Mifi with the EP06 modem - Message sending/receiving


#1

Goodmorning,

I got the [GL-MiFi 4G Smart Router]EP06-E 4G EU/EMEA/AU/BR and I should be able to send/receive text messages with this router.
Only when I look at the tutorials there should be a “message” category below the Application section.
I don’t see this.

Must I maybe first install a Plug-in? when I search on SMS I get a lot of results. So can someone maybe tell me how I can get this work.
I got a 4G sim card with unlimited data, but after I have used 5Gb I need to request a new Gb per sms. Now I remove the sim from the router, put it into a phone and then top it up and then put the sim back in the router.

Hope someone can help me.

Already many many thanks
Sandra


#2

If you are not on the v3 firmware yet, update to it using this file:

http://download.gl-inet.com.s3.amazonaws.com/firmware/mifi/testing/openwrt-mifi-3.022-0329.bin

After that follow this guide:

https://docs.gl-inet.com/en/3/setup/4g_smart_router/applications/#send-message


#3

Hi Johnex,

I am already on v3 firmware (3.009) but still don’t see this option.

Do I need to install one of the plug-ins?

Thank you
Sandra


#4

You need to update to the newer firmware i sent you. The SMS feature was added after 3.009.


#5

Hi John,

Installed the newer firmware (you send me) but still no Message option shown below Applications?
I got: Plug-ins / File sharing / Remote access and Portal.

And when my bundle limit is reached, I need to send a message to a number then I get more Gb available.
Also when my bundle is “empty” then I can’t access the router settings anymore. Even from my telephone with 4G connection it isn’t accessible? So now I need to remove the sim card, put it in a phone, top it up and then put it back in the router. But this isn’t workable for me, because if that happens during a test and I can’t request quick (within 30 sec) new Gb. then I need to start the test all over again :frowning:

So hopefully you can help me.

Thank you,
Sandra


#6

Sorry my mistake, the UI was changed somewhere in the updates, and the Messages is here:


#7

Hi John,

No problem thank you for the print screen. I got the message menu there.

A big problem is when my databundel is “empty” I can’t access the router anymore. So then I am not able to send a message to the provider to top it up. So still I need to change the sim card to my phone (to top it up) and then put it back in the router.

When I then send a message to my telecom provider (via the router) I never get a message back.
I need to send it to 1280 with a special text.
When I use another text (on my phone) or ask for another 1GB I always get a message back. But in this case (via the router) I never get a message back so it looks like it doesn’t work correctly.

I only get a message from my provider when I used 50% and 100% of my bundle.

But as said the biggest problem now is when I don’t have any data left I can’t access the router.

Thank you for your help again.
Sandra


#8

There might be a bug there, the engineers should take a look this week.

@kyson-lok @alzhao


#9

Hi John,

And do you then mean in the send/receive messages or in the fact that I can’t reach the router, when my data bundle is empty or both?

Thank you,
Sandra


#10

Sending to numbers like 1280 seems a bug.

But message and data should not have any relation with accessing the device itself. Is the UI just blank?


#11

Hi Alzhao,

Do you know when you (or someone else) are going to work on the bug?

Yes I am getting a totally white screen or a time out error:

Deze site is niet bereikbaar

Het duurt te lang voordat 192.168.8.1 reageert.

Probeer het volgende:

ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT

Thank you,
Sandra


#12

When this happens, you can plug in a cable to the mifi and it still can provide network, right?

I’d like to remote to you pc using teamviewer and check what is the problem.


#13

No then it also doesn’t load.

And no problem tell me what to do so you can access my pc


#14

and maybe that is because the fact that I can’t top-up my data bundle. so it is empty at that time and then I need t send a message to the provider to get another 1GB etc. etc.