Set up GPRS for your GPS Mini Tracker
This is not as complicated as it looks! You do not need to use GPRS unless you want to – you can continue to locate your Mini Tracker via the simple text functions. However, the live online tracking of GPRS is very useful for those who want it. “Packets” of information are uploaded from your GPS Tracker to the internet – this then allows you to see, in real time, the location of the Mini Tracker on a website. GPRS stands for “general packet radio service”.
To enable live online GPRS tracking, the SIM card in the GPS Tracker must have a “data plan” – which then allows connection to the internet. Data plans can vary greatly in cost. GiffGaff supply an unlimited data plan, with unlimited text and 250 minute call allowance for just £10pm without contract (great value – and you can get an extra £5 via our partnership link).
Step 1: Set up your Webpage for GPRS Tracking
Visit GPS Trace (clicking opens in a new tab, so you can refer to this screen as well).
Select “Registration” from the top right corner.
Fill in your details to register for free. Don’t worry – it’s safe!
Then log in from the main screen again with your chosen username and password.
On your page, click on the big “activate” button.
Enter the details of your tracker. You will need the IMEI number (the 15 digit number found in the texts you receive from your mini tracker, or text imei123456 for a reminder), and the phone number for the SIM within the tracker. Please choose “Xexun TK-102” as the device type.
Once you have set up the tracker for GPRS – you will see your tracker appear on the map – and can track it in real time!
Step 2: Set up your SIM for GPS Tracking
You need to text the following commands to your GPS Mini Tracker, depending on your mobile SIM provider. This sets up the correct APN (access point name) to allow your SIM to connect to the internet. You will need to send up to three separate texts depending on the SIM provider. If successful, you will receive texts such as “apn ok”, “apnuser ok” and “apnpasswd ok”. Not all SIM providers require usernames and/or passwords.
|Vodafone Contract||apn123456 internet
|Vodafone PAYG||apn123456 pp.vodafone.co.uk
|O2 Contract||apn123456 mobile.o2.co.uk
|O2 PAYG||apn123456 mobile.o2.co.uk
|Tesco Mobile||apn123456 prepay.tesco-mobile.com
|Virgin Mobile||apn123456 goto.virginmobile.uk
|BT Mobile||apn123456 btmobile2.bt.com
|ASDA Mobile||apn123456 asdamobiles.co.uk
Step 3: Set up Your GPS Tracker for GPS Tracking
Having set up the APN correctly, this last section now allows you to program your GPS mini tracker to send the location information to your GPSTrace webpage. When the site receives your data, it will automatically match it to your webpage because of the IMEI and SIM number information you entered when activating your unit in step 1.
adminip123456 188.8.131.52 20157. If successful, the tracker will reply “adminip ok”.
On some devices, you may need to text gprs123456 to initialise GPRS.
Now, when you get a location by calling the device, it will instead upload the location to your GPS Trace account. The regular location reports command will also upload (regularly) to your GPRS account. For a reminder:
Set up Regular Location Reports
It will report the location at 30s intervals for 5 times.(s: second, m: minute, h: hour). The setting must be in 3 digits and at a maximum of 255 in value. The interval must be less than 20s.
It will reply with locations every 30 seconds, with no frequency limit. (Not wise if you have a Pay As You Go SIM card inside the GPS tracker!)
Cancel Regular Location Reports: Send notn123456