How to use a Vigor LTE router as a SMS Gateway

Vigor LTE routers are able to not only notify administrators about WAN/ VPN connection status and Web UI login/ config-changed, but also provide SMS PIN code authentication for hotspot web portal clients. However, Vigor Non-LTE routers need SMS providers to implement these SMS features. This article will demonstrate how to setup a Vigor LTE router as the SMS provider and make Non-LTE routers send SMS messages via this LTE router.

Here comes two scenarios when


Sending SMS packets to LAN IP of SMS Gateway (LTE router)

a screenshot of SMS Gateway topology(LAN)
Setup on LTE router

1. Go to LTE >> SMS Gateway

  1. Enable SMS Gateway
  2. Enter Username
  3. Enter Password
  4. Confirm Password
  5. Click OK
a screenshot of SMS Gateway set up
Setup on Non-LTE router

1. Go to Objects Setting >> SMS / Mail Service Object and click any available profile at SMS Provider

a screenshot of SMS/Mail Service Object page

2. On the profile,

  1. Enter the Profile Name
  2. Select Vigor Router SMS Gateway as the Service Provider
  3. Enter the LAN IP Address of the LTE router
  4. Enter the Username which is set on the LTE router
  5. Enter the Password which is set on the LTE router
  6. (Optional) Set Quota
  7. (Optional) Set Sending Interval
  8. Click OK

Note:

Set Quota and Sending Interval to avoid sending too many messages. If there are multiple incidents occur within the interval time, the router will only send one SMS instead of reporting each incident.

a screenshot of SMS/Mail Service Object

3. Start SMS application with Vigor Router SMS Gateway.



Sending SMS packets to WAN IP of SMS Gateway (LTE router)


a screenshot of SMS gateway_Topology_WAN IP.PNG
Setup on LTE router

1. Go to LTE >> SMS Gateway

  1. Enable SMS Gateway
  2. Enter Username
  3. Enter Password
  4. Confirm Password
  5. Click OK
a screenshot of SMS Gateway set up

2. Go to System Maintenance >> Management

  1. Enable Allow management from the Internet
  2. Enable HTTPS Server (Non-LTE Devices send SMS packets to SMS Gateway via HTTPS protocol)
  3. Click OK
a screenshot of management
Setup on Non-LTE router

1. Go to Objects Setting >> SMS / Mail Service Object and click any available profile at SMS Provider

a screenshot of SMS/Mail Service Object page

2. On the profile,

  1. Enter the Profile Name
  2. Select Vigor Router SMS Gateway as the Service Provider
  3. Enter the WAN IP Address of the LTE router
  4. Enter the Username which is set on the LTE router
  5. Enter the Password which is set on the LTE router
  6. (Optional) Set Quota
  7. (Optional) Set Sending Interval
  8. Click OK

Note:

Set Quota and Sending Interval to avoid sending too many messages. If there are multiple incidents occur within the interval time, the router will only send one SMS instead of reporting each incident.

a screenshot of SMS/Mail Service Object

3. Start SMS application with Vigor Router SMS Gateway.

Published On:2021-02-04 

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