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Inhibiting the Network

Network access for the WebPort can be enabled or disabled at any time. (When switching from one state to the other, it is recommended that you allow at least one minute for the change to occur.) Network inhibit is achieved by grounding pin 2 of the PWR connector. When pin 2 is left unconnected, network communication is enabled, and if it is connected to ground (pin 3) then WAN and the optional cell modem function is inhibited. When pin 2 is connected to ground, the physical layer for the WAN interface is disabled. No traffic of any type will enter or exit via the WAN. In addition, the optional cellular modem will be shut down into a low power mode and disconnected from the network. No cellular or WAN data traffic will occur as long as network inhibit is active. When network inhibit is removed, the WAN begins working again, and the cellular modem is reinitialized.

When the network is inhibited, the only way to connect to the WebPort and make configuration changes is by connecting a laptop to the LAN.

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