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Wannabe Geek


Topic # 131153 10-Oct-2013 16:08 Send private message

Hi
I just bought a cheap GPS tracker and am having a hard time understanding setup.

GPRS Setup : In order to use GPRS function, the user needs to set IP, Port and APN by sending SMS commands.
Set an IP address and Port : Send SMS adminp+123456+space+IP address+space+port

Im a rookie so can someone explain the IP address and port...Is it the Ip address of my internet connection? and whats my port number or how do I find this?
Also send SMS apn+123456+space+specify apn
Whats apn (access point name) is this a number or name of my sim card company?

Can someone help me out and explain in a simple way

Thanks

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  Reply # 912174 10-Oct-2013 16:23 Send private message

how about some more details on exactly what kind of GPS tracker you brought? looks like it takes a sim card to send the information via SMS (text message).

Maybe a photo as well




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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 912241 10-Oct-2013 18:55 Send private message

Its a TK102, should come up in google.
Yea its through sms so I have to send these details from my phone to the GPS Sim

I just don't understand what APN, Port and IP address. Is it the IP address from my phone?

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  Reply # 912250 10-Oct-2013 19:15 Send private message

first off, do you have a sim card for it? if not you will need to get one, depending on the mobile network you will need to load the APN for that provider.

I can't see why the IP address is needed. Looking at it the APN really isn't needed either unless there is some mobile data been sent back and forward (is there a web interface for it, this could be why?)

As far as getting an SMS message back it looks like you just have to ring it, it then reports back via a text message,

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