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  • beerygaz
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    Yup. That's a default HS3 behavior that a few devs are bleating about. Out of my hands I'm afraid.

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  • petez69
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    Gavin, not sure its a device ID clash... when I manually turn the led on and off from the device status page, the SMS Message device doesnt change.. it only changes when I receive an SMS....

    OK, I worked it out :-)

    When I send a message to the modem ie: "on"...your plugin detects its a device that has an on/off status, and a globe appears... If I send it xyz, the field shows xyz :-) and no globe :-)

    Not sure if this a HS3 quirk...

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  • petez69
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    Gavin

    at+csq gives

    +CSQ: 23,0

    Restarted HS after looking at the modem and its now reporting properly....its showing 23/31

    Ok, here is the weirdness, I have the modem event turning a led on and off on my arduino....Appears the "SMS Message" device is following the LED output.. Is there a device ID clash ? Is there a quick way to determine this ?

    Pete

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  • beerygaz
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    I'm using AT+CSQ and a 99 usually means unknown or not detectable. I'll review the code to make sure I'm handling 99 correctly.

    If you're getting 0 or 99 it suggests a very low signal strength (or rather a really high signal to noise ratio from which a signal strength can be approximated). Can you run a manual check by connecting a terminal server like Putty to the COM port of the modem (with the plugin disabled) and sent AT+CSQ and see what your modem responds with. I want to make sure the plugin is at least reporting a true reflection of what the modem is producing.

    As for the message device:
    Just to confirm, have you sent an inbound message to the plugin?
    Does the fact that you received a message show up in the HS3 log, but not update the device?
    Are the date/sender devices being updated?

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  • petez69
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    Gavin, its a Wavecom Fastrack M1203A...The 1200 manual says RSSI is AT+CSQ

    This is the manual I'm referring to: http://www.radel.gr/Files/Fastrack_M..._Guide-002.pdf

    Not sure if its the right manual but its all I could find

    SMS message doesn't change with the contents of the message, i thought it would but it just shows the "nasty globe" and "off" against it...

    The other device you mention, not sure at this stage. I would look for something positive though from the modem to ensure the message was sent ie:message buffer count which I think you already do on the plugin config page ?

    Cheers..Pete

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  • beerygaz
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    RSSI is a tricky one as each device reports differently. Do you have the AT command reference for your Wavecom modem, or a model number so I can try and locate it and we can see about resolving that.

    As for the SMS Message, right now it shows the last received message. So send yourself a message and it should update.

    Would you like a device that shows the last sent message/date/number? If that's useful I can add it to the enhancement list.

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  • petez69
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    Plugin not reporting correct signal strength

    Gavin

    Just trying out your plugin, have a Wavecom Modem. Send and receive is fine, just noticing the signal strength is not reporting properly. I've had it sit at 99/31 and its currently sitting at 0/31 but works nicely...

    Also note for the device "SMS Message"..rather than an off/on device code, could it contain the last message in that field ?

    Otherwise it works well, pretty impressed, intend to purchase..

    Thanks..Pete
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