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NCOS: How to configure WAN Interfaces

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NCOS Version: 6.0.x and newer - for information on upgrading NCOS Versions, click here.


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Ethernet WAN Type

LTE-only Modem WAN Type

LTE/3G Multi-mode Modems & 3G-only Modems WAN Types

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Summary

The Edit screen within the Connection Manager allows the user to configure a WAN Interface Profile or Device. Configuration changes made to a Profile will affect all devices currently assigned to that Profile. If changes are made to a Device configuration that cause it to differ from it's assigned Profile, then a new Profile matching the changes will be created with the device automatically assigned to it.

The Edit screen for a WAN Interface type will only display features that are configurable for that WAN type. (ie: Modem and CDMA tabs will not appear on the configuration screen for Ethernet or WWAN.)


Ethernet

  • General

    • Force NAT: Normally NAT is part of the Routing Mode setting which is selected on the LAN side in Networking → Local Networks → Local IP Networks. Select this option to force NAT whenever this WAN device is being used.
    • Download bandwidth: Defines the default download bandwidth for use in Load Balance and QoS (quality of service, or traffic shaping) algorithms. (Range: 128 Kb/s to 1 Gb/s.)
    • Upload bandwidth: Defines the default upload bandwidth for use in Load Balance and QoS (quality of service, or traffic shaping) algorithms. (Range: 128 Kb/s to 1 Gb/s.)
    • Allow QoS: Allow QoS policies to apply to the device.
    • MTU: Maximum transmission unit. This is the size of the largest protocol data unit that the device can pass. (Range: 46 to 1500 Bytes.)
    • Hostname: (This only shows for certain devices.)
    • AutoVPN Network: Select to associate this interface with a specific AutoVPN Network. You must must provide a Network Name and Network UUID when using AutoVPN.
  • IPV4 Configuration

    Use IPV4 Configuration to override IP settings after a device’s IP settings have been configured.

    • IP Address
    • Subnet Mask
    • Gateway IP
    • Primary DNS Server
    • Secondary DNS Server

  • IPv6 Configuration

    The IPv6 configuration allows you to enable and configure IPv6 for a WAN device. These settings should be configured in combination with the IPv6 LAN settings (go to Networking → Local Networks → Local IP Networks, select desired LAN under Local IP Networks, and select Edit) to achieve the desired result.

    This is a dual-stacked implementation of IPv6, so IPv6 and IPv4 are used alongside each other. If you enable IPv6, the router will not allow connections via IPv4. When IPv6 is enabled, some router features are no longer supported. These are:

    There are two main types of IPv6 WAN connectivity: native (Auto and Static) and tunneling over IPv4 (6to4, 6in4, and 6rd).

    Enable IPv6 and select the desired IPv6 connection method for this WAN interface.

    When you configure IPv6, you have the option to designate DNS Servers and Delegated Networks. Because of the dual-stack setup, these settings are optional: when configured for IPv6, the router will fall back to IPv4 settings when necessary.

    DNS Servers

    Each WAN device is required to connect IPv4 before connecting IPv6. Because of this, DNS servers are optional, as most IPv4 DNS servers will respond with AAAA records (128-bit IPv6 DNS records, most commonly used to map hostnames to the IPv6 address of the host) if requested. If no IPv6 DNS servers are configured, the system will fall back to the DNS servers provided by the IPv4 configuration.

    Delegated Networks

    A delegated network is an IPv6 network that is inherently provided by or closely tied to a WAN IP configuration. The IPv6 model is for each device to have end-to-end IP connectivity without relying on any translation mechanism. In order to achieve this, each client device on the LAN network needs to have a publicly routable IPv6 address.

    Auto

    IPv6 auto-configuration mode uses DHCPv6 and/or SLAAC to configure the IPv6 networks. When you select Auto, all of the following settings are optional (depending on your provider’s requirements):

    Example Configuration:

    Static

    As with IPv4, static configuration is available for situations where the WAN IPv6 topology is fixed.

