Multitech CDMA User guide

MultiModem® CDMA
USB Wireless Modem
MTCBA-C-U
User Guide
MultiModem® CDMA
USB Wireless Modem User Guide
MTCBA-C-U
S000345K, Revision K
Copyright
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Copyright © 2008 by Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.
Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. makes no representation or warranties with respect to the contents hereof and specifically
disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.
Furthermore, Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to
time in the content hereof without obligation of Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., to notify any person or organization of such
revisions or changes. Check Multi-Tech’s Web site or product CD for current versions of our product documentation.
Revision History
Revision Date
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07/13/04
B
05/05/05
C
09/15/05
D
10/13/05
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F
05/04/06
06/30/06
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K
09/05/06
01/19/07
05/11/07
03/20/08
11/10/08
Description
Initial release.
Revised installation procedures.
Added the WEEE update.
Changed temperature range, added humidity rating, changed modem maintenance, and
warranty chapter.
Updated USB Plug & Play software installation.
Added AT command examples and frequently asked questions. Reorganized the chapters.
Changed the location of the Adtivation Notices. Added a note about current documentation on
Web site. Many other minor changes made.
Removed caution about not connecting USB cable to pc.
Added caution to splash screen.
Revised tech support listing, trademark description, and warranty/repair descriptions.
Add Vista Driver support.
Updated Vista Driver installation, added Windows Server 2008 installation, removed fax
requirement, and minor editorial changes.
Trademarks and Logos
Multi-Tech, the Multi-Tech logo, and MultiModem are registered trademarks of Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. Windows is
a registered trademark of Microsoft in the U.S. and other countries. Other trademarks and trade names mentioned in
this publication belong to their respective owners.
World Headquarters
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Internet Address: http://www.multitech.com
Technical Support
Country
Europe, Middle East, Africa:
U.S., Canada, all others:
By Email
support@multitech.co.uk
support@multitech.com
Warranty
Warranty information can be found at: http://www.multitech.com
By Phone
+(44) 118 959 7774
(800) 972-2439 or +(763) 717-5863
Table of Contents
Contents
Chapter 1 – Product Description and Specifications ................................................................................................ 4 Product Description .................................................................................................................................................4 Features ..................................................................................................................................................................4 Safety ......................................................................................................................................................................5 General Safety .................................................................................................................................................5 RF Interference Issues..................................................................................................................................... 5 Vehicle Safety ..................................................................................................................................................5 Maintenance of Your Modem ........................................................................................................................... 6 Your Responsibility ..........................................................................................................................................6 Package Contents............................................................................................................................................ 6 Specifications ..........................................................................................................................................................7 Functions – CDMA USB Modes .............................................................................................................................. 7 Electrical Characteristers ........................................................................................................................................7 Antenna/RF Specifications ......................................................................................................................................8 Interfaces ................................................................................................................................................................8 LEDs .......................................................................................................................................................................8 AT Command Information .......................................................................................................................................8 Chapter 2 – Activation and Installation ......................................................................................................................9 Activate Your Wireless Account ..............................................................................................................................9 Hook up the Antenna and USB Cable ..................................................................................................................... 9 Attach the Modem to a Flat Surface (Optional) .................................................................................................... 10 Install the Modem Driver ....................................................................................................................................... 11 Installing the Modem Driver in Windows Server 2008,XP,2003 ..................................................................... 17 Chapter 3 – Using Your Wireless Modem ................................................................................................................ 22 Phone Numbers for the Wireless Modem ............................................................................................................. 22 Examples of Useful AT Commands ...................................................................................................................... 22 Verifying Signal Strength ............................................................................................................................... 22 Checking Network Registration and Roaming Status.....................................................................................22 Checking the Modem’s Identity ...................................................................................................................... 22 Establishing a Voice Call ............................................................................................................................... 23 Establishing a Circuit-Switched Data (CSD) Connection ............................................................................... 23 Answering a Circuit-Switched Data (CSD) Connection .................................................................................. 23 Using Short Message Services (SMS) .................................................................................................................. 24 SMS Examples .............................................................................................................................................. 25 Internet Access ..................................................................................................................................................... 26 Connecting to the CDMA Network for Internet Access .................................................................................. 26 Mobile PhoneTools ............................................................................................................................................... 27 Chapter 4 – Troubleshooting and Frequently Asked Questions............................................................................28 Troubleshooting Example ..................................................................................................................................... 28 Situation A: The modem does not respond through the USB link .................................................................. 28 Frequently Asked Questions ................................................................................................................................. 28 Chapter 5 – Reference Information ........................................................................................................................... 31 Wireless Modem Reference Information ............................................................................................................... 31 General .......................................................................................................................................................... 31 Appendix A - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Statement ..................................................... 32 Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. 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Chapter 1 – Product Description and Specifications
Chapter 1 – Product Description
and Specifications
Product Description
The Multi-Tech MultiModem CDMA USB is an external data/fax/voice wireless modem. It also supports mobile
originated short message service (SMS) and mobile-terminated SMS. It offers standards-based multi-band CDMA
2000 1xRTT performance. This ready-to-deploy, standalone modem allows developers to add wireless
communication to products with a minimum of development time and expense. The MultiModem CDMA USB
Wireless modem is based on industry-standard open interfaces, is fully approved, and can be desktop or panel
mounted.
