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The iBurst_Terminal UTL system tray application only detects & communicates with a UTD/UTC via a virtual com port (on USB for UTD, PCMCIA/PCCard for UTC), but not when your UTD is attached via ethernet.
I would like to find a way of getting the iBurst_Terminal UTL system tray application to work with my UTD when it is attached to my PC via ethernet.
On Wednesday, I asked Tshepo the following question (btw Tshepo called me, another example of good service, thanks):
Can I establish the connection to the iBurst network using the UTD's ethernet port, while also using the UTD's USB port to allow the system tray application to monitor the UTD & signal strength etc[?]
NoThe reason I asked is I had a feeling it probably was not a good idea, but I would really like to know if it has actually been tested[?]
Also, is there a user guide for the UTD (there wasn't one in my box or the CD)[?]
19-11-2004, 12:34 AM
The user guide would be very valuable, not only for those of us that eagerly run into any new technology. But definately for your everyday user.
19-11-2004, 12:16 PM
ic as far as I know you cannot use the iburst utils while using ethernet, is there a reason for you wanting to do this, your lights on your modem should give you a good indication of signal.
I have never tried using usb and ethernet as the same time, maybe give it a try and let me know if it works.
I will how ever ask around today bout the iburst utils and I will let you know ASAP.
Almost 8 days ago, when I first started off with the UTD attached via USB, I found the (rather basic) info that the systray app offered quite useful, reassuring maybe.
I expect that there will over time, be other info available in future releases of that app.
I know that I can look at a bunch of lights, but I am also keen to know signal strength expressed as a %, which the lights don't tell (at least not accurately).
Example, when that app showed 80% signal all 5 signal lights were on, now you could mistake that to mean 100% just looking at the lights.
For the moment I prefer to wait for you to come back to me about whether it is safe to have both USB & RJ45 ethernet cables attached similtaneously - the last thing I want is my UTD melting down like Chernobyl.
22-11-2004, 10:35 PM
I have tried using both USB and ethernet at the same time with little joy.
Ok, just tried this, long story short - same results regardtv had - usb doesn't work with rj45 plugged in at the same time.
My observatsions with both rj45 & usb plugged in at both ends:
Prior to attempting any connection: the systray app does not display UTID, does not show signal strength;
You can connect via PPPoE; Still no info from systay app;
You cannot connect via USB (iBurst Terminal)- it fails after a lengthly delay;
Strangely enough the systray app does show Total bytes sent but nothing else is updated;
No Chernobyl meltdown occurred;The systray app gives you info when UTD is attached via USB only.
23-11-2004, 04:43 PM
What is interesting is - from chats with rodent - even the USB drivers emulate pppoe so all the data is sent as pppoe - the UTD SHOULD be able to give data via ethernet without hassles ....
I tried changing the name of this topic (several times) but got timeouts, wanted to call it Systray app only works with USB.
Sihen: I haven't asked WBS this Q yet, on iBurst.co.za - Downloads (http://www.iburst.co.za/downloads.php) there was a file called iBurst_117.exe (not there anymore), was that older than what is available now, in UTD Windows.zip (looks like 2.14)[?]
Also, is there a newer s/w version planned, or is 2.14 considered stable/functional enough[?]
Another thing, which I must admit - I'm a twit, I didn't bother looking at:
%SystemDrive%\Program Files\iBurst Terminal\iB_HtmlHelp
%SystemDrive%\Program Files\iBurst Terminal\iB_HtmlHelp\index.htm
so there is a UTD user's guide, and I apologise WBS - I should've looked for it (thoroughly).