Reconfiguring M14A2A to use with other mobile network (lab) & apn?

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fenar
Junior(1)

Is it possible to configure M14A2A to accept simcard to attach a different network (plmn) & APN (for lab purpose, not commercial LTE networks) ?

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LightCollector
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Hi Fenar,

 

Yes it should work.  The 14A2A can operate on any network within the supported RF LTE bands but it is only (currently) certified to work live on ATT's m2m.com.attz APN.

 

Another person asked if the 14A2A device would work with Gemalto test SIMs and equipment, the answer from the Manufacturer, WNC was that it should work.

 

The setting of the APN can be done via an AT command.  To use the AT command you can run the 14A2A stand-alone (without the K64F) with a PC and serial terminal through a USB serial port.  See the LTE-Add On kit Getting Started Guide for an example of how to do that using a Raspberry Pi and USB port.  The AT command is: AT%PDNSET=1,"your apn goes here",IP

 

Alternatively if you modify the out of the box firmware application and change the APN setting in the config_me.h header to what you need and then execute that on the 14A2A through the K64F, that will set the APN.  Once set, the APN actually programs into onboard Non-volatile memory within the 14A2A.

 

Best regards

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fenar
Junior(1)

Hi!

Thanks for reply, I have set MY_APN_STR          = "default" and compiled all and loaded new bin to starter kit and pu tmy simcard (where MNC and MCC is different than AT&Ts) and my board did not get attached to my test network over air.

Should I set MNC and MCC to my network for 14A2A ? If so how?

Thanks

 

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LightCollector
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Hi Fenar,

 

The module does not support GSM or UMTS.  You would use the AT+COPS command to change the country/operator.  See the following command guide for the syntax.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/starterkit-assets/AT%26T_Commands_Gui...

 

Best regards

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fenar
Junior(1)

Hi!;

I have changed my eNodeB Band to Band4 and device attached to my RAN, thank you so much!

 

Regards