Models:
MTCBA-C-U-N1 is a generic 800/1900 MHz CDMA USB modem that must be programmed with Provisioning
Information (PRI) and a Preferred Roaming List (PRL). (A-key = Random). Recommended for
developers.
MTCBA-C-U-N2 is an 800/1900 MHz CDMA USB modem provisioned for Sprint networks. USA
MTCBA-C-U-N3 is an 800/1900 MHz CDMA USB modem provisioned for Verizon networks. USA
MTCBA-C-U-N4 is an 800 MHz CDMA USB modem for regions that use R-UIM cards. (R-UIM).
MTCBA-C-U-N9 is a generic 800/1900 MHz CDMA USB modem must be programmed with Provisioning Information
(PRI) and a Preferred Roaming List (PRL). (A-key = 0). Recommended for developers.
MTCBA-C-U-N12 is an 800/1900 MHz CDMA USB modem provisioned for Bell Mobility. Canada.
MTCBA-C-U-N14 is an 800/1900 MHz CDMA USB modem provisioned for Alltel networks. USA.
Other Product Codes:
NAM is the model for US and Canada
E/U is the model for Europe and the rest of the world
A Note About Documentation:
Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time in the
content hereof without obligation of Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., to notify any person or organization of such revisions or
changes. Check Multi-Tech’s Web site for current versions of our product documentation.
Features
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CDMA2000 1xRTT operation
Dual-band 800/1900 MHz CDMA
800 MHz with R-UIM support
Desktop or panel mounting
Short Message Service features including SMS mobile originated, SMS mobile
terminated, cell broadcast, Over the Air Activation (OTA), OTASP, OTAPA
Voice features include DTMF, telephony, OCELP 13K, echo cancellation
SMA antenna connector
Serial interface supports DTE speeds to 230K
AT command compatible
CDMA IS-95-A, IS-95B; backwards compatible
Packet data up to 153K bps forward and reverse
Circuit-switched data up to 14.4K bps
Phone book management and Personal Information Management (PIM)
Fixed dialing number
Supplementary services including call forwarding, call barring, multiparty, call
waiting and call hold, calling line identification, closed user group, call transfer
Numerous LEDs present operational status
Real time clock
Alarm management
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Safety
General Safety
The modem is designed for and intended to be used in fixed and mobile applications. “Fixed” means that the device is
physically secured at one location and is not able to be easily moved to another location. “Mobile” means that the
device is designed to be used in other than fixed locations.
Caution: Maintain a separation distance of at least 20 cm (8 inches) is normally maintained
between the transmitter’s antenna and the body of the user or nearby persons. The Modem
is not designed for or intended to be used in portable applications within 20 cm. (8 inches) of
the body of the user.
RF Interference Issues
It is important to follow any special regulations regarding the use of radio equipment due in particular to the possibility
of radio frequency, RF, interference. Please follow the safety advice given below carefully.
• Switch OFF your Wireless MultiModem when in an aircraft. The use of cellular telephones in an aircraft may
endanger the operation of the aircraft, disrupt the cellular network and is illegal. Failure to observe this
instruction may lead to suspension or denial of cellular telephone services to the offender, or legal action or
both.
• Switch OFF your Wireless MultiModem when around gasoline or diesel-fuel pumps and before filling your
vehicle with fuel.
• Switch OFF your Wireless MultiModem in hospitals and any other place where medical equipment may be in
use.
• Respect restrictions on the use of radio equipment in fuel depots, chemical plants or where blasting operations
are in progress.
• There may be a hazard associated with the operation of your Wireless MultiModem close to inadequately
protected personal medical devices such as hearing aids and pacemakers. Consult the manufacturers of the
medical device to determine if it is adequately protected.
• Operation of your Wireless MultiModem close to other electronic equipment may also cause interference if the
equipment is inadequately protected. Observe any warning signs and manufacturers’ recommendations.
Vehicle Safety
• Do not use your MultiModem while driving.
• Respect national regulations on the use of cellular telephones in vehicles. Road safety always comes first.
• If incorrectly installed in a vehicle, the operation of Wireless MultiModem telephone could interfere with the
correct functioning of vehicle electronics. To avoid such problems, be sure that qualified personnel have
performed the installation. Verification of the protection of vehicle electronics should be part of the installation.
• The use of an alert device to operate a vehicle’s lights or horn on public roads is not permitted.
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Maintenance of Your Modem
Your Wireless MultiModem is the product of advanced engineering, design and craftsmanship and should be treated
with care. The suggestions below will help you to enjoy this product for many years.
• Do not expose the Wireless MultiModem to any extreme environment where the temperature is above 50ºC or
humidity is above 90% noncondensing.
• Do not attempt to disassemble the Wireless MultiModem. There are no user serviceable parts inside.
• Do not expose the Wireless MultiModem to water, rain, or spilled beverages. It is not waterproof.
