RED: Uplink and UMTS/3G Signal Status
It would be great to know the status of the internet connection uplink(s) in use on our RED sites. Especially with the 3G/UMTS option, perhaps a way could be found to display the signal strength as well for extra benefits?
Great idea. This feature will be part of UTM 9.2 which will enter public beta in October. You will be able to test it out at that time. Stay tuned!
Gerhard Islinger commented
This would be very helpful - i have one customer with 3 REDs at branch stores, where UMTS should be used as backup...
Unfortunately it's not possible to check if:
- a stick was detected and recognized at all by the RED...
- if it has UMTS connectivity,
so this is exactly the feature requested here that i am missing...
- stick detected, and USB IDs
- UMTS connection valid? (should be checked at initialization)
- signal strength from stick, if possible
Add to this that we had "issues" with getting any supported UMTS sticks - there is no clear definition what to get, with all the versions with identical names, branding, firmware....
What we finally did was to get a few sticks from ebay and test them on a virtual appliance if they were detected, then on a test RED if they worked...
Finally it became clear that where the REDs were there was not sufficient UMTS field strength for the sticks...
a feature like that would help, especially in arguing with the customer if his sticks aren't supported, there is no reception where he has the stick, and so on...
RED Internet & UMTS uplink signal status!
Display in the UTM internet connection over which the RED goes to the Internet.
WAN or UMTS connection.
Signal strength of the UMTS connection.