Networking & Internet

How To Configure 4G LTE Modems For Internet Bonding?

Shayek Ahamed | December 31, 2018 | 921 views | 4 People said helpful.

What is 4G or LTE?

Before we configure 4G LTE modems, we should know what is 4G or LTE and why should we configure 4G modems? The fourth generation of broadband cellular network technology is known as 4G. It offers much faster speeds compared to its predecessor 3G. It is the ultimate result of worldwide demand for high-speed internet. But, now the question, is 4G sufficient to meet our demands for internet speed?

Problem

Although we are living in the era of technological advancement, still today, the internet is a major concern for many sectors, depending on high-speed bandwidth for their operation. For instance, news broadcast media is a sector which is highly dependant on high-speed internet. They require substantial Bandwidth to transfer large files or to stream high-quality Live Video in mobility or remote situations. However, limitation in bandwidth does not allow them to reach their targeted potential.

Even though the cellular network has spread out all over the world, but, the bandwidth of a single 4G connection in the remote area is not sufficient to stream broadcast-quality live video or to transfer a large volume of data.

Solution

In that scenario, the one and the only solution is internet bonding technology. By bonding multiple 4G modems you can easily reach your desired internet speed at any circumstances. Synopi Live is an advanced video encoding and live streaming solution, that brings the strongest datalink bonding technology to solve internet bandwidth issues at any situation. It can connect the highest number of data links and bond together to provide sufficient bandwidth for smooth streaming of broadcast quality video.

Similarly, if you are in need of high-speed internet for transferring a large volume of files or generic internet using purposes, Natiply, could be the best solution for you. Like Synopi Live, Natiply datalink bonding system can bond and aggregate bandwidth from any type of data link i.e. modems (2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, WiMAX), Ethernet (Wi-Fi, DSL, Fiber, VSAT) etc.

Why should we Configure 4G LTE Modems?

Generally, if you would like to bond multiple 4G modems with datalink bonding platform like Synopi Live, Natiply, you need to do some mandatory configurations. As we know, every 4G modem manufacturer uses a default DHCP IP (common) for their all branded modems. But, if you connect multiple modems with same IP address, the bonding system will treat them as one IP and only one modem will be functional. Therefore, we need to make different IP series for every single modem to make them fully functional.

Similarly, there are some hardware manufacturers who supply copy/ clone modems in the market. Those clone modems may have same MAC address for all modems. Same as IP address, if you connect multiple 4G modems with same MAC/ Hardware address then only one modem will connect with the system. As all devices have the same MAC address, it will create MAC conflict during detection. So, we strongly recommend you to avoid copy/ clone modems for this purpose.

Before you go for further steps, please check your modem’s MAC/ Hardware address. To check your MAC address in window PC/ Laptop, please open RUN and type cmd. Once the command prompt window appears type “ipconfig /all” and hit enter. The MAC address will be found beside Physical Address in the prompt window.

Configure 4G LTE Modems (Window PC MAC address)

For Linux PC/ Laptop, please go through Linux terminal and type “ifconfig”. The MAC address will be found beside ether in prompt terminal.

Configure 4G LTE Modems (Linux PC MAC Address)

How to Configure 4G LTE Modems?

Most of the 4G modems need some prior configuration if we wish to use more than one 4G modems simultaneously in Synopi Live or Natiply Bonding System. Here are some steps to be followed to make the 4G modems functional with Synopi Live.

First of all, please, connect the modem to a PC/ Laptop, and then open a web browser and visit 192.168.XX.XX (default IP address of your modem provided by manufacturers). There will appear a modem’s configuration web panel. Some modems may ask for a secure login to the web panel. Your modem manufacturers will provide you default login access with the package.

After that, once you are in the configuration web panel, click on settings and then WLAN/ SYSTEM. Once the list appears, find and select DHCP. From the DHCP panel, just change the third octet of the IP address.

Suppose, your default IP address is 192.168.2.1. Now, change the third octet “2” to any digit except 2. For now, let’s change the third octet from 2 to 5.

                     Default IP: 192.168.2.1

                     Changed IP: 192.168.5.1

You have successfully configured your 4G LTE modems. If there arise any problem during configuration, you may contact our SyncCare support engineers. Now, plug in the configured modems with the Synopi Live. The system will automatically connect the modem and route them.