+GSET & +WDATA Vodafone vs Orange

#1

For all those that are in the same situation as me, I have spent the last day trying to ping one of Google’s IP addresses (that I have ping’ed using the ping from command prompt (64.233.189.99) to prove it works). I will include my inputs to help those that need it:

The settings for +GSET that I type in are:
AT+GSET=1,“internet”,“web”,“web”,"",“0”,“0” //Vodafone
AT+GSET=2,“orangeinternet”,“user”,“pass”,"",“0”,“0” //Orange

The response to AT+GSET? is:
+GSET: 1,“internet”,“web”,“web”,"",0,0
+GSET: 2,“orangeinternet”,“user”,“pass”,"",0,0
+GSET: 3,"","","","",0,0
+GSET: 4,"","","","",0,0
Note: I have only set up places 1 and 2

For the next part, sending from ORANGE the +WDATA parameters are:
AT+WDATA=0,“64.233.189.99”,2,400,100,10 //2 represents the orange settings in +GSET
then
AT+WDATA=1 //to run it

The (somewhat positive) response comes back as:
IPCP Information :
Local IP 10.40.69.157
DNS1 193.35.133.10
DNS2 193.35.134.10
Gateway 0.0.0.0
Ping Sent [1/4]
Ping Rsp OK
Ping Sent [2/4]
Ping Rsp OK
Ping Sent [3/4]
Ping Rsp OK
Ping Sent [4/4]
Ping Rsp OK
Result : Ping Sent 4 , Resp Received 4

Now I performed a hotswap to the Vodafone SIM card, and use the following +WDATA parameters:
AT+WDATA=0,“64.233.189.99”,1,400,100,10 //1 represents the Vodafone settigns in +GSET
then
AT+WDATA=1 //to run it

The (somewhat negitive) response comes back as:
IPCP Information :
Local IP 10.57.47.220
DNS1 10.205.65.68
DNS2 10.205.65.68
Gateway 0.0.0.0
Ping Sent [1/4]
Ping Sent [2/4]
Ping Sent [3/4]
Ping Sent [4/4]
Result : Ping Sent 4 , Resp Received 0

To prove that hotswapping of the SIM cards isn’t a problem, I then put my orange SIM back in, and ran the relevant commands - the response came back with a (positive) response. This leads me to believe that there is an issue with Vodafone somewhere in the line, I know that the SIM has got GPRS connectivity as I have done the test as laid out in the “AT Commands User Guidelines” PDF and got connected OK.

Really, I need this to work with Vodafone, does anyone know of a reason why there is a problem with Voda or what we can do to get round it?

Thanks in advance,

Neil

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#2

It may just be that Vodafone blocks PING requests. :question:

Do you specifically need PING?

Unfortunately, unless you have a proper technical contact in the Network operator, it is virtually impossible to get any of their so-called customer “support” staff to even understand a question like this - let alone provide a useful answer! :angry: :angry: :angry:

See: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=1106

You probably need to find a 3rd-party service provider specialising in M2M on Vodafone…

Or maybe you could try here: betavine.net/web/guest/home :question:

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