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Standard User Bald_Eagle1
(experienced) Thu 15-May-14 21:31:17
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HG612 Modem Stats r2.1 released


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15/05/2014:


A version 2.1 revision to the HG612 Modem Stats package has now been released.

It is available here:-

HG612 Modem Stats r2.1


Click the Blue Download Now! button & choose one of the Download Mirrors.


It is still currently aimed only at VDSL2/FTTC connections for Microsoft Windows users, using a Huawei HG612 modem or a ZyXel VMG8324-B10A combined modem/router.


The package has been fully tested on XP, Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 8/8.1 systems.


What´s New in version 2.1


Added the option to record extra debugging information.
Along with Extensive event logging, this option can be turned OFF, with very minimal data stored.

Turning these options OFF speeds up the programs, so it *may* be necessary
to apply a different PC speed setting in the event of failed data harvests
for faster PCs.

Added option to choose the PC speed setting.
FAST actually slows the programs down by adding slight pauses in order
to ensure the modem can keep pace with the PC.
SLOW adds no pauses. This speeds up the programs on slower PCs.
MEDIUM is the middle ground between FAST & SLOW settings.

ONGOING_ISRUNNING files are now always deleted, but a record of
when 2 instances of HG612_stats.exe were running is stored in a log file.

Moved various log files to a new folder named Event & Error Logs to keep them together

Fixed error in modem_stats.log & in Ongoing stats graphs.
US_OHFErr(i.e. US CRC) data was incorrectly being stored as DS_OHFErr
US_OHFErr.png was thus incorrectly plotting DS_OHFErr data
This error was carried into line_stats__FULL_MONTY_P-xxxxxxxx-xxxx.png

Added support for ZyXel VMG8324-B10A combined modem/router.

Not actually tested, but it is believed this option will also
work with other ZyXel modem/router combinations.

Fixed an issue with some user defined folder names that included spaces not beng recognised

Added drop down list of modems in the GUI to select from.
If a modem isn't chosen or if using an older version of the ini file, the programs will default to using the HG612

Added the option to choose/create a different folder for the ongoing modem_stats.log & xlogfile.txt

Added US OHFErr (FEC) errors graph to FULL__MONTY montage of Ongoing Stats.

Added more error checking in get_data() function, forcing a controlled exit if 'stuck' in a loop attempting to obtain data.

Cosmetic graph appearance changes

Added HG612's firmware version to pbParams stats window.

Improved efficiency of snapshot graphing program (GRAPH6.exe)

HG612_current_stats.exe now passes a parameter to GRAPH6.exe to confirm
how the Plink log was generated i.e. via a scheduled or resync event,
manually generated via HG612_current_stats.exe or by dragging & dropping
a Plink log onto the GRAPH6.exe program icon.

Added support for VDSL2 Profile 8a (as used in the Isle of Man)


New users should simply extract the contents of the zip file to Drive C:, ensuring "Expand Folders" or similar setting is selected for a default setup.

Existing users of version 2.0 should extract all the files & subfolders to the relevant existing folders to ensure the slightly different operation of the package is picked up.

Once all the files are in place, existing users should delete the original [size=14pt]HG612 Stats Program[/size] task & create a new one via the Settings GUI.

By default, Current (snapshot) data will be harvested & plotted every 8 hours, starting at 06:00 & Ongoing data will be harvested every minute, being plotted at 06:00 each day.

These settings can be easily adjusted or logging and/or automated graphing turned off via the Settings GUI.



As always, your feedback, comments & suggestions for further enhancements are welcomed.

Edited by Bald_Eagle1 (Fri 16-May-14 00:57:43)

Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Thu 15-May-14 22:38:05
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Re: HG612 Modem Stats r2.1 released


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Thanks but I stick to my current version. I wait until few months later from other reviews first.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 16-May-14 00:43:17
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Re: HG612 Modem Stats r2.1 released


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In reply to a post by Bald_Eagle1:
US_OHFErr(i.e. US CRC) data was incorrectly being stored as US_OHFErr
?

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Standard User Bald_Eagle1
(experienced) Fri 16-May-14 00:58:25
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Re: HG612 Modem Stats r2.1 released


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Now corrected. Ta smile

It should have read:-

US_OHFErr(i.e. US CRC) data was incorrectly being stored as DS_OHFErr

Edited by Bald_Eagle1 (Fri 16-May-14 00:58:48)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 16-May-14 01:18:02
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smile

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Standard User kasg
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 16-May-14 09:13:47
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Hi,

Using Ronski's GUI interface I now get an unhandled exception error on startup when checking for updates; I guess this is in some way connected with your update.

Kevin

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Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 16-May-14 10:14:32
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That will be related to my side of things, purely the GUI, any chance you can post the error details listed please.

Also did you extract the files into your existing installation, or start completely fresh.

If you can give me as much info as possible I'll see if I can replicate the issue.

Standard User IranianGiraffe
(regular) Fri 16-May-14 12:11:50
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I had the same issue, I was just about to post the error details but when loading it up again to do so it works fine, So here at least whatever the issue is it seems to have resolved itself, Hopefully it's the same with kasg.
I do get the critical stop windows sound (windows 8.1) every minute now though that HG612_stats runs (I can see it load up in task manager), It's just the sound though so nothing major, It juat gets annoying after a while though especially if I'm trading on the computer as I can't find a way to turn just that off.
Standard User Bald_Eagle1
(experienced) Fri 16-May-14 16:45:36
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On Windows 7, the sound is a beep, not a critical stop.

It is only heard when Extra debugging info is turned ON.

If you change the PC Speed to setting to FAST & save the setting with Extra debugging info also ON, you might even hear 3 beeps/critical stop sounds.

Extra debugging info 'displays' a lot of info, including the bell symbol. Hence we can hear it.


Please let me know if you still hear it when Extra debugging is OFF & the settings have been saved.
Standard User IranianGiraffe
(regular) Fri 16-May-14 16:58:11
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Hi Bald_Eagle,

Yup that seems to have stopped it so many thanks for that and even more so for the program itself
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