Installing the GSM Modem Driver
This text gives detailed information on the installation of the GSM Modem driver. The GSM modem driver can be used to send and receive SMS messages with a GSM phone attached to the PC. The installation of this driver can be started from the server manager by clicking on the Installed drivers menu item from the Drivers menu. In the "Available drivers for installation" window the GSM Modem install link should be clicked and the installation process will start. After then installation process has finished, you'll see the GSM Modem 1 appearing in the list of drivers in the "Currently installed drivers" screen. On this page you can start the configuration by clicking on the Configure link (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Starting GSM driver configuration
The Configure link opens the configuration form . On this form select the phone model you have attached to the computer, then specify the serial port. If use use an USB port you must install a USB driver, that will create a virtual COM port for your device. If you use Infra Red (IR), you might have to install IRCom support for your Windows PC, to get a virtual COM port you can use to communicate with your device.
After selecting the serial (COM) port and the phone model you should click on the Autodetect button. During the autodetection phase, Ozeki Message Server will read the capabilities of your phone. If your phone supports SMS messages you will see the model and the brand displayed in the Phone model edit box.
The next step in the configuration is creating a unique name for your device. This name is called the operator name and it is used if more then one devices are attached to your PC. The operator name is typically the name of the GSM company your subscription belongs to. (For example it can be Vodafone, T-mobile, Orange, etc.) When this is done, enter the telephone number of the phone attached to the computer and the SMS Service center address (Figure 2.). Important: phone numbers should be entered in international format e.g.: +36209937723 !
Figure 2 - Configuring the details
The Service Center address is provided by your
GSM service provider. Some SMSC addresses
are listed in this document. If you don't know the Service
Center address of the GSM service provider you should check
Starting the GSM modem connection
After the driver has been installed, you need to start it. The startup process means that the driver connects to the mobile phone. You can start the Ozeki Message Server GSM modem driver by clicking on "Connect" in the "Currently installed drivers" screen (Figure 3.).
Figure 3 - Connection of GSM driver
After you have clicked on the Connect URL, you may use the Refresh this page link to check the connection state. Once the application is installed and configured properly, you can send an SMS by clicking on the Create SMS icon to verify your setup.