    Example Configuration:

    6to4 Tunnel

    Out of the box, 6to4 is the simplest mode to enable full end-to-end IPv6 connectivity in an organization if the upstream ISP properly routes packets to and from the 6to4 unicast relay servers.

    Example Configuration:

    6in4 Tunnel

    The 6in4 tunnel mode utilizes explicit IPv4 tunnel endpoints and encapsulates IPv6 packets using 41 as the specified protocol type in the IP header. A 6in4 tunnel broker provides a static IPv4 server endpoint, decapsulates packets, and provides routing for both egress and ingress IPv6 packets. Most tunnel brokers provide a facility to request delegated networks for use through the tunnel.

    Example Configuration:

    6rd Tunnel

    IPv6 Rapid Deployment (6rd) is a method of IPv6 site configuration derived from 6to4. It is different from 6to4 in that the ISP provides explicit 6rd infrastructure that handles the IPv4 ↔ IPv6 translation within the ISP network. 6rd is considered more reliable than 6to4 as the ISP explicitly maintains infrastructure to support tunneled IPv6 traffic over their IPv4 network.

    Example Configuration:

    • RADIUS/TACACS+ accounting for wireless clients and admin/CLI login
    • IP Passthrough (not needed with IPv6)
    • NAT (not needed with IPv6)
    • Bounce pages
    • UPnP
    • Network Mobility
    • DHCP Relay
    • VRRP, GRE, GRE over IPSec, OSPF, NHRP
    • Syslog
    • SNMP over the WAN (LAN works)
    • Native – (Auto and Static) The upstream ISP routes IPv6 packets directly.
    • IPv6 tunneling – (6to4, 6in4, and 6rd) Each IPv6 packet is encapsulated by the router in an IPv4 packet and routed over an IPv4 route to a tunnel endpoint that decapsulates it and routes the IPv6 packet natively. The reply is encapsulated by the tunnel endpoint in an IPv4 packet and routed back over an IPv4 route. Some tunnel modes do not require upstream ISPs to route or even be aware of IPv6 traffic at all. Some modes are utilized by upstream ISPs to simplify the configuration and rollout of IPv6.
    • Disabled (default) – IPv6 disabled on this interface.
    • Auto – IPv6 will use automatic connection settings (if available).
    • Static – Input a specific IPv6 address for your WAN connection. This is provided by the ISP if it is supported.
    • 6to4 Tunnel – Encapsulates the IPv6 data and transfers it to an automatic tunnel provider (if your ISP supports it).
    • 6in4 Tunnel – Encapsulates the IPv6 data and sends it to the configured tunnel provider.
    • 6rd Tunnel (IPv6 rapid deployment) – Encapsulates the IPv6 data and sends it to a relay server provided by your ISP.
    • PD Request Size – Prefix Delegation request size. This is the size of IPv6 network that will be requested from the ISP to delegate to LAN networks. (Default: 63)
    • Primary IPv6 DNS Server – (optional) Depending on your provider, this may be required. This only takes effect if the default global DNS setting on the Network Settings → DNS page is "Automatic".
    • Additional IPv6 DNS Server – Secondary DNS server.
    • Delegated IPv6 Network – (optional) Network available for delegation to LANs. Depending on your provider, this may be required. Prefixes specified here only take effect if those supplied by the connection are insufficient to configure your LANs.
    • Delegated IPv6 Network – Additional network available for delegation to LANs.
    • IPv6 Address/CIDR – Input the IPv6 static IP address and mask length provided by your ISP (See RFC 4632 for an explanation of CIDR).
    • IPv6 Gateway IP – Input the IPv6 remote gateway IP address provided by your ISP.
    • Primary IPv6 DNS Server – (optional) Depending on your provider/setup, this may be required. This only takes effect if the default global DNS setting on the Network Settings → DNS page is "Automatic".
    • Additional IPv6 DNS Server – Secondary DNS server.
    • Delegated IPv6 Network – (optional) Network available for delegation to LANs. Depending on your provider, this may be required. Prefixes specified here only take effect if those supplied by the connection are insufficient to configure your LANs.
    • Delegated IPv6 Network – Additional network available for delegation to LANs.
    • Primary IPv6 DNS Server – (optional) Depending on your provider, this may be required. This only takes effect if the default global DNS setting on the Network Settings → DNS page is "Automatic".
    • Additional IPv6 DNS Server – Secondary DNS server.
    • Delegated IPv6 Network – (optional) Network available for delegation to LANs. Depending on your provider, this may be required. Prefixes specified here only take effect if those supplied by the connection are insufficient to configure your LANs.
    • Delegated IPv6 Network – Additional network available for delegation to LANs.
    • Tunnel Server IP – Input the tunnel server IP address provided by your tunnel service.
    • Local IPv6 Address – Input the local IPv6 address provided by your tunnel service.
    • Primary IPv6 DNS Server – (optional) Depending on your provider, this may be required. This only takes effect if the default global DNS setting on the Network Settings → DNS page is "Automatic".
    • Additional IPv6 DNS Server – Secondary DNS server.
    • Delegated IPv6 Network – (optional) Network available for delegation to LANs. Depending on your provider, this may be required. Prefixes specified here only take effect if those supplied by the connection are insufficient to configure your LANs.
    • Delegated IPv6 Network – Additional network available for delegation to LANs.
    • 6rd Prefix – The 6rd prefix and prefix length should be supplied by your ISP.
    • IPv4 Border Router Address – This address should be supplied by your ISP.
    • IPv4 Common Prefix Mask – Input the number of common prefix bits that you can mask off of the WAN's IPv4 address.
    • Primary IPv6 DNS Server – (optional) Depending on your provider, this may be required. This only takes effect if the default global DNS setting on the Network Settings → DNS page is "Automatic".
    • Additional IPv6 DNS Server – Secondary DNS server.
    • Delegated IPv6 Network – (optional) Network available for delegation to LANs. Depending on your provider, this may be required. Prefixes specified here only take effect if those supplied by the connection are insufficient to configure your LANs.
    • Delegated IPv6 Network – Additional network available for delegation to LANs.
  • Ethernet

