MC7430 cannot attach to network

Hi,
I’ve an issue with one MC7430 that will not attach/register to the network. Its working with its sibling (also an MC7430) with the same SimCard, on the exact same machine. We’ve also updated the modem firmware. Only visible difference between the two modems is in the !BAND? (TDS mask is 00…0020 on other one) and !HWID (revision is 1.0 on other one).

Hope you’ll be able to help (Thanks in advance). I’m kind of desperate right now :-/
Have a nice day,

AT!BAND?
Index, Name, GW Band Mask L Band Mask TDS Band Mask
00, All bands, 100600000C400000 000001E0081600D5 0000000000000000

AT!HWID?
Revision: 0.2

AT+GMR
SWI9X30C_02.33.03.00 r8209 CARMD-EV-FRMWR2 2019/08/28 20:59:30

AT!GSTATUS?
!GSTATUS:
Current Time: 949 Temperature: 33
Reset Counter: 2 Mode: ONLINE
System mode: WCDMA PS state: Not attached
WCDMA band: WCDMA 900
WCDMA channel: 2991
GMM (PS) state:DEREGISTERED ATTEMPTING ATT
MM (CS) state: IDLE UPDATING

WCDMA L1 state:L1M_PCH_SLEEP LAC: 1010 (4112)
RRC state: DISCONNECTED UTRAN Cell ID: 03F552B8 (66409144)
RxM RSSI C0: -57 RxD RSSI C0: —
RxM RSSI C1: — RxD RSSI C1: —

AT+COPS=?
+COPS: (1,“Proximus”,“Proximus”,“20601”,2),(3,“Orange B”,“OBE”,“20610”,2),(3,“BASE”,“BASE”,“20620”,2),()

AT+CGDCONT?
+CGDCONT: 1,“IP”,“xxxx.be”,“0.0.0.0”,0,0,0,0
+CGDCONT: 2,“IP”,“XXXX.BE”,“0.0.0.0”,0,0,0,0

Hi @john.dursel

Could you please provide some information about your module using below commands?

AT!IMPREF?
AT!IMAGE?

Hi @Donald ,
Thank you for your answer. Here is the result of the two AT commands.
AT!IMPREF?
!IMPREF:
preferred fw version: 02.33.03.00
preferred carrier name: GENERIC
preferred config name: GENERIC_002.072_000
preferred subpri index: 000
current fw version: 02.33.03.00
current carrier name: GENERIC
current config name: GENERIC_002.072_000
current subpri index: 000

For the AT!IMAGE command, I’ll post it as soon as I can get it (working in remote today).

Hello,
here is the IMPREF result and full (I hope) infos:
!IMPREF:
preferred fw version: 00.00.00.00
preferred carrier name: AUTO-SIM
preferred config name: AUTO-SIM_000.000_000
current fw version: 02.11.03.22
current carrier name:
current config name:

fw version mismatch
carrier name mismatch
config name mismatch

AT
OK
ATE1
OK
ATI
Manufacturer: Sierra Wireless, Incorporated
Model: MC7430
Revision: SWI9X30C_02.11.03.22 r6782 CARMD-EV-FRMWR2 2016/08/24 15:18:59
MEID: 35612907029743
ESN: 12806930375, 8069BFC7
IMEI: 356129070297434
IMEI SV: 5
FSN: LU817396780410
+GCAP: +CGSM,+DS,+ES
OK

AT!ENTERCND=A710
ERROR

AT!PRIID?
PRI Part Number: 9904934
Revision: 000.007
Customer: Cisco

Carrier PRI: None
OK

AT!IMPREF?
!IMPREF:
preferred fw version: 00.00.00.00
preferred carrier name: AUTO-SIM
preferred config name: AUTO-SIM_000.000_000
current fw version: 02.11.03.22
current carrier name:
current config name:

fw version mismatch
carrier name mismatch
config name mismatch
OK

AT!IMAGE?
TYPE SLOT STATUS LRU FAILURES UNIQUE_ID BUILD_ID
FW 1 EMPTY 0 0 0
FW 2 EMPTY 0 0 0
FW 3 EMPTY 0 0 0
FW 4 EMPTY 0 0 0
Max FW images: 4
Active FW image is at slot 255

