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Mobile WAN Configuration[edit | edit source]

The General section is used to configure the SIM card parameters that define how the router establishes a cellular connection.

Mobile Configuration[edit | edit source]


The Mobile Configuration section is used to configure main SIM card parameters. Refer to the figure and table below for information on the fields contained in that section.

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Field Value Description
Mode NAT | Bridge *; default: NAT Mobile connection operating mode.
  • NAT - the mobile connection uses NAT (network address translation).
  • Bridge - bridges the LTE data connection with LAN. In this mode the router relay the IP address received from the ISP to another LAN device (e.g., computer). Using Bridge mode will disable most of the router’s capabilities and you will only be able to access your router's WebUI with a static IP configuration.
Auto APN off | on; default: on Auto APN scans an internal Android APN database and selects an APN based on the SIM card's operator and country. If the first automatically selected APN doesn't work, it attempts to use the next existing APN from the database.
APN string; default: none An Access Point Name (APN) is a gateway between a GSM, GPRS, 3G or 4G mobile network and another computer network. Depending on the contract, some operators may require you to use an APN just to complete the registration on a network. In other cases, APN is used to get special parameters from the operator (e.g., a public IP address) depending on the contract.
An APN Network Identifier cannot start with any of the following strings:
  • rac;
  • lac;
  • sgsn;
  • rnc;
it cannot end in:
  • .gprs;
and it cannot contain the asterisk symbol (*).
Authentication Type CHAP | PAP | None; default: None Authentication method that your GSM carrier uses to authenticate new connections on its network. If you select PAP or CHAP, you will also be required to enter a username and password.
Username string; default: None Your username that you would use to connect to your GSM carrier's network. Needed when PAP or CHAP authentication type is chosen.
Password string; default: None Your password that you would use to connect to your GSM carrier's network. Needed when PAP or CHAP authentication type is chosen.
MAC Address mac; default: none Specifies the MAC address of the device that will work with the router in Bridge mode, i.e., the device whose MAC is specified in this field will be assigned the router's Mobile WAN IP address.

* more on Bridge mode in next section of this page.

Bridge mode[edit | edit source]


In Bridge mode the router assigns its WAN IP address to another device. It is used instead of Network Address Translation (NAT) in order to make the router "transparent" in the communication process. Bridge mode disables most of router features and simply gives single specified device its WAN IP address.

To begin configuring Bridge mode, make sure that WAN failover is turned off in Network → Failover page and mobile is set as main WAN in the Network → WAN page. Then in the Network → WAN → Mobile Configuration page select Mode: Bridge in the mobile configuration section. You will then see an additional configuration field for entering a MAC address appear.

Important: using Bridge mode will disable most of the router’s other capabilities.

If you have configured Bridge mode and can no longer reach your router, you'll need to set up a Static IP address on your PC in order to do so. If you don't know how to set up a Static IP, you can use one of our "how to" guide on this subject:

Advanced Settings[edit | edit source]


Advanced Settings section for mobile WAN configuration contains controls for interface startup on boot and usage of IPv6 protocol.

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Field Value Description
Force Link off | on; Default: off Set interface properties regardless of the link carrier (If set, carrier sense events do not invoke hotplug handlers).
Use builtin IPv6-management off | on; Default: on Disable or enable built in IPv6-management
Enable IPv6 negotiation off | on; Default: off Disable or enable IPv6 negotiation with Mobile provider



SIM Card Settings[edit | edit source]


SIM Card Settings lets you set main SIM card usage parameters for connection with Mobile service provider. In SMS Settings you can set how many messages can be sent in chosen period of time, before disabling messaging, and clear SMS limit if there is a need for that.

General Settings[edit | edit source]


General Settings section provides you with the possibility to specify which SIM card slot is Default one, turn data roaming on or off, choose Service mode, enter SIM card PIN number and choose network bands that will be used.

