Mobile Network Whitelist via MCC/MNC code


#1

Hi Guys

We do a lot of work within the marine industry (superyachts and large cargo vessels) and supply quite a few of your routers. It would help us greatly if we could set the router to only connect to certain networks around the world. A lot of our solutions only cover certain countries or certain networks within each country. Some of our customers have been receiving large bills by using the wrong network automatically.

If I can help at all with this in any way please let me know.

Matt Parnell

RoamingExpert


#2

Hi Matt,

After having internal discussion, we do have similar feature in our roadmap. However, your request is based on carrier service. This brings us the challenge of showing all the carriers (more than 1600 carriers) in worldwide. Can you share how you preferred the carrier selection to be showing up and allow carrier select from the UI? User experience with the UI is important for us.

Thank you.


#3

Hi TK Liew / Peplink Team

Many thanks for replying.

I was envisaging a list where I add the MCC/MNC codes for the networks I want to be able to connect to one by one then maybe an option in cellular settings where the whitelist can be turned off and on. This way there would be no need to add all the networks on a drop down, for example, and you would not need to keep any lists up to date as new networks are formed. The router when in automatic network selection mode would then look at all the networks it can see and see if any are on the “allowed” list before it connects.

The manual carrier selection option that you currently have is great and does not need changing in any way. We find the scan facility much more useful than manually setting the network via MCC/MNC code which some other makes (e.g. Cradlepoint) employ.

Your UI is the best of the bunch by the way. We have exposure to most of your competitors and yours is head and shoulders above the rest. Automatic firmware update check doesn’t work too well though if you are after feedback - I tend to have to do this manually.

Cheers

Matt


#4

If you are going to add a white list then it would make sense to add a blacklist as well, done in the same way.


#5

Hi Matt,

We target to support this in v6.4.0. Stay tuned.


#6

That’s brilliant guys!! Many thanks. Very impressed.


#7

Anny update on this ? as we are getting the request for this feature more often.


#9

+1 here. Any news on MNC whitelist/blacklist? This is a must have for roaming, as MCC is not sufficient form some customers


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#10

MCC is supported from firmware version 7.0.2 onward. Detail info please find using the URL below:

MNC whitelist/blacklist is not available due to some technical challenge. Engineering is reviewing the request and no ETA for now.