Jump to content

As of July 17, 2015, the LabJack forums here at forums.labjack.com are shut down. New registrations, topics, and replies are disabled. All forums are in a read-only state for archive purposes.

Please visit our current forums at labjack.com/forums to view and make new posts. To post on the current forums, use your labjack.com login account. Your old LabJack forums login credentials have been retired. There are no longer separate logins for labjack.com and LabJack forums.


Outputting LJ info via cellular

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 TechrZ

  • Members
  • 2 posts

Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:36 AM

I'm looking to get a LabJack T7 to output sensor data via a cellular system (GSM, CDMA, etc).  Can you suggest a cellular module that's compatible with the LJ units?


In some applications I won't have access to WiFi, so any other form of wireless is sufficient.


In the end, I'm looking to get this data reported on an hourly basis to a home server I'll be keeping running locally.



#2 LabJack Support

LabJack Support
  • Admin
  • 8677 posts

Posted 18 July 2013 - 09:34 AM

What you want is some sort of modem/router/gateway/bridge/access-point that connects Ethernet or WiFi to the Internet via cellular.  It does not need anything special for the T7 as the T7 is a standard Ethernet device (and WiFi on the T7-Pro).  I would suggest searching for "cellular router"


A few of the first items I found that seemed to have wired Ethernet are:








These have an Ethernet port that should connect to the T7, and a USB host port where you put in a USB Cellular Modem that you get from a cellular provider.


You also might be able to get a cell router from a service provider.  There are lots of options for WiFi to cellular, which is generally called a "hotspot" (e.g. Verizon Jetpack or even my iPhone can act as a hotspot).  Not sure about options for Ethernet to cellular from service providers.


If you want Ethernet connections and want to use a cellular hotspot that only has WiFi, you can have it connect to a router that has WiFi and Ethernet ports.

#3 TechrZ

  • Members
  • 2 posts

Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:36 AM

Great!  This is exactly what I'm looking for.


We'll test this all out soon - thanks!

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users