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Contents
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Contents
1
Introduction............................................................................................................................. 4
1.1
Related Documents ....................................................................................................... 4
1.2
Abbreviations................................................................................................................. 5
2
Installation and Configuration............................................................................................... 6
2.1
Technical Requirements for Running HC15 on DSB75................................................. 6
2.2
Installing the Hardware.................................................................................................. 7
2.3
Installing Connection Manager and Preparing Driver Installation.................................. 9
2.4
Installing USB and Ethernet Drivers ............................................................................ 11
2.5
Special Installation Notes ............................................................................................ 14
2.6
Installed Devices and Tools......................................................................................... 15
2.7
Uninstalling Drivers and Connection Manager ............................................................ 16
2.8
Uninstalling Drivers and Tools from Earlier HC15 Releases ....................................... 17
2.8.1 Uninstalling Earlier Drivers ............................................................................. 17
2.8.2 Uninstalling Earlier Connection Manager ....................................................... 17
3
Using the HC15 Module........................................................................................................ 18
3.1
AT Command Interpreter............................................................................................. 18
3.2
Switching on the HC15 ................................................................................................ 19
3.3
Switching off the HC15 ................................................................................................ 19
3.4
Registering to the Network .......................................................................................... 19
3.5
Selecting UMTS or GSM ............................................................................................. 20
3.6
Attaching to the HSDPA or GPRS Network................................................................. 21
3.7
Defining the PDP Context............................................................................................ 21
3.8
Making a Voice Call (MO)............................................................................................ 22
3.9
Answering a Voice Call (MT) ....................................................................................... 22
3.10 HSDPA or GPRS Data Transfer.................................................................................. 23
3.10.1 HSDPA or GPRS Data Transfer via Siemens Wireless Ethernet Adapter ..... 23
3.10.2 HSDPA or GPRS Data Transfer via Dial-Up Network .................................... 24
3.10.2.1 Local Echo Settings ........................................................................ 25
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Appendix I ............................................................................................................................. 26
4.1
Adding and Configuring a New Dial-Up Connection.................................................... 26
4.1.1 Creating a New Dial-up Network Connection ................................................. 26
4.1.2 Configuring a Dial-up Network Connection .................................................... 29
5
Appendix II ............................................................................................................................ 32
5.1
Configuring DSB75 Support Board and Adapter Board .............................................. 32
6
Index ...................................................................................................................................... 36
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1 Introduction
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Introduction
HC15 is the first Siemens wireless module to offer UMTS and GSM capability on the same device. The
benefit is that the HC15 includes HSDPA capability in a UMTS network and also all common mobile
connectivity features like voice, short messages, GPRS and EGPRS.
The HC15 modules need to connect to an adequate host device, such as the Evaluation Board DSB75.
Designed to help application manufacturers and system integrators to test and develop their HC15
host application, the DSB75 provides all interfaces and peripherals needed to run the HC15.
The purpose of this document is to guide you through the process of connecting the hardware, installing the software on a Windows XP system, and, last but not least, making the first data transmission
via UMTS and HSDPA.
1.1
Related Documents
Documents supplied with HC15
[1] HC15 Hardware Interface Description
[2] HC15 AT Command Set
[3] HC15 Release Notes
Other related documents
[4] DSB75 Development Support Board Hardware Description
Designed for a wide range of Siemens wireless modules this document is ready for download on
the Siemens Website: http://www.siemens.com/wm
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1.2 Abbreviations
1.2
Abbreviations
Abbreviation
Description
APN
Access Point Name
CHAP
Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
GPRS
General Packet Radio Service
HSDPA
High-Speed Downlink Packet Access
IP
Internet Protocol
ME
Mobile Equipment
MO
Mobile Originated
MT
Mobile Terminated
PAP
Password Authentication Protocol
PDP context
Packet Data Protocol context
TA
Terminal Adapter
TE
Terminal Equipment
UICC
Universal Integrated Circuit Card
UMTS
Universal Mobile Telecommunication System
URC
Unsolicited Result Code
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2 Installation and Configuration
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Installation and Configuration
2.1
Technical Requirements for Running HC15 on DSB75
• Windows XP computer, minimum USB 1.1 connector
• HC15 module
• HC15 driver package
Modules shipped from factory have the driver package available in the mass storage and are prepared for easy installation.
Please follow the installation guidelines provided below: First connect the HC15 module to the
DSB75 and start the computer (see Section 2.2). Then install the Siemens Connection Manager to
prepare the driver installation (see Section 2.3). Finally install the drivers (see Section 2.4).
• Local Administrator Privileges on the particular Windows XP computer are required to install the
Siemens Connection Manager.
• If drivers from earlier HC15 preview releases are still installed be sure to uninstall them first. See
Section 2.8
• USB cable
• DSB75 Evaluation Board providing the application interface between the HC15 USB port and the
computer's USB port.
