Showing posts from February, 2008

Ericsson W25 Sending and receiving SMS

The firmware of the W25 doesn't support the handling of the SMS, but the bult in 3G modem does. So let's dig a bit into it and use this possibility. (In order to do this you need to have access to the command line of the W25).

To control the modem of the W25 there are two commands to use:
msctl - this is a high level handling with predefined command
mctl - this is a low level command, which you can use to send AT command to the modemTry out:msctl rscp - this will give you the actual strength of your receptionmsctl issue ATI - this will give you information about the modem included in your device.Now if we would like to know, which AT commands we can use, we have to download the AT command book from the Sierra Wireless site: AT command reference. If this download will not work, just search the Sierre Wireless site for the AT command reference.When looking into this document, you will find a lot of interesting command, but you will soon realize that the command related to SMS sendi…

External WEB server on Ericsson W25

After you have implemented the DynDNS for your W25 the next thing would be to have an external WEB server.

As the W25 has a built in WEB server, it is only one line to start a web server. The command you should use is httpd.

To start an external web server serving pages from the "web" directory of the connected Flash drive, issue the following command:

httpd -i ppp0 -h /mnt/C2F8-E4F2/web

This will start the web server from on the ppp0 interface, with the home directory being /mnt/C2F8-E4F2/web. The index file should be index.html.

For all possible options to httpd issue httpd --help. To see the possibilities in the configuration file, go to the Busybox homepage and look at the examle coinfigutration file provided in the source for httpd.

New Firmware released for Ericsson W25 (1.3 R9D)

Half year after the last publicly released SW version from 21st January there is a new SW version available on the official website.

According my previous readings the 1.3 SW version solves some security issues, a memory leak in the WLAN driver and some minor issues.

When I will get a better internet connection, I will download the new package and update this post with the exact details.