M!DGE Wireless Routers will only operate reliably over the cellular network if there is a strong signal. For many applications a flexible stub antenna would be suitable but in some circumstances it may be necessary to use a remote antenna with an extension cable to allow the antenna itself to be positioned so as to provide the best possible signal reception. RACOM can supply a range of suitable antennas.
Install the SIM card
Insert a SIM card into the SIM socket. Make sure the SIM is enabled for data transmission.
Connect the GSM/UMTS antenna
Fit a GSM/UMTS antenna. If needed, contact RACOM for suitable antennas and other details.
Connect the LAN cable
Connect one M!DGE Ethernet port to your computer using an Ethernet cat.5 cable
Connect the power supply
Connect the power supply wires to the M!DGE screw terminals, ensuring correct polarity. Switch on the power supply.
Setting of IP address of the connected computer
By default the DHCP server is enabled, thus you can allow the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) on your computer to lease an IP address from the M!DGE. Wait approximately 20 seconds until your computer has received the parameters (IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, DNS server).
As an alternative you can configure a static IP address on your PC (e.g. 192.168.1.2/24) so that it is operating in the same subnet as the M!DGE. The M!DGE default IP address for the first Ethernet interface is 192.168.1.1, the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0.
Start setting up using a web browser
Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. In the address field of the web browser, enter default IP address of M!DGE (i.e. http://192.168.1.1); initial screen will appear. Follow the instructions and use the M!DGE Web Manager to configure the device. For more details see Chapter 7, Web Configuration.
M!DGE can be safely turned off by unplugging the power supply.