Configure WAN (Remote) Access Settings on Peplink Device

WARNING: In today's dismal climate of malware and hacking attacks perpetrated by malicious actors on the Internet, great caution should be exercised when exposing access of network equipment to the public Internet.  Enabling administrative access to devices from the WAN should only be configured as a last resort and in accordance with your company's security policies.  Instead, INS highly recommends use of the manufacturer's secure cloud hosted management solution - Peplink InControl 2 (IC2).  A one year subscription to this service is included with the purchase of new hardware.

Are you looking to remotely access your Peplink modem? If so, you will need to enable remote access prior to field deployments as this setting comes disabled by default.

You can find remote access setting by logging into the admin page (locally) and navigating to System > Admin Security > Web Admin Access. 

Once Web Admin Access is set to LAN / WAN, you can select which WAN connection is allowed for remote access under the WAN Connection Access Settings.

We highly recommend changing the default password once remote access is enabled to secure the device from unauthorized access/logins.

If (after ensuring Web Admin Access is set to LAN/WAN) you are still unable to remotely connect to your modem, then this requires more advanced troubleshooting which is beyond the scope of this post. Give us a call and one of our application engineers can assist. 

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