TYPE SLOT STATUS LRU FAILURES UNIQUE_ID BUILD_ID
Max PRI images: 50

OK

AT+CFUN?
+CFUN: 1
OK

AT!UIMS?
!UIMS: 0
OK

AT+CPIN?
+CPIN: READY
OK

AT+CREG?
+CREG: 0,1
OK

AT+CGREG?
+CGREG: 0,1
OK

AT+CEREG?
+CEREG: 0,4
OK

AT+COPS?
+COPS: 0,0,“Proximus”,2
OK

AT!GSTSend ATUS?
ERROR

AT+CGDCONT?
+CGDCONT: 1,“IP”,“srwt.be”,“0.0.0.0”,0,0,0,0
OK

AT$QCPDPP?
$QCPDPP: 1,0
OK

AT+CGSend ATT?
ERROR

AT+CGACT?
+CGACT: 1,1
OK

AT+CGCONTRDP
+CGCONTRDP: 1,5,srwt.be,172.30.10.137,
OK

AT+CGPADDR
+CGPADDR: 1,172.30.10.137
OK

AT!BAND?
Index, Name
00, All bands

OK

AT!BAND=?
Index, Name
00, All bands
01, Europe 3G
02, North America 3G
06, Europe
07, North America
08, WCDMA ALL
09, LTE ALL
0B, TDSCDMA ALL
OK

AT!LTEINFO?
!LTEINFO:
Not Available

OK

AT!LTECA?
LTEB1: B8, B18, B19, B21,
LTEB3: B5, B7, B19, B28,
LTEB5: B3, B7,
LTEB7: B3, B5, B7, B28,
LTEB8: B1,
LTEB18: B1,
LTEB19: B1, B3, B21,
LTEB21: B1, B19,
LTEB28: B3, B7,
LTEB38: B38,
LTEB39: B39,
LTEB40: B40,
LTEB41: B41,

OK

AT!RXDEN?
!RXDEN:
01
OK

AT!PCINFO?
State: Online
LPM voters - Temp:0, Volt:0, User:0, W_DISABLE:0, IMSWITCH:0, BIOS:0
LPM persistence - None
OK

AT!USBCOMP?
ERROR

AT!USBCOMP=?
ERROR

AT!SELRSend
AT?
ERROR

AT!SELRSend
AT=?
ERROR

AT!USBSPEED?
ERROR

AT!PCOFFEN?
ERROR

AT!CUSTOM?
!CUSTOM:
GPSENABLE 0x01
UIM2ENABLE 0x01
SIMLPM 0x01
SINGLEAPNSWITCH 0x01

OK

AT!CUSTOM=?
!CUSTOM:
“GPSENABLE”
“GPSLPM”
“GPIOSARENABLE”
“GPSSEL”
“GPSREFLOC”
“IMSWITCHHIDE”
“IMCONFIG”
“IPV6ENABLE”
“WAKEHOSTEN”
“SIMHOTSWAPDIS”
“CFUNPERSISTEN”
“QMIDETACHEN”
“UIM2ENABLE”
“NETWORKNAMEFMT”
“SIMLPM”
“USBSERIALENABLE”
“PCSCDISABLE”
“DHCPRELAYENABLE”
“FLOWNOTIDISABLE”
“FASTENUMEN”
“CSVOICEREJECT”
“IPCHANNELRATEEN”
“SINGLEAPNSWITCH”
“DGENABLE”

OK

AT!PCTEMP?
Temp state: Normal
Temperature: 32.00 C

OK

AT!PCVOLT?
Volt state: Normal
Power supply voltage: 3300 mV (ADC: 35864)

OK

AT!PCVOLTLIMITS?
ERROR

AT!HWID?
ERROR

AT!ERR
QDSP6 ARM9 (not saved)
00 01 seccrypt 00209
01 01 gpstask 03846
02 01 bsio 00706
03 01 rfant 00332
04 01 stm 00515
05 01 hdrscmdb 05334
06 01 gsnvif 00855
07 01 rdevmap 01604
08 01 hdridle 00819
09 01 rrccspfs 02255
10 01 sys_eplm 00691
11 02 rlcdl 02412
12 01 l2ultask 00467
13 01 smd_sio 01628
OK

AT!BCFWUPDATESTATUS
!BCFWUPDATESTATUS: UNKNOWN
OK

AT!TMSTATUS?
ERROR

AT!GSTATUS?
!GSTATUS:
Current Time: 312590 Temperature: 32
Reset Counter: 1 Mode: ONLINE
System mode: WCDMA PS state: Attached
WCDMA band: WCDMA 900
WCDMA channel: 2991
GMM (PS) state:REGISTERED NORMAL SERVICE
MM (CS) state: IDLE NORMAL SERVICE

WCDMA L1 state:L1M_PCH_SLEEP LAC: 1010 (4112)
RRC state: DISCONNECTED Cell ID: 03F552B8 (66409144)
RxM RSSI C0: — RxD RSSI C0: —
RxM RSSI C1: — RxD RSSI C1: —

OK

AT
OK
ATE1
OK
ATI
Manufacturer: Sierra Wireless, Incorporated
Model: MC7430
Revision: SWI9X30C_02.11.03.22 r6782 CARMD-EV-FRMWR2 2016/08/24 15:18:59
MEID: 35612907029743
ESN: 12806930375, 8069BFC7
IMEI: 356129070297434
IMEI SV: 5
FSN: LU817396780410
+GCAP: +CGSM,+DS,+ES

