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Process for Commissioning an XBee cellular module with a Verizon SIM card from Digi International

Process for Commissioning an XBee cellular module with a Verizon SIM card from Digi International

The directions below are to assist you in an initial set-up for an XBee LTE Verizon module and associated SIM. Note that a Digi XBee Cellular Development Kit will ship with the module already commissioned. This document assumes you have the necessary hardware like that from a kit but is not yet commissioned.

  • Install the SIM in the XBee module so that the copper pads are facing the PCB board.
  • Connect the antenna(s) to the XBee module.
  • Connect the XBee module to an XBIB-U-DEV board.
  • Connect the power cord and USB cord to the XBIB-U-DEV board.
  • Launch XCTU.
  • Click on the “Discover XBee” icon in the upper left corner highlighted below.
  • Click on the COM port window assigned to the XBIB-U-DEV development board and click on Next.
  • Select the 9600 baud rate, 8 Data Bits, No Parity, 1 Stop Bit, and Finish.
  • When found, click on Add Selected Devices.
  • Click on the Console Log and Click on the plus to add a packet
  • In the ASCII box, enter in the following:
    ATANwyleslte.gw7.vzwentp
  • Click on “Add Packet”
  • Open the COM port
  • In the Console Log, Enter “+++” to enter command mode. You will know you are in command mode by the red “OK” response depicted below.
Last updated: Aug 17, 2018

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