    While default settings for each WAN Ethernet port will be sufficient in most circumstances, you have the ability to control the following:

    Connect Method

    Select the connection type that you need for this WAN connection. You may need to check with your ISP or system administrator for this information.

    If you want to use a Static (Manual) or PPPoE connection, you will need to fill out additional information.

    • Connect Method: DHCP (Automatic), Static (Manual), or PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet).
    • MAC Address: You have the ability to change the MAC address, but typically this is unnecessary. You can match this address with your device’s address by selecting: “Clone Your PC’s MAC Address”. NOTE: Cloning Your PC's MAC Address is only available when configuring a Device
    • DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol): is the most common configuration. Your router’s Ethernet ports are automatically configured for DHCP connection. DHCP automatically assigns dynamic IP addresses to devices in your networks. This is preferable in most circumstances.
    • Static: allows you to input a specific IP address for your WAN connection; this should be provided by the ISP if supported.
    • PPPoE: should be configured with the username, password, and other settings provided by your ISP.
    • Static (Manual):

      • IPv4 Address
      • Subnet Mask
      • Gateway IP
      • Primary DNS Server
      • Secondary DNS Server
      • Proxy ARP
    • PPPoE:

      • Username
      • Password
      • Password Confirm
      • Service
      • Auth Type: (Auto, PAP, or CHAP)
      • Proxy ARP
  • Filter Criteria

    The features configurable within Filter Criteria were previously found in the Advanced Configuration Rules

    • Profile Name: Enter a string name to represent the profile's identity
    • Type: Select one of the interface types: Ethernet, Modem, WWAN (WiFi as WAN) or SD WAN (Software Defined WAN).

