Installation of a Wavecom Modem

On this page you can learn how to attach a Wavecom modem to the computer and how to install a standard modem driver for SMS messaging using a GSM modem connection with the Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway software.

Video tutorial: How to send SMS using a Wavecom modem attached to your computer.

For SMS messaging using GSM modem connectivity with Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway, you need a suitable GSM device attached to your computer with a phone-to-PC data cable. You also need a modem driver installed on your Windows Operating system. (See the Prerequisites page.)

If performance, reliability and continuous operation are important, you should use an industrial GSM modem for SMS messaging. The Wavecom Fastrack industrial GSM modem (Figure 1) is one of the most reliable devices for this purpose.

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Figure 1 - Wavecom Fastrack

You can attach it to the computer with an RS232 serial cable, and you can install a standard modem driver to allow communication between the computer and the modem.

To attach the modem and to install the modem driver, follow the instructions below.

In Figure 2 below you can clearly see that the Wavecom Fastrack modem has a data cable that can be attached to a serial port, a SIM card slot and a SIM card. A network adapter also belongs to the modem. However, it is not included in the figure because of its large size.

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Figure 2 - Wavecom GSM Modem with accessories

Attach the serial data cable and the power cable to the Wavecom, with the SIM card already inserted (Figure 3).

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Figure 3 - Attaching the data cable and the power cable to the modem

Attach the data cable to the computer.

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Figure 4 - Attaching the data cable to the computer

Make sure the modem works. In Figure 4 you can see the Wavecom modem attached to the computer. If you have inserted the SIM card in the modem, a red LED (light-emitting diode) is supposed to flash at the front (Figure 5).

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Figure 5 - The Wavecom with a flashing red LED

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