How do I transfer a configuration file to a mbNET?

 

 

After you have added a device to your Account at the rsp.mbCONNECT24 portal, you have to download the configuration to the device (mbNET in this example). This can be done in two different steps:

1. Download the configuration to your PC

By clicking "Download to PC" you have the possibility to save the configuration file to a USB stick in order to perform the configuration transfer.

The configuration file is called mbconnect24.mbn and MUST NOT be renamed. After a device comes online for the first time, the serial number of the device will be entered automatically into the configuration. As soon as a serial number is inserted, the configuration file is encrypted und is from then on called mbconnect24.mbnx.

After the mbNET is operational (Rdy LED is on permanently), insert the USB stick with the configuration file into the USB-port of the device.

As soon as the device recognizes the configuration file, the LED´s Fc1 + Fc2 start blinking:

 

 

Now press and hold the Dial Out-Button until the LED Fc3 starts blinking 

 

 

 

 

 

Release the Dial Out-Button 

 

Now, the configuration you created in mbCONNECT24 gets downloaded to the mbNET and the device will reboot afterwards

 

Is the mbNET able to establish the internet connection (e.g. Network cable plugged in, SIM-card inserted, antenna connected, ...) it will connect to your account.

This will be notified with a flashing Con LED 

 

 

Is the Con LED blinking with a frequency of 3Hz, the device is trying to connect to the portal and in the middle of the connection process. Is the device connected successfully and is has established an active VPN connection to the server, the blinking frequency reduces to 1,5Hz.

After the configuration file mbconnect24.mbn was downloaded to the mbNET properly, the file gets renamed to Xmbconnect24.mbn/.-mbnx. In this way, the configuration won´t get recognized again and it prevents an accidental second configuration transfer.

Troubleshooting:

  • The LED´s Fc1 + Fc2 won´t start blinking
    • Please make sure that the configuration file has not been renamed (mbconnect24.mbn / mbconnect24.mbnx)
    • The configuration file needs to be located in the root directory of the USB-stick (Not in a sub folder)
    • Please try another USB-stick. Also, please make sure that the USB-stick is "FAT" formatted. As the case may be, your USB-stick is functional by design

2. Submit the configuration directly to the device

By clicking on "Submit to Device", the configuration can be transferred directly from your PC to the router.

In the following window, the network will be scanned via broadcast for any connected router in the network (It is not necessarily to be in the same address range). The founding will be listed here:

If the type in your configuration matches the type of the found router, a green hook will be displayed in front of the device. This means that the configuration can be transferred to the device. Choose this entry and click on the button "go>>".

In the following window, the button "Start configuration transfer" needs to be clicked:

Afterwards, the configuration gets transferred to the device. The individual steps will be passed step by step. While doing this, the firmware version of the router will be checked, please make sure that you are always using the latest firmware version. During the transfer, the router must not be restarted or unplugged from the power supply. At the end of the configuration transfer, the router will perform a reboot automatically.

If the configuration transfer has been successful, all steps will get a green check-mark. You can now close this process by clicking on "Finished".

Is the configuration valid and correct, the router will establish a connection to the portal.

Is the Con LED blinking with a frequency of 3Hz, the device is trying to connect to the portal and in the middle of the connection process. Is the device connected successfully and is has established an active VPN connection to the server, the blinking frequency reduces to 1,5Hz.

Typ: HowTo Revision: EN-mbconnect24-10-V1.0 Datum: 28.02.2018