    Configurable Filters for Ethernet:

    • Unique ID
    • MAC Address
    • Serial Number
    • Model
    • Manufacturer
    • Port
    • PDN

LTE-only Modems

  • General

    • Force NAT: Normally NAT is part of the Routing Mode setting which is selected on the LAN side in Networking → Local Networks → Local IP Networks. Select this option to force NAT whenever this WAN device is being used.
    • Download bandwidth: Defines the default download bandwidth for use in Load Balance and QoS (quality of service, or traffic shaping) algorithms. (Range: 128 Kb/s to 1 Gb/s.)
    • Upload bandwidth: Defines the default upload bandwidth for use in Load Balance and QoS (quality of service, or traffic shaping) algorithms. (Range: 128 Kb/s to 1 Gb/s.)
    • Allow QoS: Allow QoS policies to apply to the device.
    • MTU: Maximum transmission unit. This is the size of the largest protocol data unit that the device can pass. (Range: 46 to 1500 Bytes.)
    • Hostname: (This only shows for certain devices.)
    • AutoVPN Network: Select to associate this interface with a specific AutoVPN Network. You must must provide a Network Name and Network UUID when using AutoVPN.
  • IPV4 Configuration

    Use IPV4 Configuration to override IP settings after a device’s IP settings have been configured.

    • IP Address
    • Subnet Mask
    • Gateway IP
    • Primary DNS Server
    • Secondary DNS Server

       

  • Jump to IPv6 Configuration

  • Modem

    • Carrier Select: Select the modem firmware load to match the SIM that will be used in the modem. 'Automatic' will detect the carrier and load the matching modem firmware for the SIM, if available. The available modem firmware can be modified in System>System Control>Modem Firmware.
      • Automatic: Selected by default
      • Generic
      • AT&T
      • Verizon
      • Sprint
      • Telstra
    • Enable Aux Antenna: (Default: selected) Enable or disable the modem's auxiliary diversity antenna. This should normally be left enabled.
    • Enable GPS: Enable/disable GPS support for modem.
    • GPS Signal Source: Select the antenna to be used for receiving GPS coordinates. Some products support a dedicated GPS antenna, while others use the auxiliary diversity antenna only (and some products support both).
    • Network Selection Mode: Wireless carriers are assigned unique network identifying codes known as PLMN (Public Land Mobile Network). To manually select a particular carrier, select the Manual radio button and enter the network PLMN. Choose from the following options:
      • Auto: Selected by default
      • Home Only Allows connection to the home carrier of the inserted SIM. Does not allow roaming to any other network.
      • Manual: Input the PLMN code
      • Smart: Used for selecting the “best” available operator, as determined via a modem network scan combined with connection technology and signal strength evaluation.  For more information on this option please click here.
    • Enable eHRPD: (Default: selected) Enable or disable the modem's ability to connect via eHRPD (enhanced High Rate Packet Data) when connecting to a 3G EVDO network on Sprint. eHRPD routes EVDO traffic through the LTE systems, enabling easy transitions between LTE and EVDO. In rare cases it may make sense to bypass the LTE core, so this field allows you to disable eHRPD.
    • Network-Initiated Alerts: This field controls whether the Sprint network can disconnect the modem to apply updates, such as for PRL, modem firmware, or configuration events. These activities do not change any router settings, but the modem connection may be unavailable for periods of time while these updates occur. The modem may also require a reset after a modem firmware update is complete.
      • Disabled: The request to update will be refused.
      • When Disconnected: The request to update will only be performed when the modem is either in a disconnected state or dormant state. If the modem is not in one of these states when the request is received, then the router will remember the request and perform the update when the modem becomes disconnected/dormant.
      • On Schedule: The request to update will only be performed at the specified scheduled time, no matter what the state of the modem is.
    • Functional Mode: Selects the functional mode of the modem. IPPT (IP passthrough) mode causes the modem to act as a transport, passing Internet data and IP address information between the modem and the Internet directly. NAT mode causes the modem to NAT the IP address information. Consequently, IPPT mode does not allow user access to the modem web UI and NAT mode does allow user access to the modem web UI.

      • IPPT
      • NAT
    • AT Config Script: Enter the AT commands to be used for carrier specific modem configuration settings. Each command must be entered on a separate line. The command and associated response will be logged, so you should check the system log to make sure there were no errors.

      NOTE: AT Config Script should not be used unless told to do so by your modem's cellular provider or by a support technician.

