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Re: Networking two Windows machines

Ulrich G. Kliegis <Ulrich.Kliegis@...>
 

On 14 Sep 2003 at 16:08, Alan Sewards wrote:

Any ideas from those of you who have two-machine networks? Hardware is two
Athlon machines 1800 and 2400, Belkin hub (10/100 MHz Ethernet).
Alan,
I am running a private network with various Windows machines,
ranging from 3.11 to XP home, all carrying their own IP address.

It is definitely possible to define a static IP address on a windows XP
machine. Just get rid of everything that is not IP in the network setup
(Windows tries to install a lot of other protocols). Then go to TCP/IP
properties, where you first will have to uncheck DHCP, then you can set
the various other parameters, like the machine's IP, the mask for it,
DNS address etc.

Of course, you have to set up the other machine correspondingly.

When connecting the two machines directly, without a hub or network
switch, make sure that you use a crossover cable, otherwise output
works on output, and the inputs are listening to each other. These
cables carry a printed crossover on them, mostly...

Good luck!

Regards,

U.


Networking two Windows machines

Alan Sewards <alan.sewards@...>
 

I'm sorry if this is a bit off-topic, although it concerns the
implementation of the two computer method of receiving MSG-1 data. After
over 12 hours of fiddling around with the two computers, I have got nowhere
and have run out of ideas!
I have been running my MSG1 stuff on one computer, with a fair degree of
success. Yesterday I received a new machine which I had ordered and wanted
to get it running without delay. I decided to leave the DVB card and the
tellique software in the old machine and run the MSG DM in the new. In order
to avoid problems with the IP address of the old computer I decided not to
use the Network Wizard but to assign an IP address to it (previous
experience had showed me that using the Wizard tended to result in the
tellique client not being able to connect). So far OK, the receiving
computer works, receives the data, the tellique client works and so does MDM
which is still in that machine. BUT, nothing I can do will make the new
machine communicate with the old one via the Ethernet connection between the
two. The main problem seems to be that the new machine (which has the latest
version of Windows XP Home) insists on assigning an IP address using an
Automatic Private Address scheme or DHCP and will not let me assign a static
IP address in a series which the other machines on the network might
recognise.
Any ideas from those of you who have two-machine networks? Hardware is two
Athlon machines 1800 and 2400, Belkin hub (10/100 MHz Ethernet).

Best regards - Alan

Alan Sewards
email: alan.sewards@...
web site: http://asewards.free.fr


Signal level on the skystar2

a_van_belle
 

Just a short note on the skystar and drivers:

The Skystar2 signal level is software/hardware/driver depended !

I swapped my Skystar2 rev 2.3 for a 2.6B (without any change to
drivers) and level dropped from 70 % to around 60%.
But signal quality is the same, no missing segments other than the
occasional one that others also report.

So my guess is that updating the driver could also show a lower
signal level. But this does not mean that your system is performing
less, just that the software interprets the level differently.

Not that I suggest updating to this new driver !
Although it could work perfectly (Technisat won't release a Beta),
the additional requirements (directx9, Mediaplayer9, IE6) will
undoubtedly lower your system performance considerably !

If you don't have problems with 4.2.2 (or 4.2.2b), just leave it, we
only use a very small part of the SkyStar programs.

Greetings,
Arne van Belle


Re: DVB cards for MSG EUMETCast.

Ulrich G. Kliegis <Ulrich.Kliegis@...>
 

I can't report own experience yet, but a good friend of mine uses the KNC-
One DVB-S card, a (relatively) low cost solution. Best results with a 60 cm
dish and a low noise LNB (he lives close to Hamburg).

Would be interesting to hear about your various individual setups here... And
problems you had to overcome, if any.

Regards,

Ulli


Re: DVB cards for MSG EUMETCast.

Gerald Cahill <jock.cahill@...>
 

Good question Dave, but why did you object to me asking the same question.

Timestep wrote:


From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth England
e-mail Information@...
Web site http://www.Time-step.com
Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

John

We (Timestep) can supply V@Box at a lower cost, but what on earth is the
point ??

There are over 100 users complete happy, at least until they upgraded ! I'm
glad as supplier I did not recommend this..........

However, if there is anyone using other hardware, I would truly like to
contact them.


Re: Footprints ?

a_van_belle
 

Don't give up Dave, check the map :
http://www.kvh.com/footprint/HotbirdWB.html
at
http://www.kvh.com/footprint/index.asp?flash=no#eurmiddle

But not sure if this specific for number 6 and the KU band we use !

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 08:33:32 +0100
From: "Timestep" <Information@...>
Subject: Re: Footprints ?


From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth England
e-mail Information@...
Web site http://www.Time-step.com
Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

John

Unfortunately this is the same image as TD15. I think I'll give up on this
!!

