of wide bandwidth services such as video surveillance or high amount of measurement and control channels.
Flexible routing
Arctic 3G can be configured to fit in all kinds of networks. It also has full support for Serial – Ethernet routing
of industrial network protocols.
High security
Arctic 3G has highly configurable firewall and secure VPN support for secure connectivity.
Redundancy and reliability
Arctic 3G offers redundancy against network breakdowns and remote VPN endpoint breakdowns. This allows the
overall system to achieve high availability numbers. These functionalities added to high reliability of both the
hardware and software make very robust system suitable in harsh and demanding industrial environments.
Remote management
Arctic 3G can be managed remotely and it is easy to move configurations between units.
1.3
Packaging information
The product package contains the following items:
• Arctic 3G device
• 3-pin power connector
• Antenna
• Arctic 3G Quick Start Guide
Additional accessories are available, see section 2.11.
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Chapter 2
Hardware description
This section describes the physical interfaces on Arctic 3G.
2.1
Front panel
Arctic 3G front panel is shown in figure 2.1.
Figure 2.1: Front panel
LEDs and switches (from left to right) with section reference to more detailed information:
1. Error LED (section 2.4)
2. Reset button (section 2.7)
3. Ethernet WAN port (section 2.5.2)
2.2
4. Ethernet LAN ports (section 2.5.3)
5. LEDs (section 2.4)
6. Serial console port (section 2.6.1)
Back panel
Arctic 3G back panel is shown in figure 2.2.
Figure 2.2: Back panel
Connectors (from left to right):
1. Serial port 1 (section 2.6.2)
2. Serial port 1 configuration DIP switches (section 2.7)
3. Serial port 2 (section 2.6.3)
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4. Power switch
5. Power connector (section 2.8)
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Side panel
Arctic 3G side panel has the SIM card slot and an antenna connector. See section 2.5.1 for more information
about wireless functionality.
Figure 2.3: Side panel
Items (from left to right):
1. SIM card slot
2. 3G module status LED
2.4
2.4.1
3. SIM card release button
4. Antenna connector
LEDs
Status LEDs
Arctic 3G has 11 status LEDs. They are located on the front panel (see section 2.1).
LED
State
On
Error
Blinking
RUN
Off
Blinking
Off
COM
On
Blinking
Off
On
Blinking
Off
On
Blinking
Off
On
Blinking
GPS
USR
RS1
RS2
Off
-
VPN
FW
SIM
SIG
Meaning
Unit is restarting. LED should turn off after restart (usually about 30 seconds).
If the LED is constantly turned on for a long time you should contact technical
support.
There is something wrong with the unit or the power supply causes the unit to
restart constantly. You should try with another power supply and if that does
not help, contact technical support.
Unit is operating normally
Unit is operating normally
If the unit is turned on and RUN led is not blinking, the system has catched an
error and is waiting for restart. The unit should restart soon.
VPN connection is up
VPN connection is starting
VPN connection is disabled
Reserved for future use
SIM card has been found and it is ready for use.
SIM card initialization is in progress.
SIM card is not in use
Signal level is normal or good (better than -95 dBm)
Signal level is weak (between -110 dBm and -95 dBm)
There is no signal (below -110 dBm)
3G connection is up
3G connection is starting. If the connection is not coming up, check the SIM
and SIG LEDs
3G connection is stopped
Reserved for future use
Reserved for future use
Reserved for future use
Reserved for future use
Table 2.1: LED description
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Ethernet LEDs
All Ethernet ports have two LEDs to indicate the ports link and activity status.
LED
Green
Yellow
State
On
Blink
Off
On
Off
Meaning
Link on
Data received
Link off
Full duplex
Half duplex
Table 2.2: Ethernet LED description
2.4.3
3G module status LED
3G module has its own status LED to indicate the link status. LED is located on side panel in the SIM card slot
(see section 2.3) Red blink means there is no SIM card, green blink means the 3G connection is up.
2.5
Networking
2.5.1
Mobile WAN (3G)
Arctic 3G has a high speed wireless functionality which allows the use of bandwidth demanding wireless applications. Arctic 3G supports wireless data speeds up to 1.8Mbit/s, however the practical data transfer rates depend
on SIM card speed and wireless network capacity.
