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callendula

@nothnbut.net
reply to jcremin

Re: Losing speed between wisp module and computer

said by jcremin:

This is the same thing...

I am mad that they didn't set this up correctly. If it is something on their end..I guess I am stuck. Being rural, we don't have any other choice than satellite..and that costs much more plus the weather affects it.

Yep, constant slow speed. I guess we will try a new cable just to see (they supply equipment free so wouldn't hurt to try). We called, but they are closed for vacation, so guess it will be later next week before we can have them send a tech back out and have them check the connections again, and the other suggestions here in this thread, etc.


Semaphore
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join:2003-11-18
101010
kudos:1

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At the very least that coupler between the Module and the antenna needs to by taken apart and checked for water. If there is water in there then they should both be replaced as they will oxidize and the connection will only get worse. If there isn't water in there it's a miracle but it should then be properly weather proofed using COAX seal and/or Self Amalging tape and 3M electrical tape. You can find a thread on the WISP forum where John Galt explained the best way to do that. BTW That type of connector is called an N connector and there is a widely held belief that they are weather proof an of themselves - that's is absolutely wrong - they MUST be weather sealed.

I'd also ask the WISP to check the Ethernet Stats on the unit. Input or Output errors on the Ethernet interface could point to a faulty interface/protector or NIC. Not too likely on Motorola equipment but it does happen. A Semi-Deaf interface would yield poor performance at all times as it might be trying to run Half Duplex and your gear is trying Full Duplex - I find a lot of Wifi routers don't do well with determining when to use HD vs. FD.

S

Edit - I can't spell and COAX isn't spell checkable lol


callendula

@nothnbut.net
said by Semaphore:

At the very least that coupler between the Module and the antenna needs to by taken apart and checked for water. ....

A Semi-Deaf interface would yield poor performance at all times as it might be trying to run Half Duplex and your gear is trying Full Duplex - I find a lot of Wifi routers don't do well with determining when to use HD vs. FD.

S

Thank you! Is there a way to force my router to use one or the other exclusively to see if it changes anything with regards to the fd or hd? If that is something I could try while waiting for their offices to open again next week.

wirelessdog

join:2008-07-15
Queen Anne, MD
kudos:1
said by callendula :

said by Semaphore:

At the very least that coupler between the Module and the antenna needs to by taken apart and checked for water. ....

A Semi-Deaf interface would yield poor performance at all times as it might be trying to run Half Duplex and your gear is trying Full Duplex - I find a lot of Wifi routers don't do well with determining when to use HD vs. FD.

S

Thank you! Is there a way to force my router to use one or the other exclusively to see if it changes anything with regards to the fd or hd? If that is something I could try while waiting for their offices to open again next week.

Not on a consumer grade router. Trying going direct into your PC and forcing it to 10/half


Semaphore
Premium
join:2003-11-18
101010
kudos:1
reply to callendula
Forcing your PC to a specific speed/duplex may make it worse, or may make it better. Try 10/Half, 10/Full 100/Half and 100/Full to see if any of them make a difference. Your PC must be directly connected to the short flat black cable on the Power injector so that it is directly connected to the Motorola.

You could try a continuous ping to the ISP's gateway at the same time (ping -t on windows). You will see 'request timed out' or 'general failure media disconnected' when the speed/duplex is changed but it should return to 'reply from ' once the mode has switched. Better still you would ping the Motorola unit itself but it might be in bridge mode so finding it's IP may not be easy.

Doing this you WILL create errors on the Ethernet interface when you switch Speed/Duplex, You will also create carrier detect/carrier loss events, so if the WISP checks the Ethernet stats and the unit has not been power cycled they SHOULD see errors.

(Hint if they don't see errors they are either not looking in the right place or someone has since power cycled the unit or they are not being ummm entirely 'transparent')

S

LLigetfa

join:2006-05-15
Fort Frances, ON
kudos:1
reply to callendula
Depending on how the WISP setup the SM, you might be able to get to the stats. Connect directly to the SM with a local IP of 169.254.1.2 and try to hit 169.254.1.1 with your browser.

I like the sense of humor some Moto guy had when he wrote the 401 page:
quote:
Untitled DocumentUnauthorized (401)
Through a series of highly sophisticated and complex algorithms, this system has
determined that you are not presently authorized to use this system function. It
could be that you simply mistyped a password, or, it could be that you are some
sort of interplanetary alien-being that has no hands and, thus, cannot type. If
I were a gambler, I would bet that a cat (an orange tabby named Sierra or
Harley) somehow jumped onto your keyboard and forgot some of the more important
pointers from those typing lessons you paid for. Based on the actual error
encountered, I would guess that the feline in question simply forgot to place
one or both paws on the appropriate home keys before starting. Then again, I
suppose it could have been a keyboard error caused by some form of cosmic
radiation; this would fit nicely with my interplanetary alien-being theory. If
you think this might be the cause, perhaps you could create some sort of
underground bunker to help shield yourself from it. I don't know that it will
work, but, you will probably feel better if you try something.
--
Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it. -- Stephen Vizinczey