    • AT Dial Script: Enter the AT commands to be used in establishing a network connection. Each command must be entered on a separate line. All command responses must include "OK", except the final command response, which must include "CONNECT".

      Example:

      AT

      ATDT99**2#

    • Enable Band 30: Check this to enable use of Band 30.
    • Show Advanced Settings: Select Show Advanced Settings to modify the following:
      • IP WAN Subnet Filter: This feature will filter out any packets going to the modem that do not match the network (address and netmask).
      • Carrier Aggregation: Enable or Disable carrier aggregation.
      • DHCP Relay Mode: If enabled the interface will forward on DHCP requests and responses.
      • Voice Reject Mode: Process indicates that a voice call will be answered, Reject indicates that the call will be immediately rejected while Ignore indicates that the call will be left ringing and will be ignored.
      • Extend Connect Time: The number of seconds to continue connection attempts before suspending.
      • Aggressive No Carrier: If enabled, a "no carrier" condition will signal the modem to immediately restart scanning for better cellular registration conditions.
  • SIM/APN/Auth

    • SIM Card Lock: Select an option to manage the SIM card

      • PIN Required: When this is selected, this will lock the SIM and require a PIN to be entered
      • No PIN Required: When selected, the SIM is unlocked and no PIN will be required. If the SIM was previously locked with a PIN, you will need to enter the valid PIN to unlock the SIM.
      • No Change: This is the default setting. When selected, the current lock state of the SIM will not be changed. If the SIM is locked, the currently configured PIN is required to use the SIM.
    • SIM PIN: Enter a 4 to 8 digit number which is the SIM's password Note: A PIN change will occur if the SIM PIN is modified AND the old PIN has previously made a successful connection. If the SIM has never been locked a default PIN (carrier specific) may be required. You can later change the PIN after successfully locking with the default.

    • Show PIN: Display the SIM PIN value in clear text.

    • Authentication Protocol: Set this only if your service provider requires a specific protocol and the Auto option chooses the wrong one. Choose from Auto, PAP, and CHAP and then input your username and password.

    • Access Point Name (APN): Some wireless carriers provide multiple Access Point configurations that a modem can connect to. Some APN examples are ‘isp.cingular” and “vpn.com”.

      • Default: Recommended Let the router choose an APN automatically.
      • Default Override: Manually enter an APN.
      • Select: This opens a table with 16 slots for APNs, each of which can be set as IP, IPV4V6, or IPV6. The default APN is marked with an asterisk (*). You can change the APN, select a different APN, etc. For Verizon modems, only the third slot is editable. Changes made here are written to the modem, so a factory reset of the router will not impact these settings
  • Filter Criteria

    The features configurable within Filter Criteria were previously found in the Advanced Configuration Rules
    • Profile Name: Enter a string name to represent the profile's identity
    • Type: Select one of the interface types: Ethernet, Modem, WWAN (WiFi as WAN) or SD WAN (Software Defined WAN).
    • Modem Template: Select a Cradlepoint product reference from the pre-defined list. This setting is used only to auto-fill the Modem Technology checkboxes with appropriate selections for the product and is not persisted. If your modem is not in the list, select Custom.
    Modem template reference examples
    If your router is:Select:
    IBR600LPE-VZxxxxxLPE
    AER2100LP3-EUAER2100LP3-EU
    CBA750LE2-SPxxxxxLE2
    • Modem Technology: Select all technologies supported by your Custom modem. It is important your selections match all the technologies of your modem (this is not to be confused with forcing connection modes), or your modem will not match this profile. However, if no technologies are selected, then Modem Technology is not a condition to match this profile.

