Hello, I tried to set up my nRF9160 with this tutorial and there is a problem:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZQcmU3KIMY&t=216s
According to the tutorial, LED 3 and the LED 4 should be blinking after 3 minutes, what means that the board is connected to the nRF Cloud.However on my nRF9160, the LED 4 never starts blinking, even if I wait 10 minutes longer than required.I tried to push the reset button a few times, I turned the nRF9160 on and off a few times and I also started the "Add LTE Device" on nRF Cloud a few times.
But LED 4 still remains dark.
There were 2 things different compared to the tutorial video:
1) The Sim Card Registration worked fine, but when I came to the window in the picture below, I had an IMEI, but I found no PIN. So, I tried the option without a pin (Red mark in the picture).
Maybe I need a PIN, but where do I get it? I tried to insert every possible number I found on my nRF9160, but none of them worked.
I have already installed the latest firmware update for the nRF9160 successfully. So what did I do wrong? Or how can I finally connect the nRF9160 to the nRF Cloud?
- Thanks for your answers
Bergmann said:I have already installed the latest firmware update for the nRF9160 successfully
You have updated the modem firmware to the latest version that is found here?
I assume that you are using a iBasis SIM, since you activated it through the nRF Cloud site. Where are you based? Have you verified that you have LTE-M coverage in your area(see this page)?
Ok, the country where I am based isn't in that list.So I might need a Sim Card of local provider. :)
Thanks for your answer!
Yes, then I would contact the local provider and check which type of network they have, LTE-M Or NB-IoT and if they have coverage in your area.
I finally got a new SIM Card from a local provider.
In the mean time, I installed segger embedded studio and uploaded a few example programs. That all worked fine.
But how can I "restore" the nrf9160dk now, so that it is in the same state like in the tutorial video when he turns the nrf9160dk on for the first time? :
Bergmann: The nRF9160 DK is pre-flashed with the asset tracker example from the nRF Connect SDK, see https://developer.nordicsemi.com/nRF_Connect_SDK/doc/0.3.0/nrf/samples/nrf9160/asset_tracker/README.html. So you only have to flash this example to your nRF9160 DK and you should be able to follow the tutorial video.