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Identify Protocol 2017-04-21T22:25:36+00:00

First of all try to find your device in the list of supported devices. Third column of the corresponding row contains default port number for your device. Note that sometimes it does not work (usually for cheapest Chinese devices) because different manufacturers re-use same popular name (e.g. TK103) for their own devices.

If given port does not work for your device or you cannot find your device in the list of supported devices follow steps below.

  • Configure device to send data to any Traccar port (e.g. 5001 for TCP or UDP)
  • Wait till it sends a few messages to the server
  • Find HEX message from your device in log file (tracker-server.log)
  • Convert it to text using Hex Decoder
  • Find matching protocol in this file

If you were not able to find match in the file you can go through all unit tests and try to find match there.

This instruction does not work for binary protocols.