    Configurable Filters for LTE-only Modems:

    • SIM Slot
    • Unique ID
    • MAC Address
    • Serial Number
    • Model
    • Manufacturer
    • Port
    • PDN

LTE/3G Multi-mode Modems & 3G-only Modems

  • General

    • Force NAT: Normally NAT is part of the Routing Mode setting which is selected on the LAN side in Networking → Local Networks → Local IP Networks. Select this option to force NAT whenever this WAN device is being used.
    • Download bandwidth: Defines the default download bandwidth for use in Load Balance and QoS (quality of service, or traffic shaping) algorithms. (Range: 128 Kb/s to 1 Gb/s.)
    • Upload bandwidth: Defines the default upload bandwidth for use in Load Balance and QoS (quality of service, or traffic shaping) algorithms. (Range: 128 Kb/s to 1 Gb/s.)
    • Allow QoS: Allow QoS policies to apply to the device.
    • MTU: Maximum transmission unit. This is the size of the largest protocol data unit that the device can pass. (Range: 46 to 1500 Bytes.)
    • Hostname: (This only shows for certain devices.)
    • AutoVPN Network: Select to associate this interface with a specific AutoVPN Network. You must must provide a Network Name and Network UUID when using AutoVPN.
  • IPV4 Configuration

    Use IPV4 Configuration to override IP settings after a device’s IP settings have been configured.

    • IP Address
    • Subnet Mask
    • Gateway IP
    • Primary DNS Server
    • Secondary DNS Server

       

  • Jump to IPv6 Configuration

  • Modem

    • Modem Connection Mode: Specify how the modem should connect to the network.
      • Auto (all modes): Let the modem decide which network to use.
      • Auto 3G (3G or less): Let the modem decide which 2G or 3G network to use. Do not attempt to connect to LTE.
      • Force LTE: Connect to LTE only and do not attempt to connect to 3G or WiMAX.
      • Force 3G (EVDO, UMTS, HSPA): Connect to 3G network only
      • Force 2G (1xRTT, EDGE, GPRS): Connect to 2G network only.
    • Carrier Select: Select the modem firmware load to match the SIM that will be used in the modem. 'Automatic' will detect the carrier and load the matching modem firmware for the SIM, if available. The available modem firmware can be modified in System>System Control>Modem Firmware. 
      • Automatic: Selected by default
      • Generic
      • AT&T
      • Verizon
      • Sprint
      • Telstra
    • Enable Aux Antenna: (Default: selected) Enable or disable the modem's auxiliary diversity antenna. This should normally be left enabled.
    • Enable GPS: Enable/disable GPS support for modem.
    • GPS Signal Source: Select the antenna to be used for receiving GPS coordinates. Some products support a dedicated GPS antenna, while others use the auxiliary diversity antenna only (and some products support both).
    • Network Selection Mode: Wireless carriers are assigned unique network identifying codes known as PLMN (Public Land Mobile Network). To manually select a particular carrier, select the Manual radio button and enter the network PLMN. Choose from the following options:
      • Auto: Selected by default
      • Home Only Allows connection to the home carrier of the inserted SIM. Does not allow roaming to any other network
      • Manual: Input the PLMN code
      • Smart: Select a Minimum RSSI, if the signal drops below the minimum then a new PLMN will be searched for automatically
    • Enable eHRPD: (Default: selected) Enable or disable the modem's ability to connect via eHRPD (enhanced High Rate Packet Data) when connecting to a 3G EVDO network on Sprint. eHRPD routes EVDO traffic through the LTE systems, enabling easy transitions between LTE and EVDO. In rare cases it may make sense to bypass the LTE core, so this field allows you to disable eHRPD.
    • Network-Initiated Alerts: This field controls whether the Sprint network can disconnect the modem to apply updates, such as for PRL, modem firmware, or configuration events. These activities do not change any router settings, but the modem connection may be unavailable for periods of time while these updates occur. The modem may also require a reset after a modem firmware update is complete.
      • Disabled: The request to update will be refused.
      • When Disconnected: The request to update will only be performed when the modem is either in a disconnected state or dormant state. If the modem is not in one of these states when the request is received, then the router will remember the request and perform the update when the modem becomes disconnected/dormant.
      • On Schedule: The request to update will only be performed at the specified scheduled time, no matter what the state of the modem is.
    • Functional Mode: Selects the functional mode of the modem. IPPT (IP passthrough) mode causes the modem to act as a transport, passing Internet data and IP address information between the modem and the Internet directly. NAT mode causes the modem to NAT the IP address information. Consequently, IPPT mode does not allow user access to the modem web UI and NAT mode does allow user access to the modem web UI.