Networks
UMTS with HSDPA (cat 11/12)
EDGE / GPRS class 10
Frequencies
2100 MHz
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Maximum data rates
1.8Mbps downlink / 384kbps uplink
216 kbps downlink/ 108 kbps uplink
Table 2.3: Mobile WAN (3G) specifications
Antenna connector type is SSMB-nano. Adapters for FME antennas are available, Viola Systems order code
is 3450.
To use wireless connection, SIM card with data transfer enabled is needed. To install SIM card:
1. Turn off the unit
2. Insert the SIM card into slot so the the contacts are facing down and the notch on the corner is facing out
3. Gently push the card in the slot with pointy object, i.e. pen or unfolded paper clip
4. The card should be in place when the notch on the card is inside the slot and behind the spring
To eject the SIM card from the slot, press the small button below the SIM cards notched corner. Use pointy object
like unfolded paper clip or screw driver to do this. When the button is pressed, the card will pop outwards and
can be removed.
Note: It is not recommended to insert or remove the SIM card while the Arctic 3G is turned on
Figure 2.4: SIM card installation
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Ethernet WAN
Arctic 3G has one physical port for Ethernet WAN. Specifications are shown in table 2.4.
Number of ports
Speed
Duplex
Auto-negotiation
Recommended cabling
1
10Base-T, 100Base-TX
Half and Full
Yes
Cat5 or better
Connector
Table 2.4: Ethernet WAN specifications
If Ethernet WAN interface is directly connected to computer, crossover cable must be used. Ethernet WAN
interface does not support automatic MDI/MDIX detection.
2.5.3
Ethernet LAN
Arctic 3G has three physical ports for Ethernet LAN. These ports are connected to a common switch. Specifications
are shown in table 2.5.
Number of ports
Speed
Duplex
Auto-negotiation
Recommended cabling
3
10Base-T, 100Base-TX
Half and Full
Yes
Cat5 or better
Connector
Table 2.5: Ethernet LAN specifications
If Ethernet LAN interface is directly connected to computer, both crossover and straight cables can be used.
Ethernet LAN interface supports automatic MDI/MDIX detection.
2.6
Serial ports
Arctic 3G has two application serial ports and one serial console port.
Serial port 1 is configurable to multiple serial formats (RS-232/422/485), while serial port 2 supports only
RS-232 data mode.
Serial port connectors are 9-pin D-sub (male) connectors. Serial ports enact as DTE devices.
2.6.1
Serial console port
Serial console connector is located in Arctic 3G front panel (see figure 2.1). Connector type is RJ45. Connector is
described in table 2.6.
Connector diagram
Pin Function
1
CTS
2
DSR
3
RXD
4
GND
5
GND
6
TXD
7
DTR
8
RTS
Connector pinout
Table 2.6: Serial console
Baud rate
115200
Data bits
8
Parity
No parity
Stop bits
1
Flow control No flow control
Serial port configuration
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Console port can be connected from a PC by using a Cisco compatible serial console cable.
Ethernet – serial console adapters are available from Viola Systems. They allow serial console access with the
adapter and straight Ethernet cable. Viola Systems order code is 3170. Contact your local sales office for more
details.
To open serial console access a terminal program is needed. Recommended terminal programs are Tera Term
and Putty. Open the connection using the settings from table 2.6.
2.6.2
Serial port 1
Serial port 1 is configurable to multiple serial formats (RS-232/422/485).
Pin Function
1
DCD
2
RXD
3
TXD
4
DTR
5
GND
6
DSR
7
RTS
8
CTS
9
RI
Connector pinout (RS-232 mode)
Connector diagram
Baud rate
115 - 230400
Data bits
8
Parity
No parity
Stop bits
1
Flow control
CTS/RTS
Serial port configuration
Table 2.7: Serial port 1
DIP switch configuration for serial port 1 is described in table 2.8. By default all are set to “0” position (RS-232
mode). DIP switches 2-4 apply only when port is set in RS-485 mode (DIP switch 1 on “1” position).