• Adapter for mounting the HC15 module onto the DSB75
• 9 to 15 Volts power supply applied at the DSB75 for powering up the DSB75 and the connected
HC15 module
• 1 mini antenna cable (50 Ohms) from the Hirose U.FL connector on the HC15 module to the
Hirose U.FL on the DSB75; 1 external RF antenna connecting to the SMA connector of the DSB75
(product name: SMARTEQ MiniMag), both delivered with DSB75
• Metal plate for grounding the external RF antenna, min. 20 cm x 20 cm
• Optional: Handset, eg. Handset for Siemens products from Votronic delivered with DSB75
• Terminal program to control the USB port under Windows, for example Windows Hyperterminal
• UICC card
• Service provider settings for access to the GPRS and HSDPA services, as a rule the following:
- APN (network operator specific Name of Access Point that connects the GSM network to the
Internet)
- Primary and secondary DNS
- IP address (DHCP or static)
- QoS settings
- User name and password
• HC15 offers two ways to access the GPRS or HSDPA networks: either the Siemens Wireless Ethernet Adapter controlled by the Siemens Connection Manager or a dial-up network connection set
up via the Siemens HSDPA USB Modem. For details see Section 3.10.
• Make sure to operate the HC15 always with the UICC card inserted in the DSB75 card reader and
a valid SIM PIN entered. This is because most AT commands require SIM PIN authentication.
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2.2 Installing the Hardware
2.2
Installing the Hardware
To properly connect the HC15 module and all accessories to the DSB75 Support Board follow these
steps:
• Check that all switches of the DSB75 Support Board are set as described in Chapter 5. See also
Figure 4 which shows an exploded view of all parts.
• Connect the one end of the mini antenna cable to the Hirose U.FL connector located on the module's top side.
• Mount the HC15 module upside down onto the 50-pin board-to-board connector of the adapter
board. Use the supplied M2 screws and nuts to screw the module to the adapter board.
• Attach the adapter board to the 80-pin header located on the DSB75. Take gentle care that all pins
are aligned correctly, then press down evenly on the adapter board until it is firmly seated. Use the
supplied M3 screw and bolt to secure the adapter board to the DSB75 Support Board.
• Connect the other end of the mini antenna cable to the the Hirose U.FL connector of the DSB75.
• Screw the external antenna (MiniMag) into the SMA connector on the DSB75. To improve the
antenna performance use the metal plate for grounding. The external antenna should be positioned
in the center of the metal plate.
• Connect the Western plug of the handset to the Western jack on the DSB75.
• Connect the power cables to the red (BATT+) and black (Ground) connectors of the DSB75.
• Plug the USB cable to the computer's USB port and to the USB port of the DSB75. Press the IGT
key of the DSB75 to switch on the HC15 module. Start your Windows XP computer.
• See Section 2.3 to continue.
USB connector
Power supply
DSB75 Evaluation Board
Mini antenna cable
Adapter board
50-pin board-to-board connector
Hirose U.FL connector
SMA connector
Western jack UICC/SIM reader
for handset
IGT key (left) and
EMERG_OFF key (right)
Figure 1: DSB75 with mounted adapter board and mini antenna cable
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2.2 Installing the Hardware
Figure 2: DSB75 with HC15 module and accessories connected
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2.3 Installing Connection Manager and Preparing Driver Installation
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Installing Connection Manager and Preparing Driver Installation
After powerup, you will see the “New Hardware Found Wizard“ coming up three times. Click Cancel in
each dialog.
At the same time the module appears as a mass storage device in your Windows XP system, showing
up as a Removable Disk assigned to the next free drive in the Windows Explorer. The supplied HC15
driver software is available on this drive. An additional Windows system tray icon also indicates the
mass storage device.
The wizard’s error message that pops up in the Windows taskbar shall be ignored. The installation will
proceed automatically.
Note: If the installation fails to start automatically after you have canceled the three “New Hardware
Found Wizards“ simply navigate to the mass storage drive (= Removable Disk in the Windows
Explorer) and double-click the provided “autorun.exe“ file.
Please wait a brief moment, then press Install to start the installation of the Connection Manager.
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The progress of the installation will be indicated as illustrated below. It is possible that there are up to
3 warning messages saying that the drivers are not digitally signed. Please ignore the messages and
press Continue anyway.
Now the installation of the Connection Manager is completed, and the driver software is preinstalled.
The last installation dialog closes automatically.
See Section 2.4 to continue.
