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Configuring APN Settings on NFX Series Devices

You can configure Access Point Name (APN) settings on NFX150 and NFX250 CPE devices.with or without SIM change. You change the APN settings either to use a private APN with the current LTE service provider or to use a different LTE service provider.

Configuring APN Settings with SIM Change on NFX Devices

Procedure

To configure APN settings with SIM change:

  1. Select Resources > Devices.

    The Devices page appears.

  2. Click the device that you want to configure.

    The Device-Name page appears.

  3. Click Configuration tab and change the APN settings according to the guidelines provided in Table 51.
  4. Click OK.

    The new settings are applied after one minute.

  5. Remove the USB dongle from the CPE device, change the SIM card, and re-insert the USB dongle.

    The system checks for the new APN settings every minute.

    • If the applied APN setting is compatible with the new SIM card—The LTE WAN link and its tunnels goes down after one minute and remain down till the new SIM card is inserted. The LTE dongle LED indicates that the connection is down during this period. Maximum one minute after the new SIM is inserted, the LTE dongle LED indicates connection Up. The LTE WAN link and its tunnels comes up automatically.

    • If the applied APN setting is not compatible with the new SIM—The LTE WAN link and its tunnels goes down after one minute and remains down even after the new SIM card is inserted. The LTE dongle LED indicates that the connection is down even after the new SIM is inserted.

  6. To revert back to the old SIM, remove the USB dongle, replace the current SIM with the previous SIM, and re-insert the dongle.

    The system checks for the new APN settings every minute. Maximum one minute after the old SIM is inserted, the LTE dongle LED indicates that the connection is up (using the old SIM and old APN). The LTE WAN link and its tunnels comes up automatically

Table 51: Fields for the APN Configuration Settings on the Stage-2 Initial Configuration Page

Field

Description

Use default APN settings

Click the toggle button to change the default APN settings.

  • Enabled—Select this option to use the default APN setting that is shipped along with the CPE device. This is the default option.

  • Disabled—Select this option to configure the APN settings.

APN Settings 

APN Name

Enter the access point name (APN) of the gateway router.

SIM Change Required

Click the toggle button to change the SIM card. You change the SIM card either to use a different LTE service provider or to use a private APN with the current LTE service provider.

  • Enabled—Select this option to change the APN settings and to use a new SIM card. This is the default option.

  • Disabled—Select this option to change the APN settings without changing the SIM card.

Authentication Method

Select the authentication method for the APN configuration.

  • PAP— Select to use Password Authentication Protocol (PAP) authentication. This is the default option.

  • CHAP— Select to use Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) authentication.

  • None—Select to indicate that there is no authentication method.

Authentication Information 

SIP User ID

Enter the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) user ID for authentication.

SIP Password

Enter the SIP password for authentication.

Configuring APN Settings without SIM Change on NFX Devices

Procedure

To configure APN settings without SIM change:

  1. Select Resources > Devices.

    The Devices page appears.

  2. Click the device that you want to configure.

    The Device-Name page appears.

  3. Click Configuration tab and change the APN settings according to the guidelines provided in Table 51.
  4. Click OK.

    The new settings will be applied after one minute.

    • If the applied APN settings are valid, then in CSO, the LTE WAN link and its associated tunnels will go down momentarily and then gets re-established automatically.

    • If the applied APN settings are invalid, then after one minute, the LTE dongle LED will indicate connection down. In CSO, the LTE WAN link and its associated tunnels will go down. After two minutes, the LTE dongle LED will indicate connection Up (using old APN). In CSO, the LTE WAN link and its tunnels will come up automatically

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