I am working on implementing a LTE configuration on IOS-XE (ISR1000) devices. Issue we have is, that we have to "genereate" some traffic in order for the cellular interface to initiate a connection. This it the WAN interface configuration:
interface Cellular0/2/0 description WAN ip vrf forwarding DSL ip address negotiated no ip redirects no ip unreachables no ip proxy-arp ip nat outside zone-member security WAN dialer in-band dialer idle-timeout 0 dialer watch-group 2 dialer-group 2 ipv6 enable pulse-time 1 ip virtual-reassembly end
If we have a IP SLA active on the router, that starts up and tries to connect to the Internet, then the LTE connection is getting initialized as well. We can see that the IP SLA is the reason to initiate the connection:
roTST02#show dialer Ce0/2/0 - dialer type = DIALER CWAN Idle timer (never), Fast idle timer (20 secs) Wait for carrier (30 secs), Re-enable (15 secs) Dialer state is data link layer up Dial reason: ip (s=172.20.20.1, d=220.127.116.11) Time until disconnect never Current call connected 00:45:41 Connected to lte
If we delete the IP SLA configuration, the router will only start to connect to the internet, once a client from the LAN tries to connect to it. Otherwise it just stays offline.
I tried to issue a "dialer persistent" on the cellular interface, but this command is not supported.
roTST02(config)#interface cellular 0/2/0 roTST02(config-if)#dialer per? % Unrecognized command roTST02(config-if)#dialer persistent ^ % Invalid input detected at '^' marker.
Question: how can i initiate a LTE connection after a reboot wihtout the workaround of generating some traffic first?