Dave


Re: No connection.

Peter Benney <tugboat.pete@...>
 

I have no connection to the Announcement Channel. Anyone else
seeing this ? Last Channel 2 file received at 10:10:33. Connection
to Watchdog was closed 10:11:08.

Peter
New data is coming here at 12:29 BST (11:29 UTC).
Thanks David,

I had to do a cold reboot. On IRQ 17 here no sharing. (XP Home)

Peter


Re: No connection.

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

I have no connection to the Announcement Channel. Anyone else
seeing this ? Last Channel 2 file received at 10:10:33. Connection
to Watchdog was closed 10:11:08.

Peter
New data is coming here at 12:29 BST (11:29 UTC).

Cheers,
David


No connection.

Peter Benney <tugboat.pete@...>
 

I have no connection to the Announcement Channel. Anyone else seeing this ? Last Channel 2 file received at 10:10:33. Connection to Watchdog was closed 10:11:08.

Peter


Re: Footprints ?

Timestep <Information@...>
 

From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth England
e-mail Information@...
Web site http://www.Time-step.com
Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

John

Unfortunately this is the same image as TD15. I think I'll give up on this
!!

Dave


Re: Looong MSG-1 eclipse

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

--- In MSG-1@..., "Luca Bertagnolio" <lucaberta@y...>
wrote:
Quite a big hole between 23:30 and 3:45 last night. A whopping 4
hours!

On MTP/Met7, how many segments maximum are not disseminated
because of eclipses?

Looks like the power budget on MSG-1 is really small, as David was
pointing out a few days ago.

I don't know, Luca, if the outage was actually due to the eclipse -
I guess we will find out. The notice on Meteosat 7 says:

"The MET-7 Autumn eclipse season began on 31/08/03. Slots 47, 48, 1
and 2 may not be available."

In time, that's 2330 2400 0030 and 0100 (and I can't remember if
that's ending time or starting time right now).

Cheers,
David


Looong MSG-1 eclipse

Luca Bertagnolio <lucaberta@...>
 

Quite a big hole between 23:30 and 3:45 last night. A whopping 4 hours!

On MTP/Met7, how many segments maximum are not disseminated because of eclipses?

Looks like the power budget on MSG-1 is really small, as David was pointing out a few days ago.

Bye, Luca


Re: Response from TechniSat regarding software update problems.

Alan Sewards <alan.sewards@...>
 

My computer has assigned IRQ 11 to the card, which it shares with the modem,
IEEE1394 card, PCI-USB controller, fast Ethernet, and audio driver. So far,
I have had no problems with the card, even though I have everything running
on a single PC.

Best regards - Alan

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Brown" <james@...>
To: <MSG-1@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 10:06 PM
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Response from TechniSat regarding software update
problems.


In message <oJ43AZH7M4X$Ew4o@...>, James Brown
<james@...> writes
In message <q70vlvc1iigga259kj7ejoadv693vpfb8g@...>, Steve Blackmore
<steve@...> writes
On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 15:01:48 EDT, you wrote:


this problem is more or less depending on the used PC, the IRQ sharing
and
the IRQ handling of the OS ( ACPI mode)
We always tell our B2B cutomer to assign a unique IRQ to the DVB
deveice to
prevent any interferences.
Typical excuse for a badly written bit of software, if it can't IRQ
share it has no part calling itself suitable for XP !!!

--
Steve Blackmore
Agreed!
If they think I'm going to try and mess with Windows XP and BIOS's to
possibly get an IRQ assigned they've another think coming! The only
other manufacturer which I've had problems with like this was with
Creative and one of their sound cards.

If they got it to work before - why not now?

James
Having said that I notice Windows XP has assigned an PCI IRQ of 10 to my
card which isn't being shared at that level with anything else. I wonder
what others have got?

James
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Re: DVB cards for MSG EUMETCast.

Timestep <Information@...>
 

From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth England
e-mail Information@...
Web site http://www.Time-step.com
Tel. +44 (0)1803 833366
Fax. +44 (0)1803 839498

John

We (Timestep) can supply V@Box at a lower cost, but what on earth is the
point ??

There are over 100 users complete happy, at least until they upgraded ! I'm
glad as supplier I did not recommend this..........

However, if there is anyone using other hardware, I would truly like to
contact them.

Dave


Re: Response from TechniSat regarding software update problems.

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Having said that I notice Windows XP has assigned an PCI IRQ of 10
to my card which isn't being shared at that level with anything
else. I wonder what others have got?

James,

Pentium III system - Gigabyte GA-6BXC (from memory) motherboard.

DVB card has IRQ 11, shared with Netgear FA310TX network card and
Intel PCI-to-USB Universal Host Controller chip. :-(

IRQ 10 and 12 apaer to be free.

