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New Firmware Uploads
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What is this error messag...
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Firmware Downloads
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9243 release
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  Ventana SUPER sale
Posted by: lonnie - 07-13-2018, 12:51 AM - Forum: Forum Announcements - No Replies

The Ventana boards are on a HUGE sale, available only at http://store.gigabit-gecko.com

I am not sure how long this will run, but this would be a good time to get some of them to play with.

The OpenWRT firmware is nearly done and allows one of the mini PCIe slots to use a SSD mSata card.  This turns the unit into multiple radio system with a nice Network storage system.  I currently offer 16GB but this can be changed to as high as 1 TB.  It is expensive but is fast and SMALL and does not have any of the physical problems that a standard hard disk has.

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  MyWisp Password Organizer
Posted by: lonnie - 07-13-2018, 12:45 AM - Forum: Forum Announcements - Replies (1)

I have made the Password Organizer available for download and sale.


It is a secure password storage program with a powerful Mapping addon.    The system utilizes a FreeForm database, meaning that any record can hold any items you wish.  I even have a Spreadsheet that can be a standalone TAB or embedded in a data record.

The Wisp features are that it nicely maps the units and allows you draw lines connecting them.  It also has the ability to gather the remote information and store it locally.  It can upload and update a system with new firmware.  It has a single click to SSH in the site.  For Browser access it has a popup with the username and password info that copies to the system clipboard with a single click, then paste it to the data form.  

I do not let my Browser save that info, because I am quite worried about having that info too easily accessible.  For instance, and I cannot remember which browser, but I was presented with a screen that would allow me to gather all of the passwords from any other browser I have installed.  This seems quite helpful, BUT, the issue is that if the browser can do it, then any malware can definitely do it as well, and that is TRULY scary.  By not allowing the browser to be "helpful" you have a lot more security.  

You might think this all just a waste of time and energy, imagine the time and energy you will waste if your login information ever gets compromised.  Do you even have a list of sites you would need to change login info for?

The free Trial period is 90 days which will give you plenty of time to decide whether the system is worth $20 or not.

I use my install to organize pretty much every bit of data.  My banking is available, as are all of my Software License and Website that I visit.  All database info is stored using AES 256 bit encryption.  If you choose a decent Master Password you should be quite safe from password brute force and dictionary attacks.  This will allow you to have strong, unique passwords for nearly every online site, rather than using one you can remember and being vulnerable should one of those sites get compromised.

Please have a look and feel free to PM me with any suggestions or requests.

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  New Firmware Uploads
Posted by: lonnie - 07-13-2018, 12:23 AM - Forum: Forum Announcements - No Replies

I have added some more firmware uploads at http://files.star-os.com

Of particular interest is the beta section where I have War1B and Ventana trials using an older Driver with the modern additions.  It actually seems more stable than the newer drivers.

The only explanation I can think of is that the newer drivers have the failed attempts to fix the stall issue.  In general it is a good idea to remove code that does not fix and issue, but it seems this was never done, with the result of possibly new issues being added to compound the situation.

Anyway, I would be interested in the results.

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  What is this error message
Posted by: go.fast - 07-11-2018, 08:46 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Jul 10 15:59:18 kernel: 412    0x0400 0x2e6cce00   66   (null)               ^│
│Jul 10 15:59:18 kernel: 413    0x0c00 0x10aad800 1448   (null)                │
│Jul 10 15:59:18 kernel: 414    0x0400 0x2e6ccf00   66   (null)                │
│Jul 10 15:59:18 kernel: 415    0x0c00 0x10aae800 1448   (null)                │
│Jul 10 15:59:18 kernel: 416    0x0400 0x2e6cd000   66   (null)                │
│Jul 10 15:59:18 kernel: 417    0x0c00 0x10aaf800 1448   (null)                │
│Jul 10 15:59:18 kernel: 418    0x0400 0x2e6cd100   66   (null)                │
│Jul 10 15:59:18 kernel: 419    0x0c00 0x10ab0800 1448   (null)                │
│Jul 10 15:59:18 kernel: 420    0x0400 0x2e6cd200   66   (null)                │
│Jul 10 15:59:18 kernel: 421    0x1c00 0x10ab1800 1448 9daf8400                │
│Jul 10 15:59:18 kernel: 422    0x1c00 0x10ab1000 1514 8088b880                │
│Jul 10 15:59:18 kernel: 423    0x0400 0x2e6cd380   66   (null)                │
│Jul 10 15:59:18 kernel: 424    0x0c00 0x10ab2000 1448   (null)               *│
│Jul 10 15:59:18 kernel: 425    0x0400 0x2e6cd480   66   (null)                │
│Jul 10 15:59:18 kernel: 426    0x0c00 0x10ab3000 1448   (null)                │
│Jul 10 15:59:18 kernel: 427    0x0400 0x2e6cd580   66   (null)

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  9243 release
Posted by: lonnie - 05-21-2018, 09:22 AM - Forum: StarOS(tm) Releases - No Replies


I have built a new release that tries to be a bit less obtrusive in the face of noise.  It still senses too much noise and still does a radio reset but it does not rip up the IP infrastructure and rebuild it, which is what a full activate does.