• Do not place the Wireless MultiModem alongside computer discs, credit or travel cards, or other magnetic
media. The phone may affect the information contained on discs or cards.
• The use of accessories not authorized by Multi-Tech or not compliant with Multi-Tech's accessory
specifications may invalidate the warranty of the Wireless MultiModem.
• In the unlikely event of a fault in the Wireless MultiModem, contact Multi-Tech Tech Support.
Your Responsibility
This Wireless MultiModem is your responsibility. Please treat it with care respecting all local regulations. It is not a
toy. Therefore, keep it in a safe place at all times and out of the reach of children.
Try to remember your Unlock and PIN codes. Become familiar with and use the security features to block
unauthorized use and theft.
Package Contents
Unbundled package
Modem with No Accessories
1 modem
1 mounting bracket
1 Quick Start Guide
1 MultiModem CD
Note: You must supply a USB cable,
bracket screws, and an antenna.
Bundled Package
Modem with Accessories
1 modem
1 mounting bracket
1 USB cable
1 antenna
4 rubber feet
1 Quick Start Guide
1 MultiModem CD
Note: You must supply bracket
screws.
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Specifications
General Specifications
Mechanical Dimensions & Weight
Connectors & Fasteners
Operating Temperatures
Storage Temperatures
Humidity
Certifications
4.3" L x 2.4" W x 0.94" H; 4.2 oz.
(11 cm x 6.1 cm x 2.4 cm; 119 g)
Antenna Connection type: SMA jack
Interface Connector: USB Type B
Phone Handset: Modular Handset Jack
-30° to +70°C
-40° to +85°C
Relative humidity 20% to 90% noncondensing
EMC: FCC Part 2, 15, 22, 24, EN 55022, EN 55024
Safety: cUL, UL 60950, EN 60950
Network: CDG 1 & 2
Functions – CDMA USB Modes
Mode
Standard
Interface
SMS
Data
Description
Dual Band 800/1900 MHz CDMA
USB 12 Mbps. AT command set based on TIA/EIA/IS707.3, V.25ter and CDMA 07.05 & 07.07
Mobile Originated (MO) and Mobile Terminated (MT), Over the Air Activation (OTA), OTASP,
and OTAPA
Asynchronous 2400, 4800, 9600, and 14400 bps.
Transparent and Non-Transparent modes.
Mode 3.1 KHz (PSTN) and V110 (ISDN).
Electrical Characteristers
Electrical Characteristics
Switching the modem on/off
Voltage Range
Overvoltage and Undervoltage
The device is permanently powered by the PC.
Voltage range : 4.75 to 5.25 coming from the PC
Correct operation of the Wireless MultiModem in communication mode is
not guaranteed if input voltage falls below 4.75.
Current Requirement
Parameters
Input supply current in comm. mode at full Tx power
Input supply current in comm. mode at average Tx power
Input supply current in idle mode
800 MHZ
1900 MHZ
Typ.
Typ.
500
240
50
500
250
50
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mA
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Antenna/RF Specifications
Frequency
Impedance
VSWR
Typical Radiated Gain
CDMA 800
824 to 894 MHz
CDMA 1900
1850 to 1990 MHz
50 ohms
<2
0 dBi on azimuth plane
Interfaces
The Wireless MultiModem has several interfaces:
LED function indicating operating status
External antenna (via SMA connector)
USB connector
Microphone and speaker (via handset jack)
LEDs
LED Indicators
TD
RD
CD
LS
TR
PWR
Transmit Data. Light is on when modem is transmitting data.
Receive Data. Light is on when modem is receiving data.
Carrier Detect. Light is on when data connection has been established.
Line Status.
Continuous “on” state indicates that the wireless modem is not registered on the network.
Flashing state indicates registration on network.
Off state. Modem is off (not ready) or in download mode.
Terminal Ready. Commonly called “Data Terminal Ready.” This is a readiness signal from the PC.
Power. Light is on continuously to when power on. (On the IP model, this LED flashes when power is
on.
AT Command Information
AT commands for the CDMA wireless modem are published in a separate CDMA AT Commands Reference
Guide included on the MultiModem CD and posted on the Multi-Tech web site.
IP commands for CDMA modems are also published in a separate CDMA AT Commands Reference Guide
included on the MultiModem CD and posted on the Multi-Tech web site.
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Chapter 2 – Installation
Chapter 2 – Activation and
Installation
Activate Your Wireless Account
Pre-Configured Multi-Tech Products
Each Multi-Tech wireless product has been pre-configured to operate on a wireless network.
Activate Your Wireless Account
Please see the wireless account Activation Notices located on the MultiModem CD. Choose the one for your
wireless network provider and follow the directions to activate your account.
Phone Numbers for the Wireless Modem
Every wireless modem will have its own unique phone number. The phone number will be given to you by your
wireless service provider. Wireless provider implementations may vary.
Hook up the Antenna and USB Cable
1.
2.
3.
Connect a suitable antenna to the SMA connector (see antenna specifications in Chapter 1).
Connect the Series B end of the USB cable to the modem and to the other end to the PC.
If you intend to use a phone handset, connect it to the HANDSET connector on the MultiModem now.
