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Installation of the Harmonic Cyberstream SAT-1
Here I'll explain how to install the Harmonic
Cyberstream SAT-1 card (a PCI card for DVB data reception by satellite)
for use with Europe Online (EON). Other Internet by satellite providers
use a similar setting.
Note: Due to the very bad performance
of EON these pages are no longer updated. The forum however remains.
Note: the ISP SuperWeb no longer
exists! Other ISP will do just fine!
Note: This card is no longer available and no longer supported!
This guide is good to start working with the combination
of Europe Online and the Harmonic Cyberstream DVB card,
even in combination with SuperWeb ! The very positive side of this card
is that it's cheap and simple to use.
Simple but high in quality
The now following text is based on my own experiences
and the experiences of others. I can't guarantee that this is the best,
fool proof method of installing. By my knowledge however, this is a very
easy and good working method.
SNMP IS NOT REQUIRED FOR EUROPE
The manual of the Harmonic card states that SNMP might be required
by your provider. The Europe Online service does NOT need the SNMP.
Harmonic Cyberstream Setup
NOTE: the Harmonic Cyberstream does not
Note: Setup on these pages are based on
Windows 9x and will work in a similar fashion on other Windows versions
(if a driver is available).
Short briefing for the impatient & Step by
The tabel below you can be used in two ways:
1. For the impatient (like me)
It's a short an quick briefing on how to install. Only experienced users
should use this.
2. For the less experienced
Each step is a link to a page where the steps are explained in detail,
including snapshots and photographs.
Where I refer to either "Harmonic"
or "Cyberstream" you should read "Harmonic Cyberstream
Shutdown your computer, if you have not done so yet.
Remove the power-cord. Remove the screw and finally remove the "hood"
of the PC-case.
!!! DO NOT SWITCH YOUR COMPUTER ON
UNTIL STEP 7 !!!
This is not to hard to find since most manufacturers
use these color codes to identifcy the slots:
|ISA (antique 8 or 16bits slot)
|PCI (required for DVB)
|AGP (videocard) or
AMR (smaller, Audio or Modem card)
Check, just to be sure, that the card is inserted correctly
and not like often happens slightly tilted or not pressed far enough into
the slot (the golden contacts on the bottom of the card, should not be
Note: your PC is still NOT switched on !
The centre pin of the connector used is simply
the same wire used inside the antenna-cable and therefor not very strong.
Fortunatly the connector is located very good, so connecting
this will not be a problem.
Note: whenever you disconnect or
connect the antenna-cable: MAKE SURE THE POWER IS OFF !
Do not power your computer yet !
After you closed the PC, place the screws back and finally reconnect the
power-cord but do not boot your computer yet !
After connecting all cables (including the powercord)
you can switch your computer on so it will boot.
As soon as Windows (Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, 2000)
starts, it will come up with a notification that it found a PCI device
(the DVB-card). The next pictures illustrate this, using Windows 98 SE
(Second Edition). Other Windows version will show similar dialogs with
the exception of Windows NT.
Note: Windows 95 (release 1) does not
support more than 2 network cards. So if you have the Harmonic, a dialup
adapter AND a regular ethernet adapter, then you MUST display the ethernet
adapter in the device manager. My suggestion here: UPGRADE to Windows
Note: This setup is Windows 9x based,
other Windows versions might work in a similar fashion.
Note 2: WinSock 2.0 is required to get
things up and running and Windows 95 does not include WinSock 2.0. Download
the WinSock 2.0 update by Microsoft
Check "Search for the best driver for you device"
and select "Next".
If you plan to use the driver on the CD-Rom, check "CD-ROM",
if you plan to use a newly downloaded driver, check "Specify Location".
So you can select either the CDRom or the downloaded driver as a driver
Check out the drivers
page if you want to get the latest version.
Select "Next". Windows will display
a message that it found the Harmonic card.
Select "Next". Windows will now inform
you that it used the drivers and installed the card.
This last dialog indicates that Windows finished the
installation of the driver. Select "Finish" to complete.
Windows will ask you to reboot, please do so
or you PC might "freeze" (thrust me: I did this) !
After the reboot, the Harmonic Cyberstream installation
procedure will start for additional software tools. Just confirm all questions
with a click on the "Next" button. When the "Finish"
button appears, it will ask you to reboot once more. You MUST reboot otherwise
you will get an error-message.