OK

AT!ENTERCND=A710
ERROR

AT
OK

AT!PRIID?
PRI Part Number: 9904934
Revision: 000.007
Customer: Cisco

Carrier PRI: None
OK

AT!IMPREF?
!IMPREF:
preferred fw version: 00.00.00.00
preferred carrier name: AUTO-SIM
preferred config name: AUTO-SIM_000.000_000
current fw version: 02.11.03.22
current carrier name:
current config name:

fw version mismatch
carrier name mismatch
config name mismatch
OK

AT!IMAGE?
TYPE SLOT STATUS LRU FAILURES UNIQUE_ID BUILD_ID
FW 1 EMPTY 0 0 0
FW 2 EMPTY 0 0 0
FW 3 EMPTY 0 0 0
FW 4 EMPTY 0 0 0
Max FW images: 4
Active FW image is at slot 255

TYPE SLOT STATUS LRU FAILURES UNIQUE_ID BUILD_ID
Max PRI images: 50

OK

AT+CFUN?
+CFUN: 1
OK

AT!UIMS?
!UIMS: 0
OK

AT+CPIN?
+CPIN: READY
OK

AT+CREG?
+CREG: 0,1
OK

AT+CGREG?
+CGREG: 0,1
OK

AT+CEREG?
+CEREG: 0,4
OK

AT+COPS?
+COPS: 0,0,“Proximus”,2
OK

AT!GSTSend ATUS?
ERROR

AT+CGDCONT?
+CGDCONT: 1,“IP”,“srwt.be”,“0.0.0.0”,0,0,0,0
OK

AT$QCPDPP?
$QCPDPP: 1,0
OK

AT+CGSend ATT?
ERROR

AT+CGACT?
+CGACT: 1,1
OK

AT+CGCONTRDP
+CGCONTRDP: 1,5,srwt.be,172.30.10.137,
OK

AT+CGPADDR
+CGPADDR: 1,172.30.10.137
OK

AT!BAND?
Index, Name
00, All bands

OK

AT!BAND=?
Index, Name
00, All bands
01, Europe 3G
02, North America 3G
06, Europe
07, North America
08, WCDMA ALL
09, LTE ALL
0B, TDSCDMA ALL
OK

AT!LTEINFO?
!LTEINFO:
Not Available

OK

AT!LTECA?
LTEB1: B8, B18, B19, B21,
LTEB3: B5, B7, B19, B28,
LTEB5: B3, B7,
LTEB7: B3, B5, B7, B28,
LTEB8: B1,
LTEB18: B1,
LTEB19: B1, B3, B21,
LTEB21: B1, B19,
LTEB28: B3, B7,
LTEB38: B38,
LTEB39: B39,
LTEB40: B40,
LTEB41: B41,

OK

AT!RXDEN?
!RXDEN:
01
OK

AT!PCINFO?
State: Online
LPM voters - Temp:0, Volt:0, User:0, W_DISABLE:0, IMSWITCH:0, BIOS:0
LPM persistence - None
OK

AT!USBCOMP?
ERROR

AT!USBCOMP=?
ERROR

AT!SELRSend
AT?
ERROR

AT!SELRSend
AT=?
ERROR

AT!USBSPEED?
ERROR

AT!PCOFFEN?
ERROR

AT!CUSTOM?
!CUSTOM:
GPSENABLE 0x01
UIM2ENABLE 0x01
SIMLPM 0x01
SINGLEAPNSWITCH 0x01

OK

AT!CUSTOM=?
!CUSTOM:
“GPSENABLE”
“GPSLPM”
“GPIOSARENABLE”
“GPSSEL”
“GPSREFLOC”
“IMSWITCHHIDE”
“IMCONFIG”
“IPV6ENABLE”
“WAKEHOSTEN”
“SIMHOTSWAPDIS”
“CFUNPERSISTEN”
“QMIDETACHEN”
“UIM2ENABLE”
“NETWORKNAMEFMT”
“SIMLPM”
“USBSERIALENABLE”
“PCSCDISABLE”
“DHCPRELAYENABLE”
“FLOWNOTIDISABLE”
“FASTENUMEN”
“CSVOICEREJECT”
“IPCHANNELRATEEN”
“SINGLEAPNSWITCH”
“DGENABLE”

OK

AT!PCTEMP?
Temp state: Normal
Temperature: 32.00 C

OK

AT!PCVOLT?
Volt state: Normal
Power supply voltage: 3304 mV (ADC: 35878)

