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BeamOS – Network

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Summary

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

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:
BeamOS networking network mobile information 4g screen
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. : • 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 moment
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:
BeamOS networking network wan information screen
Field Name
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:
BeamOS networking manual network lan lan information screen
Field Name
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:
BeamOS networking network lan dhcp leases screen
Field Name
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:
BeamOS networking network lan ports screen

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:
BeamOS networking network wireless information screen
Field Name
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:
BeamOS networking network wireless status screen
Field Name
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 Name
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
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