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.
    How to Set-Up MOBITEK S80 Modem in VirtualBox-01
  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.
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  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.
    Change the IP Address of MobiGATE-02
  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.
    Change the IP Address of MobiGATE-04
  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

VCOM Showing “Connected” Then “Disconnected”

Issue: VCOM shows “Connected” then “Disconnected”.

Applies To:

  • MobiGATE Model SG-B-8-L-W
  • SMS Engine version 5 and 6

Cause:

  • if any modem does not have a SIM card inserted and engine is started, the engine  will try to initalise the modem, VCOM shows “Connected”
  • when the initialisation fails, VCOM shows “Disconnected”
  • refer video clip below, Modem ID 2 (COM port no. 17) has a SIM card inserted with blue LED blinking, but others do not have any SIM cards, only Modem ID 2 stays “Connected”, others will show “Connected” then “Disconnected”

 

 

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

USB Driver of MOBITEK S80-02

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

USB Driver of MOBITEK S80-04

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

USB Driver of MOBITEK S80-06

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.

MOBITEK STK API version 5.0 End of Support Notice

MOBITEK® STK API version 5 is no longer supported effective on 26th of October, 2017. Please upgrade to version 6.

More Information

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.

 

 

List of Manuals & Guides Revised as at 2017-07-25

Here is a list of manuals or guides that were revised or recently published:-

  1. User’s Guide for Control Panel of SMS Engine Enterprise Edition
  2. MOBITEK SMS API version 9 — Manual for Software Developer
  3. How to Use MOBITEK SMS API version 7 in Visual Basic .Net
  4. How to Send and Read SMS By Using Command Line
  5. How to Send and Read SMS Using PHP with MOBITEK SMS Engine Basic Edition
  6. How to Send and Read SMS in Java with MOBITEK SMS API v. 9
  7. How to Establish a GPRS Connection Using MOBITEK Q24 Modem