Please try this out and let me know if it survives in the real world.  It has done real well here, but this is nothing compared to the environment you will be facing outdoors.

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  New Ventana
Posted by: lonnie - 05-13-2018, 11:39 PM - Forum: StarOS(tm) Releases - Replies (2)


This is for the Ventana only.  I have focused on it in order to maximize my efforts.  There is a saying about chasing more than 1 rabbit and you will not catch either of them.

I have imported some patches for improved stability.  I see 60 mbps to 70 mbps.  Please use this version moving forward.  I have run iperf tests in bidirectional mode (simultaneous tx and rx) using 2 cards in the following configurations:

1. 2 cards at 2 GHz to 2 War1B clients.  Channel 2 and Channel 10.  Each test gives 60 to 70 mbps for a total of 120 to 140 mbps.
2. 2 cards at 2 GHz to 3 War1B clients.  Channel 6.  Each test varies but the total is between 40 and 60 mbps
3. 2 cards, 1 at 2 GHz and 1 at 5 GHz to War1B clients.  Channel 2 and Channel 132.  The 2 GHz test gives 60 to 70 mbps and the 5 GHz test gives 40 to 50 mbps for a total of 80 to 110 mbps;

I have run each test for in excess of 24 hours and, in my environment at least, they have been solid.  Note that all the clients were NOT using this version but instead a mix of older releases.  This shows that the Clients are not an issue with the stall problem and that the War1B is an excellent Client.

I have re-purposed the ping watchdog so that it functions as a watchdog that activates rather than a reboot.  NOTE: This means that if you were using the ping watchdog to reboot it will now not do that, and instead will do a radio activate.  This seems like a better solution than a full reboot.

One issue which is annoying but not a showstopper, is that the ssh session will sometimes quit or stall.


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  Big Changes
Posted by: lonnie - 04-27-2018, 09:56 PM - Forum: Forum Announcements - No Replies

In order to satisfy PayPal I was required to have TLS 1.2 and the server was built with a very old Ubuntu (pre 12) and unfortunately a more modern openssl was not available for it.

The cure was to build up a new Server with Ubuntu 16.04 and that process is now done.  It was time.

1.  License Keys was the hardest to move because of of the new libraries.  The license generator C++ code had to be modified and updated.  Now it should be ready another 5 to 10 years.  I also fixed that annoying spinner and Dismiss button not working issue.  I had thought it was because Flash is being fazed out but it turned out the be an even simpler problem.  One of the javascript files was no longer offered for download so the website was not getting the files it required.

2. This Support Forums has been changed over to MyBB.  I was in the process of re-installing vBulletin on this new server and was backing up and restoring the database when, for some reason the new Forums AND the old suddenly were showing a database error.  That was simply not possible for the old site because I most certainly did not modify anything on the old site.  As near as I can figure, the company locked out both Forums because I only have a license for a single domain.  Thanks, if that was the reason.  Anyway, MyBB was very good at importing the old site and I finally got the passwords going, so now you should be able to login with your old password.

3. star-os.com is using Wordpress and it was a piece of cake to move it.  In the process I cleaned up the Menus.  When I get some time I'll also clean up some the 5 year old "news" items.

4. I have added Filegator to handle downloads again.  It is available from the star-os.com menu or simply files.star-os.com.

5. Overall, the new site is way faster, as it has more memory and uses SSD drives.

6.  It has been a learning experience and I will say I now pretty good at moving databases.

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  Firmware Downloads
Posted by: ninedd - 02-28-2018, 09:38 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (7)

Where are the firmware downloads? The files.staros.com only has a few, and all the older links I can find to dropbox or wherever are not working.

I'm looking for X86-SERVER versions - we have VDS's that don't work, and we're thinking it might be due to firmware version mismatches. So, I'm looking for 4.2.3-SERVER and others. Does anyone have all the StarOS firmwares archived?

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  Ventana boards are just too darn expensive
Posted by: go.fast - 02-23-2018, 11:12 PM - Forum: WAR Board -- Wireless Advanced Router - Replies (11)

Way over priced. Lonnie, can't you do anything about this?
Do you have a different board that is less expensive?
MT boards are way less expensive.

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  Anyone have a way to recover serial numbers from units in the field?
Posted by: David L. Vrablic - 02-06-2018, 11:38 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

I am updating inventory list and it would be nice to automate.
I suspect it is going to involve SNMP and most likely Linux.
It has been awhile since I have delved into that world but if that is what
it takes I will just have to do it.

Any suggestions?

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