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T r r a n s p o r r t t D R

Cellular Routers


Wireless WAN


Installation Guide


Digi International Limited makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents or use of this manual, any software drivers or associated application software provided with this product and specifically disclaims any expressed or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.

Digi International reserves the right to modify or revise all or part of this document, its contents, and any products described herein at any time without prior notification and shall not be responsible for any loss, cost, or damage, including consequential damage, caused by reliance on these materials.

Product disposal instructions

The WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment: 2002/96/EC) directive has been introduced to ensure that electrical/electronic products are recycled using the best available recovery techniques to minimise the impact on the environment.

This product contains high quality materials and components which can be recycled. At the end of it‟s life this product MUST NOT be mixed with other commercial waste for disposal. Check with the terms and conditions of your supplier for disposal information.


© 2009 Digi International. All rights reserved. No part of this document covered by copyright may be reproduced or copied in any form or by any means graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, taping, or information and retrieval systems without written permission of Digi International.

Safety Notices

1) Please read all instructions before installing and powering the unit. You should keep these instructions in a safe place for future reference.

2) The Transport DR series use a 12V DC/1.5A power supply. If the power adapter shows signs of damage or malfunction, you should stop using it immediately and disconnect it from the source before contacting your supplier for a repair or replacement.

3) Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user‟s authority to operate the equipment. Use only the accessories, attachments, and power supplies provided by the manufacturer

– connecting non-approved antennas or power supplies may damage the unit, cause interference or create an electric shock hazard, and will void your warranty.

4) Do not attempt to repair the products. They contain no electronic components that can be serviced or replaced by the user. Any attempt to service or repair the unit by the user will void the product warranty.

5) These products are designed for indoor use only and should be used in an environment that is suitable for computers and other electronic equipment.

6) Ports that are capable of connecting to other apparatus are defined as SELV ports.

To ensure conformity with IEC60950 ensure that these ports are only connected to ports of the same type on other apparatus.

Note on Wireless Networks

The Transport DR series routers support both GSM and CDMA networks. GSM networks support the GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA and HSUPA data transmission standards.

CDMA networks support the 1XRTT and EVDO data transmission standards. Throughout this manual these networks will be referred to as either GSM, CDMA, or simply „wireless‟ networks.

The type of network supported by each model is summarized in the table below:


















Special Notes on Wireless Safety

Digi International products are designed to the highest standards of safety and international standards compliance for the markets in which they are sold. However, GSM based products contain radio devices which require specific consideration. Please take the time to read and understand the following guidance. Digi International assumes no liability for an end user‟s failure to comply with these precautions.

Wireless routers incorporate a wireless radio module. Users should ensure that the aerial is positioned at least 1 meter away from themselves and other persons in normal operation.

When in a hospital or other health care facility, observe the restrictions on the use of mobile phones. Do not use the router in areas where guidelines posted in sensitive areas instruct users to switch off mobile phones. Medical equipment may be sensitive to RF energy.

The operation of cardiac pacemakers, other implanted medical equipment and hearing aids can be affected by interference from cellular terminals such as the wireless routers when placed close to the device. If in doubt about potential danger, contact the physician or the manufacturer of the device to verify that the equipment is properly shielded. Pacemaker patients are advised to keep the wireless router away from the pacemaker while it is on.

Wireless routers must NOT be operated on aircraft. The operation of wireless appliances in an aircraft is forbidden to prevent interference with communications systems. Failure to observe these instructions may lead to the suspension or denial of cellular services to the offender, legal action, or both.

As with any electrical equipment, you should not operate your wireless router in the presence of flammable gases, fumes or potentially explosive atmospheres. Radio devices should not be used anywhere that blasting operations are taking place.

Wireless routers receive and transmit radio frequency energy while switched on. Remember that interference can occur if it is used close to

TV sets, radios, computers or inadequately shielded equipment. Follow any special regulations and always switch off your wireless router wherever forbidden or when you suspect that it may cause interference or danger.


