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Title: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: kitz on February 06, 2014, 05:58:42 PM
A new version of HG612 Modem Stats Editor has today been released.


(https://forum.kitz.co.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kitz.co.uk%2Frouters%2Fimages%2FHG612modemstats.png&hash=d3dcb0dd7ed2a8818e4fef48ccc1bca0)


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Whatīs New in version 2.0:

    The programs now work with both HG612s with October 2013īs updated firmware & HG612s where firmware updates have either not taken place or have been blocked.
    Issues with Windows 8 sheduled tasks stopping after a few hors/days *appear* to have been resolved.
    More efficient program operation.The programs no longer wait until a called program completes, freeing up CPU & memory resources.
    The HG612īs firmware version is now reported in Plink logs (Current_Stats folder) & xlogfile.txt (Ongoing_Stats folder).
    HG612 Stats logging GUI.exe now displays various stats.
    HG612 Stats logging GUI.exe can now display a slide show of various graphs/montages.
    HG612 Stats logging GUI.exe can now display ThinkBroadbandīs Ping graphs.
    Extensive event logging can now be switched off via HG612 Stats logging GUI.exe. Very basic event logging is recorded & only genuine errors are recorded in the various error/event log files when extensive logging is switched off. This dramatically reduces the size of the various log files.
    HG612_stats.ini file delay settings are now ignored for Vista upward, the delay setting now delaying the start of the scheduled task task rather than a pause in the program. The existing task needs to be deleted & re-created via HG612 Stats logging GUI.exe to effect this change.
    INP graph is now included in Ongoing stats FULL_MONTY montage.
    Numerous other tweaks and bug fixes that we canīt remember :-)


The HG612 Modem Stats information (http://www.kitz.co.uk/routers/hg612stats.htm) and  HG612 Modem Stats Quick start guide (http://www.kitz.co.uk/routers/hg612stats_setup.htm) pages have also been updated.


HG612 Modem Stats 2.0 can be downloaded from  here (http://www.freewarefiles.com/HG612-Modem-Stats_program_84567.html)

Whilst youre there please give the guys a ranking and some feedback on freewarefiles for all their hardwork and dedication into providing us with such a useful program.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Ronski on February 06, 2014, 07:24:57 PM
Thanks Kitz for starting this thread off, and updating those pages  :thumbs:

Anybody upgrading to the new V2 graphic user interface should also upgrade to the V2 logging programs (http://www.freewarefiles.com/HG612-Modem-Stats_program_84567.html), and then recreate their scheduled task.

The latest GUI interface can be downloaded via the built in update feature, if you don't have this feature then you need to download the above V2 package  ;D
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Ronski on April 04, 2014, 07:20:36 AM
ok a new bug report for ronski's side of the app, the gui.

So I rebuilt my pc (basically upgraded) which has also meant reinstalling windows.

I fired up the gui, and then noticed all the boxes were green, yet of course on a new windows install I have no exisiting schedule running.  This also meant the higher priority menu option was greyed out.
I then chose on the task menu to display task info, and a file not found popup error appeared.
I am able to create a new task and it does run, if I then delete the task however, the gui does not detect it is gone, all the boxes stay green and I cannot adjust high priority.

So it seems there is a detection issue when no task exists.  This did not occur before I reinstalled windows.

As per other thread please let me know the version number, you can copy it from the help tab.
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Chrysalis on April 04, 2014, 10:34:42 AM
What is the version number you are running? Can you reply in the GUI thread please.

HG612 Modem logs stats viewer & settings editor V2 created 05/02/2014 20:01:07
 Version 2.0.5149.36033 running on Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Ronski on April 04, 2014, 04:47:10 PM
I've had a little play at work and can't seem to replicate the issue, there are some issues with the buttons, but they only affect it when you've specified to use your own task.

Only thing I can think of is that perhaps dot net needs updating as it's a fresh install, needs to be version 4 possibly 4.5. If you still have the problem after updating dot net then I'll dig a bit deeper.