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Field Value Description
Default SIM off | on; default: on Makes SIM used in the interface default SIM card. Both interfaces cannot have SIM set to default, if you will attempt to set another SIM as default another one will automatically switch off
Deny data roaming off | on; default: off Deny data on connection to roaming
Sevice mode Auto | 4G (LTE) only | 3G only; default: Auto Your network's preference. If your local mobile network supports UMTS (3G) or LTE (4G) you can specify to which network you prefer to connect to
PIN string; default: none SIM card's PIN (Personal Identification Number) is a secret numeric password shared between a user and a system that can be used to authenticate the user
Band selection Auto | Manual; default: Auto The network frequency bands section provides the possibility to manually choose which frequency band the router's module should use for the cellular connection. Select Manual connection method and check the bands that you want the module to use. If all bands are unchecked, the band that provides the best connectivity will be used.

Available network frequency bands may differ based on router modem module. More information about router module supported network frequency bands: https://www.quectel.com/product/EG06.htm Information about router's modem module can be found by going to Status → [[{{{name}}} System]] page and checking FW Version field. Usually first 5-7 characters show modem module series code. For example:

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SMS Settings[edit | edit source]


SMS Settings section is used to configure custom SMS limits for your SIM card(s). In order to limit sent SMS messages, Enable SMS Limit and configure the limit conditions. For related information, refer to the figure and table below.

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Field Value Description
Enable SMS Limit* off | on; default: off Turns automatic SIM Switching on or off.
SMS Limit Count integer; default: none Disables SMS sending after limit value is reached.
Period Day | Week | Month; default: Day Period for which SMS limiting should apply.

Clear SMS Limit resets SMS Limit count, so router would be able to send SMS again after reaching limit, when you do not want to remove configuration, but need router to be able to send SMS messages again.

SIM Switch[edit | edit source]


The SIM switching section is used to enable automatic SIM switching. Refer to the figure and table below for more information.

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Field Value Description
Enable automatic switching off | on; default: off Automatically switch between primary and secondary SIM cards based on the various rules and criterions defined below. Until it is turned on other settings will not appear.
On weak signal off | on; default: off Performs a SIM switch when signal strength value (RSSI in dBm) falls below a specified threshold. When this field is checked you will see an additional field for entering the minimum signal strength value appear.
On data limit off | on; default: off Performs a SIM card switch when mobile data limit for your current SIM card is exceeded. Make sure you have enabled mobile data limit on the interface of this SIM card.
On SMS limit off | on; default: off Performs a SIM card switch when sent sms limit for your current SIM card is exceeded.Make sure you have enabled SMS limit on this simcard.
On roaming off | on; default: off Performs a SIM card switch when roaming is detected.
No network off | on; default: off Performs a SIM card switch when network isn't detected.
On network denied off | on; default: off Performs a SIM card switch when network is denied.
On data connection fail off | on; default: off Performs a SIM switch when the router does receive an LCP or ICMP echo from a specified host address

Mobile Data Limit[edit | edit source]


The Mobile Data Limit page provides you with the possibility to set data usage limits for your SIM cards and data usage warnings via SMS message in order to protect yourself from unwanted data charges.

Data Connection Limit Configuration[edit | edit source]


The Data Connection Limit Configuration section is used to configure custom mobile data limits for your SIM card(s). When the mobile data limit set for the SIM card(s) is reached, the router will no longer use the mobile connection to establish a data connection until the limit period is over or the limit is reset by the user.

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Field Value Description
Enable data connection limit off | on; default: off Turns mobile data limitations on or off.
Data limit* (MB) integer; default: none The amount of data that is allowed to be downloaded over the specified period of time. When the limit is reached, the router will no longer be able to establish a data connection until the period is over or the data limit is reset.
Note: after the router has reached the data limit it will not switch to using the secondary SIM card. If you wish to configure a SIM switch system based on received data limit.
Period Day | Week | Month; default: Day Data limit period after which the data counter is reset on the specified Start day.
Enable SMS warning off | on; default: off Toggles SMS warning On or OFF
Data limit* (MB) integer; default: none The received data limit before sending an SMS warning. After reaching using the amount of data specified in this field, the router will send an SMS warning message to the specified phone number.
Phone number phone number; default: none Recipient's phone numbers

Clear Data Limit Ressets data limit, and lets router to establish connection again, without removing data limit configuration.

*Your carrier's data usage accounting may differ. Teltonika is not liable should any accounting discrepancies occur.