– Wireless routers operate using radio signals and cellular networks cannot be guaranteed to connect in all possible conditions. Therefore, you should never rely solely upon any wireless device for life critical communications.


This guide describes the installation procedure for Transport DR series products. It is intended to provide sufficient information for you to be able to connect the unit to your

terminal equipment and power supply. A complete reference guide to the software features that are available on the product is available separately in PDF format and can be downloaded from the Digi International website ( www.digi.com


The Transport DR features:

1 x 4-port 10/100Base-T Ethernet switch

1, 2 or 6 x RS232 serial ports (depending on model)

2 x USB 2.0 host ports

1 x ADSL2/2+/2++, Annex A

1 x 3G/HSDPA or EVDO wireless options

1 x 802.11 b/g or PSTN options

Package Contents

When you receive the router carefully unpack it and check the contents. These should include as a minimum:


System Unit

12V power adapter

Installation guide

CAT5 STP LAN cable

DSL cable

Antenna for Cellular and

Wi-fi (may be sold separately)

Depending on the model you have ordered other items may be included. If any item is missing or damaged, please contact your supplier. You should also make a record of any damage that may have occurred during shipping and report it to the carrier.

1 Introduction

The Transport DR series IP routers facilitate the transmission of data over DSL, ISDN,

PSTN or wireless WAN networks.

The Transport DR provides an ADSL/2/2+/2++ interface along with a 4-port 10/100

Ethernet switch. Optional features include 3G/HSDPA, or 3G/EVDO wireless capability and 802.11 b/g wireless LAN or PSTN network connectivity.

The routers can be configured either by using commands entered at the serial port (much like a modem), or via the built-in Web interface. We recommend that you use the Web interface whenever possible.

In addition to many standard LAN and Internet protocols such as PPP, Transport DR series products provide a combination of powerful but easy to use configuration, management and diagnostic tools. This makes it a simple and cost-effective solution for migrating existing terminal or telemetry equipment from older networks to DSL broadband.

1.1 Front Panel Features

The front panel of the unit incorporates a number of LED indicators depending on the model, as shown in the following illustration:

USB Host Connectors

The USB host connectors may be used to connect compatible USB 2.0 client devices such as memory sticks, serial adapters, etc. Note that the total current available to power

USB devices is collectively 0.5A (i.e. for both ports).

Status Indicators

The status indicators operate as follows:


Illuminates steady red when power is applied.

LAN 0, 1, 2, 3

Illuminate steady when there is a network connection to the associated LAN port and flash when data is transmitted/received.


Illuminates steady when there is a network connection to the wireless LAN interface and flash when data is transmitted/received. (Wi-fi models only)







Illuminates steady if a terminal is connected to the serial port and the DTR signal is on. Flashes when data is transmitted/received.

Constant red - no DSL is detected.

Quick red flash - DSL is detected and unit is trying to train up to the DSL signal.

Constant green - DSL is active.

Flashing green - Data is being transferred.

NET - Illuminates steady when a wireless network has been detected.

SIM - Illuminates steady when a valid SIM card is installed in the unit.

DAT - Flashes to indicate that data is being transferred over the wireless network.

The three indicators labelled SIGNAL illuminate to indicate the

GSM signal strength as follows:

None illuminated < -113 dBm (effectively no signal)

1 LED illuminated >= -112 dBm and <= -87 dBm (weak)

2 LED‟s illuminated

>= -86 dBm and <= -71 dBm (medium)

3 LED‟s illuminated

>= -70 dBm and <= -51 dBm (strong)

OH - Illuminates green when the modem has gone off-hook.

CD - Illuminates green when the unit has connected to a remote modem and asserted the Carrier Detect signal at the serial port.

DAT - Flashes green when the unit has connected to a remote modem and data is being transferred.

