Set up GPRS for the GPS Mini Tracker

Set up GPRS for your GPS Mini Tracker

Set up GPRS for the GPS Mini TrackerThis 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).


Shortcuts:
Step 1: Set up your Webpage for GPRS Tracking (GPSTrace website)
Step 2: Set up your SIM for GPS Tracking (APN)
Step 3: Set up Your GPS Tracker for GPS Tracking

Step 1: Set up your Webpage for GPRS Tracking

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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.



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Fill in your details to register for free. Don’t worry – it’s safe!



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Then log in from the main screen again with your chosen username and password.


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On your page, click on the big “activate” button.


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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.


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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.

GiffGaff apn123456 giffgaff.com
apnuser123456 giffgaff
apnpasswd123456 password
Vodafone Contract apn123456 internet
apnuser123456 web
apnpasswd123456 web
Vodafone PAYG apn123456 pp.vodafone.co.uk
apnuser123456 web
apnpasswd123456 web
Orange apn123456 orangeinternet
O2 Contract apn123456 mobile.o2.co.uk
apnuser123456 web
apnpasswd123456 web
O2 PAYG apn123456 mobile.o2.co.uk
apnuser123456 web
apnpasswd123456 web
T-Mobile apn123456 general.t-mobile.uk
Three apn123456 3internet
Tesco Mobile apn123456 prepay.tesco-mobile.com
apnuser123456 tescowap
apnpasswd123456 password
Virgin Mobile apn123456 goto.virginmobile.uk
apnuser123456 user
BT Mobile apn123456 btmobile2.bt.com
apnuser123456 bt
apnpasswd123456 bt
ASDA Mobile apn123456 asdamobiles.co.uk
apnuser123456 web
apnpasswd123456 web

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 193.193.165.166 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

Send t030s005n123456

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.

Send t030s***n123456

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