Number
1
2
3
4
Function
RS-232 / RS-485
FULL / HALF
BIAS
TERMINATION
State
0 = RS-232, 1 = RS-485
0 = FULL, 1 = HALF
0 = OFF, 1 = ON
0 = OFF, 1 = ON
Explanation
Selects serial port operation mode
Selects between half ( 2-wire) and full duplex (4-wire)
RS-485 biasing
RS-485 termination
Table 2.8: Serial port 1 DIP switches
Warning: Make sure you DO NOT connect RS-422 or RS-485 cables to a serial port configured to RS-232
mode. This could damage the port and the connected equipment.
Serial port pinouts in RS-422 and RS-485 modes are described in table 2.9.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
RS-485 full-duplex (4-wire)
RXD+ (in)
TXD- (out)
GND
TXD+ (out)
RXD- (in)
-
RS-485 half-duplex (2-wire)
TXD/RXD- (out/in)
GND
TXD/RXD+ (out/in)
-
Table 2.9: Serial port 1 pinouts in RS-422/485 modes
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Serial port 2
Pin Function
1
DCD
2
RXD
3
TXD
4
DTR
5
GND
6
DSR
7
RTS
8
CTS
9
RI
Connector pinout
Connector diagram
Baud rate
115 - 230400
Data bits
8
Parity
No parity
Stop bits
1
Flow control No flow control
Serial port configuration
Table 2.10: Serial port 2
Serial port 2 supports only RS-232 data mode.
2.7
Power switch and reset button
Power switch is located on back panel. It turns the unit on and off.
Reset button is located on front panel. Press shortly to reset the unit. Reset button can be used to restore
factory default settings. To restore factory default settings, reset the unit by keeping the reset button pressed
down until all the status LEDs blink. This indicates the factory presets have been applied.
2.8
Power connector
Arctic 3G has a 3-pin power connector. Pinout and voltage limits are described in table 2.11. Supplied plug type
is Phoenix Contact MC 1,5 / 3-STF-3,5 with screw fastening.
Pin
1
2
3
Symbol
+
GND
Function
Voltage in, positive / 11 ... 18 VDC, 400 mA
Voltage in, negative
Extra ground connection
Connector
Table 2.11: Power supply connector
Arctic 3G can be also used with 2-pin power connector, pin 3 left unconnected. The unit is protected against
reversed polarity within the limits of the specified voltages.
Viola Systems default power supply for Arctic 3G can be ordered with order code 3020. Note that the power
supply is not included in standard Arctic 3G package.
2.9
DIN rail mounting
Arctic 3G has mounting holes for optional DIN rail mounting brackets. Viola Systems order code for DIN rail
mounting kit is 3003. Contact your local Viola Systems distributor for more details.
Mounting instructions:
1. Required tools and accessories are: DIN rail mounting kit (2 mounting brackets and 4 screws), screw driver
2. Use the screw driver to attach the screws to bottom panel of the Arctic 3G. DIN rail brackets can be installed
to either diagonally or horisontally depending on the wanted DIN rail installation angle.
3. Figure 2.5 shows example installation.
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Figure 2.5: DIN rail example installation
2.10
Product Label
Product label is found on the bottom of the device and it contains the basic information about the unit such as
product name, serial number and MAC addresses of Ethernet ports.
Figure 2.6: Product label
2.11
Accessories
Viola Systems supplies certain accessories for Arctic 3G. Possible accessories are listed in table 2.12.
Accessory
Serial console adapter: RS232 to RJ45
Antenna adapter: SSMB-nano to FME
DIN rail monting kit: 2 DIN rail clips with screws
Optional power supply: 12V/1.5A with universal 100-240VAC IEC input
Accessory kit: Serial console adapter, Ethernet cables, power supply
Table 2.12: Arctic 3G accessories
Order code
3170
3450
3003
3020
3221
Chapter 3
Quick Installation
This chapter describes how to configure the WAN network interfaces on Arctic 3G.
3.1
Connection principle
Arctic 3G has three network interfaces, Ethenet WAN, Mobile WAN (3G) and Ethernet LAN. WAN interfaces
are used for connecting Arctic 3G to public Internet or private APN. Ethernet LAN is used for connecting other
Ethernet devices to Arctic 3G’s local network.
