Table of Contents
- Products Covered
- Setup Gmail Email Servers
- Configuring Pepwave to Send Email Alerts
- Enabling Bandwidth Alerts
- Requesting Assistance
This article will show you how to enable email alerting on supported Pepwave devices which include up/down alerts and bandwidth monitoring notifications. In this article we will utilize Google Gmail's mail server to route alert messages to any email address of your choosing.
Setup Free Gmail Account
Your Pepwave router supports advanced features including the ability to sent email alerts. In order to send email alerts your Pepwave must be configured to connect to a mail server which will route messages from the Pepwave to an email address of your choosing. In this article we will configure a free Gmail email account to act as the email server.
To begin you must have a google gmail account. We recommend setting up a dedicated gmail account just for your Pepwave which is more secure than using a single account for your email and alerting. Visit gmail.com and sign up for a free account. Screenshot below.
When creating your free Gmail account you must select an email address. You can select anything you wish but make sure to write down the email and password you set as you will need this in later steps. Passwords are case sensitive.
Once you have followed the steps above you will be brought to your Gmail inbox. Now it is time to enable POP/SMTP which is the transport protocol your Pepwave router uses to send email. Don't worry its easy to enable with just a few clicks in your Gmail dashboard. Once you have created an account, click the gear icon in the top right corner to bring up the Gmail "quick settings" page. Once the Quick settings pane appears, click "See all settings" as shown in the screenshot below.
Enabling App-Specific Passwords:
In order to allow your Pepwave to access your Gmail SMTP service, you will need to enable App-Specific Passwords.
- From your Gmail Account, click your Account Icon and click "manage your Google Account"
- Select "Security"
- Under the "Signing into Google" section click "App Passwords"
- Set the App to "Mail"
- Set the Device to "Other (Custom Name)"
- Call the Device "Pepwave Email Notifications" and click "Generate"
- Copy this Password to your Clipboard/Notes to use in the next step below.
Configuring Pepwave to Send Email Alerts
Enabling Bandwidth Alerts
Your Pepwave can send email alerts and by default will send alerts when you consume 75% and 95% of the data threshold set on the router. To enable Bandwidth Allowance Monitoring which will also enable these alerts please follow our Bandwidth Allowance Article here.