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Attach the Modem to a Flat Surface
(Optional)
To mount the Wireless MultiModem, do the following:
1.
Obtain mounting screws (two are needed) that are appropriate for the surface on which you will mount the
modem. For example, one might use two 6-32 self-tapping screws 5/8” in length to mount the unit in a
truck to the wall of the cab behind the passenger’s seat.
2. Typically, the unit is mounted against a flat surface into which holes can be drilled. The mounting holes
(center-to-center) must be separated by 125mm or 4 -15/16 inches.
Drill the mounting holes at the desired mounting location.
3. Slide the mounting bridles into the corresponding slots on the backside of the modem chassis.
4. Attach the modem with two screws to the mounting surface at the desired location on the equipment.
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Chapter 2 – Installation
Install the Modem Driver
Introduction
Compatibility: This wireless MultiModem is compatible with Windows Operating Systems Vista/2008/XP/2003
and Linux.
Windows Drivers: The wireless MultiModem USB driver must be installed in your computer’s program directory.
The Windows USB drivers are located on the MultiModem CD in the Drivers I Windows Drivers folder. A
complete set of drivers for each operating system is organized into Vista and XP with either 32-bit or 64-bit
processor. Most users will select either the 32-bit Vista or 32-bit XP drivers. For 64-bit operating systems, go to
Start I All Programs I Accessories I System Tools I Computer and click on the System Properties button.
Under System you will see System Type: 64-bit Operating System.
Linux Drivers: Linux Operating System drivers are also located on the CD in the Drivers I Linux Folder. Refer
to the Readme file (also in the Linux directory) for the correct driver file and installation guide for your
distribution/version of Linux.
Overview of Windows Driver Installation: Three install wizards guide you through the software Installation in
this order:
•
Part A installs the Serial Port.
•
Part B installs the modem driver.
Installing the Modem Driver in Windows Vista
Preliminaries
2.
Power up your computer.
If you have not already done so, connect the modem’s USB cable to a USB port on the
computer.
3.
Windows will detect that the new modem is present.
1.
Driver Installation of your TUSB3410 Serial Port
4.
The Found New Hardware screen appears with Windows needs to install driver software for
your TUSB3410 Serial Port.
Click on Locate and install driver software (recommended). Windows will guide you
through the process of installing driver software for your device.
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6.
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The next screen prompts you to insert the disc that came with your MultiModem. If you have the
disc that came with your device, insert it now.
Select I don’t have the disc. Show me other options.
Choose Browse my computer for driver software (advanced).
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At the Browse for driver software on your computer screen.
Click the Browse button.
8.
Browse to the Drivers folder on your MultiModem CD, then select the Windows_Drivers folder
and then the Vista32 folder. If you were installing drivers on a Vista 64-bit Operating System,
you would browse to the Vista64 folder.
Click Next.
9.
Windows can’t verify the publisher of this driver software screen appears.
Select Install this driver software anyway.
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10.
Installing driver software… screen appears.
11.
When the software for this device has been successfully installed screen appears with Windows
has finished installing the driver software for this device: CDMA Device.
Click Close.
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Installation of the Modem
12.
The Found New Hardware – Windows needs to install driver software for your MultiTech
CDMA Modem screen appears.
13.
Click on Locate and install driver software (recommended). The MultiModem CD is still in
the CDROM drive. Click Next.
14.
Windows can’t verify the publisher of this driver software screen appears.
Select Install this driver software anyway.
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15.
Installing driver software progress screen appears.
16.
The software for this device has been successfully installed screen appears. Windows has
finished installing the driver software for this device: Multi-Tech Systems USB
CDMA
Wireless Modem.
Click Close. The installation of drivers is now complete.
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Installing the Modem Driver in Windows Server 2008,XP,2003
This installation assumes a Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, or 2003 operating system.
Part A for Windows Server 2008,XP,2003: Installing the Serial Port
1.
Connect the USB cable between the MultiModem and the PC.
2.
Insert the MultiModem CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD uses the Autorun feature, and after a brief
delay, the MultiModem Setup – Welcome screen appears. Close the Welcome screen.
In some situations the operating system will display a Found New Hardware Wizard screen and asks you:
Can Windows connect to Windows Update to search for software?
Select No, not this time. Then click Next.
3.
The Found New Hardware Wizard screen now displays the CDMA Device. This is the first of three New
Hardware Wizards that will appear.
4.
Click on Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and then click Next..
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5. The next screen is the Please choose your search and installation options.
Ensure that Search removable media (floppy, CD-ROM…) is selected and Include this location in the
search is selected. Click the Browse button
6.
7.
Browse to the Drivers folder on your MultiModem CD, then select the Windows_Drivers folder and then the
XP32 folder. If you are installing drivers on an XP 64-bit Operating System, you would browse to the Vista64
folder. Click Next.
A Windows Logo Testing screeen appears. Click Continue Anyway.
8.
Please wait while the wizard installs the software.
Click Next when the driver is installed.
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9.
At the Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard – CDMA Device screen, click Finish. Installation of
the USB driver is now complete.
The second Found New Hardware wizard will start automatically to associate the PC port with the USB
driver.
