InControl is a great way to configure and monitor the status of your Peplink devices. However, what options are there to monitor while you are away from your PC and beside the pool? There are two free Peplink App’s available from both the Google Playstore and also an Apple version. Here we will discuss it’s use and configuration.
Below we compare the use of a phone application in comparison using email alerts. Even though the phone application does not ‘push’ alerts on many features and events, these event still may be seen in the Event Log within the app. The app is also able to give limited control of the remote device and control WAN priority and enable or disable the wi-fi Access point.
Email alerts are required for SIM usage alerts and also useful for fast notification of many changes to the device’s state or configuration, and while these may be seen on the app’s event log, no alert ‘notification’ is pushed as with an email alert.
So, in the real world, both email alerts and use of the app have a useful role when using a mobile device.
Installing and Configuring the Pepwave Router Utility App
Here we cover the setup of the app on Android , the process will be similar for the Apple version. The app is available for Android devices (search Peplink Router Utility), and Apple (search InControl Mobile app). Once downloaded, you may add one or more new devices, you will need to enter a friendly (easily identifiable name), the public WAN IP of the device (or Fusionhub), the port number and the username and password you have configured previously.
The Router Utility has some functionality to also control your remote Peplink devices, and therefore requires a public IP, and port 443 forwarded from your DSL router (or Fusionhub Virtual device) to allow this incoming control. Please see the two separate articles on port forwarding with both of these configurations:
Above, we enter the public IP of the Peplink router or the Fusionhub, port number 443, and select the three push notifications available. The login credentials are the admin account previously set up for the Peplink device.
Here we can see all WAN connections on the device, and even change their priority and enable/disable individual WAN connections
Displays current uptime and also firmware version, hardware revision and model type:
Shows us historical state and configuration changes to the device :
This tab shows all online clients inside the network, a really useful feature for troubleshooting:
Here we can configure how the app behaves with pushed notifications, the settings below allow all notifications, even on the phone’s lock screen:
Multiple devices may be added and monitored and controlled with the app. Using the app on a mobile phone, along with email alerts configured to send email notifications to the phone, allow you monitor your Peplink device’s status, configuration and data usage from anywhere in the world using your mobile phone with a data connection.