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GigabitEthernet

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Broadcom DSL Diagnostics App
« on: June 12, 2012, 05:43:07 PM »

I stumbled across an official Broadcom app for line diagnostics. It lets one run QLN tests etc.

It can be downloaded from here.

To use it:
1. Open the CMD prompt and "cd" to the extracted folder containing the Broadcom app.
 2. If you are using a NETGEAR router, visit this address in your web browser, otherwise, disregard this step.
3. Type "bcmdsldiagsl -s ROUTERIP.
 
That's it. Have fun!

WARNING: There are some features of this program which if you don't know what you are doing, could be dangerous. You have been warned.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2012, 09:07:16 PM by arobertson545 »
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Re: Broadcom DSL Diagnostics App
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 06:42:06 PM »

Well spotted! That looks very interesting, and it works on Linux with Wine too.
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Re: Broadcom DSL Diagnostics App
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 08:08:46 PM »

Three exe files. I wonder if they are worth disassembling, analysing and re-writing in C, ready for recompilation -- for Linux kernel based systems . . .  ::)
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Re: Broadcom DSL Diagnostics App
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012, 10:42:29 PM »

Are you volunteering? :)

There are good disassembling tools in Linux, but the analysing and rewriting parts would be way beyond my (in)competence.
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Re: Broadcom DSL Diagnostics App
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012, 11:32:27 PM »

Very interesting indeed! Good find, arobertson545 :-[  ! Where did you discover it?  Other than this forum, I can only find one place where the tool is discussed..

http://www.thesafehouse.org/forums/showthread.php?t=35903

cheers, a
« Last Edit: June 13, 2012, 01:35:35 AM by asbokid »
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Re: Broadcom DSL Diagnostics App
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2012, 01:04:36 AM »

Are you volunteering? :)

I'll have a look. But I might end up volunteering Asbokid  :o  because it has been so long since I last did anything like that!  :D
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Re: Broadcom DSL Diagnostics App
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2012, 01:07:15 AM »

Very interesting indeed! Good find, rizla! Where did you discover it?

Eh?  ???  I see no rizla! What have you been drinking, that I have not?  :drunk:
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Re: Broadcom DSL Diagnostics App
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2012, 01:39:06 AM »

Very interesting indeed! Good find, rizla! Where did you discover it?

Eh?  ???  I see no rizla! What have you been drinking, that I have not?  :drunk:

Oops! A blunder caused by a lack of the ethanolic elixir! Sorry, ar545!

cheers, a
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Re: Broadcom DSL Diagnostics App
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2012, 04:02:38 AM »

I stumbled across an official Broadcom app for line diagnostics. It lets one run QLN tests etc.

It can be downloaded from here.

To use it:
1. Open the CMD prompt and telnet to the extracted folder containing the Broadcom app
2. Type "bcmdsldiagsl -s ROUTERIP

That's it. Have fun!

WARNING: There are some features of this program which if you don't know what you are doing, could be dangerous. You have been warned.

how does one telnet to a folder?

EDIT: Im not telnetting but ive managed to open it from cm prompt but it just says SOCKET CONNECTING and does nothing?

it looks like it might be good too :)
« Last Edit: June 13, 2012, 04:28:20 AM by snadge »
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Re: Broadcom DSL Diagnostics App
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2012, 06:50:45 AM »

He didn't mean 'telnet'. You CD to the directory where the files are extracted, then type

bcmdsldiagsl -s 192.168.0.1  (or whatever the IP address of your router is)
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Re: Broadcom DSL Diagnostics App
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2012, 07:13:46 AM »


He didn't mean 'telnet'. You CD to the directory where the files are extracted, then type


bcmdsldiagsl -s 192.168.0.1  (or whatever the IP address of your router is)




Thank you for spotting that roseway. I have updated the original post.
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Re: Broadcom DSL Diagnostics App
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2012, 07:15:16 AM »

Very interesting indeed! Good find, arobertson545 :-[  ! Where did you discover it? 

On a reply to a post I made about the Zoom X7N on Amazon! I was replied to with a link to the Zoom FTP site and I downloaded it.

Can anybody confirm that it works with other routers like the NETGEAR DG834GT, etc?
« Last Edit: June 13, 2012, 07:17:18 AM by arobertson545 »
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Re: Broadcom DSL Diagnostics App
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2012, 07:32:22 AM »

It works perfectly with the D-Link DSL-2740B
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Re: Broadcom DSL Diagnostics App
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2012, 08:45:22 AM »

 Please can someone say what happens after the application starts.  I also just get a "Socket Connecting....." and nothing else.

 I am using a DG834G v4 with DGTeam but I assume that irrespective of the router and firmware it still needs to login?? Maybe it uses a port disabled with DGteam.  I could try the Netgear firmware or a Dlink 2640b but wondered what should come after "socket connecting".
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Re: Broadcom DSL Diagnostics App
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2012, 09:30:28 AM »

It shows "Socket connecting" if you start it without specifying the router IP address, or if you give it the wrong address. Are you sure you're entering the IP address of your router correctly?
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