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2.4 Installing USB and Ethernet Drivers
2.4
Installing USB and Ethernet Drivers
HC15 is installed as a composite device that comprises three virtual devices, one by one added to your
Windows XP system:
• Siemens USB Com Port driver
• Siemens Wireless Ethernet Adapter driver
• Siemens HSDPA USB Modem driver
During the installation, the HC15 USB interface will be assigned two virtual COM ports, one for the virtual modem port and one for the virtual application port. Windows will automatically allocate the next
available COM port to each virtual interface.
Once the Connection Manager installation has completed Windows detects the HC15 as a new USB
composite device.
The Found New Hardware Wizard will start. Click
Next to proceed with the installation of the "Siemens USB Com Port".
The progress of the driver installation is indicated.
It is possible that there are up to 3 warning messages saying that the drivers are not digitally
signed. Please ignore the messages and press
Continue anyway.
Click Finish to complete the installation of the "Siemens USB Com Port".
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2.4 Installing USB and Ethernet Drivers
Now the installation of the "Siemens Wireless Ethernet Adapter" will start. Click Next.
The progress of the driver installation is indicated. It is possible that there are up to 3
warning messages saying that the drivers
are not digitally signed. Please ignore the
messages and press Continue anyway.
Press Finish to complete the "Siemens
Wireless Ethernet Adapter" installation.
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2.4 Installing USB and Ethernet Drivers
Now the installation of the "Siemens
HSDPA USB Modem" will start. Click Next.
The progress of the driver installation is
indicated.
It is possible that there are up to 3 warning
messages saying that the drivers are not
digitally signed. Please ignore the messages and press Continue anyway.
Press Finish to complete the "Siemens
HSPDA USB Modem" installation.
At this point the installation of all three virtual
devices is completed. Windows XP notifies
you that the hardware is ready to use.
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2.5 Special Installation Notes
2.5
Special Installation Notes
If the installation does not work as expected, additional steps may be required, usually depending on
the configuration of the Windows XP computer.
HC15 does not show up as removable disk
• If the HC15 is not visible as removable disk (mass
storage device) when connected and switched on
the first time, it is possible that the computer is configured to search the Internet for Windows updates.
As a result, Windows is waiting for additional user
action.
• To avoid this scenario, it is recommended to switch
off this option before trying to install the HC15.
Connection Manager installed, but driver installation does not start
• If the Connection Manager installation completes successfully as explained in Section 2.3, but the
driver installation does not start as shown in Section 2.4, it is possible that the HC15 has failed to
change from mass storage device to composite device functionality.
• In this case, please stop the mass storage function manually. To do so, right-click the “Removable
Disk“ drive and select Eject. The installation should proceed according to Section 2.4.
If the HC15 still shows up as removable device, point to the associated Windows system tray icon,
and select Stop from the resulting Safely Remove Hardware box. Then unplug and replug the USB
cable.
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2.6 Installed Devices and Tools
2.6
Installed Devices and Tools
After successful installation, the HC15 module is set up as
composite device comprising the virtual devices listed below.
Under Windows XP, you can use the Device Manager to check
that all components are properly installed and configured.
Siemens HSDPA USB Modem
• AT command and data interface, also referred to as "Modem" interface if queried using the
AT^SQPORT command.
• Intended particularly for HSDPA and GPRS data connections.
• The virtual COM port Windows has assigned to this interface is listed in the Device Manager under
Modems and under Control Panel | Phone and Modem Options.
• The port number can be gathered from the property pages. This COM port can be used to set up
dial-up network connections. The bit rate set by default on the modem property page is not relevant
for USB and can be left unchanged. On the Advanced tab you can put the command string used to
define the PDP context for your GPRS / HSDPA provider. See also Section 3.7.
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Siemens USB Com Port
• AT command interface, also referred to as "Application" interface if queried using the AT^SQPORT
command.
• Mainly intended for controlling the HC15 module, for receiving URCs, can be used also for sending,
receiving, writing and reading short messages. Not intended as data interface for HSDPA and
GPRS.
• The virtual COM port Windows has assigned to this port is listed in the Device Manager under Ports
(COM&LPT).
Siemens Wireless Ethernet Adapter
• Wireless network adapter intended for HSDPA and GPRS data connections.
• Listed in the Device Manager under Network adapters.
• Software controlled by the Siemens Connection Manager. To open the program in Windows XP,
click Start, point to Programs, select Siemens, select HSDPA USB Modem and click Connection
Manager. See Section 3.10 and Section 3.10.1 for details of how to set up a connection.
2.7
Uninstalling Drivers and Connection Manager
1.
Ensure that the module is connected to the computer’s USB port and switched on.
2.
Select Control Panel | Add or Remove Programs and Connection Manager. Press Remove to
select the uninstaller of the Connection Manager and the HC15 drivers.
3.
Press Yes to start the uninstaller. The Connection Manager and all HC15 drivers will be removed.