Part B for Windows Server 2008,XP,2003: Installing the Modem Driver
1.
If the Welcome to the Found New Hardware Wizard screen asking – Can Windows connect to Windows
update to search for software? appears again, select No, not this time. Then click Next.
2.
The Found New Hardware Wizard screen appears for the Multi-Tech Systems USB Systems USB CDMA
Wireless_GPRS Wireless Modem.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
Click on Install from a list or specific location (Advanced). Then click Next.
The Please choose your search and installation options screen appears.
Select Search removable media (floppy, CD-ROM…) is selected and include this location in the search
is selected. Click the Browse button.
Browse to the Drivers folder on your MultiModem CD, then select the Windows_Drivers folder and then the
xp32 folder. If you are installing drivers on an XP 64-bit Operating System, you would browse to the XP64
folder. Click Next.
The final Windows Logo Testing screen may appear depending on operating system settings. This screen
pertains to the creation of a modem entity in the operating system that accommodates the MultiTech
Systems USB CDMA Wireless MultiModem.
Click Continue Anyway.
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7.
The Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard screen appears.
Click Finish.
With the modem .inf file successfully installed, the entire software installation procedure for the MutiModem
is complete.
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Chapter 3 – Using Your Wireless
Modem
Phone Numbers for the Wireless Modem
• Every wireless modem will have its own unique phone number.
• The phone number will be given to you by your wireless service provider. Wireless provider implementations
may vary.
Examples of Useful AT Commands
A Note About HyperTerminal
In order to verify signal strength and roaming status, you must use a terminal application such as HyperTerminal. To
open this program in Windows XP or Windows 2003, go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Communications
> HyperTerminal. Other Windows operating systems have similar paths to HyperTerminal. See your system’s online
Help if you cannot find it.
A Note About AT Commands
CDMA commands is included on the MultiModem CD and on the Multi-Tech Web site.
The following two commands let you query signal strength and roaming status.
Verifying Signal Strength
Using HyperTerminal, type AT+CSQ
The modem responds with the received signal strength (rssi) and bit error rate (ber).
BER values are always 99.
RSSI ranges are from 0 to 31.
Signal Strength Verification – RSSI
10 - 31
Sufficient
0-9
Weak or Insufficient
99
No signal
Note: Modems provisioned for the Sprint network have a different range of values for signal
strength. See the AT Command guide for details.
Checking Network Registration and Roaming Status
In this procedure, you will verify that the Wireless MultiModem has been registered on the wireless network.
Using Hyperterminal, type AT+CREG?
The modem will respond in one of the following ways:
Value
0,0
0,1
0,5
Network Registration Verification
Network Registration Status
The modem is not registered on any network
The modem is registered on the home network
The modem is registered on a network and it is roaming
Note: If the modem indicates that it is not registered, verify the signal strength to determine if the problem
is the strength of the received signal.
Checking the Modem’s Identity
Use the ATI command (Note: This command is illustrated using the capital letter i after AT)
• Type ATI0 (Note: The command ends in a zero)
The manufacturing data displays. For example, xxxxx Modem 800 1900
• Type ATI3
The software version displays. For example, S/W VER: xxxxx
• Type ATI6
The capability data displays. For example, +CGSM, +CIS707, ...
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Establishing a Voice Call
• Initiate a voice call
Type ATD1234; (Note: Don’t forget the semicolon “;” at the end. This stands for voice calls)
Responses:
OK (Communication established)
CME ERROR : 11 (PIN Code not entered [with +CMEE : 1 mode])
CME ERROR : 3 (Operation not allowed)
• Initiate an emergency call
Type ATD112; (Note: Don’t forget the semicolon “;” at the end. This stands for voice calls)
Responses:
OK
• Hang up
Type ATH
Responses:
OK
Establishing a Circuit-Switched Data (CSD) Connection
A Circuit-Switched Data Connection makes the wireless modem work like a regular analog modem. You must
have CSD service in order to make a CSD call.
Establish a Connection: Using HyperTerminal or a terminal application, you can establish a CSD
connection by entering the following command: ATD<phone number>
Notes:
• The phone number you are calling is entered between the displayed
brackets. Do not type additional brackets. For example, type only ATD
8585551212. 8285551212 is typed between the brackets.
• This command tells the modem to inform the wireless network that you are
initiating a CSD modem call. If you are dialing to another modem, the
remote modem should answer and a connection between the two modems
will be established. If you include a semi-colon (;) at the end of the dialing
string, the modem will instead initiate a Voice call to the phone number
dialed.
Disconnect:
Type: +++
Wait about two seconds to see an OK response.
Then type: ATH
Note: +++ is the escape sequence and ATH is the Hang-up command.
Answering a Circuit-Switched Data (CSD) Connection
A Circuit-Switched Data Connection makes the wireless modem work like a regular analog modem. You must
have CSD service in order to answer a CSD call.
Establish A Connection: Using HyperTerminal or a terminal application, enter the following command:
AT+CICB=0 <cr> This sets the modem to answer in data mode.
Then, call into the modem by dialing the number provided by your carrier.