WAN interfaces can be configured to get redundant system where one WAN automatically gets traffic if the
other one goes down. For example, if the Ethernet LAN goes down, the traffic will be automatically switched to
mobile 3G and back when the Ethernet interface comes up again. This way the availability of the remote system
will be better than with just one interface.
3.2
Connecting cables
1. Verify that the power switch is in the OFF position
2. Connect the Ethernet cable between Arctic 3G (Ethernet LAN connector) and your configuration computer
3. Connect power supply to Arctic 3G and toggle power the switch to ON position
4. The error LED should turn on immediately after the power switch turned on
5. After the system has initialized, the Error LED turns off and the RUN LED starts to blink
3.3
Logging in to Arctic 3G
This section describes how to log in to Arctic 3G using web configuration menu.
1. Configure your computer to use the same IP address space than Arctic 3G (laptop IP for example 10.10.10.11
with netmask 255.0.0.0). Check with ping command.
2. Connect to the Arctic 3G using your web browser. The default IP address of Arctic 3G is 10.10.10.10
(netmask 255.0.0.0). Note that you have to connect to a HTTPS port (see figure 3.1).
Figure 3.1: Browser https example
3. Your browser may mention about certificates, you can safely ignore them at this point.
4. When you get to the login screen, enter username and password and press Login button. The actual screen
depends on the used web browser.
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Note: Default username is viola-adm and default password is violam2m. It is recommended that the default
password is changed before the product is connected to a public network.
5. Now you should be logged in. White texts on the blue background on the left are the primary navigation
texts and they are always visible on the screen. Individual screens may have their own tabs which split the
configuration fields on larger screens. See figure 3.2.
Figure 3.2: Configuration menu
3.4
Configuring Ethernet LAN
1. Select Network->Ethernet LAN from the left menu.
2. Enter your preferred configuration to the configuration fields.
3. Press Submit button on the bottom to save the settings.
4. Select Tools->Reboot from the left menu and press Reboot button to restart the unit
Note: If you change the IP addresses, your existing web browser connection hangs up after you apply the
settings, so open a new connection to the new IP address (check your Ethernet cabling)
5. Now you should be able to connect to the Arctic 3G with your new IP address.
3.5
Configuring Mobile WAN (3G)
1. Select Network->Mobile WAN (3G) from the left menu.
2. Enter your preferred configuration to the configuration fields.
3. Press Submit button on the bottom to save the settings.
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Configuring default gateway
1. Select Network->WAN Failover from the left menu.
2. Set ”WAN Default Route”=”Yes”. This has to be enabled to use either WAN as default route interface.
3. If you want to use 3G as default gateway, set ”Primary WAN Interface”=”Mobile WAN (3G)”.
4. If you want to use Ethernet WAN as default gateway, set ”Primary WAN Interface”=”Ethernet WAN”.
5. If you have both Ethernet WAN and Mobile WAN configured, you can define the Backup WAN Interface.
If the primary WAN interface comes down, Arctic 3G automatically switches default route to backup WAN
interface. Figure 3.3 shows example configuration where Ethernet WAN is configured as default route.
Figure 3.3: Ethernet WAN default route example
6. Press Submit button on the bottom to save the settings.
7. Select Tools->Reboot from the left menu and press Reboot button to restart the unit.
Chapter 4
Network Configuration
4.1
Configuration screens
4.1.1
Host and domain names
Host and domain names can be set from the System General Settings screen.
Figure 4.1: General settings
4.1.2
Ethernet WAN
This screen configures the Ethernet WAN interface on Arctic 3G.
Figure 4.2: Ethernet WAN configuration
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With the current firmware only manual configuration is supported. Automatic configuration using DHCP is
not supported.
Connectivity Monitor settings are used when WAN redundancy functionality is wanted. Monitor keeps checking
the connection to given remote host to determine the network status. If the ping does not get an answer for given
time window, it informs the WAN switch logic to try the secondary interface.
If the WAN redundancy is implemented by using two separated Ethernet connections with different gateways, the Backup Gateway parameter needs to be configured towards correct backup gateway. Backup Gateway
parameter is not needed if WAN redundancy is implemented with wireless connection.
