Beginner: BG96 cannot read SIM and don't know how to find GPS location
I am new here. I need some help. This is the first time I work with Quectel BG96 module with Starterkit of NB-IoT on a Arduino UNO to send GPS position to the Server IP address = 172.27.131.100. I tried to use QNavigator to make a test, but it cannot read the sim card and it says “Sim card is not ready”. So, my questions are: Does this sim card has a PIN code locked or are there some ports which are not open yet?
Or do I better to switch back to Arduino IDE to work with AT command? :(
I also have a GY-NEO6MV2 GPS MODULE.
Also, I don’t understand the whole guide book of “BG96 AT Commands Manual” and “BG96 GNSS
AT Commands Manual”. How do I get the latitude and longitude through the antenna of the GPS on BG96 board?? Because my main goal is only get latitude and longitude send tot the server.
Could someone help me out? Help
Hey @Cher first of all, warm welcome!
Question: where did you get the simcard from?
just found it that you got it from us, thanks to @Florian-Duecker
So… in that case there is no PIN required.
AFAIK, usually this means that the sim is broken or the part of your device which is supposed to read your sim is broken.
Should we send you another one?
As Afzal said, our SIMs are PIN-free and should work out-of-the-box. So make sure the SIM card is installed correctly and all of the components do work correctly.
I also recommend to check out our documentation library.
We have a step-by-step tutorial for the BG-96: https://docs.iotcreators.com/docs/_-quectel-bg96-tuino096
@Cher Hi, looking at your screenshot, I think there is a bug in the modem firmware. If you look at the logs on the right you can see:
+CPIN: RE DY
This means the sim card is detected and ready. However, one letter is missing. This is supposed to be +CPIN READY. So I think the serial tool is therefore failing to interpet the correct string.
Can you query the CCID/IMSI? If it returns a number then the sim card is for sure working. You can also try updating the firmware