How to Configure MOBITEK S80 SMS Modem to Use SMS API and to Access Internet via 3G at the Same Time

  1. Goto “AirCard Watcher -> Setting -> Messaging -> Routing option”  and select  “Circuit Switched”.
    MOBITEK S80 SMS Modem to Use SMS API and to Access Internet via 3G-01
    MOBITEK S80 SMS Modem to Use SMS API and to Access Internet via 3G-02
  2. After you have set to “Circuit Switched”, you can use MOBITEK SMS API and access internet via 3G at the same time.
    MOBITEK S80 SMS Modem to Use SMS API and to Access Internet via 3G-03
  3. Note that AirCard Watcher (through Sierra Wireless AirCard HSDPA Modem) uses different COM port, in this example, it is using COM port number 3.
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How to Use AirCard Watcher to Connect MOBITEK S80 3G Modem to 3G Network

  1. First, install AirCard Watcher.
  2. Insert SIM card into MOBITEK S80 3G Modem and connect it to PC or laptop.
  3. A new modem in “Device Manager” will appear — “Sierra Wireless AirCard HSDPA Modem”.
    AirCard Watcher-01
  4. Run AirCard Watcher.
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  5. AirCard Watcher will automatically detect the MOBITEK S80 3G Modem and show the name of TELCO. In this example, it is “U Mobile”. It will also show “3G”.
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  6. Click “Connect” button to connect to 3G network. If successfully connected then the red signal bar will turn to green and the “Connect” button will change to “Disconnect”.
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  7. Try accessing the internet via a web browser. AirCard Watcher will show the upload and download speed (refer to red box).
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  8. To check data usage, click on the “meter” icon (red box)
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How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 3G Modem in Linux Running in VirtualBox

Note: if you are NOT using VirtualBox, then you may skip step 1.

  1. Map the COM Port of Modem (COM3 in this tutorial) to COM1 (or any COM port n umber) in VirtualBox. If this step is missed, then MOBITEK S80 will not response in CuteCom or Putty (terminal).
    MOBITEK S80 3G Modem in Linux Running in VirtualBox-01
  2. To check if MOBITEK S80 is connected to the USB port, type “lusb”. It will show MOBITEK S80 Modem as “Sierra Wireless, Inc. MC8700 Modem”.
    MOBITEK S80 3G Modem in Linux Running in VirtualBox-02
  3. But in this  VirtualBox (virtual machine), MOBITEK S80 is connected under “Serial Ports” (as per step 1) and not under “USB” of the VirtualBox. To check which serial port is MOBITEK S80 Modem connected, type in “dmesg | grep tty”. In this example, it shows “ttyS0” which is COM1 that was set in step 1 above.
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  4. Run CuteCom. Select “/dev/ttyS0” in device and click Open device. Then type the AT command.
    MOBITEK S80 3G Modem in Linux Running in VirtualBox-04

How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 Modem in VirtualBox

  1. Connect modem to host OS.Open VirtualBox, go to the setting of your virtual machine.
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  2. Go to Serial Ports and set the setting as below:
    • Enable Serial Port.
    • Set Port Number: “port number inside the guest OS”
    • Port Mode: Host Device
    • Path/Address: “port number of modem that is connected to host OS”. Click OK
      How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 Modem in VirtualBox-02
    • note: if this step is skipped, hyper terminal will have no response if connected to the “Sierra Wireless AT Command Port”
  3. Run the virtual machine.
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  4. Go to device manager in VirtualBox to check the COM Port. In this example, the MOBITEK S80 Modem that is connected to the host machine in COM port 6 is mapped to COM port 1 in VirtualBox.
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  5. In VirtualBox, the application must use COM port 1 instead of COM port 6.

How to Change the IP Address of MobiGATE Using “update.exe”

  1. Run the program “upgrade.exe”. Download from here …
  2. Click “search all device” to find IP address of MobiGATE.
    Change the IP Address of MobiGATE-01
  3. Optional: click “connect to device” if want to connect to MobiGATE.
  4. If found, it will show a list of MobiGATE with IP address.
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  5. Select MobiGATE (192.168.10.88).
  6. Click “Temporary change IP address”.
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  7. Insert temporary IP address (192.168.10.98) and click OK.
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  8. The new temporary IP address will be updated on the list.
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  9. Now access the web menu of MobiGATE via web browser using the temporary IP address (192.168.10.98)
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    • Note: the MobiGATE’s IP address is still remain at the old address of 192.168.10.88
    • using “update.exe” to set a temporary IP address is temporary only, it will revert back to its old IP address after you power off the MobiGATE
    • you need to continue, using the web menu “serial port server” to permanently change the IP address according to our guide

USB Driver of MOBITEK S80 Supports Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 and Windows 10

We have conducted a test in 3 different OS which is:-

  • Windows Server 2008 32-bit;
  • Windows Server 2012 64-bit; and
  • Windows 10 64-bit.

Then we left MOBITEK S80 running for 4 hours in each OS, and the COM Port DID NOT disappear.

MOBITEK S80 was not connected to power cable, it is using power from the USB cable.

The USB driver version is 11.5.

OS
Did COM Port disappear after 4 hours? (Yes/No)
SCREEN CAPTURE
Windows 2008 32-bit No USB Driver of MOBITEK S80-01

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Windows 2012 64-bit No USB Driver of MOBITEK S80-03

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Windows 10 64-bit No USB Driver of MOBITEK S80-05

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Therefore the USB driver, version 11.5, for MOBITEK S80 works in these 3 OS:-

    • Windows Server 2008 32-bit;
    • Windows Server 2012 64-bit and
    • Windows 10 64-bit.