See section 4.1.4 for more details about WAN redundancy.
4.1.3
Mobile WAN (3G)
This screen configures the Mobile WAN (3G) interface on Arctic 3G.
Figure 4.3: Mobile WAN configuration
To configure the mobile WAN (3G), enable the connection by selecting ”Enable”=”Yes” on the top of the
page and enter PIN code if set, APN name and authentication details if needed.
If Arctic 3G acts as a wireless router to Ethernet devices and DNS is needed, enter DNS configuration as well.
When ready, press the Submit button on the bottom of the page to save settings.
Arctic 3G needs to be restarted before 3G configuration gets active.
4.1.4
WAN Failover
WAN Failover screen configures the default gateway settings on the Arctic 3G.
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Figure 4.4: WAN Failover configuration
To enable any default routes, set ”WAN Default Route”=”Yes”. Any route settings are not effective if this
parameter is not enabled.
Set ”On Demand”=”Yes” if you want the backup WAN interface to come up only when primary interface
goes down. Disable if both wireless and wired WAN interfaces have to be up all the time.
4.1.5
Ethernet LAN
This screen configures the Ethernet LAN interface on Arctic 3G.
Figure 4.5: Ethernet LAN configuration
Ethernet LAN configuration is very simple. It configures the IP address for the Ethernet LAN interface.
4.1.6
Network monitor
This screen configures the interface connectivity monitor on Arctic 3G.
Figure 4.6: Network monitor configuration
When using 3G/VPN the use of monitor is heavily recommended to detect connection drops.
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4.2.1
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Routing
Routing parameters
There are multiple configuration options that define the routing on Arctic 3G:
• Ethernet WAN - Gateway (IP address)
– IP address of router used to reach the internet. Leave empty if unused.
• Ethernet WAN - Backup Gateway (IP address)
– IP address of backup router used to reach the internet. Leave empty if unused.
• WAN Failover - WAN Default Route (selection: Yes/No)
– Usually ”Yes” if default route is defined by ”static routes”. If the selection logic is done on VPN level
select ”No”
• WAN Failover - On Demand (selection: Yes/No)
– Select ”Yes” to activate the backup interfaces only when required. Select ”No” to have all the WAN
interfaces to be available simultaneously for e.g. VPNs.
• WAN Failover - Primary WAN Interface (selection: None/Mobile WAN/Ethernet WAN/Ethernet WAN
Secondary)
• WAN Failover - Backup WAN Interface(selection: None/Mobile WAN/Ethernet WAN/Ethernet WAN Secondary)
• WAN Failover - Secondary Backup WAN Interface (selection: None/Mobile WAN/Ethernet WAN/Ethernet
WAN Secondary)
– These three settings configure the high level default gateways. Must be configured to enable default
route.
• OpenVPN Client Settings - Interface (selection: Any WAN/Ethernet WAN/Wireless WAN/Ethernet LAN)
– Which Interface to use for connection
• OpenVPN Client Settings - Routing mode (selection: None/host/net/default route)
– This defines how the routing is configured with OpenVPN. See OpenVPN application note.
4.2.2
Default route
Default route can be configured from WAN Failover screen. See section 4.1.4.
4.2.3
WAN redundancy/failover
To configure redundancy between WAN interfaces, configure multiple WAN interfaces to WAN Failover. See
section 4.1.4.
4.2.4
Routing serial <-> Ethernet
See section 5.1 for configuring serial gateway.
4.3
4.3.1
Network services
DNS proxy
DNS proxy allows the Arctic 3G to act as a DNS server to devices connected to Ethernet LAN. The configuration
is located in Services->Common screen.
To use this feature, configure the device to use Arctic 3G Ethernet LAN IP address as its DNS server. This
way the DNS queries from the device get routed thorough the Arctic 3G.
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4.4
4.4.1
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Network status information
System status screen
Network status information can be seen from System->Status screen.