OK

AT!PCVOLTLIMITS?
ERROR

AT!HWID?
ERROR

AT!ERR
QDSP6 ARM9 (not saved)
00 01 seccrypt 00209
01 01 gpstask 03846
02 01 bsio 00706
03 01 rfant 00332
04 01 stm 00515
05 01 hdrscmdb 05334
06 01 gsnvif 00855
07 01 rdevmap 01604
08 01 hdridle 00819
09 01 rrccspfs 02255
10 01 sys_eplm 00691
11 02 rlcdl 02412
12 01 l2ultask 00467
13 01 smd_sio 01628
OK

AT!BCFWUPDATESTATUS
!BCFWUPDATESTATUS: UNKNOWN
OK

AT!TMSTATUS?
ERROR

AT!GSTATUS?
!GSTATUS:
Current Time: 312771 Temperature: 32
Reset Counter: 1 Mode: ONLINE
System mode: WCDMA PS state: Attached
WCDMA band: WCDMA 900
WCDMA channel: 2991
GMM (PS) state:REGISTERED NORMAL SERVICE
MM (CS) state: IDLE NORMAL SERVICE

WCDMA L1 state:L1M_PCH_SLEEP LAC: 1010 (4112)
RRC state: DISCONNECTED Cell ID: 03F552B8 (66409144)
RxM RSSI C0: — RxD RSSI C0: —
RxM RSSI C1: — RxD RSSI C1: —

OK

HI @jean-francois.meyer

This means your module can be attached to 3G networks.

You can use AT!SELRAT=06 to force module to only LTE and check that your SIM card supports LTE from your mobile service provider.

You need to enter AT!ENTERCND="A710" command to unlock password.

Please help to tick “Solution” if your question is answered.

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Thanks.
This modem with this firmware can connect to the belgian carrier (Proximus).
The following one with another firmware cannot:
ATI
Manufacturer: Sierra Wireless, Incorporated
Model: MC7430
Revision: SWI9X30C_02.33.03.00 r8209 CARMD-EV-FRMWR2 2019/08/28 20:59:30
MEID: 35612907029790
ESN: 12800222030, 8003634E
IMEI: 356129070297905
IMEI SV: 20
FSN: LU535200350102
+GCAP: +CGSM

OK
AT!IMPREF?
!IMPREF:
preferred fw version: 00.00.00.00
preferred carrier name: AUTO-SIM
preferred config name: AUTO-SIM_000.000_000
preferred subpri index: 000
current fw version: 02.33.03.00
current carrier name: GENERIC
current config name: GENERIC_002.072_000
current subpri index: 000
AT!IMAGE?
TYPE SLOT STATUS LRU FAILURES UNIQUE_ID BUILD_ID
FW 1 GOOD 1 0 0 ?? 02.24.05.06?
FW 2 GOOD 127 0 0 ?? 02.33.03.00?
FW 3 EMPTY 0 0 0
FW 4 EMPTY 0 0 0
Max FW images: 4
Active FW image is at slot 2

TYPE SLOT STATUS LRU FAILURES UNIQUE_ID BUILD_ID
PRI FF GOOD 0 0 0 002.072_000 02.33.03.00_GENERIC
Max PRI images: 50
AT+CGDCONT?
+CGDCONT: 1,“IP”,“srwt.be”,“0.0.0.0”,0,0,0,0
+CGDCONT: 2,“IP”,“SRWT.BE”,“0.0.0.0”,0,0,0,0
AT!BAND?
Index, Name
06, Europe
The previous one gives
AT!BAND?
Index, Name
00, All bands
OK

AT!GSTATUS?
!GSTATUS:
Current Time: 208 Temperature: 32
Reset Counter: 1 Mode: ONLINE
System mode: WCDMA PS state: Not attached
WCDMA band: WCDMA 900
WCDMA channel: 2991
GMM (PS) state:DEREGISTERED ATTEMPTING ATT
MM (CS) state: IDLE UPDATING

WCDMA L1 state:L1M_PCH_SLEEP LAC: 1010 (4112)
RRC state: DISCONNECTED UTRAN Cell ID: 03F552B8 (66409144)
RxM RSSI C0: -49 RxD RSSI C0: —
RxM RSSI C1: — RxD RSSI C1: —

Hi @john.dursel, @jean-francois.meyer

This problem is caused by an old hardware version 0.2. This one maybe doesn’t allow newer firmware versions on it. You can try downloading the firmware 01.08.07.

Please refer to My EM7455 has no carrier pri and a carrier/config name missmatch
Firmware updating Dell 5811e with ancient firmware (SWI9X30C_00.08.02.00)

Hi @Donald,

As you’ve seen, @jean-francois.meyer has took over the subject. Thank you already for your time and your advices. We’ll test the old firmware and let you (and the forum) know if it has solved this issue.