Saturday, September 24, 2005

The kyocera modem thing is actully a little computer that has an ip address, on usb and ethernet.

you can connect to the device on port 1234, its ip is

So far i have not found a way to put a password on that, although i can change that IP but i cant connect to it from outside (wan) so it seems harmless.

once connected you can press h for a list of commands. there are some bugging problems with the the terminal emulation i need to figure out, like in windows telnet or hyperterm the output looks really bad, i think its end of line char, and in linux if you have a terminal with more lines then 23 lines it still only fits in 23 lines so the pager ( a bit like 'more') always wants you to press space for more.

the list you see are sub menus if they preceded with a +, and if they have no + they are just commands. to change to a sub menu you can type the sub menus name and your prompt changes to show you in that 'section'. To go back a level press q and for more help in any level press h for a list of commands or sub levels and hh for a description and help for a 'manual'. Commands are case sensitive. You can also issue a 'command line' to run something like 'main level1 command args' and it will execute. I have to find a 'broken' one to check out the hardware inside it, and later i'll start playting with its 'firmware/image' file later to try see whats going on.

.oO0( is there enough hardware to run linux on it??)

Sofar this is what i have found thats useful.
just telnet 1234 and you should get something like this...
"Šut02Kd1:::" Which is your prompt (need to change that somehow) and then just type these commands.

status tempread
21681.570 ut02Status   0    Sensor1(adj to PA) Reading is -1, Sensor2 Reading is 45

which I still need to see inside one, but I tested with a thermometer and the value is in celcius , i need to see inside to see if its processor or system temp, but my guess is system.

Also while in menu / levels you can usualy type debug X where X is a value 0,1 or 2 you can monitor output.

eg. rfScan debug 2

24581.380 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 2 Cost -97 Distance 27 Load 2
24581.380 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 9 Cost -98 Distance 29 Load 1
24581.380 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 21 Cost -115 Distance 20 Load 0
24591.630 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 20 Cost -93 Distance 27 Load 0
24591.630 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 9 Cost -97 Distance 30 Load 1
24591.630 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 2 Cost -98 Distance 27 Load 2
24601.880 rfScanGpp 1 Bscc 20 Cost -93 Distance 27 Load 0

to get rid of it set debug back to one. the Bscc X are tower ID's. the rest not sure yet, but I think rfScanGpp is your area. Im looking for anyone in a defferent area to tell me what they got.

0 nothing
1 Sanlam Centre
2 Northcliff
3 Sandton City
4 Bryanston
5 Midrand
6 Primrose
7 Soweto
8 Rosebank
9 Roodepoort
10 Kempton
11 Forest Hills
12 Fourways
13 Randburg
14 Auckland Park
16 Kyalami
17 Linksfield
18 Olivdale
19 Killarney
20 Linden
23 Edenvale

if you want to see what tower you connected to use....
rfScan alignedBscc

24909.655 rfScanGpp 0 Aligned bscc is 20


Found much out about the wbs iBurst utd modem today, will blog it all later.

All work done from Debian linux, should be same for all linux, and most of it will work on windows.