Figure 4.7: Network status screen
4.4.2
Mobile WAN (3G) status LEDs
Status of mobile WAN interface can be seen from the front panel LEDs. The initialization sequence is:
1. COM LED starts to blink when the connection is started
2. SIM LED starts to blink when SIM card is searched and turns on when card is found and PIN code accepted
3. SIG LED starts to blink when operator network is searched and gets lit when the network is found
4. COM LED gets lit when the connection is up
4.4.3
Modem info screen
In troubleshooting situations checking the system logs helps to identify the problem. Also modem info page can
be used to check the status of the wireless modem.
Figure 4.8: Modem info screen
Chapter 5
Serial Port Configuration
5.1
Configuring serial gateway
This section describes how to configure serial <-> Ethernet functionality.
Serial gateway feature enables data from the serial port attached device to be routed to Ethernet and vice versa.
Serial gateway processes the transmitted data transparently and does not alter it any way except for buffering it
for transmission. Because of the transparent communication, any protocols can be used in actual communication
between nodes.
Figure 5.1: Serial gateway configuration screen
Serial gateway configuration depends on used protocols.
Both serial ports have their own configuration screens, located in Applications->Serial Gateway (RS1)
and Applications->Serial Gateway (RS2).
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Chapter 6
Additional System Configuration
6.1
Changing system password
Username and password can be changed from Tools->User Config screen. It is always recommended to change
the password from the factory default when the Arctic 3G is connected to a public network.
Figure 6.1: User config screen
New username and password will be active after the Arctic 3G is restarted.
6.2
Date and time
Date and time can be changed from System->Time screen. Date and time can be configured either manually
entering the time or automatically from connected PC.
Figure 6.2: System time configuration screen
To set time manually, enter the time and then press Submit button.
To copy time from PC, press Copy PC button and answer “Yes” to question about changing time. Note that
the PC may not necessarily have correct time set and that needs validation. Also note that the copy functionality
requires JavaScript support from the browser.
6.3
System log
System log is visible on the Tools->System Log screen. To refresh the system log, use web browser reload
button.
6.4
Factory default settings
Factory default settings can be applied by restarting the unit pressing down reset button until the LEDs blink.
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6.5
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Firmware update
Current running firmware version can be seen from the System->Status screen.
Arctic 3G firmware can be updated from the Tools->Firmware Update screen.
Figure 6.3: Firmware update screen
Note that firmware update erases all the settings on the unit to the factory defaults. It is recommended to
create backup from the old configuration before attempting to update the firmware.
To update firmware:
1. Verify that you have a valid firmware on your PC before you attempt to update the firmware.
2. Select Select file button to open file browsing dialog. The actual dialog depends on the used browser.
3. Select updated firmware from the file dialog and return to firmware update screen.
4. Press Update button to start the firmware update.
5. Confirm the update when asked to.
Update takes few minutes and the unit will restart with factory default settings when the update is done.
Chapter 7
Troubleshooting
Q: Wireless WAN is not coming up
A: Check settings, SIM card and signal level. Easy way to check the connection status is checking the LEDs, see
section 4.4.2.
Q: OpenVPN is not working
A: See OpenVPN application note for more information.
Q: Serial ports are not working
A: See serial port chapter notes. Verify DIP switch configuration if you are using RS-422 or 485 modes.
Q: Can not access web user interface
A: Web user interface uses HTTPS for secure web access and it must be specified on the web browser address field
like in this example: https://10.10.10.10.
Q: Can not access the Internet with laptop connected to Arctic 3G
A: If you want to test the 3G connection:
1. Configure 3G connection and verify it connects to the network
2. Connect a laptop to Ethernet LAN
3. Check that S-NAT rule on the firewall is set as ”Action”=”Masquerade” and ”Destination Interface”=”Mobile WAN (3G)”.
4. Check that DNS Proxy is enabled from Services->Common screen.
5. Configure network settings on laptop to use Arctic 3G Ethernet LAN address as gateway and DNS server.
With these settings you should be able to access the Internet with the laptop.