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2.8 Uninstalling Drivers and Tools from Earlier HC15 Releases
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Uninstalling Drivers and Tools from Earlier HC15 Releases
The following procedures apply only to drivers of earlier HC15 releases supplied as preview samples
for testing only.
2.8.1
Uninstalling Earlier Drivers
1.
Under Windows XP, open the Device Manager
and select the drivers as described in Section 2.6.
Keep in mind that the drivers are listed in the
Device Manager only when the module is
switched on. Right-click the driver and, from the
resulting menu, select Uninstall.
2.
3.
Under ..\WINDOWS\system32\drivers remove the two files “hcusbser.sys“ and “hcusbnet.sys“.
Under ..\WINDOWS\INF check for old “oem*.inf“ and “oem*.pnf“ files and remove all files related
to earlier customer samples.
To do so, open the currently installed “oem*.inf“ file(s) and compare the content with the “hcser.inf“
and “hcnet.inf“ supplied with the customer samples. All “oem*.inf“ and associated “oem*.pnf“ files
based on information from old “hcser.inf“ and “hcnet.inf“ files must be removed.
An easy way to compare the content of these files is checking the information given in the [Siemens] section, such as the two examples shown below:
Examples:
[SIEMENS]
%hcwwan.DeviceDesc_hc1%
= hcwwan.ndi, USB\VID_0681&PID_003E&MI_01
[SIEMENS]
%hcwwan.DeviceDesc_hc1%
= hcwwan.ndi, USB\VID_05C6&PID_7001&MI_01
2.8.2
Uninstalling Earlier Connection Manager
Old versions of the Siemens Connection Manager were installed in Windows XP under Program Files
| Siemens | ConnectionManager. To uninstall the program simply remove the "conman.exe" file.
Any shortcuts and icons must be deleted manually.
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3 Using the HC15 Module
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Using the HC15 Module
The following examples show the basic steps required to register to the network, to select UMTS mode
or GSM mode and to attach to HSDPA or GPRS.
The examples are based on a UICC card provisioned by the German network operator T-Mobile. The
used UICC card is capable of UMTS and GSM and enables the subscriber to switch back and forth
between both networks.
3.1
AT Command Interpreter
AT commands can be entered on two interfaces of the HC15 module:
• Siemens HSDPA USB Com Port
• Siemens HSDPA USB Modem
Yet, we recommend that the Siemens HSDPA USB Com Port be used for controlling the HC15 module, eg. for entering AT commands and receiving URCs, while the Siemens HSDPA USB Modem is
mainly intended for use as a modem. For greater detail refer to [2], especially sections "AT Command
Interpreter" and "Unsolicited Result Code Presentation".
As described in Section 2.6, each interface is assigned a virtual COM port of its own, which enables
accessing the interface from the host application or, accordingly, the . To easily identify both interfaces
you can use the AT^SQPORT command:
AT^SQPORT
Application
On the AT command interface, the Siemens
HSDPA USB Com Port is referred to as "Application".
OK
AT^SQPORT
Modem
On the AT command interface, the Siemens
HSDPA USB Modem is referred to as "Modem".
OK
If you need to operate the HC15 from both interfaces at a time, bear in mind that both are handled by
the same AT command interpreter. As a result, AT commands entered on both interfaces are not executed in parallel but sequentially, one after the other. So, an AT command issued on one interface will
be buffered on this interface to be executed after the other interface has completed processing earlier
AT command(s). The buffered command string is not echoed, but will be indicated when executed.
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3.2 Switching on the HC15
3.2
Switching on the HC15
The HC15 can be started by pressing the IGT key of the DSB75. Please wait approximately 2 seconds
before using the module, for example before entering AT commands.
3.3
Switching off the HC15
To shut down the HC15 module, enter the AT^SMSO command. This enables the ME to save all data
and perform an orderly shutdown.
AT^SMSO
OK
The ME switches off.
The HC15 module can also be switched off by using the IGT line as described in [2], Section AT^SCFG
and in [1], Section "Configuring the IGT Line for Use as ON/OFF Switch")
3.4
Registering to the Network
Make sure to operate the HC15 always with the UICC card inserted in the DSB75 card reader and a
valid SIM PIN entered. This is because most AT commands require SIM PIN authentication.
Write command: AT+CPIN=<pin>[, <new pin>]
AT+CPIN?
+CPIN: SIM PIN
OK
AT+CPIN=“1234“
OK
AT+CPIN?
+CPIN: READY
OK
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3.5 Selecting UMTS or GSM
3.5
Selecting UMTS or GSM
The GSM 07.07 operator selection command AT+COPS has been enhanced to enable the subscriber
to select whether to use UMTS or GSM. You can quickly switch back and forth between both network
types while the ME remains registered.
