BEAM iSERIES WebUI - Network



Summary

The Network page contains information related to the device's networking features. This page is an overview of the Network page in BEAM iSERIES devices

Mobile

The Mobile section displays information about the mobile connection and the SIM card in use. The figure below is an example of the Mobile page:

 Field Name
 Description
 Data connection state   Indicates whether the device has an active mobile data connection
 IMEI   The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is a unique 15 decimal digit number used to identify cellular modules.
  GSM network operators use the IMEI to identify devices in their networks
 IMSI  The IMSI (international mobile subscriber identity) is a unique 15 decimal digit (or less) number used to identify the user of 
 a cellular network
 ICCID  SIM card's ICCID is a unique serial number used to identify the SIM chip
 SIM card state  The current SIM card state. Possible values are:
  • Ready - SIM card is inserted and ready to be used
  • Inserted - SIM card is inserted
  • Not inserted - SIM card is not inserted
  • Unknown - unable to obtain SIM card state value. Possible communication issue between the the device and the modem
 Signal strength  Received signal strength indicator (RSSI) measured in dBm. Values closer to 0 indicate a better signal strength
 Cell ID  The ID of the cell that the modem is currently connected to
 Signal level measurements  Overall signal quality is defined by different measurements for different connection types. Short explanations and recommendations are provided below. Click here for more in-depth information or click on one of the links below:
  • 4G
    • RSRP - reference signal received power, measured in dBm. Values closer to 0 indicate better signal strength
    • RSRQ - reference signal received quality, measured in dB. Values closer to 0 indicate a better rate of information transfer
    • SINR - signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio, measured in dB. Higher values indicate a better rate of information transfer
  • 3G
    • EC/IO - downlink carrier-to-interference ratio. Values range from -20 to 0 (closer to 0 indicates better signal quality/cleanliness)
    • RSCP - received signal code power. Values range from -124 to 0 (closer to 0 indicates better signal stength)
  • 2G
    • RSSI - received signal strength indicator, measured in dBm. Values closer to 0 indicate better signal strength
 Operator  Network operator's name
 Operator state  Shows whether the network has currently indicated the registration of the mobile device. Possible values are:
  • Unregistered - not registered to a network and the device is not currently searching for a new operator to register to
  • Registered (home) - registered, home network
  • Searching - not registered to a network, but the device is currently searching for a new operator to register to
  • Network denied - registration to network denied by operator
  • Unknown - operator state is currently unknown
  • Registered (roaming) - registered to network, roaming conditions
 Connection type  Mobile connection connection type. Possible values are:
  • 2G: 2G (GSM), 2G (GPRS), 2G (EDGE)
  • 3G: 3G (WCDMA), 3G (HSDPA), 3G (HSUPA), 3G (HSPA), 3G (HSPA+), 3G (DC-HSPA+), 3G (HSDPA+HSUPA), UMTS
  • 4G: 4G (LTE)
  • N/A - not possible to determine at the mom
 Connected band  Currently used frequency band.
 Bytes received  Amount of data received through the mobile interface
 Bytes sent  Amount of data sent through the mobile interface
 Restart Modem  Reboots the device's cellular module
 Restart Connection  Restarts the mobile connection
 (Re)register  Registers to the mobile network anew
 Refresh  Refreshes all information fields in the page


WAN

The WAN section displays information about the Main and Backup WAN connections. The figure below is an example of the Mobile page:
 Field  Description
 Interface  WAN type. Possible values are:
  • Mobile
  • Wired
  • Wireless
 Type   Connection type or protocol. The value displayed in this field is dependent on used WAN type. Possible values are:
  • Mobile WAN
    • QMI - Qualcomm MSM Interface, a proprietary protocol used between Qualcomm cellular processors and their software stacks
    • PPP - Point-to-Point Protocol; uses a dialling number to establish a data connection
  • WiFi WAN
    • DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol; the WAN network interface controller acts as a DHCP client, meaning that it receives a dynamically assigned IP address and other network configuration parameters
    • Static - WAN network interface controller configuration parameters are set manually (used when the WAN gateway is not a DHCP server)
 IP address  Router's WAN IP address
 WAN MAC  MAC address of the WAN network interface controller (WiFi radio). This field is only visible if main WAN is set to
 WiFi
 Netmask  A netmask is used to define how "large" a network is by specifying which part of the IP address denotes the
 network and which part denotes the device
 Gateway  Gateway of the default route - an IP address through which the router reaches the Internet
 DNS  DNS servers used by the main WAN connection
 Connected  Currently used WAN connection uptime
 Ports  Displays an image of the router's front panel with highlighted Ethernet ports that are currently in use
 WAN Fallover Status  Displays the router's current WAN failover status
 Refresh   Refreshes all information fields in the page

WAN settings can be customized via the Network → WAN page.

LAN

The LAN section displays information about your Local Area Network and active DHCP leases.

LAN Information

The LAN Information section contains data on the router's LAN interface(s). The figure below is an example of the LAN Information section:
 Field  Description
 Name LAN interface name
 IP Address
 Router's LAN IP address
 NETmask
 A netmask is used to define how "large" a network is by specifying which part of the IP address denotes the network and which part denotes the device
 Ethernet MAC address  Router's LAN MAC address
 Connected for
 LAN interface uptime

DHCP Leases

The DHCP Leases section contains information on DHCP clients that hold active DHCP lease. The figure below is an example of the DHCP Leases section: 

 Field  Description
 Hostname  DHCP client's hostname
 IP address  DHCP client's IP address
 LAN Name
 LAN interface name through which the client is connected to the router
 MAC Address
 DHCP client's MAC address
 Lease Time Remaining
 Remaining lease time for a DHCP client. Active DHCP lease holders will try to renew their DHCP leases after a half of the lease time passes. DHCP lease settings can be changed in the Network → LAN → DHCP Server section

Ports

The Ports displays an image of the router's front panel with highlighted Ethernet ports that are currently in use. The Rerfresh button refreshes all information fields in the page. The figure below is an example of the Ports section:

Wireless

The Wireless section displays information about wireless connections and associated WiFi stations.

Wireless Information

The figure below is an example of the Wireless Information section:
 Field  Description
 Channel   Currently used channel. In most countries there are 13 WiFi channels on the 2.4 GHz band (14 in Japan) to choose from
 Countrey Code
  Indicates currently used country code (SO/IEC 3166 alpha2 country codes as defined in ISO 3166-1 standard)

Wireless Status

The Wireless Status section contains information about Wireless Access Points. The figure below is an example of the Wireless Status section:
 Field  Description
 SSID  The broadcasted SSID (Service Set Identifier) of the wireless network
 Mode
 Connection mode. Can either be Access Point (AP) or Client. In AP mode others can connect to this router's wireless connection. In client mode router connects to other wireless networks
 Encryption  The type of WiFi encryption used  
 Wireless MAC  The MAC (Media Access Control) address of the access point radio
 Signal Quality  The signal quality between router's radio and some other device that is connected to the router
 Bit rate  The maximum possible physical throughput that the router's radio can handle. Bit rate will be shared between router and other possible devices which connect to local Access Point (AP)

Associated Stations

The Associated Stations section contains information about devices that are connected to Wireless Access Point. The figure below is an example of the Associated Stations section:
 Field  Description
 MAC Address
 Associated station's MAC (Media Access Control) address
 Device Name
 Currently connected device name
 Signal Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI). Signal's strength measured in dBm
 RX Rate
 The rate at which packets are received from associated station
 TX Rate
 The rate at which packets are sent to associated station