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Chapter 8
Technical Specifications
Processor
Memory
Hard Drive
Input voltage
Power consumption
Power connector
Casing
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Humidity
Network connection
Approvals
Size
Weight
PowerPC 400MHz
64MB
32MB flash
11-18 Volts
7W max
Phoenix Contact MC 1,5/ 3-STF-3,5
Aluminium sheet
0 ... +70 C
-40 ... +85 C
0 ... 99 % non-condensing
10/100M
CE
168 x 115 x 30 mm
560 g
Table 8.1: Technical specifications
Networks
UMTS with HSDPA (cat 11/12)
EDGE/GPRS class 10
Frequencies
2100 MHz
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Maximum data rates
1.8Mbps downlink / 384kbps uplink
216 kbps downlink/ 108 kbps uplink
Table 8.2: Wireless specifications
Antenna connector type is SSMB-nano.
Serial mode (RS1)
Serial mode (RS2)
Baud rate
Data bit
Parity
Stop bits
Flow control
RS-232 / 422 / 485
RS-232
300 - 460800
5/6/7/8
None / Even / Odd
1/2
None / Hardware (RTS/CTS) / Software (XON/XOFF)
Table 8.3: Application serial port specifications
Techical specifications can be changed without notification.
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Chapter 9
Limited Warranty
Coverage
Viola Systems warrants this hardware product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the warranty period. This non-transferable, limited warranty is only to you, the first end-user purchaser. The warranty
begins on the date of purchase and lasts for the period specified below:
Arctic 3G Gateway
one (1) year
Excluded Products and Problems
This warranty does not apply to: (a) Viola Systems software products; (b) expendable components such as cables
and connectors; or (c) third party products, hardware or software, supplied with the warranted product. Viola
Systems makes no warranty of any kind on such products which, if included, are provided ”AS IS.” Excluded is
damage caused by accident, misuse, abuse, unusually heavy use, or external environmental causes.
Remedies
Your sole and exclusive remedy for a covered defect is repair or replacement of the defective product, at Viola
Systems’ sole option and expense, and Viola Systems may use new or refurbished parts or products to do so. If
Viola Systems is unable to repair or replace a defective product, your alternate exclusive remedy shall be a refund
of the original purchase price.
The above is Viola Systems’ entire obligation to you under this warranty. IN NO EVENT SHALL VIOLA
SYSTEMS BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OR
LOSSES, INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, USE, OR PROFITS EVEN IF VIOLA SYSTEMS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. In no event shall Viola Systems’ liability exceed the
original purchase price of the device server. Some states or countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Obtaining Warranty Service
You must notify Viola Systems within the warranty period to receive warranty service. During the warranty
period, Viola Systems will repair or replace, at its option, any defective products or parts at no additional charge,
provided that the product is returned, shipping prepaid, to Viola Systems. All replaced parts and products become
the property of Viola Systems. Before returning any product for repair, customers are required to contact the
Viola Systems.
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Chapter 10
Technical Support
Contacting Technical Support
• Phone: +358 20 1226 226
• Fax: +358 20 1226 220
• E-mail: support@violasystems.com
• On-line http://www.violasystems.com
Recording Product Information
Before contacting our Technical Support staff, record the following information about your product:
• Product name.:
• Serial no.:
Note the status of your product in the space below before contacting technical support. Include information about
error messages, diagnostic test results, and problems with specific applications.
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Index
3G settings, 18
SIM card installation, 9
Specifications, 26
System log, 23
System status screen, 21
Accessories, 13
Antenna specification, 9
Back panel, 7
Technical support, 28
Time, 23
Troubleshooting, 25
Console adapter, 11
Contact information, 3
Copyright and trademark, 3
Username, 23
Date, 23
Default gateway, 16
DIN rail mounting, 12
DIP switches, 11
Disclaimer, 4
DNS proxy, 20
Domain name, 17
Warranty, 5
Wireless WAN specifications, 9
Ethernet specifications, 10
Ethernet WAN specifications, 10
Factory default settings, 23
Features, 6
Firmware update, 24
Front panel, 7
Hostname, 17
LEDs, 8
Limited warranty, 27
Logging in, 14
Modem info, 21
Network monitor, 19
Packaging, 6
Password, 23
Power connector, 12
Power switch, 12
Product label, 13
Quick installation, 14
Reset button, 12
Revision history, 4
Routing table, 21
RS-422/485, 11
Serial console, 10
Serial gateway, 22
Serial port 1, 11
Serial port 2, 12
Side panel, 8
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