Write command: AT+COPS=<mode>[, <format>[, <oper>[, <act>]]]
The parameter <act> (access technology) can take the values listed below. The parameter is stored
non-volatile.
0
GSM network
2
UMTS network
Note: By factory default, an automatic network selection mode is set which enables the ME to select
either UMTS or GSM, depending on the network coverage. This automatic mode remains enabled until
you explicitly set either UMTS or GSM using the <act> parameter of AT+COPS. Setting the <act>
parameter forces the ME to select either UMTS only or accordingly, GSM only. If the specified network
is not available, the network registration will be disabled. Setting <mode> to 0 without choosing a specific <act> enables the automatic selection mode once again.
AT+COPS?
+COPS: 0,0,"T-Mobile D",2
Querying the current network mode.
The ME is registered to the German operator TMobile and uses UMTS.
OK
AT+COPS=0,,,0
#(or AT+COPS=,,,0)
OK
AT+COPS?
+COPS: 0,0,"T-Mobile D",0
Selecting the GSM network.
Query the current network type.
The response confirms that the ME has changed
to the GSM network.
OK
AT+COPS=0,,,2
#(or AT+COPS=,,,2)
OK
AT+COPS?
+COPS: 0,0,"T-Mobile D",2
Selecting the UMTS network.
OK
AT+CPIN?
+CPIN: READY
There is no need to enter the SIM PIN again.
OK
AT+COPS=0
OK
Setting automatic network selection mode.
Furthermore, the command AT+COPS serves to query or specify several modes of selecting the GSM
network operator. These functions are not discussed in this document.
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3.6 Attaching to the HSDPA or GPRS Network
3.6
Attaching to the HSDPA or GPRS Network
After PIN authentication, the HC15 module automatically tries to attach to the HSDPA or, accordingly,
GPRS network.
AT+CGATT?
+CGATT: 1
Querying the current service state.
The ME is attached, depending on the selected
network type (see AT+COPS), it is either attached
to the HSDPA or GPRS service.
OK
3.7
Defining the PDP Context
Use the AT+CGDCONT command to configure the correct provider settings. The PDP context is
stored non-volatile.
Write command:
AT+CGDCONT=<cid>[, <PDP_type>[, <APN>[, <PDP_addr>]]]
AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","internet.t-mobile"
OK
Specifying the PDP context (example shows the
APN of the German network provider T-Mobile).
Checking the current PDP context definition.
AT+CGDCONT?
+CGDCONT: 1,"IP","internet.t-mobile","",0,0
OK
The focus of this document is only on the parameters <cid>, <PDP_type> and <APN>. The string
parameters must be enclosed in quotation marks.
Under Windows XP, the PDP context can, optionally, be entered on the Modem property page as
described in Section 2.6.
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3.8 Making a Voice Call (MO)
3.8
Making a Voice Call (MO)
The commonly used GSM 07.07 dialing command ATD is fully applicable both in the UMTS and the
GSM network.
To make a mobile originated voice call enter ATD, type the destination number and add a semicolon.
The result code OK will be returned immediately after dialing, prior to call setup.
To end the call, use the AT+CHUP command (ATH is for data calls only).
ATD030111111111;
OK
at+clcc
+CLCC: 1,0,0,0,0,"030111111111",129,"Tom"
The HC15 subscriber makes a voice call.
AT+CHUP
OK
The HC15 subscriber terminates the call.
at+clcc
OK
Checking the call status (no call).
3.9
Checking the call status (MO call is active).
Answering a Voice Call (MT)
A mobile terminated voice call is indicated by the RING URC. To answer the call, enter ATA.
To terminate the call use AT+CHUP.
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3.10
HSDPA or GPRS Data Transfer
HC15 offers two alternatives to access the GPRS or HSDPA networks:
• The Siemens Connection Manager provided for the Siemens Wireless Ethernet Adapter. See Section 3.10.1.
• A dial-up network connection via the installed Siemens HSDPA USB Modem as described in Section 3.10.2.
In either case the ME must be registered to the network. So, before trying to connect to the data services ensure that SIM PIN authentication was done from the host application. To take advantage of
HSDPA make sure that the <act> parameter of AT+COPS equals "2". For GPRS the parameter shall
be "0". It is recommended to configure these settings on the Siemens HSDPA USB Com Port.
3.10.1
HSDPA or GPRS Data Transfer via Siemens Wireless Ethernet
Adapter
The easiest way is using the Siemens Connection Manager installed along with the HC15 driver package.
• To open the tool in Windows XP, click
Start, point to Programs, select Siemens, select HSDPA USB Modem and
click Connection Manager.
• Use the Select Device listbox to choose
the Siemens Wireless Ethernet Adapter.
When opened the first time or after disabling the adapter, the listbox may be
empty.
• Check the APN Name box and enter the
APN (Access Point Name) of your service provider.
