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”.
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  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).
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  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”.
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  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.
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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
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    • 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 USB port (COM6) of host machine, the USB port is then mapped serial port (COM1) of VirtualBox.
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  5. In VirtualBox, the modem is connected to COM1 which is the serial port .
  6. In the host machine, the same modem is connected to COM6 which is the USB port.

MOBITEK SMS360 is Now Part of MOBITEK SMS Gateway Development Kit

We are pleased to announced that MOBITEK SMS360 (Basic and E-mail Editions) are now bundled with MOBITEK SMS Gateway Development Kit.

MOBITEK SMS360 — Basic Edition is used for SMS broadcasting.

MOBITEK SMS360 — E-mail Edition is used for sending SMS via e-mail client or to integrate with any system via POP3 interface.

Existing customers whose warranty period still valid could request MOBITEK SMS360 at no extra charge.



MOBITEK S80 is 99% Compatible with Sierra Wireless FX100

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.

SPECIFICATION MOBITEK-S80_backMOBITEK S80 Sierra Wireless FX100Sierra Wireless FX100
SL8082T Module Yes Yes
GSM (2G) Network Quad Band Yes Yes
GPRS Network Yes Yes
WCDMA (3G) Network Dual Band Yes Yes
Serial Port (RS-232) 15-pin Yes Yes
USB Port Yes Yes
Sierra Wireless USB Driver Yes Yes
Open AT Yes Yes
GPS No Yes
Voice Yes Yes

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How to Send SMS Using Command Line (CLISMS version 6)

Install CLISMS version 6

  1. Install Setup.exe
    CISMS v6 wil be installed in C:/Program Files/Mobitek/CLISMS
  2. Open the Device Manager and look into the Ports to find the modem is connected in which port on “Sierra Wireless AT Command Port (UMTS)”. CLISMS6-03


How to Use CLISMS by Using “bat” File

  1. Open Right click on sms.bat. Then choose Edit.CLISMS6-04
  2. Then the notepad will display like this. Change the port, phone number and message with necessary. Save it.CLISMS6-05
  3. Go back to your path file C:/Program Files/Mobitek/CLISMS. Double click at sms.batCLISMS6-06
  4. Then it will apear on command line form. This will automatically closed once the transaction of sending SMS is done.CLISMS6-07
  5. You can see the log file is generated on your path C:/Program Files/Mobitek/CLISMS.CLISMS6-08
  6. You may click on the log to see the transaction. Now you can see the record is there. CLISMS6-09


How to Use CLISMS in Command Line

  1. To sent out sms :-
    clisms.exe /port=2 /to=0162211600 /msg=Alert [press “Enter”]
    echo “sent” [press “Enter”]

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Refer to the manual

MOBITEK S80 Sends SMS Over 3G Network

  1. The AT command result of MOBITEK S80 GSM/SMSModem shows:-
  2. Take note that AcT = 2MOBITEKS80-3G-02

    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)[1] which make up the UMTS radio access network.[2] This communications network, commonly referred to as 3G (for 3rd Generation Wireless Mobile Communication Technology), —

    Since it is “2”, this mean MOBITEK S80 is connected to 3G network and SMS is sent via 3G network.

  3. Will MOBITEK S80 be restricted to sending SMS via 2G only ?
  4. No, MOBITEK S80 can send SMS via 2G or 3G network. MOBITEKS80-3G-03


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