Cheers,
David


Re: Response from TechniSat regarding software update problems.

James Brown <james@...>
 

In message <oJ43AZH7M4X$Ew4o@...>, James Brown <james@...> writes
In message <q70vlvc1iigga259kj7ejoadv693vpfb8g@...>, Steve Blackmore
<steve@...> writes
On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 15:01:48 EDT, you wrote:


this problem is more or less depending on the used PC, the IRQ sharing and
the IRQ handling of the OS ( ACPI mode)
We always tell our B2B cutomer to assign a unique IRQ to the DVB deveice to
prevent any interferences.
Typical excuse for a badly written bit of software, if it can't IRQ
share it has no part calling itself suitable for XP !!!

--
Steve Blackmore
Agreed!
If they think I'm going to try and mess with Windows XP and BIOS's to
possibly get an IRQ assigned they've another think coming! The only
other manufacturer which I've had problems with like this was with
Creative and one of their sound cards.

If they got it to work before - why not now?

James
Having said that I notice Windows XP has assigned an PCI IRQ of 10 to my card which isn't being shared at that level with anything else. I wonder what others have got?

James
--
James Brown


Re: Response from TechniSat regarding software update problems.

James Brown <james@...>
 

In message <q70vlvc1iigga259kj7ejoadv693vpfb8g@...>, Steve Blackmore <steve@...> writes
On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 15:01:48 EDT, you wrote:


this problem is more or less depending on the used PC, the IRQ sharing and
the IRQ handling of the OS ( ACPI mode)
We always tell our B2B cutomer to assign a unique IRQ to the DVB deveice to
prevent any interferences.
Typical excuse for a badly written bit of software, if it can't IRQ
share it has no part calling itself suitable for XP !!!

--
Steve Blackmore
Agreed!
If they think I'm going to try and mess with Windows XP and BIOS's to possibly get an IRQ assigned they've another think coming! The only other manufacturer which I've had problems with like this was with Creative and one of their sound cards.

If they got it to work before - why not now?

James
--
James Brown


Re: Response from TechniSat regarding software update problems.

Steve Blackmore <steve@...>
 

On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 15:01:48 EDT, you wrote:


this problem is more or less depending on the used PC, the IRQ sharing and
the IRQ handling of the OS ( ACPI mode)
We always tell our B2B cutomer to assign a unique IRQ to the DVB deveice to
prevent any interferences.
Typical excuse for a badly written bit of software, if it can't IRQ
share it has no part calling itself suitable for XP !!!

--
Steve Blackmore


DVB cards for MSG EUMETCast.

johnrigsec@...
 

All,

At the moment there are two 'systems' depending on which EUMETCast service
you chose - or are able to receive.

For EUMETCast via Hot Bird 6 Ku-Band T-Systems chose the TechniSat SkyStar 2
PCI/USB box route

For EUMETCast via Atlantic Bird 3 C-band Telespazio chose the Broadlogic V
Box
2030 route.

It appears neither has been tried on the 'other' system but I told they
should work OK.
I would be interested to hear from anyone who has used the 'other' card for
the 'other' service - if you know what I mean?

Both require the T-Systems tq(R)-TELLICAST software and both will require the
eToken [USB decryption hardware] when data is encrypted prior to the start of
the operational service in January 2004.

The SkyStar card is quite cheap and easily available in the UK and Europe.

The V Box is another matter.
I have found a supplier in Israel and the cost [10 - 49 units] is US$ 255.
So, there is a considerable cost difference not only in the card but for a
C-Band
LNB and a 2.4 m dish - approx. prices to follow shortly.

Regards,
John Tellick.
RIG.


Response from TechniSat regarding software update problems.

johnrigsec@...
 

all,

Please find enclosed e-mail response from TechniSat regarding problems
identified
by Ferdinand and others when using the V.4.2.8 SkyStar software.

Regards,
John Tellick.
RIG.

++++++++++++++++++

Dear sir,
 
this problem is more or less depending on the used PC, the IRQ sharing and
the IRQ handling of the OS ( ACPI mode)
We always tell our B2B cutomer to assign a unique IRQ to the DVB deveice to
prevent any interferences.
For example during QA the software is tested with multicast data reception on
all OS with more than 10 mbps and we
did not encounter a paket loss during the testings; even during mouse
movements.
 
In case you do not lose any pakets, I would recommend to use the latest
version 4.2.8, because all support given is valid for that version only.
But in generell it is possible to switch back to an older version. Make sure
all parts of the current installation ( driver, user software) are removed,
before you
are going to install the old software.
 
Nevertheless I will forward your comment to R&D, just for information.
 
Regards
M. Weber



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