I have SIM800L module,

when I try AT+CSQ it returns 0,0

when I tried to remove the sim and try again it returns number, 0 (25,0)

and I cannot register to a network

so AT+CREG? returns 0,2

should I activate something or do another command before trying to do CSQ or either connect to a network..

when I try: AT+COPS=?

it lists all networks available, but cannot connect to any of them

thank you

  • \$\begingroup\$ Try upgrsding the sim's firmware \$\endgroup\$ – MaNyYaCk Nov 16 '17 at 4:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ I did, I got the same result :( no luck \$\endgroup\$ – Hassan Ali Salem Nov 17 '17 at 9:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ AT+CSMINS? To check whether it can find sim inserted \$\endgroup\$ – MaNyYaCk Nov 17 '17 at 10:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ I hope you are using a 2G ready sim. \$\endgroup\$ – MaNyYaCk Nov 17 '17 at 10:03
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    \$\begingroup\$ Your SIM800 modules is resetting. See the power supply section of datasheet \$\endgroup\$ – MaNyYaCk Nov 18 '17 at 7:36

I found the solution, it was from the power it takes. when the module is trying to connect to a network it consumes a lot of power, so I lower down the resistor.

now it is stable and connect smoothly.

try to check your module datasheet and check the power consumption

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    \$\begingroup\$ Congratulation on realizing that power issues were to blame, as they often are for these. However a fixed "resistor" does not belong in the power supply circuitry of this module. If you are using one, you are taking a horribly mistaken approach. Even engineering a suitable voltage regulator is enough of a challenge that many projects just run these off the single cell they were designed to use in their original life as limited-feature mobile phones. \$\endgroup\$ – Chris Stratton Sep 29 '18 at 21:49

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