GSM Tracker Help

This is help for Aspicore GSM Tracker v1.10 - v1.14.

See also Support FAQ (Including installation instructions)


1) User interface

1.1) Main screen

1.2) Settings view

2) Usage hints

3) Configuring the GPRS Internet access point

4) Pairing your phone with the Bluetooth GPS

5) Diagnostics

6) Known issues

7) Specifications

8) Purchase

Configuring the GPRS Internet access point

To be able to send data, you must have a GPRS service subscription from your GSM service provider and an Access point, which routes IP traffic to the Internet, created in your phone's Connection settings.

If you prefer not to set up your access point settings manually, check with your telephone operator whether you can receive simple setup instructions or an automatic setup via SMS.

The examples below show suitable access point settings in Aspicore's test phone using Sonera's GPRS service in Finland.


Figure 1. Settings icon

Click the Settings application icon in your phone's graphical menu. The icon may be within the Tools folder, depending on your phone model.


Figure 2. Settings categories

Press the scroll key on the bottom to activate the Connection row and press the centre of the scroll key to open the Connection settings.


Figure 3. Connection settings, access points row highlighted

Press the centre of the scroll key to open the Access points.

Figure 4. Access points, i.e. Connection names

Create a new access point with a descriptive connection name, e.g. Internet. You can choose this name freely.

(You may also use an existing access point, if appropriate. However, your operator's WAP and MMS access points are not usually open for general Internet access.)

You need to use this connection name later, when you open GPRS connection from Aspicore GSM Tracker application. The application shows the list of available access points. You must then remember, which connection name you gave to your Internet access point.

Note, that the name you choose appears as Connection name in figure 5. Access point name in figure 5 is a different thing, which is not freely selectable. (Confusing!)

Figure 5. Access point details

Figure 5 shows the most important settings items within your access point.

The setting Access point name here must match with your service providers instructions (maybe called APN). E.g. Finnish Sonera uses the keyword internet. You may also refer to the Reqwireless Inc. APN list here.

The settings items in figures 6 and 7 you may probably leave in their default values.


Figure 6. Access point details

Some service providers require a user name and password for the GPRS APN. Others, including Sonera, allow a blank user name and password.

Figure 7. Access point details

If the setting Gateway IP address is visible in your phone, it must be to enable the setting Access point name in figure 5.

N.B. Remember to press the soft key Back, when you have done.

If you choose the menu command Options -> Exit in this view without pressing Back at least once, your newly created or modified settings may be lost without any warning and you need to enter them again!

Figure 8. Access point Advanced settings

Probably you do not need to care about Options -> Advanced settings. (Our example settings are shown in figures 8 and 9).

Figure 9. Access point Advanced settings