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WATCH: How to install the CSL Router

The video and guide below aim to give installers and engineers a general overview of how to install the CSL Router via mobile network, cable or Wi-Fi.

The unit is designed to offer instant connectivity for CCTV, HVAC, EAS, Access Control, Payment Terminals and various other devices, while also offering dual SIM 4G connectivity. To ensure quick installation for engineers, the product arrives pre-configured.

CSL Router’s static IP address also allows remote access into the system, without interfering with any IT infrastructure. The company assures customers that data is kept safe, with all options offering a fully encrypted service via CSL’s Gemini Global Platform. For installations that require professional monitoring, it can also be connected to an Alarm Receiving Centre.

CSL-Routerinstallation-19STEP 1: Antenna and Power Up the CSL Router

To begin, configure the CSL Router by connecting the antenna to the antenna port on the back of the router marked ‘MAIN’.

Next, power up the router using the power supply provided.

You will NOT need to connect the antenna provided if you are only using wide Broadband.


STEP 2A: Device Connection via Mobile Network

This section is relevant if you are enabling 4G connectivity to the LAN via an ethernet cable to your device, such as CCTV, Electronic Article Surveillance or Access Control via port A or port B of the CSL Router.

Program your device with the IP details provided with the CSL Router.

For best results, ensure your signal strength LEDs are both illuminated green. This shows you have good mobile network signal strength. It is also acceptable to have the LEDs illuminate in the sequence of On, then Off – showing you have moderate signal strength.

You can also improve your mobile signal by adding a CSL High-performance aerial for the CSL Router. This can be purchased via CSL’s M2M connect portal.


STEP 2B: Device Connection via Cable

If you are using the CSL Router with an existing wired broadband service, connect Port A to your device. Then, connect port B on the CSL Router to your customer’s broadband router.


STEP 2C: Device Connection via Wi-Fi

This section is relevant if you are enabling 4G connectivity.

To connect your devices via Wi-Fi you will require the ‘CSL Router Wi-Fi aerial pack’. When ordered with Wi-Fi, this pack will be supplied along with the CSL Router.

Connect the Wi-Fi antenna to the Wi-Fi connectors located on the front of the Router. To confirm you have successfully enabled Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi LED on the Router will illuminate green.


STEP 3: Download the AnyConnect Client

This section is relevant if you require remote access to a device connected to your 4G router.

To establish a connection to the IP address of the Router and allow end users to access the data of their connected device, you will need to download the AnyConnect Client to your viewing device. This can be either a program for your desktop, or a downloadable app for your phone or tablet.

To login, you will require a server address, username and password. These details are provided on your CSL AnyConnect setup instructions document, provided with your CSL Router.

Open the app and click ‘Connections’. Click ‘Add VPN connection’. Give your connection a description and input your unique Server Address. Click ‘Save’ and return to the Home Menu to turn on your CSL AnyConnect VPN.

When you turn this on, you will be prompted to input your Username and Password. Once these details have been entered you will be connected to your CSL AnyConnect VPN.

Once connected to your AnyConnect VPN, you can run the viewing application and configure your device to connect to the IP address of the CSL Router.


CSL Router Manual 

The CSL Router manual is available here and provides additional advice on installation and troubleshooting procedures. It also includes various LED lighting status conditions and information on further assistance, if required.

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