Sound Card Packet  with AGWPE

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Most recent AGWPE version is:  2013.415  15 Apr 2013

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Using AXIP to Link to Xrouter

Keith Ray G1GXB has graciously allowed me to post this on this site:

"The following is a description of how I interfaced AGW Packet Engine (or PE Pro) to Xrouter running on another computer over a LAN.

My operating set up is a Windows 98 SE Computer in the radio shack running both Xrouter and FBB (GB7SOU BBS) linked by a LAN to another computer indoors in the warm running Windows XP SP2, AGW Pro, and Winpack. I am assuming that you already have Xrouter up and running correctly with an Ethernet card.

1. Add both a Interface (if not already present) and Port for the link in the Xrouter Configuration file

INTERFACE=8
TYPE=AXUDP
MTU=256
ENDINTERFACE

PORT=5
ID=AXUDP link to PMS
INTERFACENUM=8
UDPLOCAL=93
UDPREMOTE=93
IPLINK=192.168.0.15  <-- replace with IP Address of Ethernet Card on other, non-Xrouter Computer
MINQUAL=10
FRACK=2000
RESPTIME=200
RFBAUDS=56000
QUALITY=0 ; disable all L3/L4 on this port
NODESINTERVAL=60
CFLAGS=15 ; allow up/down links/stop L3RTT
MAXHOPS=0 ; limits time domain horizon to 2 hops
MAXTT=0 ; limits time domain horizon
PROXY=GB7SOU,BBSSOU
MHEARD=10
SYSOP=1
ENDPORT

That's all for Xrouter. These parameters were supplied to me by Bryan G0SYR for my set up. I'm sorry but I can't supply any more info on this setup of Xrouter as I'm completely ignorant on that subject, but would gratefully receive any info on errors or omissions.

2. Run AGWPE/Pro and add a AXIP port.

3. Edit the AGWPE AXIP Port Parameters:

a. Select Port: Try COM8 (to match INTERFACE above?)

b. Serial Port/Modem Baud Rate:  9600

c. Select Your TNC Model: AXIP (External Dll)

d. TNC Sub Type: KISS Simple

e. Port 1:  Your Port Description

f. Port Kiss Id:  0

g. TNC Control Command: IniKiss2, @<your callsign>.ini

4. Create a @<your callsign>.ini file with these contents:

[AXIPDRV]

DEST_ADDR=192.168.0.3  <-- replace with IP Address of  your Xrouter computer Ethernet Card
DEST_PORT=93
DEST_HOST=
CALLSIGN=g1gxb-11  <-- replace with your callsign
UDP_PORT=93
DEBUG=1

Place this .ini file in your AGWPE/Pro Directory

5. Restart AGWPE/Pro.

This is where I had problems. AGWPE came up with "Port Idle, Config error" error message. I was using the default Port in 3a. above, which is COM2. I tried all the ports until I got to COM8 when, Hay presto, up came the tick and Port Enabled!

Once you have obtained the Port Enabled everything is fine and AGW will interface with Winpack, Sally, and the AGW suite of programmes plus a lot of other fine programmes.

Unless you are the sysop of the BBS and it is interfacing with Xrouter as an application, you will have to get Xrouter to pipe the EX frames from the Port the BBS is EX on up the LAN link and then set Winpack up to use the BBS through a DigiNode. Cannot help you there I'm afraid.

Hope it helps.

Keith G1GXB   email: mycallsign  (at) keithray.f2s.co

Last Updated:
18Aug2015

by Ralph Milnes NM5RM

 

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