T r a n s p o r t D R

T r a n s p o r t D R
Transport DR
Cellular Routers
Wireless WAN
Installation Guide
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Safety Notices
Please read all instructions before installing and powering the unit. You should keep
these instructions in a safe place for future reference.
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
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.
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.
These products are designed for indoor use only and should be used in an
environment that is suitable for computers and other electronic equipment.
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‟
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.
SOS IMPORTANT! – 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
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.
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
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
SIM - Illuminates steady when a valid SIM card is installed in the
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
1 LED illuminated
2 LED‟s illuminated
3 LED‟s illuminated
< -113 dBm (effectively no signal)
>= -112 dBm and <= -87 dBm (weak)
>= -86 dBm and <= -71 dBm (medium)
>= -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
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
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
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
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 WWAN 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
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:
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
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
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
0.8Kg – 1.1Kg dependant on model and options installed
1.76lbs – 2.43 lbs
Operating temp. range
-20 to +55 degrees Celsius
-4 to +131 degrees Fahrenheit
ADSL modem
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
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
USB ports
2 x USB 2.0 Full-speed Host (OHCI) (12 Mbits per second
maximum throughput)
Ethernet interface
10/100Base-T auto-sensing, auto-MDI/MDX (RJ45)
Serial interface
Sync/Async RS232 compatible via 25-way D socket
Async serial port via RJ45 socket (DR6460 only)
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