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Zoltan

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New beta version v30
« on: July 25, 2018, 02:45:01 PM »
Update: Please post your feedback in this topic: https://forum.pockethernet.com/index.php?topic=320.0

Dear Pockethernet users,

I'm happy to announce a major update of the Pockethernet software with new features and fixes that have been requested by you.
Since the changes are so numerous and some basic usage concepts have changed this is a beta release, currently for Android only. As soon as beta testing is finished we'll release the new app for iOS as well.
Please provide feedback in this topic for any issues or suggestions you might have,  but for better overview please only discuss the new features/changes or issues of this specific release only.

First, you need to update the device with firmware version 30:
Windows
https://pockethernet.com/PE_firmware/Pockethernet_Firmware_Updater_v30.zip
Linux
https://pockethernet.com/PE_firmware/pockethernet-v30-fwupgrade.tar.gz

Android app
https://pockethernet.com/PE_firmware/android-app-test/pockethernet_android_app_v30a.apk

To use the beta Android app, you'll need to:
- Delete the current Pockethernet app. Make sure to export your current reports first that you'll need.
- You need to sideload this APK, by enabling installing from unknown sources in Settings
- Paste the above URL in your browser, download the APK and install it

Changes

New features:
- Added LLDP-MED parsing: LLDP-MED capabilities, Network policy, Extended power via MDI and Inventory information are displayed

- Report: The reporting has been completely reworked
   - Multiple reports can be combined on one page and reports can have multiple pages
   - There are fewer user/address fields, but a new one has been added: Tag. This servers as a short description of the test which will also be included in the filename
   - You can add a custom logo to the report in the Settings menu. This image file can then also include your name and address next to the logo.
     The suggested image is a PNG of 1181x236 pixels which corresponds to a 5x1cm rectangle @ 600dpi. The file needs to be on the phone to be selected.

- External IP detection support
   - You can now query the external IP address of your link and get the IP, the ISP and AS name and corresponding GeoIP data.

Updates:
- The Power LED behaviour has changed. It now goes from white: fully charged, to yellow: charge OK to red: recharge needed
- To make them more obvious, the measurement selection icons are now bigger and high-contrast
- Remove Wiremap per-pair status display, add shield as separate black pair for better overview
  The per-pair status created more confusion than use since it cannot be determined per-pair if they fit overall configuration
- Make help screens bigger
- TDR distance per pair is added to the report
- Ping reports now only error or reply received

Fixes:
- DHCP requests didn't work on 10/100 links with some switches, updated request timing to fix it
- CDP: Management address wasn't correctly displayed in CDPv2 packets
- Ping server names are correctly added to the report
- Fix toner pair numbering and add wire colors for easy selection
- Adjust tabs by some pixel to always have rounded corners at the bottom
- Make all long texts scrollable in measurement results
- The VLAN tag field could become ineditable
- In some cases multiple ping targets didn't work


Cheers,
Zoltan
« Last Edit: July 27, 2018, 07:53:56 AM by Zoltan »