• If necessary, check the Authentication
Preference box and select the type of
authentication protocol. Otherwise, PAP
and CHAP apply by default. Username
and password are also provider dependent.
• Press the Connect button to set up a
connection. Then simply open your
Internet browser. The box on the rightmost bottom represents the signal
strength.
• To close the connection press the Disconnect button (available when connected).
The Auto Connect check box on the leftmost bottom can be activated if you want the Siemens Wireless
Ethernet Adapter to automatically connect to the network each time you restart the HC15. This option
can be used particularly with a flat rate subscription. In this case, take care that the SIM PIN authentication is also done automatically.
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3.10.2
HSDPA or GPRS Data Transfer via Dial-Up Network
Before dialing, make sure that the virtual COM port is not used by any application (eg. by a terminal
program or by the host application).
Also, ensure that you have the PDP context for your service provider defined by using the AT+CGDCONT command. The command string can be entered either on the
Modem property page on the Windows Control Panel or
in the host application (see Section 2.6 and Section 3.7).
From the Control Panel, choose Network Connections
and select the dial-up network connection created for
HC15. (Instructions on how to create a new dial-up network connection can be found in Chapter 4.)
The correct dial string *99***1# should already be given,
if entered in the Phone number box when the dial-up network connection was added. Otherwise, you can type the
number here before dialing.
User name and password may or may not be required,
depending on the network operator.
The connection is properly established when the following messages are reported:
Note that the message showing “Speed 115.2
kbps“ can be ignored. It is only a Windows standard
message for modems which is neither relevant for
USB nor does it reflect the true data rate used on
the air interface.
To verify the data rates for up- and/or downlink, you
can use, for example, the file download status dialog of your Internet browser.
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Terminating the dial-up network connection
To stop a HSDPA or GPRS data connection disconnect the dial-up network connection. This can be
done in two ways:
1.
Double-click the dial-up network connection icon in
the system tray. In the resulting connection status
dialog press the Disconnect button.
2.
The other way is available on the Network Connections page of the Control Panel: Right-click the active
connection to open a context menu where to choose
Disconnect.
3.10.2.1
Local Echo Settings
Due to the initialization strings typically set by modems, a dial-up network connection may automatically change the local echo settings: Opening a dial-up network connection deactivates (ATE0) and
activates (ATE1) the local echo. Releasing the dial-up network connection deactivates the echo once
again (ATE0). As modem and application interface are controlled from the same AT command interpreter the change takes effect on both interfaces.
Therefore, after closing a dial-up network connection you are advised to wait a few seconds before
entering an AT command on the Application interface. Otherwise, it is possible that the echo deactivation command ATE0 is still being executed on the modem interface while another AT command is
already entered on the application interface. As a result, the AT command response expected on the
application interface may appear incomplete.
Likewise, if you enter an AT command on the application interface in parallel to a dial-up network connection running on the modem interface at the time when the echo is deactivated take into account that
the expected response may be indicated either partially or not at all.
Each time after closing a dial-up network connection you are advised to send the ATE1 command to
enable the local echo again.
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Appendix I
4.1
Adding and Configuring a New Dial-Up Connection
This section describes how to create and configure a new dial-up network connection when using the
installed Siemens HSDPA USB Modem to access the GPRS or HSDPA network:
4.1.1
Creating a New Dial-up Network Connection
There are several ways to start creating a new dial-up network connection. For example, open the
Control Panel, double-click Network Connections, select New connection. Another way is to select Settings from the Start menu, click Network Connections, then New Connection Wizard.
In any case, the Network Connection Wizard opens. Click Next to continue. Put a check mark on Connect to the Internet and click Next.
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Select the option Set up my connection manually and click Next. Select Connect using a dial-up
modem and click Next.
Select the modem that you want to use for the dial-up network connection. Click Next to continue. Type
an appropriate Connection name and click Next.
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In the Phone number box, put the dial
string *99***1# commonly used to
access the GPRS network.
Note: The number "1" added before the
hash determines that the first PDP context shall be used. The number must be
identical to the <cid> value set with
AT+CGDCONT (see Section 3.7).
Depending on the network, you may be
required to put a User name and a
Password for the dial-up network connection. If not required, you may leave
all boxes empty. Click Next and, in the
resulting dialog, click Finish.
This will cause the Connect… dialog to
appear (screen is shown in Section
4.1.2). Yet, at this moment, it is recommended that you press Cancel in order
to check, and if necessary, to configure
the dial-up network connection as
described in Section 4.1.2.
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4.1.2
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Configuring a Dial-up Network Connection
Every newly created dial-up network connection should be configured before using it to establish a
PPP connection.
Open the Control Panel, double-click Network Connections, select the dial-up network connection you
want to configure. In the resulting Connect… dialog, press the Properties button.
