Connectivity requirements?If you're looking for how the IXrouter sets up its connection, have a look at the IXrouter connectivity requirements instead.
The IXrouter can have up to 3 active connections that it uses to offer you its range of functionalities. This article clarifies the roles of these connections.
You are likely already familiar with the VPN connection. This is the IXrouter's connection that enables you to remotely and safely access your machines as if you are on-site. Addionally, it's used for Cloud Access services as well. This connection can be turned off.
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The IXrouter also has an MQTT connection. This is a lightweight connection that's used for pushing a new configuration to the IXrouter or remotely switching the IXrouter's VPN connection off or on. This connection is always active.
Additionally, if you're using Cloud Logging or Cloud Notify, the IXrouter has another MQTT connection named "MQTT logger". It's used for sending data from the IXrouter to the IXplatform. This connection is only active when you've configured Cloud Logging or Cloud Notify.
The IXrouter is depicted as being when its VPN or MQTT connection is active.