VI. Feature Setup

Reboot a Vigor LTE router via SMS text message

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The LTE WAN modem of the Vigor 2860Ln router can connect directly to a mobile broadband network and operate as either a main internet connection or a backup internet connection. The modem is integrated into the router instead of using a separate USB modem and requires a SIM card to connect to the mobile broadband network required.

This facility makes it possible for the router to react and respond to SMS text messages received on its mobile telephone number.

The Reboot on SMS Message function makes the router reboot if it receives a text message in the correct format, which is "remote reboot 1234", where 1234 would be the PIN number / password.
It must be secured with a pin number or password to operate and can be further restricted to act only if the correct message is received from specified telephone numbers.

To configure the reboot via SMS feature, go to [LTE] > [Router Commands]:

In the Reboot on SMS Message section, tick Enable and enter a suitable PIN number or password. Click OK on that page to apply the setting.

To limit the use of the facility to specific numbers only, tick Access Control List and enter up to three allowed telephone numbers. Please note that these must be in international format with the country code (+44 for the UK) used in place of the 0, so "07775551234" becomes "+447775551234".

To use this command from a mobile phone, send a text message containing "remote reboot" (case sensitive) followed by the PIN / password:

When the router receives the message, it will restart immediately. The restart is logged via syslog and the text message is retained on the router.

Checking the status of the router with another text message confirms that the uptime reset when the text message was received, indicating that the router restarted at this time.

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