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Installing the TCP/IP Over Radio Virtual Adapter

NOTE: TOR only works on Windows XP and earlier versions.

A "TCP/IP Over Radio" / TOR Adapter is not needed for normal packet use of AGWPE. It should only be installed if you plan to use AGWPE's special TCP/IP Over Radio feature to send and receive TCP/IP information via packet radio. Most users will not use this feature or need the TOR adapter installed.

1. Downloading the Adapter

You can download a zip file with "TCP Over Radio" driver/adapter files for all versions of Windows from the AGW Programs page on this site.

The Sept. 10, 2004 version of the tcpip.zip file expands to the following files and folders:

The tcpip2000.zip folder within tcpip.zip expands to the following files:

The tcpipXP.zip folder within tcpip.zip expands to the following files:

Note: The 0 Sept. 2004 tcpipXP.zip file with a new agwtcpXP.inf fixes a problem  with the SV2AGW adapter not displaying in "Network Connections" after Windows XP Service Pack 2 is installed. If you develop this problem after applying Service Pack 2, uninstall the current SV2AGW adapter from the Windows Device Manager and then re-install the adapter using the new agwtcpXP.inf file.

 

2. Installing the SV2AGW TOR Virtual Adapter in Windows

After you follow the instructions below, you can check that the adapter  was installed correctly by using the Windows IPCONFIG.EXE program: from the Start button, select Run and then enter IPCONFIG. (For Windows XP, after Run, enter CMD, and then IPCONFIG.

Use the links below to find adapter installation instructions for your version of Windows:

Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows 2000
Windows XP
(TOR will not work on more recent versions of Windows.)

a. Installing the TOR Adapter in Windows 95

I haven't installed the adapter in Windows 95. There are instructions in the "Help" for AGWPE for this. I do not know how well they will work. In the Help INDEX, read all entries beginning with "DialUp", particularly  "DialUp Setup" . If you install it on Windows 95 and have any suggested improvements to the installation instructions, please tell me NM5RM.

b. Installing the TOR Adapter in Windows 98

  1. Unzip the tcpip.zip file into an empty folder of your choice. Note the folder location.
  2. Open the Windows Control Panel and double click Network.
  3. Press the Add button
  4. Select Adapter and press the Add button
  5. On the Select Network Adapter screen, press the Have disk..  button and browse to the folder where you unzipped the tcpip.zip file. Highlight the agwtcp.inf file and press OK
  6. Select the SV2AGW TCP/IP Adapter and press OK.
  7. After Windows copies the files, it may ask for the WIN98 CD-ROM and then copy more files
  8. In the list of installed components you should have a new entry for
    TCP/IP->SV2AGW TCP/IP Adapter. Highlight it and press Properties.
  9. On the IP Address tab specify:
    IP address: enter the amateur radio IP address you will use for  your station. See Note 1  below
    Subnet:
    enter 255.0.0.0
  10. On the WINS tab, check disable
  11. On the Gateway tab:
    New Gateway = add the amateur radio IP address of the distant station that you will use as a gateway; if you are the gateway, enter nothing
  12. On the DNS tab, check mark disable DNS.
  13. On the Bindings tab, check Client for Microsoft Networks
  14. Leave NETBIOS disabled and Advanced blank
  15. Press OK repeatedly and restart your computer

c. Installing the TOR Adapter in Windows ME

I haven't installed the adapter in Windows ME but the instructions should be similar to Windows 98 above. If you install it on Windows ME and have any suggested improvements to the installation instructions, please tell me NM5RM.

 

