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en:hw:01-axon:lte [2019/11/21 07:23]
tomhora
en:hw:01-axon:lte [2020/05/11 09:37] (current)
avsetula [Axon LTE]
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 ====== Axon LTE ====== ====== Axon LTE ======
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-Looking for a guide how to get started with LTE on Mervis? Please see [[en:​sw:​01-mervis:​lte-configuration-hidden|this tutorial]], otherwise continue here.+Looking for a guide how to get started with LTE on **Mervis ​IDE**? Please see [[en:​sw:​01-mervis:​lte-configuration-hidden|this tutorial]], otherwise continue here.
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-Axon series controllers are shipped with the Mervis image by default. Mervis can be disable ​or you can flash the open-source image manually. ​+Axon series controllers are shipped with the Mervis image by default. Mervis can be disabled ​or you can flash the open-source image manually. ​
   * [[https://​kb.unipi.technology/​files:​software:​os-images:​00-start#​axon_opensource_os|open-source image]]   * [[https://​kb.unipi.technology/​files:​software:​os-images:​00-start#​axon_opensource_os|open-source image]]
   * [[https://​kb.unipi.technology/​en:​hw:​01-axon:​image|HOW-TO Flash the OS]]   * [[https://​kb.unipi.technology/​en:​hw:​01-axon:​image|HOW-TO Flash the OS]]
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 By default, the unipi-lte Linux service provides automatic handling with the default network gateway according to the WAN availability on both main and backup network interfaces. The main network adapter is usually wired ethernet (eth0) while the backup is realized by the LTE modem. In the Linux routing table, the default GW routes for both of these interfaces should be always present. When a "​swap"​ of these interfaces is necessary, the unipi-lte daemon automatically increases/​decreases their metrics. By default, the unipi-lte Linux service provides automatic handling with the default network gateway according to the WAN availability on both main and backup network interfaces. The main network adapter is usually wired ethernet (eth0) while the backup is realized by the LTE modem. In the Linux routing table, the default GW routes for both of these interfaces should be always present. When a "​swap"​ of these interfaces is necessary, the unipi-lte daemon automatically increases/​decreases their metrics.
  
-Therefore, it is necessary to continually keep the metrics as positive non-zero values. This is ensured by a DHCP client when DHCP is active on the main network interfacebut **it must be assured manually if static IP is configured on the main interface** (as static routes have zero metrics as default). As an example, you can put a constant to the interface’s configuration file at ///​etw/​network/​interfaces.d//​.+Therefore, it is necessary to continually keep the metrics as positive non-zero values. This is ensured by a DHCP client when DHCP is active on the main network interface but **it must be assured manually if static IP is configured on the main interface** (as static routes have zero metrics as default). As an example, you can put a constant to the interface’s configuration file at ///​etw/​network/​interfaces.d//​.
  
 Then, the ///​etw/​network/​interfaces.d/​**eth0**//​ file for static IP configuration may look like: Then, the ///​etw/​network/​interfaces.d/​**eth0**//​ file for static IP configuration may look like:
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 The auto-switch feature can be disabled in the daemon’s config file. The auto-switch feature can be disabled in the daemon’s config file.
  
-An additional feature **auto_keepon** should help if the lte network interface is turned off accidentally (e.g. caused by //ifdown// command). In such a case, the re-enable (UP) operation is performed on that interface and also routing table records are refreshed. The feature is enabled by default and can be disabled in the configuration file.+An additional feature **auto_keepon** should help if the LTE network interface is turned off accidentally (e.g. caused by //ifdown// command). In such a case, the re-enable (UP) operation is performed on that interface and also routing table records are refreshed. The feature is enabled by default and can be disabled in the configuration file.
  
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 ===== Useful hints ===== ===== Useful hints =====
-  * It'​s ​**necessary to use a cable-connected ​antenna** ​located outside ​an enclosure ​(e.g. switchboard).+  * for optimal signal strength ​**it is necessary to use an external ​antenna** ​installed in an open space (egoutside any enclosures). External antenna is included in the package of each LTE controller - during the purchase, you can also choose between the default antenna with magnetic mount, or a larger one with on-wall mount. Both antennas can be also purchased [[https://​www.unipi.technology/​others-c42|separately]]
   * Operate both Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously is not recommended. ​   * Operate both Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously is not recommended. ​
   * The Ethernet interface is set as primary while the LTE acts as a backup by default.   * The Ethernet interface is set as primary while the LTE acts as a backup by default.