How to send UDP packet over NB-IoT
I am trying to send UDP packet using GPy and Expansionboard V3.1.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
I have succeeded to connect modem to the NB-IoT network:
>>> from network import LTE >>> lte = LTE() >>> lte.attach(band=20, apn="nb.xxx") >>> lte.isattached() True >>> lte.connect() >>> lte.isconnected() True
I am trying to create socket:
import socket import usocket s_nb = usocket.socket(usocket.AF_NBIOT, usocket.SOCK_DGRAM, usocket.IPPROTO_UDP) Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'AF_NBIOT'
It seems address family type AF_NBIOT does not exist.
9stands for NB-IoT RAT, so your connection is ok. You might get your packets lost over-the-air, as plain UDP does not allow for confirmation. You can also check with TCP or MQTT if your operator allows it (many operators block non-UDP communication)
@agotsis Thank you for your reply. I really appreciate the help you’ve given me.
I have tried to send UDP packet again:
>>> from network import LTE >>> lte = LTE() >>> lte.attach(band=20, apn="xxx") >>> lte.isattached() True >>> lte.send_at_cmd('AT+CGPADDR') '\r\n+CGPADDR: 1,"10.0.1.197"\r\n\r\nOK\r\n' >>> lte.send_at_cmd('AT+CEREG?') '\r\n+CEREG: 2,5,"B7B6","0010581F",9\r\n\r\nOK\r\n' >>> lte.send_at_cmd('AT+COPS?') '\r\n+COPS: 0,2,"23003",9\r\n\r\nOK\r\n'
IP address is ok 10.0.1.197 (same IP shown in NB-IoT backend)
n=2 ... enable network registration and location information unsolicited result code
stat=5 ... registered, roaming
tac="B7B6" ... two byte tracking area code in hexadecimal format
ci="0010581F" ... four byte E-UTRAN cell ID in hexadecimal format
AcT=9 ... 9 undefined ???
>>> lte.isattached() True >>> lte.connect() >>> lte.isconnected() True >>> import socket >>> UDP_IP = "10.1.0.1 " >>> UDP_PORT = 50000 >>> MESSAGE = b"Hello, World!" >>> s = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_DGRAM, socket.IPPROTO_UDP) >>> s.sendto(MESSAGE, (UDP_IP, UDP_PORT)) 13
Surprisingly, it was delivered to the NB-IoT backend.
@nadvorvo For all available AT commands you should check the Modem manual posted on the Pycom documentation: https://docs.pycom.io/gitbook/assets/Monarch-LR5110-ATCmdRefMan-rev6_noConfidential.pdf
For example, you could check the IP address you got by the network by simply issuing:
lte.send_at_cmd('AT+CGPADDR'). Notice that you need to do this not in data mode, so check it before
lte.connect()and just after
True. Also, what do you get from
@agotsis Thank you for your reply.
I do not have requirement to be connected to a WiFi and NB-IoT simultaneously.
I am just troubleshooting, because I can not see packed send in NB-IoT back-end.
>>> import socket >>> UDP_IP = "10.1.0.1 " >>> UDP_PORT = 50000 >>> MESSAGE = b"Hello, World!" >>> s = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_DGRAM, socket.IPPROTO_UDP) >>> s.sendto(MESSAGE, (UDP_IP, UDP_PORT)) 13
I can see output sendto function 13 character send. But I can not see anything in NB-IoT back-end.
Is it possible to verify PLMN (public land mobile network) my modem is connected?
Is there any other troubleshooting I can do to identify the problem?
How to print IP address modem got from DHCT from telco provider? From NB-IoT back-end I can see It should be 10.0.1.197.
>>> lte.IP 'IP'
I really appreciate the help given me.
@nadvorvo I guess you mean you have simultaneously connected to a WiFi and an NB-IoT network, right? I am not sure if this can be handled by the pycom modules. I recall from a previous post forum, that you can't have more than one networks enabled at the same time, but not 100% sure. What is your use-case that requires more than one networks to be available at the same time?
@agotsis Thanks a lot for writing back.
Let me ask to understand in detail.
How is selected network (wifi / NB-IoT) which will be used to send UDP packet?
There is no
The following snippet will do the work:
import socket s = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_DGRAM, socket.IPPROTO_UDP) s.sendto(b'hello'.encode('utf-8'), (host, port)) s.close()