SIM Card Sockets (GSM models only)

The two sockets at the left side of the front panel are for the GSM/3G SIM card(s) that you will receive from your service providers when you subscribe to a wireless data service.

Details of how to insert these correctly are given in section 2 below.

Rear Panel Features

DR64 model with Wi-Fi option shown above. These functions of these connectors are described in the following table:

12V DC

This socket is used to connect the unit to the power supply using the 12V DC power adapter.

LAN 0, 1, 2, 3

The LAN sockets are used to connect the unit to 10/100-BaseT

LANs using the 2-meter STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) cable supplied or a suitable alternative. These ports are auto-sensing for speed and wiring (straight-through or cross-over). To comply with EMC requirements they should not be used with non-STP cable.



This female SMA connector is used to fit the wireless cellular antenna. The Transport DR-, E and H models are supplied with a single stub antenna which should be fitted to this connector.

Note: Stub antennas are provided as standard but a range of suitable alternative for use in different applications may be purchased separately.





This female SMA connector is used on the Transport DR64-U and C models to fit the second cellular antenna supplied with the unit.

The receiver supports “diversity” antenna capability to improve performance and are there supplied with two stub antennas. On models that do not support diversity antennas this connector will not be present.

This male SMA Connector is used to fit the wireless LAN (Wi-fi) antenna. (Wi-fi models only)






This male SMA connector is used to fit the wireless LAN (Wi-fi) diversity antenna for improved receiver sensitivity. (Wi-fi models only)

Port 0 & 1 - 25-way D socket provides an asynchronous RS2322 serial port which may be used to connect the router to a compatible serial device.

Port 2, 3, 4, 5 - RJ45 asynchronous serial ports (6460 only)

This RJ45 socket, labelled ISDN or PSTN as appropriate, is used to connect the unit to the ISDN or PSTN line as necessary.

This RJ12 socket is used to connect the unit to an ADSL line socket.

Reset Switch

This is located on the underside of the unit near the front. Pressing the switch gently with the tip of a pen or other suitable implement while the unit is powered will generate a hardware reset.

2 Installation

The Transport DR series products are designed for indoor use (office or home). The router should be positioned on a smooth, level surface making sure that there is adequate ventilation. Do not expose the router to extremes of heat or cold, strong magnetic fields or liquids.

It is important to remember that these products are wireless devices just like a mobile phone, so they will only operate reliably over the W-WAN network if there is a good signal.

For many applications the stub antenna provided will be suitable but in some circumstances it may be necessary to use a window-mounted or magnetically mounted aerial with an extended cable to allow the aerial itself to be positioned to provide the best possible signal reception. Digi International can supply a range of suitable antennas.

Safety notice

A separation distance of at least 20cm should be maintained at all times between the W-

WAN antenna (if used) and personnel using the unit.

Step 1 - Installing the SIM card(s) (GSM models only)

The router incorporates two separate SIM card holders so that if your application demands it, you may install SIM cards for two different networks. This means that one wireless service may be used as a back-up service in the event that the primary service fails in some way. By default, SIM 1 is the default SIM used for access to the primary network and SIM 2 is used for the back-up network.


SIM 1 and SIM 2 cannot be used to access two networks simultaneously.

The SIM card(s) should be inserted into SIM cardholders on the right of the front panel as illustrated below.

In both cases, the end of the SIM card with the chamfered corner should be inserted first.

For SIM 1 the contacts should be face down. For SIM 2 the contacts should be face up.

Step 2

– Fitting the wireless antenna (if applicable)

The router may be supplied with an antenna suitable for with the model you have ordered.

Alternatively you may have ordered a different type of antenna separately. In either case this should be screwed onto the SMA aerial connector on the rear of the unit.

Step 3

– Connecting the LAN cable

Plug one end of one of the supplied CAT5 cable into the RJ45 socket labelled LAN 0.

Plug the other end into the LAN socket on your PC or notebook.

