Tutorial for Sierra Wireless Modules
Learn to use and test all the features in the Sierra Wireless modem using the AT Command Tester tool.
- Install drivers – Install mobile broadband drivers for Windows OS so that the Sierra Wireless modules can be connected through COM ports or connected as a modem device.
- Connect to AT Command Tester – Connect the Sierra Wireless module to the AT Command Tester tool to test the various features of the module.
- Run diagnostics commands – Run diagnostics commands in the module
- Check SIM Status – Verify if the SIM is present and ready in the Sierra Wireless Module.
- Unlock password-protected commands – Some of AT Commands in the Sierra Wireless modules are password-protected, the need to be unlocked before using them.
- Find networks – Find the nearby network providers and connect to the available network.
- Check signal strength – Verify the signal condition and adjust the device and/or antenna position to get the best signal.
- Check registration status – Verify the device is registered with the network providers. The device should be registered before it can connect to the network.
- Setup APN – Set up the Access Point Network (APN) before connecting to the network. APNs are network provider specific and are provide along with the SIM card purchase.
- Setup data call – Activate the Packet Data Protocol (PDP) context to set up the data call.
- Setup voice call – Set up voice call with the Sierra Wireless module.
- Send/Receive SMS – Send/Receive SMS messages in text or PDU mode. Configure the SMS settings and read the messages in the SMS inbox.
- Setup dial-up connection – Set up dial-up connection to get connectivity on the host system with the Sierra Wireless module.
- Run speed test – Run upload/download speed test through FTP and HTTP data transfers.
- Set bands – Set band configuration for different regions.
- Set Radio Access Technology (RAT) – Select the radio access technology such as GSM, UMTS, HRPD, LTE etc.
- Read NMEA GPS – Read the GPS information returned through the NMEA ports.
- SAR Power Backoff – Set the Maximum power for LTE/WCDMA/CDMA bands.
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