Communication problems

orzem

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My Satellite Setup
DB 5620S
Linux Debian PC
#1
Hi,

I recently asked for info about emu manual installation and got very
useful answers.

I studied a bit the subject and my new dreambox, and now here I come,
quite desperate admittedly, because my dreambox acts weird and I'm worried.

I have set up my Debian PC with address 192.168.0.1, ethernet card eth0.
Plugged in a 5 m. crossover cable.
Configured the dreambox as 192.168.0.3 (192.168.0.2 is my notebook)
and started a telnet session. Everything fine.
Logged out and started an ftp session to pack my dreambox with newcamd emu
as per info received (emu on original image).
Here comes the problem: communications get stuck after only a few packets.
Actually the whole dreambox gets stuck, the only option is to turn it off with the power switch on its back.
Come to look a little closer at telnet sessions, they get stuck too after a few commands.
Ping works fine with 64 byte packets, 100 bytes packets, 200 bytes packets.
Ping flood gets stuck.
This happens also from my WindozeXP notebook and also with DreamupLAN.

I believe this is a software or configuration problem, but really can't figure it out.
The dreambox DREAM/INFO panel says DM5600, software version beta 1.0.2

I'd like to upgrade to rel106.img, and since LAN is not working properly, I'd like to
have info on how to setup minicom for a serial connection with my Debian PC, the only one with a serial port on it.

I tried to connect the dreambox via serial null modem cable with a WondozeXP PC, started DreamUP, com port 1, connect and nothing happens...

I'm in bad need of something to hope for...

Thanks

orzem
:-toilet
 

zanders

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#2
Have you tried running a continual ping to the dreambox?

So launch a command prompt and type ping -t 192.168.0.3 and leave
it run.

If you get drop out then its probably a dodgy cable, try the same excercise
with your notebook connected to the pc.

The serial cable??? check pins 2 & 3 as I dont think you need a null modem
cable, its sounds like those pins are crossed or there not?

I cannot remember if pins 2 & 3 should be crossed or not but comapre to yours.

Let us know the outcome.


orzem said:
Hi,

I recently asked for info about emu manual installation and got very
useful answers.

I studied a bit the subject and my new dreambox, and now here I come,
quite desperate admittedly, because my dreambox acts weird and I'm worried.

I have set up my Debian PC with address 192.168.0.1, ethernet card eth0.
Plugged in a 5 m. crossover cable.
Configured the dreambox as 192.168.0.3 (192.168.0.2 is my notebook)
and started a telnet session. Everything fine.
Logged out and started an ftp session to pack my dreambox with newcamd emu
as per info received (emu on original image).
Here comes the problem: communications get stuck after only a few packets.
Actually the whole dreambox gets stuck, the only option is to turn it off with the power switch on its back.
Come to look a little closer at telnet sessions, they get stuck too after a few commands.
Ping works fine with 64 byte packets, 100 bytes packets, 200 bytes packets.
Ping flood gets stuck.
This happens also from my WindozeXP notebook and also with DreamupLAN.

I believe this is a software or configuration problem, but really can't figure it out.
The dreambox DREAM/INFO panel says DM5600, software version beta 1.0.2

I'd like to upgrade to rel106.img, and since LAN is not working properly, I'd like to
have info on how to setup minicom for a serial connection with my Debian PC, the only one with a serial port on it.

I tried to connect the dreambox via serial null modem cable with a WondozeXP PC, started DreamUP, com port 1, connect and nothing happens...

I'm in bad need of something to hope for...

Thanks

orzem
:-toilet
 

orzem

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My Satellite Setup
DB 5620S
Linux Debian PC
#3
Hi zanders,

In PC to PC connections, ping works both ways, no drop out.
I also tried flood ping (packets get sent a hundred times per second or faster) and it works.
(So it should not be the cable).

Ping from Debian Linux to dreambox goes with a 2% dropout (but only if I let it go for a good while)
Flood ping though gets stuck almost immediately.

In my opinion, small packets get through, big or fast ones don't, making any communication with the
dreambox virtually impossible.
But I can't figure out why or how to solve the problem, other than try and flash.

As far as I know flashing is done with a Null modem cable with DreamUP or FlashWizard.
BUT, my XP noebook doesn't have a serial port, so I have to do without DreamUP, using my
Debian PC.
I'd like to dump an image to /tmp on the dreambox with minicom, but I need info on configuration
in order to establish the connection. Once the image is there, I could do a manual update.

I have tried serial port connection from a different XP PC, but DreamUP doesn't show any sign of
life after clicking on the connect button.

I even tried to kill some processes as soon as I log into a telnet session, then logout and start ftp,
but file transfer gets stuck fast just the same.

That's why I'm pretty much hopeless and in bad need of a strike of genius.

Thanks,
orzem
 

john_graydon

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Azbox premium HD+,Dusty Dreambox 7000s,& Sky HD.
My Location
Dublin....Ireland
#4
orzem said:
Hi zanders,

In PC to PC connections, ping works both ways, no drop out.
I also tried flood ping (packets get sent a hundred times per second or faster) and it works.
(So it should not be the cable).

Ping from Debian Linux to dreambox goes with a 2% dropout (but only if I let it go for a good while)
Flood ping though gets stuck almost immediately.

In my opinion, small packets get through, big or fast ones don't, making any communication with the
dreambox virtually impossible.
But I can't figure out why or how to solve the problem, other than try and flash.

As far as I know flashing is done with a Null modem cable with DreamUP or FlashWizard.
BUT, my XP noebook doesn't have a serial port, so I have to do without DreamUP, using my
Debian PC.
I'd like to dump an image to /tmp on the dreambox with minicom, but I need info on configuration
in order to establish the connection. Once the image is there, I could do a manual update.

I have tried serial port connection from a different XP PC, but DreamUP doesn't show any sign of
life after clicking on the connect button.

I even tried to kill some processes as soon as I log into a telnet session, then logout and start ftp,
but file transfer gets stuck fast just the same.

That's why I'm pretty much hopeless and in bad need of a strike of genius.

Thanks,
orzem
Hi
Welcome aboard
If I were you i would start again, You will have to get a usb to serial cable with the loader disc. It works fine i have used it with my laptop.The use dream up. Switch off box, set up the serial from laptop to null then into dreambox. Start dream up. It will say switch on dreambox. Then load the latest hydra phoenix for the 5620 box. Do all your settings, ie pal,time setting, motor setting. Tune in 19e chanells first. Then hit green button download latest control panel. Then download cam..camd3 (im using at the moment) then into keys and download marys. Hope this helps you out. Wait till you get to know your way around the box before you start ftp about with it. Its very easy to delete something you need.
 

orzem

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My Satellite Setup
DB 5620S
Linux Debian PC
#5
I finally managed to get my hands on a Win98 PC, flashed to rel106 and communications
are now great.

Thank you all for support and suggestions.
orzem :)
 

john_graydon

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Azbox premium HD+,Dusty Dreambox 7000s,& Sky HD.
My Location
Dublin....Ireland
#6
orzem said:
I finally managed to get my hands on a Win98 PC, flashed to rel106 and communications
are now great.

Thank you all for support and suggestions.
orzem :)
Good man, have an old lappie with serial connection, but ditched it when i got a usb to serial cable. Works a treat & worth investing in.
 
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