As per BE1's post in the other thread there is an updated version of the GUI but it needs to be used in conjunction with BE1 updated programs, hence I haven't released it as an auto update. I don't think it will make any difference though.
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Chrysalis on April 04, 2014, 06:10:43 PM
already got .net 4.5.1 installed.
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Ronski on April 04, 2014, 08:23:18 PM
I've set up logging on my desktop PC (Windows 7 Pro), then closed the GUI, then deleted the task via Task Scheduler, but on reopening the GUI everything works as expected. Clicking Display Task Info on the menu gives a message saying the task does not exist, as expected.

I simply can't recreate the issue, also the "File not found" error is a little odd, it should be using SCHTasks to check if the task exists, so should not have any file not found errors, it would be useful to see a screen shot of this error to pursue things further.
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Chrysalis on April 04, 2014, 08:37:32 PM
sadly I think the only way you may repeat this is reinstalling windows :p

will do a screenshot later.
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Chrysalis on April 04, 2014, 08:45:08 PM
schtasks works when I test it in a command prompt.

when the task does exist it shows the info, no error, so it only errors when is no task.
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Ronski on April 04, 2014, 09:05:57 PM
Can you try the attached version and check the task info, you'll still get the error but you should have a line added to the GUI error log in the error & events folder, can you post back that line from the error log, it should look like the one below.

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04/04/2014 20:57:30 - GetTaskInfo:  /Query /FO List /V /TN "HG612 Stats Program"

The part after GetTaskInfo is what's entered at the cmd line after schtasks, and should result in the error "ERROR: The system cannot find the file specified.", where yours appears to be returning "the path specified" for some reason, so I'm not trapping the error and it thinks the task exists.

Edit: I can easily adjust my program to trap the error, but I would be interested to see what the above line is to work out why yours is different.

Edit:Attachment removed

Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Chrysalis on April 04, 2014, 10:17:59 PM
Can you try the attached version and check the task info, you'll still get the error but you should have a line added to the GUI error log in the error & events folder, can you post back that line from the error log, it should look like the one below.

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04/04/2014 20:57:30 - GetTaskInfo:  /Query /FO List /V /TN "HG612 Stats Program"

The part after GetTaskInfo is what's entered at the cmd line after schtasks, and should result in the error "ERROR: The system cannot find the file specified.", where yours appears to be returning "the path specified" for some reason, so I'm not trapping the error and it thinks the task exists.

Edit: I can easily adjust my program to trap the error, but I would be interested to see what the above line is to work out why yours is different.



I got it in place but whats the path and filename to the log I need to look for? I cant find it in logs I usually look in.
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Ronski on April 04, 2014, 10:48:21 PM
It should be in C:\HG612_Modem_Stats\Event & Error Logs\GUI Error Log.txt  Replace "C:\HG612_Modem_Stats" with wherever your main folder is located.

If the event & error logs folder doesn't exist then I guess you are not using the latest logging programs and you'll need to create the folder, it seems that if the path doesn't exist my error log doesn't get created (I'll have to check for that and create the folder).
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Chrysalis on April 05, 2014, 11:08:37 AM
I am not using the latest beta no just the r2.0 currently.  Will make the folder.

so attached file now, also I will add when closing the app it warns me the task doesnt exist, so whatever check you got in place on exiting, that works.

C:\Windows\system32>schtasks /Query /FO List /V /TN "HG612 Stats Program"
ERROR: The system cannot find the path specified.
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Ronski on April 05, 2014, 11:28:37 AM
The attached version should fix the problem, and I believe it should work without problems with version 2 of the stats logging, but you might as well download the Beta V2.1 it mainly puts all the error logs in one folder, and also allows you to specify where the modem log is stored. It also handles folder names with spaces better.

When exiting the GUI the method of checking the task is slightly different, it simply checks to see if the results returned from SCHTasks contains the task name, the constant checking uses a slightly different method. As to why yours was returning PATH instead of FILE in the error I have no idea, the arguments are exactly the same as mine, and I can therefore only assume it's a MS quirk with ultimate.

Edit: Removed attachment.
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Chrysalis on April 05, 2014, 03:39:40 PM
ok will do thanks.

sorry pc been running mem tests all day, I am having to diagnose some memory issues in this new rig :( wont be happy if its a bad dimm slot on the board.
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Chrysalis on April 05, 2014, 03:44:17 PM
ok more bad news sorry.

so started it up (also have the 2.1 scripts in place)  and noticed all boxes stayed green.