On the General tab, select the modem you want to configure. The correct dial string *99***1# should
already be given, if entered before in the Phone number box when the dial-up network connection was
created (see Section 4.1.1).
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Select the Security tab to verify or edit authentication options for PPP connections.
By default, MS Windows XP enables the option Typical with unsecured passwords for the commonly used
but unsafe PAP authentication method. As this is the
minimum level of security supported in all networks
the setting usually enables the subscriber to make a
connection, though at the expense of security.
Many network operators apply more secure authentication methods for PPP connections, such as
CHAP. For access to these networks, activate the Advanced (custom setting) option and press the Settings button. On the resulting Advanced Security Settings property page, enable / disable the authentication protocols according to the information provisioned by your service provider.
Note: If an attempt to connect to a HSDPA or GPRS network fails, check that the authentication protocols are properly set.
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On the Networking tab, the default settings are acceptable in most cases: The drop-down menu shows
PPP: Windows 95/98/NT/2000, Internet for the type of dialup server as default.
In the PPP settings box, verify that Enable LCP
extensions and Enable software compression are
selected and click OK.
Select the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) on the Networking tab and press the Properties button to go to
the General page. In most cases, it is sufficient to accept the default settings: Obtain an IP address
automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically.
Otherwise, you have to select the options Use the following IP address / Use the following DNS
addresses and specify the IP addresses provisioned by your network operator.
The Advanced button opens a further property page where you can set your preferences when working
in a local network and a dial-up network at the same time.
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Appendix II
5.1
Configuring DSB75 Support Board and Adapter Board
This section refers to the DSB75 Support Board and the adapter board needed to mount a HC15 module onto the DSB75 Support Board.
The focus is on the configuration of several switches you may be required to change for use with HC15.
A detailed description of the DSB75 Support Board is given in [4].
Please check that all slide switches (S100 - S103) on your HC15-DSB75 adapter board are set as
shown in Figure 3.
80-pin header
X108: Not poplulated
X106, X107: Not populated
X104: 50-pin board-toboard connector for
HC15
Figure 3:
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Figure 4: Mounting HC15 to DSB75 (exploded view )
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S1 11
S7 11
S7 10
V430 = yellow LED
(HC15 on)
V431 = green LED
(DSB75 on)
X505 = Hirose U.FL
X506 = SMA connector
S110
X12 0
X110 = USB connector
S7 15
S7 14
X410
X400 = power supply
connector (red) for
9V - 15V
X401 =GND (black)
X710
5.1 Configuring DSB75 Support Board and Adapter Board
X201, X202, X205:
Do not use
S457
S456
S455
S452
S453
S454
S451
S450
S462
S461
S460
S463
S464
S465
S466
S467
S468
S469
S459
S458
S 551
S 552
X100: Do not use
S 504
X5 60
S5 01
X5 61
X203
S 503
S307
S73 0
X503 = SIM card holder
S7 31
S717 S716
X500
S20 1
X101, X102 =
80-pin header for
adapter board
S713 S712
S200
S554
S30 0 S30 2
S30 4 S306
S 502
S30 1 S30 3 S3 05
S5 00
X502 = Audio western
jack
X420 = EMERG_OFF
X421 = IGT
Figure 5: DSB75 Support Board - switches, connectors, LEDs (overview)
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2-F9
MICP
50
2-G5,2-G7
CCCLK
2
2-F5,2-F7
48
3
2-G5,2-G7
47
4
46
5
45
6
CCIO
VAL
CCIO_D
10
CHARGEGATE
VCHARGE
DSR0
2-C10
17
2-C9
18
RTS0
USB_DN
TXD0
USC5
RTS1
I2CCLK
SD_D0
22
2-C9
RXD0
DCD0
BATTEMP
IGT
AGND
USC2
2-G8
MICN1
USC3
2-F8
MICP1
USC4
2-F8
MICP2
CCGND_D
35
2-C7
PWR_IND
36
40
31
20
30
21
29
22
$V
TP_RES
28
23
27
24
21
26
EPN
C103
1N
C105
1N
C104
1N
C106
1N
2-E8
SDCC_D3
2-E8
SDCC_D1
AGND
2-E8
SDCC_CMD
2-D2
IGT
2-D2
EMERG_RST
2-E9
APP_CTRL0
2-C2
S100
TXD0
1
$V,$P
3
