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Cyber Q Wifi - freezing my computer - can't connect

I know I must be doing something wrong - but my new cyber q wifi and computer can't seem to talk.  It finds the cyber q as an ad hoc network but when I try to connect and enter the password the computer freezes - I can't even move the cursor.  I have to hard shut down the computer and restart. 

Should I try and set it up as a new ad hoc network with the wizard? 

Anyone else have this issue? and a fix?

 

Large BGE

 

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,113
    Try to connect through your network in infrastructure mode.
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  • BigWaderBigWader Posts: 490

    okay I got it to connect in Ad hoc mode.  I had to reset my router to "g" only instead of auto b/g/n.

    It worked right away and was super quick.  I am going to use it in ad hoc mode a couple times this weekend/next week and then I'll start playing with the infrastructure mode.  If I get that to work I'll try auto b/g/n again and see if it's any different.

    Will update everyone.

     

    Large BGE

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,113
    ad hoc mode is designed to be used where you don't have a network, like at a tailgate cook in a parking lot.  Infrastructure uses your network - your computer still functions on the internet, etc.
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    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
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  • BigWaderBigWader Posts: 490
    edited December 2012
    ad hoc mode is designed to be used where you don't have a network, like at a tailgate cook in a parking lot.  Infrastructure uses your network - your computer still functions on the internet, etc.


    That's the feature I'm most excited about - but also the one I need more time to walk through.  I can't risk it right now with my Christmas cooking plans are fast approaching...

    Sunday - smoking homemade bacon @ 200

    Christmas Eve - Steak and Lobster Tails

    Christmas Day - Mad Max Turkey @ 325

    Since I'll be using the cyber q for the first time for the bacon - I'm taking baby steps around the extra "tech" I've added to my cooking.

    Of course if I switch it to infrastructure and can't get it to work - I could always reset the eeprom.

     

    Large BGE

     

  • BigWaderBigWader Posts: 490

    @nolaegghead - So I decided to try the firmware update - from 1.1 to 1.2.  I have never done command prompts - okay that's not totally true - dabbled with a bit in 1st year university - programming for science students.

    I put the files in the downloads folder, got the command prompt changed to that directory and tried to enter the command line provided by bbq guru - >tftp -i 192.168.101.10 put tcimage.bin

    When I entered it exactly the command prompt didn't recognize -i and gave an error message.  When I removed that and typed everything else it said the transfer was successful quoted a smaller number of bytes and gave the time. 

    However, when I rebooted the unit it was still v1.1 firmware.

    Can you explain the "-i" - is it correct and do I need it. 

    Sorry - I read your bio - well the one that seemed realistic anyway.

    Thanks,

    :))

     

    Large BGE

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,113
    Sure.  the file you're transferring has a .bin extension - meaning it's binary. You need to do a binary file transfer, that's what the -i is for.  You need it.

    -i   : Specifies binary image transfer mode (also called octet mode). In binary image mode, the file is transferred in one-byte units. Use this mode when transferring binary files. If -i is omitted, the file is transferred in ASCII mode. This is the default transfer mode. This mode converts the end-of-line (EOL) characters to an appropriate format for the specified computer. Use this mode when transferring text files. If a file transfer is successful, the data transfer rate is displayed.
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    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,113
    Sounds like you gotta busy cooking schedule. 

    Here's a link to Microsoft's tftp

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb491014.aspx

    make sure you can ping your device and you have the source and destinations correct
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • BigWaderBigWader Posts: 490
    edited December 2012

    Thanks @nolaegghead   I think that's much more helpful than the guru instructions.  Can you tell me though in the Microsoft command example:

    tftp [-i] [Host] [{get | put}] [Source] [Destination]<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

    [Host] is my laptop and [Destination] is the cyberq?  The cyberq IP I know - but how do I know my laptop adhoc IP address?  Do I need to put that in the command line?

     

     

    Large BGE

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,113
    Host is you, where your command window is.  Destination is where you're connecting.  "put" moves from you to your destination.  Get moves something from the destination to you.

    You can find your laptop IP address by typing, into a command prompt window, IPCONFIG.  Now days I'm mostly on Unix systems (and mac) and I'm working to forget everything I learned on Windows. ;)
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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