Configuring cellular modem settings - BWS500

BWS500 Upgrade Guide

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If you are using your own SIM card, configure modem settings to enable cellular connectivity. If you are using the Vaisala SIM card, configuration is not needed.

  1. In the Web UI, go to Settings > Network > Modem1.
  2. Select Modem1.

    Modem1 shows the following:

    Signal quality
    The signal quality and the operator.
    IP address
    The IP address specified by your cellular network provider.
  3. Set the following:
    Connection mode
    By default, the modem connection is automatically controlled (recommended). This means that when set to Automatic, the modem will automatically connect and disconnect according to the predefined logic in the configuration file. If you want to control the connection, select Manual > Save.

    The Connect and Disconnect buttons will appear on the screen (which button is visible depends on the current connection status).

    If you select Disconnect, you will not be able to restore the connection remotely.
    Use default route
    Enable or disable the use of default route. The route metric for the modem default route is 100.
    Periodic ping host
    Type any web address or IP address to which the modem tries to connect periodically. If the connection cannot be established after 3 attempts, the system resets the modem connection.
    DNS address 1
    Type the IP address of the primary DNS server. Only needed when private access point is used.
    DNS address 2
    Type the IP address of the secondary DNS server.
    Type the Access Point Name (APN) as specified by your cellular network provider, for example Internet.
    PIN code
    Type the PIN code of the SIM card.
    Data roaming
    Enable or disable data roaming.
  4. If you want to set another IP route for the network interface, select Add new IP route, and set the following:
    Destination network IP address
    Type the destination network or device address.
    Subnet prefix length
    Type the number of network bits in Destination network IP address.
    Route metric
    Type the route metric value according to which the routing decisions are made. If 2 or more active network interfaces that have routing entries with equal subnet length define access to the destination network, the one with the lower route metric value will be used.
  5. To save the changes, select Save.