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Using Cellular Modems with a Socket

Connecting a Socket to a Cellular Modem

You can connect a socket to a cellular modem for internet connectivity.

Note

Note: Perform the following steps using your cellular modem manual as a guide.

To connect a cellular modem to the Socket:

  1. Obtain one of the authorized cellular modems listed below.

  2. Unpack the cellular modem.

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  3. Install the SIM card.

  4. Connect the cellular modem to a power supply and verify that the cellular signal strength LEDs indicate network connectivity.

  5. Using a network cable, connect your PC to the cellular modem LAN port.

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  6. On your PC, open a command prompt and run the following command:

    ping google.com

    • If the ping is successful (see the following example), you are connected to the internet.

      ping google.com

      Pinging google.com [172.217.22.78] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 172.217.22.78: bytes=32 time=81ms TTL=90 Reply from 172.217.22.78: bytes=32 time=79ms TTL=90 Reply from 172.217.22.78: bytes=32 time=79ms TTL=90 Reply from 172.217.22.78: bytes=32 time=87ms TTL=90 Ping statistics for 172.217.22.78: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 79ms, Maximum = 87ms, Average = 81ms

    • If the ping fails (see the following example), contact your cellular modem vendor/distributor for support.

      ping google.com Ping request could not find host google.com....

  7. If the ping was successful: using a network cable, connect the Cato Socket to the cellular modem LAN port.

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  8. Configure and monitor the connection as required using the Cato Management Application.

Cato-Approved Cellular Modems

Note

Note: Cato Networks does not assume any responsibility for the following devices and does not provide any support for them.

Manufacturer

Model

Netgear

LB1110

Netgear

LB1120

Netgear

LB2120

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  • Comment author
    Jon McNamara
    • Edited

    The Netgear LM1200 is 4G LTE only. Netgear only seem to list 5G capable devices as Mobile Hotspots.

    Are there any plans from Cato to test 5G Modems from other manufacturers?

    What is the criteria that meets "Approval" grade from Cato?

    Will the following 5G routers work with Cato?

    https://www.e-lins.com/EN/H900-5G-Router.html

    https://www.robustel.com/en/product/r5020/

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    Community Manager The chief of community conversations. Community manager

    Hello Jon!

    Thank you for providing us with feedback on this article and for your patience in waiting for a response! 

    Cato is no longer qualifying modems because experience has shown that there is no benefit from doing so.  It is expected that new devices from NetGear would work.  Should problems be encountered they are best dealt with via a Support Ticket.

    However, since you have now raised a question about two specific routers, I will research this for you.

    Kind Regards,

    Dermot Doran (Cato Networks Community Manager).

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