Step 4

– Connecting the serial cable

For connection to a serial terminal device, the Transport DR units with 1 or 2 serial ports use standard DB25 sockets. A suitable cable will be required to connect your terminal device(s) to these ports. The 6 serial ports are presented as RJ45 connectors. A range of suitable cables and adapters are available from Digi for connecting terminal devices to these ports.

Step 5

– Connecting the ADSL cable

Plug one end of the supplied cable, or a suitable alternative, into the RJ12 socket labelled

ADSL. Plug the other end into the ADSL line socket.

Step 6

– Connecting to the PSTN line (if applicable)

Plug one end of the supplied PSTN cable into the RJ45 socket labelled PSTN. Plug the other end into the PSTN wall socket.

Step 7

– Connecting the power supply

Plug the jack plug on the power adapter into the socket labelled 12V DC BEFORE connecting the power adapter to the power supply and applying power. When power is first applied, the ON indicator will illuminate and the unit will initiate a series of diagnostic self-tests. During this process one or more of the other indicators will flash to show that the unit is busy. When the flashing stops, the unit is ready to use.

The unit is now ready to be configured.

3 Configuration

Once the router has been installed and powered up, the mobile interface should now be configured to communicate to the Internet or Wireless WAN provided by your wireless carrier.

Note: The default IP address for the LAN 0 port is, with subnet of DHCP Server is enabled by default on the device, so make sure your host computer is setup to obtain IP addresses automatically.

Alternatively, setting your PC’s IP address to one on the same subnet (192.168.1.*) will enable you to connect to the unit’s Web interface.

Step 1

– Connect to the Web Interface

Open a browser and connect to the Web interface by connecting to

It is recommended to change the default username and password on the device.

Default User ID:

Default Password: username password

This setting can be changed by going to:

Configuration -> Security -> Users -> User 0-9 -> User 1

Step 2

– Configure Mobile Interface

The method used to activate the device on a cellular network varies depending on whether the device is a GSM or CDMA device.

Transport DR64-E, H, U

– GSM Devices

Configure the APN by going to:

Configuration -> Interfaces -> Mobile -> W-WAN Module -> SIM 1

Enter the APN of your mobile operator and SIM PIN if you have one. Click OK

If the APN you are using does not require a PPP username and password, they you can skip this next step.

Configuration -> Interfaces -> PPP -> PPP 0-4 -> PPP 1 -> Standard

Enter the PPP username, password, and confirm password. Click OK.

Follow prompts to save the configuration to flash memory.

Transport DR46-C

– CDMA Devices

Start the CDMA Provisioning by going to:

Configuration -> Interfaces -> Mobile -> W-WAN Module -> CDMA


Select the proper carrier and start the provisioning script. Manual provisioning can be selected if you have been provided with the proper parameter from your carrier (MSN<

MSID, SPC, etc.).

Follow prompts to save the configuration to flash memory.

Step 3

– Verify Cellular Connection

Verify the mobile connection is established and view the mobile IP address by going to:

Diagnostics -> Status -> PPP -> PPP 0-4 -> PPP 1 -> View

Viewing the Event Log can also be used to view the connection status.

Diagnostics -> Event Log

Step 4

– Test Mobile Connection

Depending on the wireless plan being used, you should be able to perform a test to a remote host or browse the Internet. By default, the Digi Transport should have issued your workstation an IP address of via DHCP. DHCP will pass the proper default gateway and DNS server information. Verify this on the workstation by using the “ipconfig” command. If the workstation does not obtain an IP address of enter

“ipconfig /renew” in your workstation‟s command window.

A simple test for most Internet connected plans is to open a browser and connect to a web site. For non-Internet connected plans consult your IT administrator and/or wireless carrier for a recommended host to test against. For example you may be able to ping a host or router within the carrier‟s network or on the corporate network to verify connectivity.

