The Raspberry Pi 4G/LTE Cellular Modem Kit provides all the components you will need for establishing an internet connection on your Raspberry Pi using the Sixfab CORE solution.
Getting started is pretty straight forward, first you will setup the hardware then complete the Sixfab CORE installation. Each of the steps are mentioned in detail below.
To getting started with the Raspberry Pi 4G/LTE Cellular Modem Kit, first check the following requirements.
|Hardware Requirements||Software Requirements|
|Raspberry Pi 3,3B+ and 4||- Raspberry Pi OS 10(Buster) or newer|
- Ubuntu Server 20.04.3 or higher
1. Attach the mini PCIe module in the kit to the HAT
2. Attach the antenna to the mini PCIe module
Make sure the right antenna is connected to the right port. Attach LTE full band PCB antenna/LTE connector of the LTE-GNSS dual antenna to the main Antenna interface/diversity antenna interface & GPS Antenna portion goes to the GNSS antenna interface.
3. Attach header and Sixfab SIM
4. Attach it to the Raspberry Pi
For a clean install and avoiding installation errors, plug Micro USB into HAT after the software setup is complete.
5. Plug the power supply into a socket and connect it to your Raspberry Pi’s power port
Software SetupOnce the hardware installation is complete, we will set up Sixfab CORE on your device for a seamless and reliable cellular connection. Registering the asset and performing the installation steps will be done through Sixfab Connect.
1. Sign In
Head over to connect.sixfab.com and sign in using your login credentials.
2. Add Coupon Code (optional)
If you have a credit voucher, go to Billing -> Add Credit -> Coupon Code from the dashboard to redeem it and enter your code.
3. Register Asset
To initialize the Sixfab CORE device, an active Sixfab SIM asset is required.
If you don’t have one, please register and activate a SIM from the "Assets -> Register Asset" section.
Skip this step if you already have an active registered asset.
4. Create CORE Device
Navigate to the details of the asset you want to install the CORE device for on the Assets page.
Click on the 'Initialize CORE Device' button located in the Sixfab CORE section within the asset details.
5. Select Board
Select the hardware board you want to install Sixfab CORE on and proceed.
If you want to continue without creating a device in the Sixfab CORE, you can use it according to the user manual of the module used. You can follow the tutorials we prepared for PPP, QMI and ECM protocols supported by these modules here. Sixfab CORE is highly recommended for a robust and reliable connection.
6. Select Location
Here, choose according to your region.
|Global||For devices to be deployed Worldwide|
|EMEA||For devices to be deployed in Europe, the Middle East and Africa|
|APAC||For devices to be deployed in Asia-Pacific only|
7. Copy Installation Code
8. Unplug USB Cable
If it is already plugged in, please unplug the USB cable from the HAT.
9. Run Installation Code
Open a terminal on the Raspberry Pi and run the installation code you have just copied.
10. Plug the USB cable
After the installation is successfully completed, press 'Enter' to restart the Raspberry Pi, and then plug the USB cable to the HAT.
11. Installation Complete
After the installation is complete, it may take up to 5 minutes for the services to configure your modem, set up your cellular internet connection settings, etc. If everything goes smoothly, you will see the data on your CORE Dashboard page, as shown below.
Updated 4 months ago