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BEAM 8x – Quick Start Guide

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This page contains the online version of the Quick Start Guide for the BEAM 8x Automotive Router. Here you will find an overview of the various components found on the front and back sides of a BEAM 8x device, basic hardware installation, first login information, device specifications, and general safety information. It is highly recommended that you acquaint yourself with the Quick Start Guide before using the device. If you own a BEAM 8x device, you can also find a printed version of the Quick Start Guide in the device’s packaging.

Front Panel

Back Panel

BEAM 8x back panel diagram

Power Connector

Hardware Installation

SIM Card Insertion
  1. Push the SIM holder button with a SIM needle.

  2. Pull out the SIM holder.

  3. Insert your SIM card into the SIM holder.

  4. Slide the SIM holder back into the router.

  5. Attach mobile and WiFi antennas.

  6. Connect the power adapter to the socket on the front of the device. Then plug the other end of the power adapter into a power outlet.

  7. Connect to the device wirelessly
    (SSID: BEAM_**** (unique to each device)).

Configure your computer (Windows)

Enable the wireless network connection (go to Start → Control Panel → Network and Internet → Network and Sharing Center. In the left panel click the Change adapter settings link. Right click on Wireless Network Connection and select Enable).

Wireless Network Connection dialog box

Setup wireless network adapter on your computer (right click on Wireless Network Connection and select Properties. After that select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP) and click Properties).

Select Obtain IP address and Obtain DNS server address automatically if they are not selected. Click OK.

Obtain IP address and DNS Server dialog box

Right click on Wireless Network Connection and select Connect to see available wireless networks.

Qsg iseries connect to wireless network

Choose the wireless network BEAM_**** from the list and click Connect. Enter the WiFi password located on the device’s label.

Login to Device

To enter the router’s Web interface (WebUI), type http://192.168.42.1 into the URL field of your Internet browser.

Use login information shown in the image above when prompted for authentication.

After you login, you will be prompted to change your password for security reasons. The new password must contain at least 8 characters, including at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter and one digit. This step is mandatory and you will not be able to interact with the router’s WebUI before you change the password.

When you change the router’s password, the Configuration Wizard will start. The Configuration Wizard is a tool used to setup some of the router’s main operating parameters.

Go to the Status > Network page and pay attention to the Signal Strength indication (image below). To maximize the cellular performance try adjusting the antennas or changing the location of your device to achieve the best signal conditions.

Signal strength status dialog box

Safety Information

The BEAM 8x router must be used in compliance with any and all applicable national and international laws and with any special restrictions regulating the utilization of the communication module in prescribed applications and environments

Radio specifications
Description
Specifications
RF technologies
2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi, GNSS
Max. RF power
33 dBm@GSM, 24 dBm@WCDMA, 23 dBm@LTE, 20 dBm@WiFi
Bundled accessories specifications*
Description
Specifications
Power Adapter
Input: 0.4A@100-240VAC, Output: 9VDC, 1A, 4-pin plug
Mobile antenna
698~960/1710~2690 MHz, 50 Ω, VSWR<3, gain** 3 dBi, omnidirectional, SMA male connector
WiFi antenna
2400~2483.5 MHz, 50 Ω, VSWR<2, gain** 5 dBi, omnidirectional, RP-SMA male connector
GNSS antenna
1575.42~1602 MHz, 2.2~5 VDC, VSWR<1.5, gain** 28 dB (typ.), RHCP polarization, SMA male connector

* Order code dependent.

** Higher gain antenna can be connected to compensate for cable attenuation when a cable is used. The user is responsible for the compliance with the legal regulations.

Hereby, BEAM Onboard declares that this BEAM 8x router is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive CE/RED.
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