Connect to the Internet via cellular¶
The router can be used to access the Internet through cellular. There are two cases, some models have a built-in 3G/4G model; some models have a usb port and can be plugged into a usb 3G/4G modem. The operation steps are similar, here is GL-AXT1800 as an example.
On the left side of web Admin Panel -> INTERNET, Cellular sector.
Note: Some SIM cards may need to be activated the first time you use them, so please activate them in your phone before using them in your router.
We recommend to turn off the router first, insert your SIM card into the USB modem then plug the USB modem into the USB port of the router, and then turn it on again. If you insert a usb modem at power on, the page may be no change, please refresh the page.
Please access the web Admin Panel -> INTERNET, Cellular sector. The first time, it may not connect automatically, but it has read the name of your carrier in the upper left corner and the IMEI, then please click Auto Setup.
Please ignore the warning of Incompatible Modem
Note: Some SIM cards may have special usage restrictions, such as the need to use a special APN. If your SIM card can't be registered, please consult your network operator if it has special restrictions.
After a while, it will be connected. Otherwise, try Manual Setup.
When the usb modem is plugged into the router the second time it is powered on, it is usually automatically recognized and a connection is established. It may not get the information of signal, modem name and IMEI.
Sometimes, Auto Setup may not work, you can try Manual Setup.
Here is a list of supported modems that we had tested before.
|Quectel EC20-E, EC20-A, EC20-C||4G||Yes||GL.iNet|
|Quectel EC25-E, EC25-A, EC25-V, EC25-C||4G||Yes||GL.iNet|
|ZTE M823||4G||Yes||Arnas Risqianto|
|ZTE MF190||3G||Yes||Arnas Risqianto|
|Pantech UML290VW (Verizon)||4G||Yes||GL.iNet/steven||QMI|
|Pantech UML295 (Verizon)||4G||Yes||GL.iNet/steven||Host-less|
|Novatel USB551L (Verizon)||4G||Yes||GL.iNet/steven||QMI|
|Verizon U620L (Verizon)||4G||Yes||Host-less|
QMI: This modem supports QMI mode. Please choose /dev/cdc-wdm0 in the Device* list.
*Host-less: This modem supports tethering mode, please set up by using Tethering but not 3G/4G modem.
You can also search on the forum or create a post for asking.
When Internet access is not available, the corresponding warning is displayed. To determine whether you can access the Internet or not, please go to Multi-WAN page.
Warning: The interface is connected, but the Internet can't be accessed with IPv4 protocol.
Solution: Please check if the sim card has internet access in a smart phone.
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