The Raspberry Pi 4G/LTE Cellular IoT 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.
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 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
Note: For a clean install and avoiding installation errors, plug Micro USB into HAT after the software setup is complete.
1. Sign In
Head over to connect.sixfab.com and log in with your credentials.
If you are logging in to Connect for the first time, follow the 'Quickstart' steps first. If not, continue with step 2.
Register your SIM with its ICCID and giving it a name.
Add your credit card or add credit using the $25 coupon code provided by Sixfab that comes with the kit.
Adding credits using Coupon Code
2. Register SIM
An active Sixfab SIM is required to create a device.
If you don’t have one, please register and activate a SIM from the "SIM -> Register a SIM" section.
Skip this step if you already have an active registered SIM.
Info: If you want to continue without creating a device in CORE, follow one of the tutorials(PPP,QMI or ECM) here. Sixfab CORE is highly recommended for a robust and reliable connection.
3. Create Device
View your available SIM cards by going to "SIM -> My SIMs".
Click on the "Create Device" link in the row the SIM for which you will create the device.
4. Selecting Region and Board for Device
Here, choose according to your region.
For devices to be deployed Worldwide
For devices to be deployed in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
For devices to be deployed in Asia-Pacific only
6. Copy the Installation Code
7. Unplug the USB cable from the HAT
If the USB cable is plugged in, unplug the USB.
8. Run the installation code
Open a terminal on the Raspberry Pi and run the code you have just copied.
Once the installation is completed successfully, Hit Enter to reboot the Raspberry Pi and plug the USB cable to the HAT.
10. Installation Complete
Once the installation is completed, the following dashboard will appear with the device information.
After a successful connection, please wait for information to appear on the dashboard. This may take a few minutes.