Answer a Call:
When you see the RING responses on the terminal screen, enter ATA <cr> to
answer the call.
Set Auto-Answer:
Enter ATS0=x
This sets the modem to auto-answer. The call will be answered after the number
of rings entered. x stand for the number rings.
Then call into the modem by dialing the number provided to you by the carrier.
Disconnect:
Type: +++
Wait about two seconds to see an OK response.
Then type: ATH
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Using Short Message Services (SMS)
Send a Short Message to a Specified Number.
Type AT+CMGS="8585551212" <press Enter>
Then type your message: Please call me soon. <press ctrl Z>
The modem may respond with +CMGS:<mr> OK
Write a Message to Memory.
You can store a message to send it at a later date.
Type AT+CMGW="8585551212" <press Enter>
Type the message. <press ctrl Z>
The modem may respond with +CMGW: 4 OK (The message is stored in the index as message 4.)
Send a Message from Storage.
Type AT+CMSS=x,"8585551212" <press Enter>
The modem may respond with +CMSS: 1 OK (The transmission is successful. One SMS message is
sent.)
Note: The x represents an index location.
View a List of Stored Messages.
Type AT+CMGL=x <press Enter>
For x, substitute one of the following:
"UREAD" Show all unread messages.
"READ" Show all read messages.
"USENT" Show all unsent messages.
"SENT" Show all sent messages.
"ALL" Show all d messages.
The modem will respond AT+CMGL: 1,"REC UNREAD","8585551212",1...
The modem will continue until all UNREAD messages, numbers, and index number are listed.
Read a Stored Message.
Type AT+CMGR=x <press Enter>
The modem may respond with +CMGR: "REC READ", "8585551212", ......
Note: The x represents an index location.
Delete a Stored Message.
Type AT+CMGD=x,n <press Enter>
For n, substitute one of the following:
0 Delete message at location <include the index number>
1 Delete all READ messages.
2 Delete all READ and SENT messages.
3 Delete all READ, SENT, and UNSENT messages.
4 Delete ALL messages.
The modem will respond OK.
Note: The x represents an index location.
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SMS Examples
Send Example: Sending an SMS message
at+cpms="MT","MO" (set the read and write locations for SMS)
+CPMS:0,30,0,30
OK
at+cmgs="7632273726" (send SMS to the number listed inbetween the quotes)
TEST message ONE. (type the text message here and end with a <CTRL + Z> to send the message)
+CMGS:1
OK
Receive Example 1: Receive an SMS message and stored to modem memory via +CMTI
indication:
at+cnmi=2,1,0,0,0 (set the modem to indicate received messages with +CMTI)
OK
at+cpms="MT","MO" (set the read and write locations for SMS)
+CPMS:0,30,0,30
OK
+CMTI:"MT",0,0 (indication that a message was received and stored to location 0 of the modem)
at+cmgr=0 (read message stored in location 0)
+CMGR:"REC UNREAD","7632273726","06/03/17,13 :35 :49",0,3,0,0,0,5
TEST1
OK
at+cmgd=0 (delete message stored in location 0)
OK
Receive Example 2: Receive a SMS message and route directly to TE:
at+cnmi=2,2,0,0,0 (set modem to receive SMS and route directly to TE)
OK
+CMT:"7632273726","06/03/17,13 :38 :22",129,0,3,0,5 (indication that message was received)
TEST2
at+cnma (acknowledge that message was received)
OK
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Chapter 3 – Using Your Wireless Modem
Internet Access
Internet access can be setup in Windows Dial-Up Networking (DUN) of the computer that the wireless modem is
serving. Setup procedures will vary according to the type of wireless service provider used. To access Dial-Up
Networking on your PC, go to Start > Settings > Network Connections.
• For point to point data, a circuit-switched data connection is used. The user can set up DUN to make a
conventional V.32bis modem connection to any terminating modem at the other end. The phone number
specified in DUN can be one supplied by the wireless service provider or another phone number related to
a different dialup modem service (e.g., a dialup modem service phone number from any commercial or
private dialup network).
• For CDMA 1x data, a single DUN number is generally used by all of a wireless provider’s subscribers
throughout its area of coverage (regional, nationwide, continental, etc.). Rather than being a literal phone
directory number, as in conventional DUN, this is a code that gives the modem Internet access. Normally,
this phone number is #777.
Connecting to the CDMA Network for Internet Access
You will establish an Internet connection through a Windows dial-up session.
Note that your wireless provider will charge you for data usage.
Requirements
• One Multi-Tech wireless CDMA USB modem
• The modem must be getting a proper signal and be showing a network registration through the wireless
provider’s network
• A PC running Windows Vista, XP, or 2003 with the Multi-Tech drivers installed for your particular model
The following instructions are for Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, and Windows 2003. Every PC may
have slight differences which may cause the instructions to be different. Use these instructions as a guide to
help you understand what is required to set up an Internet connection through your wireless service provider
for all operating systems.
Note: Cellular providers provide Internet services as part of your service plan. Multi-Tech recommends that if
you plan on using large amounts of data, to sign up for an unlimited data service plan with your provider.
Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. will not be responsible for any charges on your cellular bill. If you have any
questions about billing, service plans, service charges, etc., please contact your provider for more
information.
Create Your Dial-Up Connection in Windows Vista, XP, 2003, and 2000
1.
Click on Start and then click on Control Panel.
2.
In the Control Panel, double-click on Network Connections.
3.
On the Network Connections screen on the left-hand side under Network Tasks, click on Create a new
connection.
4.
The New Connection Wizard should appear. It will walk you through setting up your Internet connection.
Click on Next > to begin.
5.
On the Network Connection Type screen, select Connect to the Internet, and then click Next >.
6.
On the Getting Ready screen, select Set up my connection manually, and then click Next >.
7.
On the Internet Connection screen, select Connect using a dial-up modem, and then click Next >.
Note: After clicking on Next, you may or may not be asked to select which modem to use. If you have
more than one modem installed in your PC, you will be required to select the proper modem to use. If
asked, please select the Multi-Tech wireless modem that has been installed.
8.
On the Connection Name screen in the ISP Name box, type in a name for your new connection. You
can give it any name that you would like. After you have typed in a name, click Next >.
On the Phone Number to Dial screen, type in the number that specifies to the modem to connect to your
provider’s Internet service.
9.
For CDMA USB modems, type in the number #777.
Then click Next >.
10.
On the Connection Availability screen, specify if this connection is for anyone’s use or for your use only
by checking the appropriate button. Choose your preference, and then click Next>.
11.
On the Internet Account Information screen, type the user name and the password for your account. In
many cases, a user name and a password are not required, but some wireless providers require it.
Check with your provider to see if they are needed.
Here is some helpful information:
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User name: <MDN>@alltel.net
Note: The MDN is your 10-digit wireless phone number.
Password: alltel
•
For Verizon and Sprint accounts:
Normally, Verizon and Sprint do not require a user name and password.
•
Bell Mobility:
Bell Mobility may require a user name and password.
•
In all cases, please check with your service provider.
Check the following two options if you would like them activated:
Check the box if you want this account name and password to be used by everyone.
Check the box if you want this as your default Internet connection. Then click Next >.
12.
On the Completing the New Connection Wizard screen, you last task is to place a check in the box if
you would like to add a shortcut to your desktop. Then click Finish.
13.
A Connection screen displays on your desktop. Click the Properties button on the bottom of this
screen.
14.
The Properties window will open for you to make your connection. Important: Make sure that Use
dialing rules is not selected, and then click OK.
15.
Once back at your Connection screen, click the Dial button at the bottom of the screen to start the
connection.
16.
The connection will now tell the modem to connect to your provider’s Internet service. Once connected,
you should see the connection status icon in your system tray at the bottom right-hand corner of your
screen.
You should now be able to open Internet Explorer or any other browser of your preference to surf the
Internet.
Disconnecting the Connection:
1.
To disconnect the connection, right click on the connection icon in your system tray at the bottom righthand corner of your screen.
2.
Scroll up and click on Disconnect.
Your should now be disconnect from the Internet.
Mobile PhoneTools
For initial configuration of your wireless device, Multi-Tech offers a Windows® based mobile PhoneTools Mobile
PhoneTools is a communication software program included on your MultiModem CD. You can install this program
onto your PC and use it for making Internet connections, voice calls, SMS messaging, and email. This program allows
you to use your wireless modem hooked up to your PC as if it were a cell phone.
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Chapter 4 – Troubleshooting and
Frequently Asked Questions
Troubleshooting Example
Situation A: The modem does not respond through the USB link
If the wireless MultiModem does not respond through the USB link upon an attempted transmission of data or voice
signals, see the table below for possible causes and solutions.
Solutions for ‘no connection through serial link’ situation
If the
Then ask …
Action
modem
returns …
Is the communication In communications program, verify that modem
parameters have been set to the values shown here:
program properly
Data bits = 8
configured?
Parity = none
Stop Bits = 1
Baud = 115200 bps
Close any such application program.
Is another program
interfering with the
communication
program?
Frequently Asked Questions
I just received this modem, what do I need to do?
• You will need to call a carrier and register the ESN number with them. Sprint models (N2) must call Sprint
and Verizon models (N3) must call Verizon. Other models, N1 and N4, must contact their provider.
• You must then activate the modem: We have Sprint and Verizon models that are preconfigured and just
needs to run through the activation steps.
• The N1 models will need more configuration using AT commands in the Reference Guide. If that doesn’t
help, they may need to use the WPST provisioning tool.
• The N4 model uses a RUIM card, similar to a SIM card.
Who are the carriers?
• Sprint, Verizon, and Alltel.
I have the N1 model and I can’t get it activated on my carrier’s network.
• You will need to configure the MDN, MIN, and maybe more settings such as the primary and secondary
channels, and the Home SID and UID.
• The commands are: +WMDN (MDN), +WIMI (MIN), +WPCC (Primary channel), +WSCC (Secondary
channel), +WSID (SID and UID), and +WCMT=1 (to store changes)
• You may need more settings set, so you may need to use the WPST provisioning tool application.
