The TK102 GPS Tracker
There are many different GPS Trackers on the market but for sure model TK102 is one of the most popular devices. I don’t want to comment the quality these products in this post I will another article about it, so now let’s see what you need to do if you already own a TK102 or a TK102 clone…
1. Try to determinate what kind of tracker you have…
In most cases the first problem you are facing that you don’t know what kind of device you have, you have not received any kind of manual. So how you can check which model you have?
Xexun and Coban are the “original” brands and these manufacturers have a lot of zealous “followers” copying their products with limitless enthusiasm spiced with adding some special (and unnecessary) functionality.
There is another popular type of TK102 GPS trackers we came up with a few months ago which use a 12 digit ID instead of Xexun and Coban (and clones) using the IMEI number (15 digits) to identify the tracker.
The 3 different types are:
Xexun type TK102
Trackers with a number at the end of the model are usually (but not always) Xexun type:
TK102, TK102-2, TK103, TK103-2
Coban type TK102
Trackers with a letter at the end of the model are usually (but not always) Coban type:
TK102-B, TK103-B, GPS103-A/B/C
TK102 with 12 digit ID
Hard to find out but if the IMEI of your device contains “355227” (eg.: 355227 042964489) then you have a great chance that your device is from this type.
2. How to configure different models?
If you find it out which model you have then only need to check our user manual to configure your GPS tracker.
Open our TK manual and check the page contains the commands for you device:
TK102 manual by CorvusGPS
Check Page 6 in the manual.
Check Page 7 in the manual.
TK102 with 12 digit ID – If you have a device with a 12 digit ID TRY TO FOLLOW THE STEPS AT THE CONFIGURATION INSTRUCTIONS BUT USE THE COMMANDS FROM THE MANUAL YOU RECEIVED FROM THE SELLER… When you add the tracker to our system you need to select „TK102 (12 digit ID)” in our wizard.
3. Is the tracker not working?
Yes, it happens often! As I mentioned before these devices are in the low-end category so now you need to find out what’s the problem… Here a few tips for you:
This is the most common issue why a device is not working. Please ask your SIM provider about the actual APN, APN username, and APN password. Double check that the APN is configured well.
We also suggest to check this APN list, it may help:
No GPS signal
These devices usually don’t send anything if GPS signal is weak and there is no GPS fix, so when the location could not be determined. For the first GPS fix, it will need some time, so place the tracker outdoor, where the GPS signal is good and let it working for 15-20 minutes.
When you try to add your device to CorvusGPS.com’s tracking system the wizard informs you that the IMEI you entered is invalid. This means that this number is not a valid IMEI so it’s not guaranteed to work at all or it might not be unique so it’s possible that more than one GPS tracker sends data with the same ID. Please check the numbers again but if you have not made a mistake in this case we can’t add this device to our system, please contact the seller to suggest you another software.
No Coordinates at the chosen interval
That means that our server have not received any data from your device yet. It can be possible if “no GPS signal” or you configured the IP/Port settings wrong.
Please check the IP and Port settings at CorvusGPS.com’s support menu:
If the device does not respond to SMS commands
– SIM card has run out of credits
– SIM card’s PIN code request is not disabled
– SIM card not placed well into the SIM socket
– Caller ID display is not enabled
– The GPS tracker’s battery is dead
– The GPS tracker is dead
– There is already a device with the same “IMEI” on the network
I hope that you find this article useful, but if you have any other questions do not hesitate to contact us.
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