      • IPPT
      • NAT
    • AT Config Script: Enter the AT commands to be used for carrier specific modem configuration settings. Each command must be entered on a separate line. The command and associated response will be logged, so you should check the system log to make sure there were no errors.

      NOTE: AT Config Script should not be used unless told to do so by your modem's cellular provider or by a support technician.

    • AT Dial Script: Enter the AT commands to be used in establishing a network connection. Each command must be entered on a separate line. All command responses must include "OK", except the final command response, which must include "CONNECT".

      Example:

      AT

      ATDT99**2#

    • Enable Band 30: Check this to enable use of Band 30.
    • Show Advanced Settings: Select Show Advanced Settings to modify the following:
      • IP WAN Subnet Filter: This feature will filter out any packets going to the modem that do not match the network (address and netmask).
      • Carrier Aggregation: Enable or Disable carrier aggregation.
      • DHCP Relay Mode: If enabled the interface will forward on DHCP requests and responses.
      • Voice Reject Mode: Process indicates that a voice call will be answered, Reject indicates that the call will be immediately rejected while Ignore indicates that the call will be left ringing and will be ignored.
      • Extend Connect Time: The number of seconds to continue connection attempts before suspending.
      • Aggressive No Carrier: If enabled, a "no carrier" condition will signal the modem to immediately restart scanning for better cellular registration conditions.
  • CDMA

    These settings are usually specific to your wireless carrier’s private networks. You should not set these unless directed to by a carrier representative. If a field below is left blank, that particular setting will not be changed in the modem. You should only fill in fields that are required by your carrier.

    • Persist Settings: If this is not checked, these settings will only be in place until the router is rebooted or the modem is unplugged.
    • Active Profile: Select disabled or a number from 0-5 from the dropdown list.

    The following fields can be left blank. If left blank they will remain unchanged in the modem.

    • NAI (Username@realm): Network Access Identifier. NAI is a standard system of identifying users who attempt to connect to a network.
    • AAA Shared Secret (Password): “Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting” password.
    • Verify AAA Shared Secret (Password)
    • HA Shared Secret: (Password) “Home Agent” shared secret.
    • Primary HA
    • Secondary HA
    • AAA SPI: AAA Security Parameter Index.
    • HA SPI: HA Security Parameter Index.
  • SIM/APN/Auth

    • SIM Card Lock: Select an option to manage the SIM card

      • PIN Required: When this is selected, this will lock the SIM and require a PIN to be entered
      • No PIN Required: When selected, the SIM is unlocked and no PIN will be required. If the SIM was previously locked with a PIN, you will need to enter the valid PIN to unlock the SIM.
      • No Change: This is the default setting. When selected, the current lock state of the SIM will not be changed. If the SIM is locked, the currently configured PIN is required to use the SIM.
    • SIM PIN: Enter a 4 to 8 digit number which is the SIM's password Note: A PIN change will occur if the SIM PIN is modified AND the old PIN has previously made a successful connection. If the SIM has never been locked a default PIN (carrier specific) may be required. You can later change the PIN after successfully locking with the default.

    • Show PIN: Display the SIM PIN value in clear text.

    • Authentication Protocol: Set this only if your service provider requires a specific protocol and the Auto option chooses the wrong one. Choose from Auto, PAP, and CHAP and then input your username and password.

    • Access Point Name (APN): Some wireless carriers provide multiple Access Point configurations that a modem can connect to. Some APN examples are ‘isp.cingular” and “vpn.com”.

