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Cell Modem

Warning

Dont enable modem in UAVcast if you are using HiLink modem. These modems uses embedded connection software.

Make sure you are using a supported modem https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/ModemManager/SupportedDevices/

E3372S or E3372H, has proven to be a good modem for these types of application.

Model

  • Options: Stick, HiLink

Select if your modem is in stick or hilink mode. Read the end character in the model name. Example: E3276H is a hilink and E3276S is a stick modem. Read more on HiLink and Stick modems here Hardware/modem

Use Modem Manager

  • Default value: No

UAVcast uses Network Manager to create the GSM connection provied by Modem Manager. However, on some modems this wont work. This option force the connection to be esasblished by Modem Manager only. Its recommended to restart RPI if you change this option.

Interface

  • Default value: Hilink:eth1 , Stick:wwan0

Set the Stick or Hilink modem interface name.
LED will turn green if the interface has proper internet access.

Access Point Name (APN)

  • Default value: internet

This value is operator specific. If you dont know yours, then contact your cell operator and ask for a proper APN name. Operators normally have several diffrent APN names. You can find more information here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_Point_Name

Modem Address

  • Default value: cdc-wdm0

This is the interal address for your USB modem, and in most cases cdc-wdm0 However, some modems uses dirrent address. If the above dont work, then you could try ttyUSB0 or ttyUSB1

Username

  • Default value: blank

Most carriers dont require any username or password, but some might. This is operator specific. Contact your cell operator and ask for username if you encounter any issues.

Password

  • Default value: blank

Most carriers dont require any username or password, but some might. This is operator specific. Contact your cell operator and ask for Password if you encounter any issues.

Pin

  • Default value: blank

Your simcard Pin Code. Its recommended to disbale the pin to get faster conneciton on startup.

Validate Connection

When all parameteres are correctly set, then press the connect button to test the connection.

'Cell Modem Test'