The Teltonika RUT500 is probably the cheapest M2M 3G Router in the UK – priced at just £70.00 each + VAT the RUT500 Industrial Grade embedded 3G Router provides a low cost, reliable solution for remote monitoring and management applications that require a 3G mobile broadband Internet connection.
The RUT500 3G Router provides the user with 3 x Ethernet LAN Ports, 802.11n WiFi and an RJ45 Ethernet WAN Port.
To get connected to the 3G Internet service simply remove the front panel of the router (where the antennas are connected) and insert your 3G SIM Card – this can be a normal 3G mobile broadband SIM card or a Fixed IP SIM Card. If you are using the Teltonika RUT500 for remote monitoring or management then you would be better off using a Fixed IP SIM card service because many normal 3G SIM cards ordered directly from the mobile networks use CGNAT (Carrier Grade NAT) which means that your router 3G connection will only get a private IP address from the mobile network which means that you won’t be able to connect to the router over the Internet which means that you can’t use DYNDNS and because you can’t remotely connect to the RUT500 then port forwarding will not work to connect to your devices on the LAN.
In fact, the only network that provides a public IP address using a standard network SIM card is 3mobile and you need to use the APN of 3internet in order to get the router to request a public IP address when it connects. this is not a guaranteed service so sometimes you will not get a public IP address so you will be unable to connect to your router and it is not a contractual part of your service and may be stopped at any time in which case you will still be liable for the rentals for the remainder of the contract and will then be left with no choice but to switch to a Fixed IP SIM card service so you would then need to visit each site and switch out the SIM cards.
For this reason many M2M users will opt for the convenience of a Fixed IP SIM card service.
The Teltonika RUT500 3G router also includes features like ping reboot so it can actively monitor the 3G connection and when the mobile network disconnects the router it will be recognised and will be able to reboot and reconnect to the 3G service eliminating the need for time consuming and expensive site visits to power cycle your 3G router.
The Teltonika RUT500 is supplied with a UK Mains Power Supply, a DIN Rail Mounting Kit, A CAT5e patch lead, 1 x elbow joint Cellular antenna, 1 x elbow joint WiFi antenna and a quick set up guide.
RUT500 Key Features
- HSPA+ 3.9G 21Mbps DL and 5.75Mbps UL
- Quadband UMTS and GSM
- Complies with IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b wireless standards
- Complies with IEEE 802.3 and IEEE 802.3u standards
- 3 x LAN Ethernet ports, 1 x WAN Ethernet Port for failover working mode.
- Durable aluminum housing
- External antennas
- Integrated IPSEC, OpenVPN and Dynamic DNS
- 3G backup WAN function
- SMS reboot function
LAN and Wi-Fi
- Wireless AP, Router, 4-Port Switch and Firewall in one device
- High performance 320 MHz CPU with 256 Mbits SDRAM
- IEEE 802.11b/g/n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u standards
- 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA&WPA2 encryption methods
- 3xLAN 10/100Mbps Ethernet ports
- 1xWAN 10/100Mbps Ethernet port
- Supports Auto MDI/MDIX
- Remote/local Web management
- 1x 5dBi wireless antenna
- SSID stealth mode and access control based over MAC address
- System log to record the status of the Router
- Auto negotiation/manual mode for IEEE 802.11b/g/n
- Dynamic DNS
- LAN access control over Internet connection
- Virtual server
- Auto wireless channel selection
- Dynamic DNS
- Backup WAN
- SMS and Ping reboot
- 1x Power LED, 4x LAN status LEDs
- 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
- Power Class 3 (0.25 W, 24 dBm) for UMTS
- UMTS mode: 384 Kbps DL/384 Kbps UL
- HSDPA mode: 14.4 Mbps (Cat 10) downlink speed
- HSUPA mode: 5.76 Mbps (Cat 6) uplink speed
- 3dBi antenna
- 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- Power Class 4 (2 W, 33 dBm) for GSM/GPRS 850/900 MHz bands
- Power Class 1 (1 W, 30 dBm) for GSM/GPRS 1800/1900 Mhz bands
- Power Class E2 (0.5 W, 27 dBm) for EDGE 850/900 MHz bands
- Power Class E2 (0.4 W, 26 dBm) for EDGE 1800/1900 MHz bands
- GSM: 14.4 Kbps DL/14.4 Kbps UL
- GPRS: 85.6 Kbps DL/42.8 Kbps UL (class 10)
- EDGE: 236.8 Kbps DL/118.4 Kbps UL (class 10)
Electrical, Mechanical & Environmental
- Dimensions (H x W x D) 100mm x 85mm x 36mm
- Weight 210g
- Power supply 100V – 240 VAC -> 9 VDC wall adapter
- Power consumption < 7W
- Antenna connectors 2 x SMA for GSM, 1 x RP-SMA for Wi-Fi
- Indicators 4 x Ethernet LEDs, 1 x Power LED, 1 x GSM LED
- Operating temperature 0o to 50o C
- Storage temperature -20o to 70o C
- Operating humidity 10% to 90% Non-condensing
Teltonika RUT500 Applications
- Energy Monitoring
- Remote Media / Digital Signage
- Remote Access Control
- Building Automation and monitoring
In The Box
1 x Teltonika RUT500 21Mbps 3G Router
1 x UK PSU – 240VAC – 9VDC Mains Power Adapter (router supports 7-30VDC)
1 x 3G Stick Antenna (Elbow Joint) for GSM MAIN
1 x WiFi Stick Antenna (Elbow Joint)
1 x CAT5e Patch Lead
1 x DIN Rail Mounting Kit (router is pre-drilled)
1 x Quick Start Guide
VIEW THE FOLLOWING VIDEO WHICH RUNS THROUGH THE BASIC CONFIGURATION OF THE RUT500 ROUTER VIA THE WEB INTERFACE.
Teltonika RUT500 SMS Reboot / SMS Status Feature
TELTONIKA RUT500 Port Forwarding using DYNDNS (using Three Mobile SIM Card)
The following video demonstrates how to configure the RUT500 with a 3 Mobile SIM (using the APN 3internet) to get a public IP address allocated to the router so that the router can be accessed over the internet and then configuring port forwarding to connect to an IP camera on the LAN. It demonstrates that using a different APN the router will connect to the internet but will be given a PRIVATE IP address which means that you will be unable to connect to the router over the Internet and in this case will not be able to use port forwarding.
The video also explains the imporance of ensuring that the device on the LAN is correctly configured to ensure that it has the correct IP address AND default gateway and demonstrates what happens if the default gateway is incorrect or missing which is one of the most common reasons that port forwarding does not work.