Congratulations on purchasing remot3.it 3G for Raspberry Pi.
Follow these instructions to equip your Raspberry Pi with cellular Internet connectivity using Vodafone's global 3G network. Vodafone 3G M2M connections are available in dozens of countries worldwide.
In addition, your Pi will be fully accessible through the remot3.it Fleet Management system over Vodafone's 3G cellular network. no public IP address ever required thanks to remot3.it !
Your remot3.it 3G for Raspberry Pi includes:
- Huawei global 3G M2M USB modem MS2131i-8. See detailed spec and info here: http://www.embeddedworks.net/wwan792.html
- 16MB micro SDCard with pre-installed with Raspberry Pi Raspbian OS, remot3.it, and plug & play USB modem software
- Vodafone global SIM card
- Free remot3.it Fleet Management account used to connect to your Pi over the Internet from anywhere. No public IP or DDNS required.
- OOBM (Out of Band Management) via ethernet, Wi-Fi, serial port, or USB port of in-band networking equipment such as routers, switches, firewalls, power, or PDU at remote premises
- Wireshark network sniffer, packet capture, and monitoring of any LAN over cellular
- Remote tech support and software maintenance for LAN devices connected to off-premises networks
- Bypass IT firewall/gateway obstacles to service networked equipment installed at remote sites
Please follow all the steps in the order listed below.
With Raspberry Pi powered OFF (disconnected from any USB power source), plug the Huawei MS2131 cellular modem into any free USB port on the Pi. It's OK to have other dongles like BLE/Wi-Fi (on Pi B+/2) or keyboard, mouse, etc. connected to the other USB ports.
With power still OFF, insert the micro SD Card into your Pi and connect any other Network connections and USB peripherals you'll be using such as ethernet cable, keyboard, mouse and possibly an HDMI monitor.
Please note the power supply requirements carefully. You must use a 5V power source for the Pi rated at a minimum of 2A (10W output). Especially if you have a Pi 3 or Pi B+/2 with other active USB peripherals like Wi-Fi dongles.
Power ON the Pi and use a keyboard/mouse/HDMI monitor to open a terminal window on the Pi. Log in to your Pi (defaults user: "pi" / password: "raspberry") Alternatively, use a local ethernet, or Wi-Fi connection with an SSH client to log in and access the command line on the Pi. If you need help getting a command line terminal window on the Pi then consult www.raspberrypi.org
from the command line enter the commands below:
Verify the Cellular Connection
You should see a route table similar to the one shown below. Note in this example I have an ethernet connection (eth0) to the Pi in addition to the 3G cellular interface. You may see a different route table in your case if you have Wi-Fi or no LAN at all.
The important thing to verify is that the value in the first row of the route table labeled "Destination" is "default" and the Iface" column value at the end of the first row is "ppp0". This means the USB modem successfully dialed and connected to the cellular network. Further, the cellular interface is now the default route for network traffic destined to any IP network other than the eth0 LAN at 192.168.1.0/24. All this jibberish means you can now use the ethernet (eth0) or Wi-Fi (wlan0) for local access to the Pi, while all Internet traffic will flow through the cellular connection.
Next let's verify the Pi has Internet connectivity through the cellular network interface. Type the following command on the command line. Use Cntl-C to stop the pinging.
And verify that DNS is working over the cellular interface.
To prove to yourself the internet connection is active through the cellular interface you can use the traceroute command to see every hop from your Pi to the Google name servers at 188.8.131.52. Verify the traceroute passes through the Vodafone global network.
Congratulations your Pi is now connected to the Internet through the cellular interface and the LAN interfaces (eth0 and/or wlan0) are active for local traffic and ssh or VNC operation.
remot3.it Fleet Management
Now connect to your 3G Pi using SSH or VNC from anywhere, over cellular, using the remot3.it Fleet Management System. Click here https://remot3.it