Quick guide

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1. Quick guide

M!DGE3 is a widely configurable and compact cellular router. All you have to do to put it into operation is to connect it to an antenna and a power supply and configure it using a PC (tablet, smartphone) and a web browser.

Connecting M!DGE3 to a PC over WiFi, ETH/USB adapter, ETH interface

Fig. 1.1: Connecting M!DGE3 to a PC over WiFi, ETH/USB adapter, ETH interface


Default password for “admin” account is “admin”. Change the password before deploying unit to a network.

To configure M!DGE3 you can connect it to your PC in three ways:

PC (tablet, smartphone) connected via WiFi adapter

External WiFi adapter Part No. OTH-USB/WIFI-W2 (an optional accessory of the M!DGE3 see ETH/USB adapter ) needs to be used. Any other adapter will not work correctly when connected to M!DGE3 unit. Connect your PC, tablet or smartphone to M!DGE3 WiFi AP first. Its default SSID is M!DGE3 S/N. By default, the WPA2 PSK is disabled, so no password is required. The WiFi adapter contains a built-in DHCP server, so if you have a DHCP client in your PC (as most users do), you do not need to set anything up. The default IP address of M!DGE3 unit, for access over the ETH/USB adapter, is 10.9.8.7.

PC connected via ETH/USB adapter

External ETH/USB adapter Part No. OTH-USB/ETH-XR (an optional accessory of the M!DGE3 see ETH/USB adapter). The ETH/USB contains a built-in DHCP server, so if you have a DHCP client in your PC as most users, you do not need to set anything up. The default IP address of M!DGE3 unit, for access over the ETH/USB adapter, is 10.9.8.7.

PC connected directly to an ETH port

The default IP address for access via ETH ports is 192.168.169.169.

Set a static IP address in PC to 192.168.169.0/24 (e.g.192.168.169.250, subnet mask 255.255.255.0).

[Important]Important

When you change the M!DGE3 ETH address to a different IP address/mask, the IP address of your PC might be necessary to be updated to match the same subnet (mask).

[Note]Note

https – For security reasons the http protocol with ssl encryption can be used for the communication between the PC and M!DGE3. The https protocol requires a security certificate. You must install this certificate into your web browser. The first time you connect to the M!DGE3, your computer will ask you for authorisation to import the certificate into your computer. The certificate is signed by the certification authority RACOM s.r.o. It meets all security regulations and you need not to be concerned about importing it into your computer. Confirm the import with all warnings and exceptions that your browser may display during installation.

[Note]Note

If you do not have the USB adapter or you have forgotten the password, you can reset the access parameters to defaults, see Section 2.2.8, “HW button”.