Step 5

– Finish Device Configuration

For greater description on all the features and settings available on the device, there is a comprehensive Reference Guide available on the Digi Support website ( www.digi.com


Advanced Configuration:

VPN: Configuration > VPN

Routing: Configuration >Routing

Firewall: Configuration > Security >Firewall

Users: Configuration > Security > Users

Alarms: Configuration > Alarms

VRRP: Configuration > Interfaces > Eth x > Configure

Ethernet Port Mode: Configuration > Interfaces > Eth x > Configure

Serial Port Configuration: Configuration > Serial > ASY Ports

4 General Specifications

Power supply



Operating temp. range

ADSL modem






12V DC / 1.5A

DR64 -(1 or 2 serial port versions) W236 x D146 x H29 mm

W9.29 x D5.75 x H1.14 inches

DR64 (6 serial port version) - W236 x D146 x H42 mm

– W9.29 x D5.75 x H1.65 inches


– 1.1Kg dependant on model and options installed


– 2.43 lbs

-20 to +55 degrees Celsius

-4 to +131 degrees Fahrenheit

ADSL Full rate ANSI T1.413 Issue 2, G.dmt and G.lite ITU-T

G.992.3 and G.992.1

ADSL2 G.992.3 and G.992.4

ADSL2+ G.992.5

ADSL2++ Quad spectrum downstream and double upstream

Annex A and B

Supports PPPoA, PPPoE, Bridged/Routed Ethernet over ATM, IP over ATM. Maximum downstream rate 50Mbps, maximum upstream rate 3Mbps dependant on exchange.

Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz EDGE (E-GPRS) multislot class 10 (max 236.8 kbps downlink), mobile station class B, modulation and coding scheme MCS1-9

GPRS multi-slot class 10, mobile station class B, PBCCH support, coding schemes CS 1-4

HSDPA 1.8 Categories 1-4, 11 and 12

HSDPA 3.6 Categories 5 and 6

UMTS: 384 Kbps downlink, 384 Kbps uplink

MO 0201: 850/1900/2100 (Rx diversity) MHz

Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz EDGE (E-GPRS) multislot class 12 (max 236.8 kbps downlink), mobile station class B, modulation and coding scheme MCS1-9

GPRS multi-slot class 12, mobile station class B, PBCCH support, coding schemes CS 1-4







USB ports

Ethernet interface

Serial interface

HSUPA mode: 2 Mbps Category 5

HSDPA 1.8: Categories 1-4, 11 and 12

HSDPA 3.6: Categories 5 and 6

HSDPA 7.2: Categories 7 and 8

UMTS: 384 Kbps downlink, 384 Kbps uplink

MO 0301: 850/1900/2100 (Rx diversity) MHz

MO 0302: 850 (Rx Diversity) / 1900 (Rx Diversity) / 2100 MHz

Equalization and Rx Diversity at the same time Quad-band GSM

850/900/1800/1900 MHz EDGE (E-GPRS) multi-slot class 12 (max

236.8 kbps downlink), mobile station class B, modulation and coding scheme MCS1-9

GPRS multi-slot class 12, mobile station class B, PBCCH support, coding schemes CS 1-4

Dual Board 800 MHz Cellular / 1900 MHz PCs

Supports Rx diversity in both 800 MHz and 1900 MHz

1 x EV-DO Revision A (IS-856-A)

Forward link up to 31 Mbps

Reverse link 1.8 Mbps

1 x EV-DO Revision O (IS-85L

Forward link up to 2.4 Mbps

Reverse link 153.6 Kbps

1 x RTT (IS-2000)

Forward and reverse link speeds up to 153.6 Kbps

2 x USB 2.0 Full-speed Host (OHCI) (12 Mbits per second maximum throughput)

10/100Base-T auto-sensing, auto-MDI/MDX (RJ45)

Sync/Async RS232 compatible via 25-way D socket

Async serial port via RJ45 socket (DR6460 only)


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