Note: you might get an "unsupported
browser" error. Don't worry we'll fix that automatically.
In this step we will start checking all settings to
make sure it all works.
In the systray (there where Windows put's the little
clock - in the lower right part of the screen) you will see the signal
indicator of Harmonic ().
RED means BAD SIGNAL,
YELLOW means GOOD SIGNAL but NO DATA and
GREEN means GOOD SIGNAL and DATA RECEPTION.
When double clicking the indicator, the signal and settingspanel
Here you can do your transponder/Astra settings using
the values shown on the transponder
To get the view shown above click the "Advanced"
button. To configure a different transponder click the "Configure"
button. The value fields can now be altered.
The screenshot above this text might be different from
what you are seeing on your screen. If this is the case, then please use
the right mouse button to click on the Cyberstream application. A popup-menu
will appear where you can select (amongst others): "Display downlink"
and "View Decimal". Please do so in order to match the
PID's can be added manually by clicking with
the right mouse button on the PID table. The upcoming popup-menu allows
you to select the option "Add PID". Make sure you entire
the right value here (check if this should be heximal or decimal numbers).
Do not alter the "Buffer" value, it's set just right
Note that most settings might have to
set differently if you want to use a different transponder. First try
using the default settings (transponder 113).
Once you have found a good setting, for example
for transponder 113, then consider using profiles.
A profile stores the settings of a specific
transponder offering you more comfort when switching transponders. You
can save a profile by clicking the systray indicator (that is the colored
M&M in the lower right corner of your monitor indicating the signal
status) with the right mouse button.
Choose "Save Profile". In upcoming
window click "Save". A file save dialog will now appear
and will ask you for an appropriate file name, for example "EON113.INI".
Repeat these steps for the other transponders
(114, 115 en de 103). Using "Load Profile", found in
the same menu where you found "Save Profile", you can
retrieve transponder settings, saving you a lot of work and patience.
So, now we're almost ready for our first INTERNET Test-drive,
but first we need to do the proper settings for the Internet Explorer.
Note: similar settings are required for
Netscape, Opera, etc. NetCaptor however uses the Internet Explorer settings.
With the right mouse button click on the blue "e" found
on your desktop. Select "Properties" from the popup menu
as shown below. Select the tab "Connections".
In the pictures above this text you will notice that
I have 3 dialup-adapters in use. Take a look at the Dialup-page
for more information and tips. I use 3 dialup-adapters so switching between
transponders is easier.
Select the dialup-adapter you want to use for Internet
by Satellite and select "Settings".
Make sure "Use a proxy server" is checked.
Enter the proxy server's IP-address at the "Address"
field. This should be the proxy that goes with the transponder you would
like to use (take a look at the transponder
page). For the transponder 113 the (new!) IP-address should be 188.8.131.52
(in picture above the old ip-address is mentioned).
Next step is to enter the proper "Port"
number (8080). Here you can also enter the username and password
for the dialup adpater at the fields "User name" and
Note: This is not the same password as the one you use
for the login at Europe Online !
Select "OK" and repeat these steps
for each individual Dialup-adapter. If you experience problems mind you
to change the same settings for "LAN Settings" as well.
When finished, close the window by selecting "OK".
Starting your first session
- Make sure the Harmonic indicator shows in the Systray
(use "START" - "PROGRAMS" - "HARMONIC"
- "CYBERSTREAM" to start it)
- Start the dialup adapter you wish to use for the
Internet Service Provider.
That's it ! Now you can surf by Satellite ...
For you to able to use the Fazzt offline download system,
you MUST change the default IP-address of the Harmonic card.
Let's check some settings for this card by clicking
with the right mouse button on the "Network Neighborhood"
icon on the Windows desktop and select the option "Properties".
Look for the "TCP/IP -> Harmonic DVB Network
Adapter" and click it once with the left mouse button.
Now select "Properties".
The dialog that appears will show you the TCP/IP settings
for the Harmonic card. Note that default it is set to "10.10.10.10".
Change this to these numbers:
- IP Address: 192.168.2.239
- Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
After changing the IP-address and Subnet Mask, select
"OK" and "OK" again.
Once more the computer wants to reboot, please do so by confirming the
request by selecting "Yes".