BEAM XPRESSi WebUI - Administration



Summary

This chapter is an overview of the BEAM XPRESSI routers' System → Administration section.


General

The General section is used to set up some of the router's managerial parameters, such as password, name, language, etc. For more information on the General section, refer to figure and table below.

 Field Name
 Value  Description
 Router name   string; Default: BEAMXI  Router's name, used for easier management purposes
 Host name   string; Default: BeamXpress  Router's host name, i.e., an address from which you can reach the router's WebUI
 New password | Confirm new password  string; Default: admin01  Router's admin password
 Language  English | Deutsch | Français | Turkish; Default: English  Selects the router's interface language
 Enable sleep mode  yes | no; Default: no  Toggles Sleep mode ON or OFF
 Show mobile info at login page  yes | no; Default: no  Show mobile data connection information (signal strength, state, service mode) at login page
 Show WAN IP at login page  yes | no; Default: no  Show the router's WAN IP address at login page
 LEDs Indication  yes | no; Default: yes  Toggles LED indication ON or OFF
 Restore to default  -  Restores the router to it's default state (factory settings)

Sleep mode

Sleep mode is a function that automatically puts the rotuer into standby mode after a user specified delay.
Field Value Description
Enable sleep mode yes | no; default: no Turns sleep mode on or off.
Sleep delay 5 min. | 10 min. | 15 min. | 30 min.; default: 5 min. A delay after which the router will enter sleep mode. The delay begins countdown after the sleep mode condition is met.
Sleep condition Ignition | Votlage | Ignition & Voltage; default: Ignition & Voltage Specifies which type of condition will make the router enter sleep mode.
Set minimum voltage voltage [0..49,5]; default: 11.75 Voltage under which sleep conditions are considered to be met.

Troubleshoot

The Troubleshoot section is used to download various files that contain information used for troubleshooting the router. Refer to the figure and table below for information on the Troubleshoot page.
Field Value Description
System log level Debug | Info | Notice | Warning | Error | Critical | Alert | Emergency; default: debug Specifies the information output level of the system log.
  • Debug - contains basic information that is diagnostically helpful to most people (i.e., not just engineers).
  • Info - general useful information (e.g., configuration changes, starts and stops of services, etc.)
  • Notice - conditions that are not error conditions, but that may require special handling.
  • Warning - anything that can potentially cause application oddities, but for which the system is automatically recovering from (e.g., retrying an operation, missing secondary data, etc.)
  • Error - errors that are fatal to the operation, but not the service or application (can't open a required file, missing data, etc.) Solving these types of errors will usually require user intervention.
  • Critical - critical conditions, device errors.
  • Alert - a condition that must be corrected immediately.
  • Emergency - a panic condition, i.e., system is no longer usable.
Save log in RAM memory | Flash memory; default: RAM memory Specifies which type of memory to use for storing system logs.
Include GSMD information yes | no; default: yes When checked, includes the router's GSMD information in the log file.
Include PPPD information yes | no; default: no When checked, includes the router's PPPD information in the log file.
Include chat script information yes | no; default: yes When checked, includes the router's chat script information in log file.
Include network topology information yes | no; default: no When checked, includes the router's network topology information in the log file.
System log - (interactive button) Displays the contents of the router's system log file. The system log contains records of various system related events, such as starts/stops of various services, errors, reboots, etc.
Kernel log - (interactive button) Displays the contents of the router's kernel log file. The kernel log contains records of various events related to the processes of the operating system (OS).
Troubleshoot file - (interactive button) Downloads the router's Troubleshoot file. It contains the router's configuration information, logs and some other files. When requesting support, it is recommended to always provide the

Backup

The Backup page is used to download or upload configuration backup files to the router. Backup files can be uploaded only from identical devices with identical firmware. Once a backup file is uploaded to a router, that router will have identical configuration as the router from which the backup file originated (was downloaded from).

  • Backup Configuration - downloads the router's current settings file
  • Restore Configuration - uploads a configuration file that updates the router's setting to the ones specified in that file. This can be done in two ways:
    • Upgrade from file - upload a configuration file directly from this page
    • Upgrade from FOTA - upload a configuration file assigned to the device from FOTA

Important: backup files can be uploaded only when taken from a device with an identical Product code (can be checked in Status → Device) and identical firmware.


Access Control

The Access Control page is used to manage remote and local access to the router.

Important: turning on remote access leaves the router vulnerable to external attackers. Make sure you use a strong password.

General

The General section is used to manage SSH, HTTP(S) and CLI access to the router.

SSH
Field Value Description
Enable SSH access yes | no; default: yes Turns SSH access from the local network (LAN) on or off.
Remote SSH access yes | no; default: no Turns SSH access from remote networks (WAN) on or off.
Port integer [0..65535]; default: 22 Selects which port to use for SSH access.

WebUI


Field Value Description
Enable HTTP access yes | no; default: yes Turns HTTP access from the local network (LAN) to the router's WebUI on or off.
Redirect to HTTPS yes | no; default: no Redirects connection attempts from HTTP to HTTPS.
Enable remote HTTP access yes | no; default: no Turns HTTP access from remote networks (WAN) to the router's WebUI on or off.
Port integer [0..65535]; default: 80 Selects which port to use for HTTP access.
Enable remote HTTPS access yes | no; default: no Turns HTTPS access from remote networks (WAN) to the router's WebUI on or off.
Port integer [0..65535]; default: 443 Selects which port to use for HTTPS access.
RFC1918 Filter yes | no; default: yes Turns Address Allocation for Private Internets on or off.

Safety

The Safety section is used to manage the List Of Blocked Addresses. After a user attempts to login to this devices via SSH/HTTP, he will have a limited amount of retries in case of unsuccessful login attempts. This limit is called Fail count and is set in this page. After the user exhausts the maximum number of attempts, his IP address will be blocked from making more attempts and added to the List Of Blocked Addresses.

Block Unwanted Access


Field Value Description
Enable yes | no; default: yes Turns secure SSH/HTTP access on or off. If this is checked, devices logging in have a limited amount of tries specified in the Fail count field to log in to the router via SSH/HTTP.
Clean after reboot yes | no; default: no If this field is checked, addresses are removed from the List Of Blocked Addresses after every router reboot.
Fail count integer; default: 5 Maximum login fail count after which the device's address is blocked and addedd to the List Of Blocked Addresses.

List Of Blocked Addresses

The screenshot above is of a list that contains one blocked address. If you or someone you know gets blocked accidentally, you can unblock users from this section by deleting their IP address from the list.

Note: the list gets cleared after a factory reset.


Diagnostics

The Diagnostics section is used to execute simple network diagnostic tests, including ping, traceroute and nslookup.

Enter an address in the Host field and execute one of the following actions:
  • Ping - sends ICMP requests to the specified address.
  • Traceroute - displays the path that packets have to take in order to reach the specified address.
  • Nslookup - obtains domain name address and IP address mapping information.

Overview

The Overview section is used to select which widgets should be visible in the Status → Overview page.
Simply select the widgets that you would like to view in the Overview page and click the 'Save' button.