Note: if you are NOT using VirtualBox, then you may skip step 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).
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”.
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.
Run CuteCom. Select “/dev/ttyS0” in device and click Open device. Then type the AT command.
Sierra Wireless FX100 3G Modem has reached end-of-life production cycle. It may be difficult to obtain a new unit. The good news is that MOBITEK®S80 is 99% compatible with Sierra Wireless FX100 3G Modem.
UTRAN (short for “Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network”) is a collective term for the network and equipment that connects mobile handsets to the public telephone network or the Internet. It contains the base stations, which are called Node B’s and Radio Network Controllers (RNCs) which make up the UMTS radio access network. This communications network, commonly referred to as 3G (for 3rd Generation Wireless Mobile Communication Technology), —https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UMTS_Terrestrial_Radio_Access_Network
Since it is “2”, this mean MOBITEK S80 is connected to 3G network and SMS is sent via 3G network.
Will MOBITEK S80 be restricted to sending SMS via 2G only ?