1. SMS server using CentOS, kannel and playsms

    On this page I will describe the way I went trough to configure an sms gateway using a laptop, huawei modem, falcom A2D-1 or the option Globetrotter hardware using the open source software kannel & playsms.

    The main goal of this project was related to the scouting movement in Belgium I'm active. We wanted to interrogate all of our members who were on a start weekend of the next scouting year. To do this we had the idea to use the sms communication channel. This because almost every youngster has the possibility to send sms messages without a big effort.

    To …

  2. Cisco HWIC 3G configuration to 2G

    In some cisco routing devices you have the possibility to extend the features with a HWIC 3G card so mobile connectivity is added to your network infrastructure. This can be interesting for a mobile fail-over connection.

    But as we all now, the mobile reception isn't always that good. To see the signal strength on your cisco device you can use:

    show cellular 0/0/0 connection

    depending on which slot you plugged the HWIC card into. If the measured value is beneath the -100 dBm then you have sufficient signal to setup a 3G ( CDMA - WCDMA) connection on.

    If that's …

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