d. Installing the TOR Adapter in Windows 2000

  1. Unzip the tcpip2000.zip file (which is inside the tcpip.zip file) into an empty folder of your choice. The The key files are agwtcp2k.inf and agwtcpip.sys. Note the folder location.
  2. Open the Windows Control Panel and select Add/Remove Hardware.
  3. Press NEXT and select "Add/troubleshoot Device". Press Next and wait while windows searches for devices.
  4. Select the first item from the resulting list, Add a new device, and press Next.
  5. Select No, I want to select the hardware from a list and press Next.
  6. Select from the resulting list Network Adapters and press Next.
  7. Press the Have disk.. button and browse to the folder where you unzipped the tcpip2000.zip file.
  8. Select the AGWTCP2k.inf file and press OK to return to the Add hardware Wizard.
  9. Select the SV2AGW TCPIP Over Radio Ndis Driver and press Next. It will warn you about a digital signature. Ignore this by pressing Yes. and then press Finish.
  10. Now from the Control Panel select Network and Dial-up Connections.
  11. You should have a new entry entitled TCP/IP Over Radio adapter. Double click it and press Properties.
  12. Select the TCP/IP protocol and fill your:
    * IP Address: enter the amateur radio IP address you will use for your station. See Note 1 below
    * Gateway's IP Address: enter the IP amateur radio address of the distant station that you will use as a gateway; if you are the gateway, enter nothing.
    * DNS Name: enter the Gateway IP Address or leave blank
  13. You have finished with the installation of the TCP Virtual Ethernet Card.
  14. Now From the same TCP/IP Over Radio adapter properties dialog, press the Install.. button.
  15. Select protocol and press Add...
  16. Again press Have Disk.. and browse to the driver directory and select the AGWAx25.inf file.
  17. Select the SV2AGW IP Over Radio Protocol and press OK.  Now you have this new protocol checked on EVERY Adapter you have. This is harmless for the other adapters, but adds a bit overhead. So go to the properties page and for any other (non-SV2AGW) adapters, uncheck the "SV2AGW IP Over Radio Protocol.
  18. Close all windows and restart your computer.


e. Installing the TOR Adapter in Windows XP

  1. Unzip the tcpipxp.zip file (which is inside the tcpip.zip file) into an empty folder of your choice. The key files are agwtcpXP.inf and agwtcpip.sys. Note the folder location.
  2. Open the Windows Control Panel and select Add Hardware.
  3. On the Add Hardware Wizard screen, select Next and wait for Windows to search for hardware.
  4. When the search is complete, select Yes, I have already Connected the hardware and then press Next. 
  5. In the resulting Installed Hardware window, use the scroll button to go to the bottom of the list and select the last item, Add a new hardware device, and press Next.
  6. On the next screen, select Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced) and then press Next.
  7. In the resulting Common Hardware Types window, use the scroll button to go to Network Adapters and  press Next.
  8. On the resulting Select Network Adapter window, press the Have disk.. button and on the next screen use the browse button to go to the folder where you unzipped the tcpipxp.zip file.
  9. Select the AgwtcpXP.inf  file and press Open. You'll then see a Install from Disk window with the path to the folder where the file is located. Press OK. On the next screen, select the SV2AGW TCPIP Over Radio NDIS Driver and press Next.  
  10. You will get a screen saying The Wizard is ready to install your hardware. Press Next.
  11. The next screen will warn you that the hardware has not passed Windows logo testing. Press Continue Anyway.
  12. Press Finish when the Completing the Hardware Wizard screen appears.
  13. Now call up the Windows Control Panel and then select Network Connections. You should see a new Local Area Connection entry. [Hint: right click on this entry and select rename. Pick a new name for this connection, for example, TCPIP Over Radio, to help you recognize it more easily.]
  14. Double left click on the entry and in the resulting Status window press Properties. On the General tab, under This connection uses the following items:, select the Internet protocol (TCP/IP) entry and then press Properties.
  15. On the General tab, select Use the following IP address:
    • IP address: enter the amateur radio IP address you will use for your station See Note 1 below.
    • Subnet Mask: accept the default 255.0.0.0
    • Default Gateway: enter the IP address of the remote gateway station; if you are the gateway, enter nothing.
    • DNS Server Addresses: leave blank, otherwise enter the IP address of the distant gateway station.
    • Advanced: for now, do not use. Only use this if you understand Windows networking and have a need to change the IP addressing, DNS, WINS, or Options parameters.
  16. Press OK repeatedly to close all windows and restart your computer


1 IP address for each station in your TOR network. If your network will be relatively simple and will not tie into other TCP/IP networks, you can pick your own IP addresses. Since Amateur Radio has been assigned the block of IP addresses beginning with "44.", you should begin your addresses that way (example: 44.1.1.1 and 44.1.1.2). If your network may be heard by or tie into other ham TCP/IP networks, you should instead obtain unique addresses from  AMPRNet. This will prevent the routing problems that could develop when two or more stations use the same IP address.

Never use an IP address that begins with "192.168." for your SV2AGW IP address.  This is the  addressing scheme used on LANs and home networks. If you have another network adapter or wireless card in your computer and use a 192.168-type IP address for the SV2AGW adapter, Windows will probably not route to it correctly.

 

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   TOR: Overview
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   TOR: Windows Settings
   TOR: Gateway Setup
   TOR: Application Settings

Last Updated:
18Aug2015

by Ralph Milnes NM5RM

 

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