2
2-D2
RXD0
2-E9
S101
APP_CTRL2
1
$V,$P
2-E9
APP_CTRL3
3
2
2-D2
CTS0
2-E9
APP_CTRL1
2-C2
RTS0
2-D4
GPIO7
2-D4
GPIO8
VEXT
25 $V,$P
SM
D
BATT+
X104
GN
D
50-POL
R100
VSIM_D
VSIM
0R
2-B4
2-B4
R102
2-E2
2-B7,2-F5
CCIO_D
CCIO
0R
36
2-C4
MICP1
2-E2
MICP2
2-E2
MICN1
R103
2-B4
2-B7,2-G5
CCCLK
CCCLK_D
38
MICN2
C107
100N
3
C108
100N
2
C109
100N
3
2
S102
1
2-B11
MICP
S103
1
2-B11
MICN
0R
39
GN
D
2-B7,2-F5
CCIN
0R
35
40
R101
CCIN_D
37
$O,$V
X100
19
GP_CLK
20
34
GN
D
AD1_IN
39
32
VDDLP
33
DAC_OUT
38
18
32
AD2_IN
37
33
GN
D
31
TP_ENV
34
17
30
TXD2_GPIO10
33
2
29
RXD2_GPIO9
32
16
28
SD_WP
31
2-C9
USC1
1
2-C10
GPIO7
30
USC0
X105
15
2-C9
GPIO8
29
2-C9
EMERG_RST
16
34
$V
TP_USB_ID
27
SD_D3
28
35
2-C4
2-B3
26
SD_DET
27
15
EPP
25
SD_D2
26
SYNC
36
2-B3
VMIC
24
2-C7
SD_CMD
25
CTS1
14
23
SD_D1
24
RXD1
37
22
2-C7
SD_CLK
23
2-C10
CTS0
13
USB_DP
19
I2CDAT
21
12
38
USB_DN
18
VUSB_IN
20
TXD1
11
39
17
2-C7
USB_DP
19
DTR0
40
2-D4
2-C4
14
2-C7
2-E4
2-D4
VUSB_IN
13
ISENSE
16
VDDLP
10
SD_CMD
12
USC6
15
41
SD_CLK
11
VSENSE
14
9
PWR_IND
GN
D
10
VMIC
12
8
42
SDCC_CLK
9
CCCLK_D
13
RING0
7
43
2-E8
SDCC_D0
8
2-G6
11
44
2-E8
2-D8
SDCC_D2
7
VSIM_D
9
CCGN
D
6
2-F6
8
CCIN
5
EPP
7
2-F5,2-F7
4
2-G6
CCRST_D
2-B11
6
CCRST
VAL
3
EPN
5
VEXT
2
2-B11
4
GN
D
1
2-F6
CCIN_D
3
BATT+
2-G8
MICN2
2
MICN
1
49
VSIM
1
2-G9
VAL
$O,$V
2-B4
R104
2-B7,2-G5
CCRST_D
CCRST
0R
X101
R105
0R
CCGND_D
CCGN
D
Figure 6: Adapter board schematic
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Index
R
Removable disk ...................................... 9, 14
A
Adapter board for DSB75 ....................... 7, 33
Antenna ......................................................... 7
Hirose U.FL .............................................. 7
SMA ......................................................... 7
APN ................................................. 6, 21, 23
Application interface ............................. 16, 18
AT Command Interpreter ............................. 18
ATD .............................................................. 22
ATE .............................................................. 25
AT+CGATT .................................................. 21
AT+CGDCONT ............................................ 21
AT+CHUP .................................................... 22
AT+COPS .................................................... 20
AT+CPIN ..................................................... 19
AT^SMSO .................................................... 19
AT^SQPORT ............................................... 18
D
Dial-up network connection
Configuring ............................................ 26
Using ...................................................... 23
DSB75 Support Board ..................... 7, 32, 33
S
Selecting access technology ........................ 20
Selecting the network ................................... 20
Siemens Connection Manager .............. 10, 23
Siemens HSDPA USB Com Port ................. 18
Siemens HSDPA USB Modem 11, 15, 18, 23
Siemens USB Com Port ....................... 11, 16
Siemens Wireless Ethernet Adapter 11, 16, 23
SMARTEQ MiniMag antenna ......................... 6
T
Technical requirements .................................. 6
U
UICC ....................................................... 6, 18
Uninstalling ........................................... 16, 17
Unsolicited Result Code Presentation ......... 18
URC ............................................................. 18
W
Windows Device Manager ............. 15, 16, 17
H
Hirose U.FL ............................................... 6, 7
HSDPA/GPRS data transfer
Dial-up network connection ..... 23, 24, 25
Siemens Connection Manager .............. 23
I
Installation
Hardware ................................................. 7
Siemens Connection Manager ......... 9, 10
USB and Ethernet drivers ........ 11, 12, 13
L
Local echo ............................................ 18, 25
M
Mass storage device ............................... 9, 14
Modem interface ................................... 15, 18
Mounting
Exploded view ........................................ 33
Instructions .............................................. 7
P
PDP context ................................... 15, 21, 24
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