      • Default: Recommended Let the router choose an APN automatically.
      • Default Override: Manually enter an APN.
      • Select: This opens a table with 16 slots for APNs, each of which can be set as IP, IPV4V6, or IPV6. The default APN is marked with an asterisk (*). You can change the APN, select a different APN, etc. For Verizon modems, only the third slot is editable. Changes made here are written to the modem, so a factory reset of the router will not impact these settings
  • Filter Criteria

    The features configurable within Filter Criteria were previously found in the Advanced Configuration Rules

    • Profile Name: Enter a string name to represent the profile's identity
    • Type: Select one of the interface types: Ethernet, Modem, WWAN (WiFi as WAN) or SD WAN (Software Defined WAN).
    • Modem Template: Select a Cradlepoint product reference from the pre-defined list. This setting is used only to auto-fill the Modem Technology checkboxes with appropriate selections for the product and is not persisted. If your modem is not in the list, select Custom.
    Modem template reference examples
    If your router is:Select:
    IBR600LPE-VZxxxxxLPE
    AER2100LP3-EUAER2100LP3-EU
    CBA750LE2-SPxxxxxLE2
    • Modem Technology: Select all technologies supported by your Custom modem. It is important your selections match all the technologies of your modem (this is not to be confused with forcing connection modes), or your modem will not match this profile. However, if no technologies are selected, then Modem Technology is not a condition to match this profile.

    Configurable Filters for LTE-only Modems:

    • SIM Slot
    • Unique ID
    • MAC Address
    • Serial Number
    • Model
    • Manufacturer
    • Port

WWAN (WiFi as WAN)

  • General

    • Force NAT: Normally NAT is part of the Routing Mode setting which is selected on the LAN side in Networking → Local Networks → Local IP Networks. Select this option to force NAT whenever this WAN device is being used.
    • Download bandwidth: Defines the default download bandwidth for use in Load Balance and QoS (quality of service, or traffic shaping) algorithms. (Range: 128 Kb/s to 1 Gb/s.)
    • Upload bandwidth: Defines the default upload bandwidth for use in Load Balance and QoS (quality of service, or traffic shaping) algorithms. (Range: 128 Kb/s to 1 Gb/s.)
    • Allow QoS: Allow QoS policies to apply to the device.
    • MTU: Maximum transmission unit. This is the size of the largest protocol data unit that the device can pass. (Range: 46 to 1500 Bytes.)
    • Hostname: (This only shows for certain devices.)
    • AutoVPN Network: Select to associate this interface with a specific AutoVPN Network. You must must provide a Network Name and Network UUID when using AutoVPN.
  • IPV4 Configuration

    Use IPV4 Configuration to override IP settings after a device’s IP settings have been configured.

    • IP Address
    • Subnet Mask
    • Gateway IP
    • Primary DNS Server
    • Secondary DNS Server

       

  • Jump to IPv6 Configuration

  • WWAN

    Connect Method: Select the connection type that you need for this WWAN connection.

    • DHCP: Automatic.
    • Static: Allows you to input static IP settings for your WWAN connection.
  • Filter Criteria

    The features configurable within Filter Criteria were previously found in the Advanced Configuration Rules

    • Profile Name: Enter a string name to represent the profile's identity
    • Type: Select one of the interface types: Ethernet, Modem, WWAN (WiFi as WAN) or SD WAN (Software Defined WAN).
    • Modem Template: Select a Cradlepoint product reference from the pre-defined list. This setting is used only to auto-fill the Modem Technology checkboxes with appropriate selections for the product and is not persisted. If your modem is not in the list, select Custom.
    Modem template reference examples
    If your router is:Select:
    IBR600LPE-VZxxxxxLPE
    AER2100LP3-EUAER2100LP3-EU
    CBA750LE2-SPxxxxxLE2
    • Modem Technology: Select all technologies supported by your Custom modem. It is important your selections match all the technologies of your modem (this is not to be confused with forcing connection modes), or your modem will not match this profile. However, if no technologies are selected, then Modem Technology is not a condition to match this profile.

    Configurable Filters for WWAN:

    • Unique ID
    • MAC Address
    • Serial Number
    • Model
    • Manufacturer
    • Port
    • PDN

Control

The Control button on the main screen of the Connection Manager can only be selected for modem devices.

  • Reset: Power cycle the modem. This will have the same effect as unplugging the modem.
  • Defaults: Restore the Cradlepoint modem to its factory settings (ie: MC400LPE)
  • Activate: Activate the modem on its service provider's network.
  • PRL UPDATE: Update the modem's Preferred Roaming List (PRL).

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Published Date: 07/14/2017

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