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Each of these shields can be connected to the Internet via PPP(Point to Point Protocol). For this tutorial, we have written a script to install and perform the required steps.
Without further ado let us jump into the installation process:
1. Get the script by the following command
2. Now change the permission of the downloaded script. chmod +x install.sh
3. Now install the script sudo ./install.sh It will ask several questions, just answer them accordingly to complete the installation process. The questions are:
- Please choose your Sixfab Shields/HATs
You will be offered to choose among the mentioned three shields. Then it will fetch required scripts for you.
- Do you have updated kernel
It asks if your kernel is up-to-date. If no[N] it updates the kernel else it skips the update. Then it installs ppp.
- What is your carrier APN?
Here, it asks for your carrier’s APN. For me it is hologram.
- Enter your PORT name
In this step you will enter your PORT. For 3G, 4G/LTE Base Shield && Base HAT it will be ttyUSB3.
- Do you want to activate auto-connect/reconnect service at R.Pi boot up?
This option allows you to connect to the Internet via your shield automatically when your Raspberry Pi Starts. If you want to connect to the Internet automatically type y else N. If you have selected N then you will need to run sudo pon to connect to the internet and sudo poff to stop it. Make sure your module is powered up(Not applicable for Base Shield).
Enjoy your Internet connection.
Route: One of the possible errors you may get is the routing error. In this case, run the following commands
sudo route del default
sudo route add default ppp0
If your carrier asks for username and password;
Remove noauth from /etc/ppp/peers/provider and add following lines
user “YOUR USERNAME”
We are back again with another tutorial on Sixfab GSM/GPRS Shield. This has been designed with Quectel M66 GSM/GPRS module which is based on 2G chipset and bears optimal performance for SMS and audio service. It basically work with AT commands. To know more about the AT commands of Quecctel M66 you may visit Quectel site. Read More
Following Tutorial is old. Please follow new PPP installer tutorial.
Sixfab GSM/GPRS Shield is using Quectel M66 GSM/GPRS module. It bears the optimal performance in SMS, Data transmission and audio service. Due to the small size(equal to size of raspberry pi zero) it is easily embeddable in any project like video streamer, establishing Internet connection, security systems, tracking system etc.
Import sound files to Sixfab Gprs Shield
Sixfab Gprs Shield is all-in-one solution.You can make your own Security System simply. Download code, upload and run.