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Front and Rear Panel Components

This article describes the components on the front and rear panels of the vEdge 100wm router. For the exact location of these components on the router, see At a Glance.

Front Panel LEDs

The vEdge 100wm router has five chassis status LEDs located on the front panel. Table 1 describes the LEDs, their color and states, and the status they indicate.

Table 1: Chassis Status LEDs in a vEdge 100wm Router

LED

Color

Status

Power

Green/Red

  • Off: System is not on
  • Green: System power is healthy and operational
  • Red: Power supply fault

Status

Green/Yellow/Red

  • Off: System is not on
  • Solid Green: System is fully functional
  • Blinking Green: System is booting up
  • Solid Yellow: No Internet connectivity or the system has detected a minor alarm
  • Red: System has detected a major system level fault or alarm

Ethernet Port (LED 0–4)

Green/Yellow

  • Off: No link
  • Solid Green: 1000 Mbps link detected
  • Blinking Green: 1000 Mbps link detected and link activity
  • Solid yellow: 10/100 Mbps link detected
  • Blinking Yellow: 10/100 Mbps link detected and link activity
WiFi Status Green
  • Off: WiFi interface disabled/off
  • Solid Yellow: WiFi enabled
  • Blinking Green: WiFi client connected and link activity
WWAN Signal Strength Green/Yellow/Red
  • Off: LTE interface disabled/off
  • Solid Green: LTE enabled, excellent signal strength, dormant mode
  • Blinking Green: LTE enabled, excellent signal strength, active mode
  • Solid yellow: LTE enabled, good signal strength, dormant mode
  • Blinking Yellow: LTE enabled, good signal strength, active mode
  • Solid Orange: LTE enabled, poor signal strength, dormant mode
  • Blinking Orange: LTE enabled, poor signal strength, active mode
  • Solid Red: LTE enabled but faulty such as no connectivity with BTS, errors, or no signal

Figure 1 shows the location of the chassis status LEDs on the front panel of the vEdge 100wm router.

Figure 1: Chassis Status LEDs in a vEdge 100wm Router (UPDATE)

Rear Panel

The rear panel of the vEdge 100wm router has two cellular antenna terminals, a GPS antenna input, a Kensington security lock slot, and a Reset button. See Chassis Views for the location of these components.

Cellular Antenna Terminals

The rear panel of the vEdge 100wm router has two SMA antenna terminals for attaching the two multiband swivel-mount dipole antennas that ship with the router. For antenna specifications, see Multiband Cellular Antenna Specifications.

GPS Input

The GPS antenna input on the rear panel of the vEdge 100wm router allows you to connect an external GPS antenna that has an SMA connector. If you connect a GPS antenna to the router, it can automatically identify the router's geographical location.

Kensington Security Lock Slot

The rear panel of the vEdge 100wm router has a small metal-enforced hole for attaching a Kensington lock to secure the router.

Reset Button

The Reset button on the rear panel of the vEdge 100wm router is recessed, to avoid accidentally pressing it while the router is operational. To press the Reset button, use a sharp narrow tool. Table 2 describes the effects of pressing the Reset button.

Table 2: Reset Button Press Behavior

Press Duration

Behavior

Short press

Press for 2 seconds to reset and reboot the router.

Long press

Press for 10 seconds to reset the router and reboot it with factory default configuration.

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