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LED-status of the mbNET

LED-status of the mbNET:

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How to establish remote connection with to an Ethernet device like a Siemens PLC?

Question: How to establish remote connection with to an Ethernet device like a Siemens PLC? Answer: There are different ways to connect to a device depending on its interface: Let’s assume that you already installed mbDIALUP, created a project and added the mbConnect Line device (e.g. mbNET mini MHD860) to the project. Let’s also assume that the device that you want to control and monitor has an Ethernet interface. In our example we use a MDH834 as Ethernet device. The LAN interfaces o...

RS485 connection between a MB Connect Line device and one or more RS485 devices.

I want to send data a cross an RS485 connection between a MB Connect Line device and one or more RS485 devices. How can I do that? Answer: there are different ways to connect to a device depending on its interface: The most common cause of RS485 connection problems is cabling. There are two types of RS485 connection, "2-Wire" and "4-Wire". Here are some examples showing both types of connections: Two-wire Mode: In two-wire mode, the devices operate in half duplex mode: one pair of...

How do I setup a connection to a serial device which is connected to the serial port of a mbNET device

I am using a serial 3G-modem to connect to create a call-in connection to a serial device. As 3G is becoming obsolete I want to replace this serial modem with a mbNET with a serial interface. Answer: We can setup a call-in connection using our RSP to a serial device connected to the serial interface of a mbNET device like the mbNET MDH811 or MDH831. In this example we use a mbNET MDH831 which will connect to a serial device. We will use the ATD-command to set the serial device into configu...

mbNET HW:02 & HW:03 - What has changed?

The following modifications and innovations are valid from mbNET HW:02: 1. Access to the web interface of the device can only be done via HTTPS. ------------------------- 2. Individual password (default password) for each device The default access password for accessing the web interface has been replaced by an individual device password. The device password can be found on the back of the device. ------------------------- 3. Galvanic isolation of the I/Os to the device power supp...

How much is the traffic usage of a mbNET?

Question: How much is the traffic usage of a mbNET? Answer: Assumed that a mbNET is connected via VPN to mbCONNECT24 24/7 in idle, our tests revealed that it can demand up to 80 MB per month (it depends on the provider, 80 MB is the highest traffic we saw in our tests). When you establish an active VPN tunnel to the mbNET or do data logging for example, the traffic will be higher. Type: HowTo Revision: EN-mbnet-22-V1.0 Date: 2020-01-15

SIM card - Which requirements must be met?

The following requirements for a SIM card must be met: - The SIM card needs a online data plan, this means, a communication over the internet - especially via VPN - must be possible. - The size of the SIM card must be "Mini SIM" (standard size). - If you want to send additional SMS over the SIM card, you need a SMS option in your plan. You need the following data of the SIM card to configure the modem in the portal: - APN settings (maybe with user / password) - SIM Pin (if...

Why does my USB device will not be recognized?

If a mbNET does not recognize a USB device, please ensure that the respective USB device ... - is "FAT" formatted and - has minimum the 2.0 - standard. You can check the status of the USB device on the mbNET webpage under "Advanced" -> "System" -> "USB": In some cases, the USB device is just not suitable with the mbNET, in this case, we offer a USB device in our product line, which is specially designed for our devices - the mbMEM. Typ: FAQ Revision: EN-mbconnect24-12...

What does the different flashing codes of LED "Con" mean?

The flashing codes of LED "Con" are differenced as follows: - LED "Con" flashes rapidly (3 Hz) = the device is attempting - to connect to the Internet - to establish a VPN connection to the portal - LED "Con" lights up without flashing = the device has its own, active Internet connection - LED "Con" flashes slowly (1.5 Hz) = the VPN connection to the portal is established Typ: FAQ Revision: EN-mbconnect24-15-V1.0 Datum: 28.02.2018

Why isn´t my mbNET booting?

A mbNET has booted, if LED "Pwr" and "Rdy" lights-up constantly. If a mbNET is not able to boot, please ensure that the power supply therefore suffices. A mbNET needs 24 Volt and 1,3 Ampere. You may find more technical details in the technical data sheet of the deivce here (https://mbconnectline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/mbNET-Tech_Data-08-02-2021_en.pdf) Furthermore it's important that the mbNET was already configured correctly. Please verify the device type and serial number, which yo...

Can I send alarms to several recipients?

Information Typ: FAQ Datum: 25.12.2017 Produkte: mbNET Revision: FAQ-DE170005-1 If your _mbNET_ must send alarms to several persons, you can seperate the email and SMS recipients by a comma (,) OR a semicolon (;), as follows: For example:_ technician1@example.net;technician2@example.net;technician3@example.net_ or For example: _0123456789,0198765432,0145678932_ Please note: You can enter up to five email addresses or phone numbers at the recipient.

How do I send SMS commands?

Information Type: FAQ Date: 28.02.2018 Product: mbNET Revision: FAQ-DE180011-1 You can send SMS commands (e.g.,to turn the Output via SMS on) to a_ __mbNET_ , which has a modem integrated. Subsequently is a list with SMS commands, which can be send from a smartphone to the _mbNET_ directly (To: _"SIM phone no."_): * With _INET START_ or _INET STOP _you can control the industrial router’s Internet connection. Note that you can only control an Internet connect...

Why isn´t my device time refreshing?

Information Typ: FAQ Datum: 25.11.2017 Produkte: mbNET Revision: FAQ-DE170004-1 If the time is wrong on the _mbNET_ or if it is not possible to refresh the time, please ensure that: * The configured NTP server is reachable via a ping-request generally. * The respective NTP server and TCP port 123 (NTP port) is unlocked for the _mbNET_ in the firewall settings on-site. You can execute a ping-request on the _mbNET_ webinterface under _"Status"_ -> _"Di...