Did "display task info again"

I will type out here the exact message in box.

"The task "HG612 Stats Program" does not exist."

I am guessing the ^^ above is whats expected but boxes have stayed green.
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Ronski on April 05, 2014, 05:29:08 PM
My mistake, I'd used a copy of the checking code in a routine that runs in parallel (and therefore needs to be duplicated) and had forgotten to update that. Hopefully the attached should work as expected.
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Chrysalis on April 05, 2014, 06:44:06 PM
yeah looks good now thanks, although I wont be using for a while as I think I need to rip this rig apart (dodgy mortherboard need exchanging)
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Ronski on April 05, 2014, 07:34:44 PM
Glad the GUI problem is now solved and sorry to hear about your motherboard woes, those sort of problems can be a right pain to locate.

Not sure what the GET_DATA_ERROR is, but I'm sure BE1 can shed some light on that in the other thread.
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Ronski on April 06, 2014, 08:16:37 PM
Which is the 'other' thread you mention?
The other thread (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=13524.0)  ;D
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Ronski on April 06, 2014, 08:24:08 PM
He's got problems with his PC, so he's probably preoccupied with that at the moment.
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Bald_Eagle1 on April 08, 2014, 07:10:33 PM
I have split this topic in order to discuss GET_DATA_ERROR files in a separate topic here:-

http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=13806.0
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: NewtronStar on April 11, 2014, 12:03:57 AM
Does sound like CHRY needs to remove BIOS battery for 10 seconds then insert it back in and go to Motherboard Web Site and find & Download the latest BIOS update if there is one.
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Ronski on April 18, 2014, 12:31:39 PM
I've uploaded an updated beta version, this version requires version 2.1 of the stats logging programs, although not officially released they can be downloaded from this post (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=13763.msg259413#msg259413), but also keep an eye on the main thread (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=13524.0) in case BE1 posts any more updates.

Please use the check for updates feature to update the GUI, if you want beta versions you'll need to make sure they are specified on the GUI settings tab.

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2.0.5221.19990 18-04-2014

Version 2.1 of the stats logging programs must be used with this update.
Added button to Help & About page to open Error Logs Folder.
Added link to Kitz forum for stats logging program updates.

2.0.5218.35661 15-04-2014

ZyXel VMG8324-B10A to list of modems
Enabled password entry when above modem is selected
Added check as to whether Event & Error Logs directory exists before writing GUI error file.

2.0.5207.35846 05-04-2014

Altered task detection as Windows Ultimate returns a slightly different error (Path instead of File) message when the task did not exist.

2.0.5196.35895 24-03-2014

Added check at start up to see if folders are missing

2.0.5195.37343 23-03-2014

GUI error log is now written to the Event & Error Logs folder
Xlogfile now read from Modem Log location

2.0.5190.41808 18-03-2014

Added modem log folder selection - defaults to ongoing folder location
Altered modem stats watcher to monitor location specified for modem log folder

2.0.5160.16788 16-02-2014

Added dropdown list to select modem type on modem settings tab.
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Chrysalis on April 18, 2014, 04:45:01 PM
--edit--

thanks
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: kitz on April 18, 2014, 07:10:02 PM
Well done :)


>>> ZyXel VMG8324-B10A to list of modems

Woohoo - thank you.    Getting there :)
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: kitz on April 21, 2014, 10:57:49 PM
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I've uploaded an updated beta version, this version requires version 2.1 of the stats logging programs,

Can you point me to the url for this please, Ive downloaded 4 different versions trying to find it -  None of them have the Zyxel option :(

Thanks for you help :)
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Bald_Eagle1 on April 21, 2014, 11:50:10 PM
A relevant copy has been sent by email  :)

Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: Ronski on April 22, 2014, 08:16:36 PM
Another minor beta update, please use auto update.

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2.0.5225.30626  22-04-2014

      Changes to accommodate slightly different format in Zyxel modem xlogfile
Title: Re: HG612 Modem Stats Editor v2 released.
Post by: kitz on April 23, 2014, 12:44:32 AM
Thank you ronski :)