There are total 4 types of connection method that you can use to access the Internet: Cable, Repeater, 3G/4G Modem and Tethering.
INTERNET to create an Internet connection.
Connect the router to the modem or main router via Ethernet cable to access the Internet.
Before plugging the Ethernet cable into the WAN port of the router, you can click
Use as LAN to set the WAN port as a LAN port. That is useful when you are using the router as a repeater. As a result, you can have one more LAN port.
Plug the Ethernet cable into the WAN port of the router. The information of your connection will be shown on the Cable section. DHCP is the default protocol. You can click
Modify to change the protocol.
DHCP is the default and most common protocol. It doesn't require any manual configuration.
Static is required if your Internet Service Provider (ISP) has provided a fixed IP address for you or you want to configure the network information such as IP address, Gateway, Netmask manually. Change it according to your needs and then click
PPPoE is required by many Internet Service Providers (ISP). Generally, your ISP will give you a modem and provide you a username & password that you needed when you are creating the Internet connection.
Under PPPoE protocol, enter your username and password, then click
Using Repeater means connecting the router to another existing wireless network, e.g. when you are using free Wi-Fi in a hotel or cafe.
It works in WISP (Wireless Internet Service Provider) mode by default, which means that the router will create its own subnet and act as a firewall to protect you from the public network.
In Repeater section, click
Scan to search for the available wireless networks nearby.
Choose a SSID from the drop-down list and enter its password. You can also enable the Remember button to save the current chose wireless network. Finally, click
3) 3G/4G Modem
Spitz has a built-in 3G/4G modem which you can insert your SIM card directly. Please insert the SIM card before powering on the router. Then, you should find the name of your carrier, click
Auto Setup to create the connection.
You can also click
Manual Setup to set up manually.
In General, you can set up by the three basic parameters below. Click
Apply to connect.
- Device: Please choose /dev/cdc-wdm0 (qmi) or /dev/ttyUSB3.
- Service Type: indicate the service of your SIM card.
- APN: Confirm with your SIM card carrier.
- Dial Number: Generally, it is a default value and you don't need to set it manually. However, if you have this info, please input it.
- Pincode, Username and Password: Generally, these are not necessary for an unlocked SIM card. However, if you have a locked SIM card, please consult your service provider.
It is connected when the IP address of your SIM card shows up.
The built-in modem supports AT command for the management and configuration of the modem. In 3G/4G Modem section, Click
- Shortcut: There are several pre-configured AT commands that you can use directly. If you want to run your own AT command, choose Manual command.
- AT Command: The place where you can input AT command. For the list of AT command, please refer to the AT command manual of the built-in modem.
- Port: The default port for AT command is /dev/ttyUSB2.
Using a USB cable to share network from your smartphone to the router is called Tethering. Host-less modem works in Tethering during the setup of the modem as well.
For host-less modem tethering, plug it into the USB port of the router.
For iPhone tethering, connect it to the USB port of the router and go to Settings->Personal Hotspot->Allow Others to Join, then click Trust to continue when the message pops up in your iPhone.(If the connection is failed please uncheck and check again allow Others to Join)
For Android phone tethering, connect it to the USB port of the router then check Settings->Personal hotspot->Usb network sharing.
After plugging in your device, the Tethering section will update and your device will be shown on the device list. The device name will begin with eth or usb such as eth2, usb0. Choose your device and click
Some carriers prohibit the sharing of the data so that you may not be able to use tethering. However, you can try easytethering.
Note: Easytether is not a free service and we have no affiliation with them.