Note: N1 models are usually used for developmental purposes, so the customer will usually be working with a
carrier to get this activated on their network. It is always best for the customer to be working with the carrier
when they are activating a N1 model.
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I activated my modem but I can’t do anything with it. When I try to dial out, I get a NO CARRIER response.
• If you are receiving a NO CARRIER response, send ‘AT+CEER’ to check the reason for no carrier, then
check the number in the Reference Guide.
• Make sure the modem is registered and getting good signal: AT+CREG and AT+CSQ.
• Make sure the modem is activated and provisioned correctly.
I am trying to activate my Sprint modem. When I do the ‘AT+WIOTA=1’, I get an error of 1012 back.
• Please check with Sprint to make sure your ESN, MDN, and MSID are correct. Also, make sure that the
MDN and MSID were inserted correctly into the modem.
How do I originate a voice or data call?
• ‘ATD<number>;’ for voice call.
• ‘ATD<number>’ for data call.
Why does the modem answer and then do nothing?
• The modem is answering in voice mode.
• If you want to answer a data call, make sure the account has CSD service.
• You will need to set ‘AT+CICB=0’ to make the modem answer in data mode.
When I try to make a data connection by dialing to my analog modem from the wireless, why does the analog
modem answer and send tones, but never connect?
• Make sure you are using the correct dialing string. You must send ‘ATD<number>’ for a data call.
• Make sure the account has CSD service.
How do I get the voice portion to work so that I can talk to others?
• You will need a cable that has the speaker pins connected to a speaker and mic.
• We have a “Y” cable that splits out to a RJ9 connector that can be used to plug into the receiver of a
handset.
• Verizon modems currently do not support voice.
When I try to make a data call using ‘ATD<number>’, I get a NO CARRIER response.
• Check ‘AT+CEER’ for NO CARRIER reason and look it up in Reference Guide.
• Check the number that you are dialing.
• Make sure you have CSD service.
• Check registration and signal to make sure modem is registered and getting good signal: +CREG, +CSQ.
• Make sure you went through the activation procedures correctly.
How do I make a CSD dial-up connection in Windows to my ISP?
• Create a dial-up connection to the ISP’s access # and use the correct password and username.
• You must have CSD service.
Does this modem support High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data (HSCSD)?
• No, our CDMA modems do not support HSCSD.
The modem will not answer.
• Set the modem to autoanswer with ‘ATS0=1’ and ‘AT&W’ to store the setting.
• Send ‘ATA’ to the modem once the RING is indicated on the terminal screen.
• You may need to set the modem to ignore DTR, ‘AT&D0’, if your system doesn’t provide DTR.
The modem answers, but does nothing.
• Modem is answering in voice mode.
• Voice: Need a voice cable; such as our “Y” cable.
• Data: Make sure you set ‘AT+CICB=0’ to make the modem answer in data mode.
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How does faxing work?
• The CDMA modems only support Class 2.0 Group 3 faxing.
• Need fax services setup on the account.
• Need fax software that supports the modem; e.g., WinFax Pro v10.0.
• Need to set ‘AT+CICB=1’ for modem to answer in fax mode.
When I set the S0 command, store it with &W; then send “ATZ” to the modem, the command goes back to
the default of 0?
• This is a bug in the modem. S0 will store just fine, as long as “ATZ” doesn’t get sent to the modem.
After I set the E and &D commands followed by &W, it looks to be stored okay, but as soon as I recycle
power on the unit the E and &D commands get set back to default of E1 and &D2.
• This is a bug in the modem. These commands will not store correctly. If modems are powered back up and
an “ATZ” is sent to the modem, then &D and E will load to your stored settings correctly.
• Firmware versions 210 and above fixes the storage or the E command.
After I set the Q, V, and &S commands followed by &W, if I recycle power or send ATZ to the modem the
settings will get set back to default.
• Bug in the modem. These commands will not store.
What is the max supported serial baud rate?
• 230,400 bps is the max.
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Chapter 5 – Reference Information
Wireless Modem Reference Information
General
ETSI contact:
Service:
ETSI Secretariat
F-06921 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
e-mail: secretariat@etsi.fr
The AT commands manual is available on the MultiModem CD and the
Multi-Tech web site
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Appendix A – WEEE Statement
Appendix A - Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Statement
July, 2005
The WEEE directive places an obligation on EU-based manufacturers, distributors, retailers and importers to takeback electronics products at the end of their useful life. A sister Directive, ROHS (Restriction of Hazardous
Substances) complements the WEEE Directive by banning the presence of specific hazardous substances in the
products at the design phase. The WEEE Directive covers all Multi-Tech products imported into the EU as of August
13, 2005. EU-based manufacturers, distributors, retailers and importers are obliged to finance the costs of recovery
from municipal collection points, reuse, and recycling of specified percentages per the WEEE requirements.
Instructions for Disposal of WEEE by Users in the European Union
The symbol shown below is on the product or on its packaging, which indicates that this product must not be disposed
of with other waste. Instead, it is the user’s responsibility to dispose of their waste equipment by handing it over to a
designated collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection and
recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is
recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. For more information about where you can
drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal
service or where you purchased the product.
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